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Our Experts

The experts on WWF's conservation team are working to solve the world's greatest conservation challenges.

Science, commitment, passion, Indigenous guidance and hope are all essential to protect the future of nature. No strategy will succeed without the relentless commitment of extraordinary people. The strengths of WWF-Canada’s amazing, dedicated and passionate people have created some of the planet’s greatest conservation victories. We will achieve our ambitious goals through a broad array of partnerships and the efforts of WWF-Canada’s incredible team of scientists, biologists and policy makers.

  • Mary MacDonald
    Senior Vice-President and Chief Conservation Officer

    Mary has built and led collaborative and innovative conservation initiatives across five continents. In southern Africa, she conducted fieldwork documenting the environmental and social impacts of mining and built an action coalition of community groups, scientists, aid agencies and mining executives. From Stockholm, she contributed to drafting the United Nations Convention on Climate Change and was a part of a team of European Union scientists writing protocols for integrating scientific findings into decision making.

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Arctic
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    Jessica Park
    Vice President (Acting), Arctic

    Jessica ensures that the Arctic program achieves measurable conservation results consistent with its strategic plan. She helps thematic specialists translate Arctic Program strategies and goals into actionable specific work plans and ensures all projects are well-coordinated and kept on track. Jessica holds a Masters in Environmental Studies from York University.

    Paul Okalik

    Paul Okalik

    Lead specialist, Arctic

    Paul Okalik

    Lead specialist, Arctic

    Paul’s focus is on helping to expand WWF-Canada’s work on Barren-ground caribou and marine conservation in the Arctic. He brings to WWF experience as an Inuk lawyer and as premier, with experience balancing the interests of the federal government and the central Inuit concern for the health of wildlife. Paul is a survivor of both federal day and residential schools with a BA and LLB.

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    Andrew Dumbrille

    Senior Specialist, Sustainable Shipping

    Andrew Dumbrille

    Senior Specialist, Sustainable Shipping

    Through research, advocacy, and engagement with Indigenous communities and international forums like the Arctic Council and the International Maritime Organization, Andrew works on reducing the impact of shipping on the marine environment. Andrew attended Trent Univeristy and focused on culture, english and Indigenous studies.

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    Brandon Laforest

    Senior Specialist, Arctic Species and Ecosystems

    Brandon Laforest

    Senior Specialist, Arctic Species and Ecosystems

    Brandon is part of WWF-Canada’s Arctic Program team and the lead for the Arctic Species Conservation Fund. In his role, Brandon is helping expand WWF’s work on species conservation in the Arctic, ensuring that what we do is scientifically sound, incorporates Indigenous knowledge and is in line with the priorities of affected communities. Brandon holds a BSc in Wildlife Biology and an MSc in Animal Nutrition and Metabolism both from the University of Guelph.

    Paul Okalik

    Paul Okalik

    Lead specialist, Arctic

    Paul Okalik

    Lead specialist, Arctic

    Paul’s focus is on helping to expand WWF-Canada’s work on Barren-ground caribou and marine conservation in the Arctic. He brings to WWF experience as an Inuk lawyer and as premier, with experience balancing the interests of the federal government and the central Inuit concern for the health of wildlife. Paul is a survivor of both federal day and residential schools with a BA and LLB.

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    Andrew Dumbrille

    Senior Specialist, Sustainable Shipping

    Andrew Dumbrille

    Senior Specialist, Sustainable Shipping

    Through research, advocacy, and engagement with Indigenous communities and international forums like the Arctic Council and the International Maritime Organization, Andrew works on reducing the impact of shipping on the marine environment. Andrew attended Trent Univeristy and focused on culture, english and Indigenous studies.

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    Brandon Laforest

    Senior Specialist, Arctic Species and Ecosystems

    Brandon Laforest

    Senior Specialist, Arctic Species and Ecosystems

    Brandon is part of WWF-Canada’s Arctic Program team and the lead for the Arctic Species Conservation Fund. In his role, Brandon is helping expand WWF’s work on species conservation in the Arctic, ensuring that what we do is scientifically sound, incorporates Indigenous knowledge and is in line with the priorities of affected communities. Brandon holds a BSc in Wildlife Biology and an MSc in Animal Nutrition and Metabolism both from the University of Guelph.

    Mark Brooks

    Mark Brooks

    Senior Specialist, Arctic Oil and Gas

    Mark Brooks

    Senior Specialist, Arctic Oil and Gas

    Mark serves as WWF-Canada’s point person for oil and gas-related issues in the Canadian Arctic. He has a Master’s degree in environmental economics from McGill University and an undergraduate degree in geography from the University of British Columbia.

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    Doug Chiasson

    Senior Specialist, Arctic Fisheries

    Doug Chiasson

    Senior Specialist, Arctic Fisheries

    A passionate advocate for sustainable fisheries across Canada and beyond, Doug is involved with helping expand WWF-Canada’s work on sustainable fisheries management and community fisheries development in the Arctic. He holds a BSocSc with Joint Honours in Political Science and Communication from the University of Ottawa.

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    Martha Lenio

    Specialist, Renewable Energy

    Martha Lenio

    Specialist, Renewable Energy

    Martha helps drive progress towards habitat-friendly renewable energy deployment in the Arctic by building relationships in Nunavut, working closely with communities to develop green energy projects, and increase energy literacy. She has a Bachelor’s of Applied Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Waterloo, and a PhD in photovoltaic engineering from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

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    Erin Keenan

    Specialist, Eastern Arctic

    Erin Keenan

    Specialist, Eastern Arctic

    As part of the Arctic team based in our Iqaluit office, Erin works primarily on Arctic marine conservation projects, including marine planning and marine protected areas. She also helps generate and build support for WWF-Canada’s conservation objectives in Nunavut and acts as an effective conduit for local concerns and issues to be addressed in WWF project planning communications. Erin holds a Master’s in Marine Management from Dalhousie University

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    Will Merritt

    Associate Specialist, GIS

    Will Merritt

    Associate Specialist, GIS

    Will provides the technical capacity in spatial/data analysis required to support WWF-Canada’s work in the Arctic. Will translates data into information, and information into the insights needed to ensure our work is effective and scientifically grounded. Will holds a BSc in Forest Conservation and GIS, as well as an advanced certificate in GIS applications.

Oceans
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    Sigrid Kuehnemund
    Vice-President, Oceans

    Based in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Sigrid leads WWF-Canada’s Oceans Program with a focus on sustainable fisheries, marine planning, protection and habitat restoration. She advances conservation initiatives at local, national and global scales through advocacy and partnerships with fellow environmental NGOs, industry, government, scientists, Indigenous groups and local communities.

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    Hussein Alidina

    Lead Specialist, Oceans

    Hussein Alidina

    Lead Specialist, Oceans

    Hussein has worked on marine conservation initiatives in Canada and abroad. Now in Canada’s Pacific, He implements WWF’s conservation partnership with the Gitga’at Nation and works with partners to reduce the impacts of shipping on whales and advance marine protected areas. Hussein holds degrees in Environment & Resource Science and Marine Management.

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    Aurelie Cosandey-Godin

    Senior Specialist, Marine Ecosystems and Sustainable Shipping

    Aurelie Cosandey-Godin

    Senior Specialist, Marine Ecosystems and Sustainable Shipping

    Aurelie contributes to marine planning and our work on marine protected areas, exploring opportunities to expand our sustainable shipping work on the east coast while identifying policy and solutions to address shipping impacts on marine ecosystems. She holds a PhD in marine conservation science from Dalhousie University.

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    Victoria Neville

    Senior Specialist, Marine Ecosystems and Fisheries

    Victoria Neville

    Senior Specialist, Marine Ecosystems and Fisheries

    Victoria’s work on WWF-Canada’s Oceans Team is based in Newfoundland and Labrador. Victoria leads habitat restoration for capelin, Atlantic salmon and Arctic char. She protects and restores crucial habitats by leveraging partnerships in NL with governments, rightsholders, researchers, and hunting/angling groups. Victoria is a fish ecologist, she holds a Bachelor of Science (honours) in marine biology and is a PhD candidate with Memorial University.

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    Hussein Alidina

    Lead Specialist, Oceans

    Hussein Alidina

    Lead Specialist, Oceans

    Hussein has worked on marine conservation initiatives in Canada and abroad. Now in Canada’s Pacific, He implements WWF’s conservation partnership with the Gitga’at Nation and works with partners to reduce the impacts of shipping on whales and advance marine protected areas. Hussein holds degrees in Environment & Resource Science and Marine Management.

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    Aurelie Cosandey-Godin

    Senior Specialist, Marine Ecosystems and Sustainable Shipping

    Aurelie Cosandey-Godin

    Senior Specialist, Marine Ecosystems and Sustainable Shipping

    Aurelie contributes to marine planning and our work on marine protected areas, exploring opportunities to expand our sustainable shipping work on the east coast while identifying policy and solutions to address shipping impacts on marine ecosystems. She holds a PhD in marine conservation science from Dalhousie University.

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    Victoria Neville

    Senior Specialist, Marine Ecosystems and Fisheries

    Victoria Neville

    Senior Specialist, Marine Ecosystems and Fisheries

    Victoria’s work on WWF-Canada’s Oceans Team is based in Newfoundland and Labrador. Victoria leads habitat restoration for capelin, Atlantic salmon and Arctic char. She protects and restores crucial habitats by leveraging partnerships in NL with governments, rightsholders, researchers, and hunting/angling groups. Victoria is a fish ecologist, she holds a Bachelor of Science (honours) in marine biology and is a PhD candidate with Memorial University.

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    Kim Dunn

    Senior Specialist, Oceans Conservation

    Kim Dunn

    Senior Specialist, Oceans Conservation

    Through working on oceans governance and BC-specific projects, Kim manages and implements WWF-Canada’s initiatives to reduce the impacts of shipping on the marine environment. She’s also responsible for marine planning and protection initiatives in BC, including Marine Protected Area engagement. She holds a Masters in resource and environmental management.

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    Brianne Kelly

    Senior Specialist, Marine Ecosystems and Fisheries

    Brianne Kelly

    Senior Specialist, Marine Ecosystems and Fisheries

    Brianne believes little fish have big influence. Based in WWF-Canada’s Halifax office, she oversees strategy development and implementation of our national forage fish initiative, helping to strengthen the scientific basis for this important work. Her PhD thesis looked at effects of river regulation on forage fish populations.

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    Miako Ushio

    Senior Specialist, Marine Ecology and Sustainable Shipping

    Miako Ushio

    Senior Specialist, Marine Ecology and Sustainable Shipping

    Miako drives WWF’s marine protected areas and sustainable shipping work on the east coast. In this role, she leads cooperative research and advocacy partnerships between ENGOs, academia and industry to identify an implement solutions to address shipping impacts on marine ecosystems and whales. She holds an M.Sc. in Environmental Managment and Policy from Lund University in Sweden and an undergraduate degree in Biology and Environmental Studies.

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    Sarah Saunders

    Specialist, marine protection and renewables

    Sarah Saunders

    Specialist, marine protection and renewables

    As a member of the Oceans Team, Sarah supports work on marine planning and protection. She also works to ensure that marine renewable energy development is sustainable and to reduce the amount of plastic entering our oceans. Sarah has a BSc in marine biology and a masters in resource and environmental management from Dalhousie University.

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    Jacklyn Barrs

    Specialist, Marine Conservation

    Jacklyn Barrs

    Specialist, Marine Conservation

    Jacklyn focuses on the Food for All campaign, conducting research and developing conservation strategies for the Pacific region as part of WWF-Canada’s national forage fish initiative. Jacklyn joins WWF-Canada with over 10 years experience as an applied marine biologist and has a degree in Marine Biology with honours from Dalhousie University.

Freshwater
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    Elizabeth Hendriks
    Vice-President, Freshwater

    With a lengthy background in water policy, Elizabeth leads WWF-Canada’s Freshwater team to reverse the decline of freshwater ecosystems across the country through policy, technology and community building. Elizabeth has considerable experience working internationally and nationally on water policy and led the release of the first national assessment of the health and stressors to Canada’s freshwater.

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    Simon J. Mitchell

    Lead Specialist, Freshwater

    Simon J. Mitchell

    Lead Specialist, Freshwater

    Simon provides strategic guidance for WWF-Canada’s national freshwater and climate work. He’s also invaluable for his work around the Saint John River in New Brunswick, organizing the annual River Summit and bringing together a diversity of actors to create a community that sees the river as a shared asset of vital importance.

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    Heather Crochetiere

    Senior Specialist, Freshwater

    Heather Crochetiere

    Senior Specialist, Freshwater

    After launching the Wild Rivers Project and co-ordinating WWF-Canada’s involvement in the Fisheries Act and Impact Assessment Act modernization processes, Heather is now empowering individuals and organizations to have impact via funding programs and supporting technology-based solutions. She holds a BSc from McMaster University and a MES from the University of Waterloo.

    Anthony Merante

    Specialist, freshwater

    Anthony Merante

    Specialist, freshwater

    Anthony is a freshwater specialist and trained ecologist with 10+ years of conservation experience. Anthony developed the #LessSalty campaign to reduce excessive road salt use in Ontario and also supports data management projects at WWF-Canada. Anthony holds an Ontario wetland evaluator certification (MNRF), an M.Sc.of freshwater biology (Université du Québec à Montréal) and an Hon. B.Sc. in marine and freshwater biology (University of Guelph).

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    Simon J. Mitchell

    Lead Specialist, Freshwater

    Simon J. Mitchell

    Lead Specialist, Freshwater

    Simon provides strategic guidance for WWF-Canada’s national freshwater and climate work. He’s also invaluable for his work around the Saint John River in New Brunswick, organizing the annual River Summit and bringing together a diversity of actors to create a community that sees the river as a shared asset of vital importance.

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    Heather Crochetiere

    Senior Specialist, Freshwater

    Heather Crochetiere

    Senior Specialist, Freshwater

    After launching the Wild Rivers Project and co-ordinating WWF-Canada’s involvement in the Fisheries Act and Impact Assessment Act modernization processes, Heather is now empowering individuals and organizations to have impact via funding programs and supporting technology-based solutions. She holds a BSc from McMaster University and a MES from the University of Waterloo.

    Anthony Merante

    Specialist, freshwater

    Anthony Merante

    Specialist, freshwater

    Anthony is a freshwater specialist and trained ecologist with 10+ years of conservation experience. Anthony developed the #LessSalty campaign to reduce excessive road salt use in Ontario and also supports data management projects at WWF-Canada. Anthony holds an Ontario wetland evaluator certification (MNRF), an M.Sc.of freshwater biology (Université du Québec à Montréal) and an Hon. B.Sc. in marine and freshwater biology (University of Guelph).

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    Catherine Paquette

    Specialist, Freshwater

    Catherine Paquette

    Specialist, Freshwater

    As a member of WWF-Canada’s freshwater team, Catherine evaluates the health of Canada’s watersheds and leads our participation in STREAM, helping community-based water groups monitor their own waters. She holds an MSc in Physical Geography from the University of Ottawa, where she studied the impact of thawing permafrost on water.

Science, Research, & Innovation
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    James Snider
    Vice-President, Science, Research and Innovation

    James leads WWF-Canada’s Science, Research and Innovation team, which provides the core science expertise underpinning our work in Canada. A key function of James’ work is to identify new technologies and areas of research so that our conservation efforts in Canada are at the cutting edge. Most recently, he led WWF-Canada’s Wildlife Protection Assessment and was senior author of the 2017 Living Planet Report Canada.

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    Rinjan Shrestha

    Lead Specialist, Asian Big Cats

    Rinjan Shrestha

    Lead Specialist, Asian Big Cats

    Rinjan supports WWF’s country offices in their efforts to conserve big cats, such as tigers and snow leopards, including preparing climate-integrated species conservation plans. Rinjan also provides science support to the science, research and innovation unit at WWF-Canada. Rinjan holds a masters’ degree in natural resource management and a PhD in conservation biology from the University of Life Sciences, Norway.

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    Emily Giles

    Senior Specialist, Species Conservation

    Emily Giles

    Senior Specialist, Species Conservation

    As a member of WWF’s Science, Research and Innovation team, Emily’s work focuses on protecting wildlife in Canada, with an emphasis on species at risk recovery. She has worked on and led a wide range of projects since joining WWF-Canada in 2006, including the highly acclaimed 2017 Living Planet Report Canada. She holds a BSc in zoology from the University of Guelph, and an MSc in conservation biology from DICE at the University of Kent.

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    Jessica Currie

    Specialist, Science, Research & Innovation

    Jessica Currie

    Specialist, Science, Research & Innovation

    Jessica supports WWF-Canada’s Science, Research and Innovation team through research, management of big data, and both qualitative and quantitative analyses, providing an evidence base for WWF-Canada’s conservation work. Noteworthy analyses include the Living Planet Report for Canada and the Wildlife Protection Assessment. Jessica holds a Master’s of Science in Environmental Sustainability.

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    Rinjan Shrestha

    Lead Specialist, Asian Big Cats

    Rinjan Shrestha

    Lead Specialist, Asian Big Cats

    Rinjan supports WWF’s country offices in their efforts to conserve big cats, such as tigers and snow leopards, including preparing climate-integrated species conservation plans. Rinjan also provides science support to the science, research and innovation unit at WWF-Canada. Rinjan holds a masters’ degree in natural resource management and a PhD in conservation biology from the University of Life Sciences, Norway.

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    Emily Giles

    Senior Specialist, Species Conservation

    Emily Giles

    Senior Specialist, Species Conservation

    As a member of WWF’s Science, Research and Innovation team, Emily’s work focuses on protecting wildlife in Canada, with an emphasis on species at risk recovery. She has worked on and led a wide range of projects since joining WWF-Canada in 2006, including the highly acclaimed 2017 Living Planet Report Canada. She holds a BSc in zoology from the University of Guelph, and an MSc in conservation biology from DICE at the University of Kent.

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    Jessica Currie

    Specialist, Science, Research & Innovation

    Jessica Currie

    Specialist, Science, Research & Innovation

    Jessica supports WWF-Canada’s Science, Research and Innovation team through research, management of big data, and both qualitative and quantitative analyses, providing an evidence base for WWF-Canada’s conservation work. Noteworthy analyses include the Living Planet Report for Canada and the Wildlife Protection Assessment. Jessica holds a Master’s of Science in Environmental Sustainability.

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    Joyce Arabian

    Specialist, GIS & Spatial Analysis

    Joyce Arabian

    Specialist, GIS & Spatial Analysis

    Joyce Arabian is a remote sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) expert at WWF-Canada. Joyce is central in managing spatial analysis projects to ensure that our conservation advocacy and actions are based on strong, quantitative, conservation science and presented in easy-to-use formats.  She comes to WWF-Canada with a M.Sc. from the University of Toronto, where she focused on key components of carbon models and climate change research.

Nature-Connected Communities
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    Sarah Winterton
    Director, Nature Connected Communities

    Sarah leads the development and activation of programs that engage Canadians to take action for nature. Through initiatives such as Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, Go Wild School and Community Grants, In the Zone: Gardens that help native species thrive, Living Planet @ School and Living Planet @ Campus, WWF-Canada is connecting with Canadians across the country to help nature thrive.

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    Pete Ewins

    Lead Specialist, Species Conservation

    Pete Ewins

    Lead Specialist, Species Conservation

    Pete leads WWF-Canada’s species conservation work. He joined WWF-Canada in 1996 as director of the endangered species program and has also led WWF-Canada’s Arctic conservation work. He now focuses on restoration of native plant habitats in urban areas to reverse wildlife declines. He has a degree in zoology and a D.Phil. in marine ornithology.

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    Jarmila Becka Lee

    Specialist, Program Advancement

    Jarmila Becka Lee

    Specialist, Program Advancement

    Jarmila manages the In the Zone and Go Wild Community Grants programs, both of which strive to increase Canadians’ engagement with nature, especially in urban areas. Jarmila holds a Bachelor of Science, Environment and Biology from the University of Toronto.

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    Sarah Abarro

    Associate Specialist, Outreach and Engagement

    Sarah Abarro

    Associate Specialist, Outreach and Engagement

    Sarah engages French-speaking Canadians into taking hands-on action to help protect nature through the development of The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, Living Planet at School, Living Planet at Campus and Go Wild School Grants. She has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in management from Audencia Business School, with a specialization in entrepreneurship.

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    Pete Ewins

    Lead Specialist, Species Conservation

    Pete Ewins

    Lead Specialist, Species Conservation

    Pete leads WWF-Canada’s species conservation work. He joined WWF-Canada in 1996 as director of the endangered species program and has also led WWF-Canada’s Arctic conservation work. He now focuses on restoration of native plant habitats in urban areas to reverse wildlife declines. He has a degree in zoology and a D.Phil. in marine ornithology.

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    Jarmila Becka Lee

    Specialist, Program Advancement

    Jarmila Becka Lee

    Specialist, Program Advancement

    Jarmila manages the In the Zone and Go Wild Community Grants programs, both of which strive to increase Canadians’ engagement with nature, especially in urban areas. Jarmila holds a Bachelor of Science, Environment and Biology from the University of Toronto.

    Sarah Abarro

    Sarah Abarro

    Associate Specialist, Outreach and Engagement

    Sarah Abarro

    Associate Specialist, Outreach and Engagement

    Sarah engages French-speaking Canadians into taking hands-on action to help protect nature through the development of The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, Living Planet at School, Living Planet at Campus and Go Wild School Grants. She has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in management from Audencia Business School, with a specialization in entrepreneurship.

    Kathy Nguyen

    Associate Specialist, Community Engagement & Marketing

    Kathy Nguyen

    Associate Specialist, Community Engagement & Marketing

    Kathy focuses on the development and delivery of national engagement programs that engage Canadians directly in helping nature thrive in their communities. This includes Go Wild School Grants, Living Planet @ School and Living Planet @ Campus. Kathy holds a double degree in Biology and Psychology, a B.Sc in Environmental Science, a certificate in Environmental Assessment from the University of Waterloo and a post-graduate certificate in Fundraising & Marketing from Humber College.

Quebec Program
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    Sophie Paradis
    Director, Quebec region

    Sophie leads the implementation of conservation, public engagement and communication projects in Quebec, contributing to the development and implementation of WWF-Canada’s national priorities and fundraising efforts. She also leads all French-language communications across Canada.

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    Laurence Cayer-Desrosiers

    Specialist, Communications & Events, Quebec

    Laurence Cayer-Desrosiers

    Specialist, Communications & Events, Quebec

    Laurence is responsible for communicating about the conservation and mobilization efforts lead by the Quebec program, and for Francophone-media outreach for all WWF-Canada’s work. Laurence also oversees events for the Quebec program. She holds a B.A. in Communications and an Advanced graduate diploma in Environmental Management.

    Steve Hamel

    Steve Hamel

    Specialist, Urban Biodiversity

    Steve Hamel

    Specialist, Urban Biodiversity

    Steve oversees WWF-Canada’s urban biodiversity program, Biopolis, which serves as an important hub for local projects that help preserve Canada’s urban biodiversity. He began his career in 1990 in British Columbia, where he carried out inventories of Marbled Murrelet and forest birds.  Since then he has worked on multiple inventories of birds, bats, fish and other taxonomic groups. Steve holds a BSc in biology from UQAM in Montreal.

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    Laurence Cayer-Desrosiers

    Specialist, Communications & Events, Quebec

    Laurence Cayer-Desrosiers

    Specialist, Communications & Events, Quebec

    Laurence is responsible for communicating about the conservation and mobilization efforts lead by the Quebec program, and for Francophone-media outreach for all WWF-Canada’s work. Laurence also oversees events for the Quebec program. She holds a B.A. in Communications and an Advanced graduate diploma in Environmental Management.

    Steve Hamel

    Steve Hamel

    Specialist, Urban Biodiversity

    Steve Hamel

    Specialist, Urban Biodiversity

    Steve oversees WWF-Canada’s urban biodiversity program, Biopolis, which serves as an important hub for local projects that help preserve Canada’s urban biodiversity. He began his career in 1990 in British Columbia, where he carried out inventories of Marbled Murrelet and forest birds.  Since then he has worked on multiple inventories of birds, bats, fish and other taxonomic groups. Steve holds a BSc in biology from UQAM in Montreal.