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.

Conan MacLean

Christy Ferguson

Conan joined Greenpeace Canada as Director of Fundraising and Supporter Engagement after spending more than a decade at Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders Canada, including seven years leading the organization's direct response program. He has a Master's degree in History and made his first donation to Greenpeace in 1999.

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.

Laura Kenyon

Laura Kenyon

Laura is the Deputy Program Director at Greenpeace Canada. She previously led the Arctic team at Greenpeace Russia for three years, playing a key role in the Arctic 30 response, leading an Oil Spill Patrol project, and being a campaigner aboard the Greenpeace ship, the Esperanza, during #TheCrossing. Laura has previously worked as a digital mobilizer on the KitKat/Nestle campaign and tar sands work pre-Copenhagen in 2009. Laura has an educational background in Global Development and Film studies.

Board

Anna Crawford, Co-Chair

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.

Brigid Rowan, Co-Chair

Brigid Rowan is an energy economist with over 20 years of experience in the areas of energy and regulatory economics. Ms. Rowan's practice addresses pipeline economics and regulation, economic development and environmental impacts of various energy supply and transportation options. She believes that addressing climate change is imperative. She has co-authored reports and expert testimony on the most controversial oil projects in North America, including an influential and widely publicized study on the employment impacts of the Keystone XL pipeline Brigid was honoured to serve on the Greenpeace Canada Board for nine years from 2006-2015. She was Board treasurer from 2008-2015 and Chair of the Nominations Committee from 2012-2015. In 2017, she rejoined the Board as co-Chair. After all these years, she remains convinced that Greenpeace is one of the most exciting and relevant organizations in the world.

Christine Laliberté, Board Member

Christine joined the Board in 2016 with 15 years of experience in non-profit management and citizenship engagement. A former Public Engagement Director at Oxfam-Québec, Christine has extensive expertise in the planning and implementation of public mobilization campaigns that aim to promote social justice. As a member of the Oxfam team, she helped implement various international campaigns on climate change, international trade and arms control, while also building volunteer and youth engagement. Previously, she worked with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, where she led the celebrations for International Adult Learners’ Week, and in Egypt, where she was a management trainer for non-governmental organizations.

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.

Ginger Gosnell-Myers, Board Member

Ginger, of Nisga’a and Kwakwaka’wakw heritage, is currently the City of Vancouver’s Aboriginal Relations manager whose role is in managing the emerging understandings between First Nations communities and Vancouver’s more recent inhabitants. She has worked on the Environics Urban Aboriginal Peoples Study, Canada's largest study on Aboriginal people's living in in urban centres. Ginger’s ultimate goal is to advance reconciliation and promote understanding of Vancouver as unceded territory.

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.

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.

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.

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