Senior staff

Page - March 22, 2013
Senior staff and Board of Directors

Directors Council

Joanna Kerr

Joanna Kerr

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 Ferguson

Christy Ferguson

Christy is 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.

Marion (Maz) Magoris

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)

Anil Kanji

Anil Kanji

Anil is the Co-Interim Director of Fundraising and Engagement. He leads  engagement and communications with supporters. His background is in multi-platform marketing, with nearly a decade of experience running national client promotions campaigns at MuchMusic and MTV Canada.

Fred Bleau

Fred Bleau

A geographer by training, Fred is a Senior Actions Campaigner at Greenpeace Canada. He has been an activist for several years in the organization, having worked with various campaigns as well as a crew member aboard the Greenpeace ship, the Arctic Sunrise. Fred has been passionate about mountaineering and climbing for 15 years.


Glen Brown, Board Chair

Glen Brown is a management 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, Street Health, The Ralph Thornton Centre and PASAN (People with HIV/AIDS Support Action Network). 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.

Frans Blom, Treasurer

Frans joined the Greenpeace Canada board in 2014 with 35 years of experience in public accounting and finance, as well as a wealth of experience in non-profit boards and audit committees. As a Chartered Accountant and Certified Public Accountant, Frans held senior positions with major multi-national companies in Europe and North America. Now retired, he enjoys time with his family and working for a few very special NGOs, including recent fieldwork as a Financial Coordinator with Médecins sans Frontières in the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and other countries.

James Sullivan, Secretary

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.

Meriko Kubota, Board Member

Meriko Kubota is Director of Strategic Partnerships, Community Investment at TELUS. Meriko is an experienced funder and a program management professional. She is well versed in establishing strategic partnerships and business opportunities, and conducting community engagement in Vancouver and internationally. Meriko was formerly with the Vancouver Foundation and she also managed international internships for the Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability at UBC with contracts from the Canadian International Development Agency and the Canadian Water Network. Meriko has a graduate degree in Social Innovation from the University of Waterloo and in addition to being a board member for Greenpeace Canada she serves as a board member for Options for Sexual Health.

Lynn Konwaia'tanón:we's Jacob, Board Member

Joining the Board in 2015, Lynn is from the Mohawk community of Kahnawà:ke where she lives and has worked in the field of environmental protection for almost two decades. Fluent in English and French, and a speaker and promoter of the preservation of the Kanien’kéha (Mohawk) language, Lynn is an Environmental Advisor and Project Coordinator for the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke. She also works as Spokesperson for Kahnawà:ke Sustainable Energies, a company committed to balancing needs of people and the planet through renewable energy projects that are in line with the traditional value of planning for the seventh generation. Lynn holds an Honours Bachelor of Environmental Science and a Masters in Environment and Management. She also does work as a grant researcher and writer to help find funds for the many important initiatives in her community. She has worked with Indigenous women on sustainability and empowerment in Fiji, and helped Indigenous youth bring their unique concerns to the World Summit on Sustainable Development in South Africa. An avid gardener and beekeeper, Lynn lives in a passive-solar strawbale home with her husband and 3 kids.

Anna Crawford, Board Member

Joining the board in 2015, Anna has been involved with Greenpeace for several years as the local group leader in Ottawa-Gatineau, conducting Kleercut campaign activities as a student at Lakehead University, and participating in Greenpeace USA's action camp and organizing term. Anna holds an Honours Bsc (Biology), an MSc (Geography), and is a current PhD candidate in Geography at Carleton University in Ottawa. Her dissertation is on the occurrence and deterioration of ice islands in the eastern Canadian Arctic. Anna has been part of several research expeditions to the Arctic and has participated in the filming of a science documentary funded by the BBC on ice islands in Baffin Bay. Anna is the recipient of multiple accolades, including 2 NSERC awards.

Sue Birge, Board Member

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.

Kimberly Yetman Dawson, Board Member

Kimberly joins the Greenpeace Canada board this year with 18 years of experience in marketing and communications, as well as 8 years of non-profit management. Most recently, as the Executive Director of the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing and Homelessness Network, she spearheaded the development of a provincial organization with eleven chapters and a number of community, private sector and government partners all striving to put an end to homelessness. Kimberly is committed to social justice, sustainable development and the environment.