Joanna joined Greenpeace Canada (GPC) as Executive Director after serving as the first female Chief Executive of ActionAid International, a global development organization based in South Africa and operating in 45 countries. Much of her career has been dedicated to women’s rights, international policy and climate change; as Policy Director at Oxfam Canada, Executive Director of the Association of Women’s Rights in Development and as a Senior Researcher at The North-South Institute.
Christy is interim Director of Programs, which includes GPC's campaigns, communications, and volunteer programs. She has a Masters degree in the history and philosophy of science and has previously led work on Greenpeace's Arctic, climate and energy, and forests campaigns.
Toby is Director of Fundraising at GPC. He was most recently based in Los Angeles and joins us from GP International where he worked as Head of Supporter Acquisition.
Marion (Maz) Magoris
Maz is Director of Finance & Operations which includes Finance, Human Resources, IT, and Administration. Maz has extensive financial and operations management experience gained over twenty years in the non-profit and private sectors.
Strategic Leadership Team (includes Directors Council)
Richard is Forest Campaign Coordinator. After he secured a Masters degree in forest conservation from the University of Toronto, he was CoExecutive Director of Earthroots.
Stephanie is B.C. Director for GPC and a Senior Forest Campaigner. She has degrees in geography and education and is one of the architects of the ground-breaking Great Bear Rainforest agreement.
Anil is Supporter Communications Coordinator and leads supporter engagement and digital mobilization at GPC. His background is in multi-platform marketing, with nearly a decade of experience running national client promotions campaigns at MuchMusic and MTV Canada.
Ryna is Manager, Collaborations and New Initiatives. With an MSW, Ryna has had long experience in international development, fundraising and outreach with various NGOs and hospitals across Canada, and countries which include China, Uganda and Costa Rica.
Daniela is Communications Coordinator and has led communications and mobilization teams at GP Luxembourg before joining GPC. She has a Masters degree in peace and conflict resolution and has worked in different NGOs in India, Spain and Germany.
Conan is IT & Office Administration Coordinator. He has 20 years of IT experience in the private, educational and environmental sectors and struggles daily with the paradox of technology as a tool for human social progress and the environmental cost of its production.
Board of Directors
Sue Birge, Board Chair
Sue Birge has been on the board of Greenpeace Canada since 2007, and took on the role of chair in June 2012. She has many years of experience working in non-profit organizations and government. Sue held senior staff positions with the National Action Committee on the Status of Women and the Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture, and was a political advisor to NDP governments in Ontario and British Columbia.
Glen Brown, Board Member
Glen Brown is a consultant specializing in planning, communications and policy. He has served as the senior manager at the Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange and as interim executive director for the AIDS Committee of Toronto, Pride Toronto and Street Health. He has been a board member at AIDS Action Now, the Canadian AIDS Society, the 519 Community Centre and the Wellesley Institute. His hobbies include dinner parties, theatre and confronting neo-liberalism.
Meriko Kubota, Board Member
Meriko is a classically trained pianist who started her non-music career as an international internship coordinator for the Canadian International Development Agency. She is passionate about participatory community development and has worked at the Vancouver Foundation as manager of grants and community initiatives since 2008. In addition to serving on the board of Greenpeace Canada, she is also a board member of the B.C. organization, Options for Sexual Health. Her favourite hobby is pine needle weaving.
Brigid Rowan, Board Member
Brigid is a Montreal-based energy economist specializing in regulatory and environmental economics. She recently co-authored a widely publicized study, “Pipe Dreams? Jobs Gained, Jobs Lost by the Construction of Keystone XL”. In her 20-year career, Brigid has worked with public interest, environmental and Indigenous groups, start-ups and governments throughout North America and internationally. Yoga, qi gong, running and cross-country skiing facilitate Brigid’s transition from economist to writer of creative non-fiction, her right brain’s vocation.
James Sullivan, Board Member
James works internationally as a consultant to organizations that create standards and certify products that are environmentally and socially responsible. He is passionate about creating markets that drive changes in how products are produced, processed and sold. He is a member of the board of the Sustainability Network working to build the capacities of smaller environmental organizations in Canada. James has lived in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and U.K., and enjoys photography.
Bev Thorpe, Board Member
Bev is co-director of Clean Production Action, a non-profit that is moving our global economy to a non-toxic chemicals future. She is a big believer in pragmatic solutions and her tenacity was born over her ten plus years working with Greenpeace’s international toxics campaign. Bev’s international work has included co-founding the UN’s Cleaner Production Programme to designing a zero waste programme for Bhutan. She can sometimes be found walking the wild shores of Conamara, Ireland.