Our Team & Board

The London Environmental Network (LEN) is supported by a team of diverse staff and volunteers, as well as a Board of Directors. LEN was hosted and incubated for 3 years by Thames Talbot Land Trust and ReForest London and is now its own non-profit organization.

We frequently seek volunteers to help with LEN event planning and setup, marketing, communications, and outreach. Contact us to learn more about current opportunities with the London Environmental Network.

 

Our Team

Marianne Griffith

Marianne Griffith  | Interim Executive Director

Marianne Griffith is a committed environmentalist and an advocate for local, sustainable food systems and renewable energy. She's worked with London based organizations to promote sustainability and community driven carbon and waste reduction, including Growing Chefs, The Root Cellar and Building Better. She's worked on social justice and sustainable development projects in Indigenous communities in many countries and she works closely with First Nations communities in Ontario to increase access to clean water, clean energy sources and sustainable, affordable housing.

She is a Certified Energy Auditor, a member of the Association of Energy Engineers, a LEED Green Associate, and has extensive building science training including Energy Star and CHBA Net Zero Builder. She is currently the Interim Executive Director where she is committed to help London businesses set and achieve sustainability targets.


Leah Derikx

Leah Derikx  | Director of Operations

Leah Derikx is passionate about mobilizing grassroots and community-led projects and programs to create positive change in London’s environment. In 2018, she graduated from Western University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, specializing in ecosystem health and sustainability. Her interest in ecology and climate change led to her involvement with local environmental groups. Leah began working at the London Environmental Network in 2017 as a communications summer student and currently serves as the Director of Operations. In her role, Leah supports the organization’s administration, bookkeeping, human resources, fund development, and internal operations to make the London Environmental Network a thriving organization.


Kaitlin Creighton

Kaitlin Creighton | Green Economy London Coordinator

Kaitlin is an advocate for environmental sustainability with interests in local food systems, environmental stewardship and education. She loves spending time outdoors and exploring local and seasonal foods. In 2020 she graduated from Western University with a Masters of Environment and Sustainability (MES) and has a degree specializing in Environmental Governance. As the Green Leader Engagement Specialist Kaitlin is responsible for supporting the Green Economy London program through employee engagement, communications, and planning and tracking. She is excited about empowering and supporting London businesses and organizations to make sustainable change!


Dipika Giri

Dipika Giri | Events & Outreach Coordinator

Dipika has a strong passion for sustainability, with an interest in climate action and species conservation. She obtained her Masters in Environment and Sustainability from Western University and is a graduate of the Arts & Science program at the University of Toronto. Dipika loves to spend her free time reading a good book, sketching, and being outdoors. She is excited to be working with the London Environmental Network to help develop engagement opportunities and promote environmental awareness within the community.


Cole Taylor

Cole Taylor | Green Infrastructure Coordinator

Cole is a dedicated individual with a focus on sustainability and uses an environmental design approach to create welcoming outdoor spaces for everyone to enjoy. He is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in environmental design and planning at Fanshawe College and looks to continue working on practical design changes that improve the user experience of our urban and natural environments. While growing up, he spent time camping and playing outdoors where he learned to appreciate nature and respect the balance necessary for a complete lifestyle and prioritizing our natural resources. In his free time, he loves to spend time on trails and visit new local sites around Southwestern Ontario with his partner. At the London Environmental Network, Cole is looking forward to developing the Depave Paradise program in London to revitalize underutilized land within the city and to promote community education through positive examples.


Nicole Karsch

Nicole Karsch | Greener Homes London Program Coordinator

Nicole is a committed individual with a keen interest in environmental injustice and the relationship between unbounded economic growth and environmental devastation. In 2017, she graduated from King’s University College with an Honors Specialization in Social Justice and Peace Studies and in 2019, she obtained her Masters in Environmental Sustainability from Western University. Nicole is a published author, Vice-Chair of the Environmental Advisory Committee with the City of Sarnia and a dedicated environmental researcher. In her spare time, you can find Nicole sipping tea at the local thrift store, reading Tolkien or tending to her many house plants. At the London Environmental Network, Nicole is excited about working together with other environmentally driven individuals, helping community members achieve their own sustainability goals, and becoming more involved in the local environmental scene.


Bree Boyer

Bree Boyer | Retrofit Program Specialist

Bree is a resilient individual who is proudly from Mississauga First Nation (Anishnaabemowin - 'Misswezhaging' which means many outlets) and has a passion for lands and environment, energy efficiency and continuous learning. With a well-rounded background in youth engagement/leadership development, family and community services, land-based education and customer service. She has assisted her community with collecting energy data and developing an energy plan. Bree adores the outdoors, being restorative and is an avid 'film geek'. She is delighted to be working with LEN and the CERRC (Clean Energy for Rural and Remote Communities) to develop a home sustainability program in collaboration with Chippewa of the Thames First Nation - Deshkan Ziibiing.


Jamie Dardarian

Jamie Dardarian | Residential Sustainability Program Specialist

Jamie is a passionate and motivated individual interested in building a more sustainable and equitable future for all. This includes the particular interests in low impact developments, building resilient local food systems, native species, and green infrastructure development. Jamie developed a passion for the environment and its species at a young age, growing up in the countryside. In later years with international travel she saw the lack of environmental protection, and unjust circumstances humans and fauna are often born into. Jamie is currently completing her Masters in Environments and Sustainability at Western University, with her bachelors from The University of Waterloo in Global Business and Digital Arts. When not at work you can find Jamie exploring locally or internationally, hanging out with her dogs, or caring for her houseplants.


Haider Ali

Haider Ali | Residential Sustainability Program Specialist

Haider is passionate about sustainable buildings and conserving energy. He believes for the world to grow in a sustainable way, buildings (which are the biggest man-made structures) need to be in harmony with the environment around them. Haider is currently completing his Masters of Environment and Sustainability at Western University, with his bachelors from NUST in Electrical Engineering. In his spare time, you will probably find him learning about something new and exciting.


Nikoo Aleyasin

Nikoo Aleyasin | Pollinator Pathways Project Program Coordinator

Nikoo is an individual invested in postcolonial environmental and social justice. She sees community building and engagement as an important part of creating change locally and globally. Nikoo is currently pursuing an Honours Specialization in Global Culture Studies and a Major in Environment and Health Geography at Huron University College with hopes of entering a career in Urban Planning. Nikoo is a nerd who often devours online video essays on social issues and enjoys reading, writing, and making art.

In her role, Nikoo is responsible for community and volunteer engagement and growing the reach of the London Pollinator Pathways Project (P3). She hopes to help the pollinators in London thrive and to help P3 promote London as a pollinator sanctuary.


Hannah Brunelle

Hannah Brunelle | Bird Team Support Specialist

Hannah Brunelle is a student at the University of Waterloo pursuing a degree in Environment, Resources, and Sustainability. She enjoys finding new trails to explore throughout London, and is always looking for new places to enjoy the nature of the city. She is passionate about urban green spaces, and through travel she has gained an interest in how sustainability is practiced at an international level. Hannah is working as Bird Team Support Specialist, a role where she is able to promote London as a bird-friendly city through both community and business outreach. She enjoys camping and hiking, and when not outside, Hannah takes care of her many houseplants, and loves watching movies. She hopes to encourage Londoners to be more involved in the wellbeing of birds, and is glad to be a part of a team with such motivated individuals.


Clare Vernon

Clare Vernon | Green Infrastructure Support Staff

Clare is a downtown local and environmentalist whose credo is "to speak for those who cannot." This has driven them to Water Stewardship, volunteering to the benefit of the environment, and focusing their education on Sustainability in Design, Planning and Architecture. With a love of Building Sciences, Meteorology and Geology; Clare is constantly looking for new things to learn and lately has been reading essays on Eco-Feminism and Post-Colonial Agriculture. They aspire to be part of the movement to ensure Green Infrastructure is common knowledge, to help make Net-Zero Buildings the standard in design, and help rejuvenate our ecosystems. When needing to recuperate from school and work, you can find them lounging in a local park, or floating in one of the Great Lakes.


Khai Tran

Khai Tran | Videographer

Khai is a London local who graduated from Fanshawe College with a diploma in Broadcast Television & Film Production. He also has an education in Chef Training and Business Marketing from Fanshawe College. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking and has a hobby in fitness. He has worked for London Environmental Network before and is excited to be back with new skills and new ideas for creating summer content.


Andree Kiernan

Andrée Kiernan  | Energy Advisor

Andrée is an environmental and human rights advocate, achieving this by promoting thought, encouraging action and by being absorbed with discovering the truth. Becoming enthralled with the sustainable and natural building community is what guided Andrée towards the Energy Advising role. With a deep dive into Building Science, in combination with renovation experience, Andrée's intention is to provide homeowners with a well thought out, retrofit roadmap.

Volunteers

Mackenzie McKim

Mackenzie McKim | Member Engagement & Outreach Specialist

Growing up in London, Mackenzie has always felt a strong passion for the environment and living sustainably. While completing her Honours Specialization in Social Justice and Peace Studies at King's University College, she studied a number of different global issues but was always drawn back to environmental issues, specifically water security and waste reduction. She became involved with local environmental groups which further fueled her desire to see London become an even stronger hub for green leadership. She is committed to living more sustainably and is excited to connect with the many groups and individuals that LEN supports.


Seungwon Han

Seungwon Han | Event Support Volunteer

Seungwon grew up in South Korea, Germany, and Toronto. She’s now in London as a student at Western University, pursuing an undergraduate degree in Medical Sciences.

When she’s not at work or studying for her never-ending slew of tests and quizzes, Seungwon enjoys long walks around her London neighbourhood and up-cycling old clothes. Seungwon is also an active member of various environmental and social justice organizations at Western, and she is excited to be working with the London Environmental Network as an Event Volunteer to continue her journey in environmental activism.


Tina Do

Tina Do  | Event Support Volunteer

Tina is in her junior year of high school at London Central S.S. and plans to pursue a science-based degree in the near future.

Stemming a love for the environment from her father, Tina is interested in learning more about the implications that climate change currently has on our Earth. Some topics that have motivated her passion for the environment are sustainability, environmental engineering, and environmental recovery programs. During her time off, Tina likes to indulge in digital art and comic books. She is excited to be able to support the LEN with their future endeavours!


Nicole Braden

Nicole Braden | Digital Database Coordinator

Nicole is a recent graduate from Fanshawe with a diploma in Internet Applications and Web Development. She comes from a non-profit background, graduating with a diploma in Non-Profit Management from Western University in 2016. She has been a volunteer for many organizations and is currently supporting Kid’s Country Club and Golden Rescue. In her spare time, you can find Nicole enjoying London’s trails with her dog, cooking, or drawing. Nicole is passionate about her community and is excited to contribute to London Environmental Network.


Chelsea Major

Chelsea Major | General Researcher (Green Economy London)

Chelsea has a Master of Arts in Geography, Environment, and Geomatics and is currently a Master of Science student in Rural Planning and Development at the University of Guelph. She is taking a variety of planning courses and is particularly interested in sustainable initiatives in community economic development. Chelsea is excited to have the opportunity to expand her knowledge while contributing towards the sustainability of the London community as a volunteer researcher with Green Economy London.


Shree Dey

Shree Dey | Content Creator (Green Economy London)

A life-long nature lover, Shree has a penchant for growing native wildflowers in her pollinator-friendly garden, volunteering with local environmental groups and creating art. She also enjoys identifying the biodiversity of local urban forests, in her spare time. Currently, Shree is pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology at Western University, where she is involved with the Western Sustainability Office and many student organizations. Using her skills in science communication, Shree has been working hard to promote sustainability on and off her campus by engaging her peers through a variety of social media campaigns. She is thrilled to join the Green Economy London team and looks forward to meeting new people who share a mutual passion for environmental sustainability and social justice.


Mandy Birch

Mandy Birch | Content Creator (Green Economy London)

Mandy has lived in London her entire life, and over the last 6 years she's been on a mission to figure out how to support her city in any sort of way. She loves to shop local as often as she can, which includes waste-free grocery shopping at Reimagine Co. and other markets. She currently works at McCabe Promotional Advertising as a Client Relationship Coordinator, and is very involved in the campaigns that they run for different social causes. In her spare time, Mandy loves to draw in one of her many sketchbooks, go thrift shopping, and try new vegan recipes. You'll often see her posting about her adopted cat Crookshanks on her social media pages, as well.


Riley Buist

Riley Buist | Content Creator

Riley is currently completing his Bachelor of Arts at Western University, doing a double major in Gender Studies Women Studies and Social Justice and Peace Studies. In his spare time, Riley enjoys creating art, being outdoors, and getting involved in the local community. Riley's growing interest in environmental issues, sustainability and activism has drawn him to the London Environmental Network. He is excited to work closely with LEN and bring his knowledge and creativity to the team!

Board of Directors & Special Advisors

Sonja Teichert

Sonja Teichert - Chair | Consultant

After graduating with a PhD (2016), Sonja has worked as a postdoctoral researcher, project manager and most recently, consultant. With an academic background in ecology and an interest in species monitoring, over the past 20 years Sonja has worked in various capacities with citizen science programs and is passionate about community outreach and stewardship. Her best job ever was coordinating the Nova Scotia Herpetofaunal Atlas Project, with teaching Biology labs at Cape Breton University coming in as a close second.


Miguel Belcina

Miguel Belcina - Treasurer | KPMG (Manager, Tax)

Miguel is a Tax Manager at KPMG LLP. He has a degree in Accounting (BSc) and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CA). While at KPMG, Miguel has been involved in working with not-for-profits, and coordinates community initiatives for the office, such as volunteer tax clinics and blood donation drives. Miguel has a passion for sustainability and the environment, and is excited to be a part of LEN. In his spare time, Miguel enjoys spending time outdoors and staying active.


Heenal Rajani

Heenal Rajani | Reimagine Co. (Co-founder)

Heenal Rajani is a social entrepreneur, facilitator, dad, step-dad and poet, who sees the silver lining in every cloud and believes in the power of humans to co-create the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible. Alongside his wife, Kara, Heenal is the co-founder of Reimagine Co, a package-free grocery store, refillery and community hub in downtown London, as well as the forthcoming Thing Library. A committed activist and glocalist, Heenal has helped to organise climate strikes and placemaking initiatives including 100 in 1 Day, City of Neighbours Day and the Place Matters Conference.


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Heather Schulz | Hydra Dyne Technology Inc. (Controller)

Heather Schulz holds an Honours Economics and Accounting degree from Wilfrid Laurier University. Heather works in the manufacturing industry and has been involved in initiatives to reduce energy consumption in the facilities through retrofit and green energy programs. She is looking forward to contributing her finance and operational background to the London Environmental Network's Finance Committee. In her spare time, Heather enjoys spending time with friends and family, gardening, camping, and playing rec sports.


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Brennan Vogel | King's University College (Assistant Professor) & Chippewas of the Thames First Nation (Climate Change Liaison)

Brennan was born and raised in the London area and has lived and worked across Canada and in Central America in a variety of environmental education, advocacy and professional planning capacities. After graduating with a PhD in Geography from UWO in 2016, Brennan has worked as a postdoctoral researcher, assistant professor and climate change specialist with municipal governments and First Nations locally and nationally. With an academic background in local climate change adaptation and regional resiliency planning, and a keen interest in equitable, inclusive and reconciliatory nature-based solutions to the climate crises, Brennan's career path is committed to promoting education and adaptive capacities for co-beneficial innovations and sustainable development solutions that can support community-based and regional resilience strategies in local and national contexts of mitigating greenhouse gases, while adapting to climate change impacts now and into the future.


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Ann-Marie Cooper | Convertus (Human Resources and Communications Advisor)

Ann-Marie is a leader, environmentalist, and human resources professional who is committed to protecting and improving the planet for future generations. After graduating from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor's Degree in Science, she moved to Hamilton to further her education at Mohawk College in Human Resources Management. She started her career at Hamilton Health Sciences before returning to the city that stole her heart, London, Ontario - a big city with a small city feel. Since 2017, she has worked as a Human Resources and Communications Advisor for Convertus Group, a Canadian company that closes the loop through organic waste treatment and recycling and treatment. Ann-Marie is experienced in the full spectrum of human resources programs, services, and functions and has experience in corporate communications, marketing, and public relations. Her leadership, unerring enthusiasm, and dedication to teamwork has earned her a reputation as a leader in employee relations.

When she isn't working, Ann-Marie enjoys cooking, hiking in one Canada's most greenest and resilient cities, gardening, and is always down for an adventure.


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Carol Dyck | Freelance Researcher / Advisor

Carol Dyck is originally from British Columbia and moved to London in 2007. She has a Masters of Arts in International Environmental Policy, a Masters of Law (LLM) in Environmental Law and a Masters of Science in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management. She has engaged in environmental consulting for both public and non-profit organizations. Carol is active in the London community. She previously sat on the Environmental and Ecological Planning Advisory Committee for the City of London and was a board member for both the Thames Talbot Land Trust and the London Environmental Network, in addition to volunteering for other organizations. She is passionate about biodiversity conservation, particularly in marine and urban environments. Carol is currently a doctoral student in the Faculty of Law at Western University.


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Jennifer Mills | Chippewas of the Thames First Nation (Policy Analyst)

Jennifer works in energy sector consultation at Chippewas of the Thames First Nation. . She moved back to her hometown of London in 2019 after pursuing graduate studies at York University. Her doctoral research in Environmental Studies focuses on environmental governance, extractive industries and Indigenous rights. While at York, she volunteered with the Mining Injustice Solidarity Network and Fossil Free York. In her spare time, she enjoys baking as well as hiking in the region’s beautiful green spaces. Jennifer is excited to collaborate with others passionate about sustainability as part of the LEN.


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Kevin Kaiser | Stoney Creek YMCA (Aquatics Manager)

Kevin (he/him or they/them) is a proud immigrant and cat dad. After graduating from Fanshawe College with double diplomas in Business Administration - Leadership and Management and Event Planning, Kevin managed the Junction Climbing Centre for five years and is now the Aquatics Manager at the Stoney Creek YMCA. Kevin is passionate about sustainable food practices, eco-conscious consumption, and shopping local. When not working, Kevin enjoys trying out new board games, cooking with friends, thrifting, and drinking lots and lots of iced coffee.


Sarah

Sarah Brooks | Advanced Chemistry Development (Director of Commercialization)

Sarah is the Director of Commercialization at Advanced Chemistry Development overseeing the development and launch of new applications to help organizations manage their analytical data. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from University of Waterloo and Masters in Business Administration from Queens University and moved to London in 2007 after having a slightly nomadic existence growing up in a military family and working in the US and Europe. Sarah has passion for environment sustainability and biodiversity conservation. She has spent most of career leading diverse teams to solve the problems that stifle innovation, collaboration, and growth. In her spare time, she can frequently be found in one of London’s wonderful parks with her rescue dog Zoe or in her garden.


Annie

Annie Legate-Wolfe | Lawyer (Foreman & Company)

Annie is a class actions and Indigenous law lawyer. A native Londoner, Annie returned to the City for her legal education at Western University after obtaining a degree in International Development (Sustainable Development) from the University of Guelph. Annie is driven to provide access to justice in her career, and a sustainable future for global citizens outside of it. If you don't find Annie in her flower, vegetable, or indoor gardens, she's likely in her canoe, on her bike, or on her skis. Annie also lends her skills to some of LEN's member organizations, including London Cycle Link and the Pollinator Pathways Project.


Dean Sheppard

Dean Sheppard - Special Advisor  | ReForest London (Executive Director)

Dean Sheppard is an environmental consultant owning and operating his own consulting firm since 1996, specializing in management processes and systems. He has been the Executive Director of ReForest London since 2012 and also teaches a capstone project course in the Masters of Environment and Sustainability program at Western University. Being active in making his community a better place for today and for tomorrow is a hobby and a passion. He has served on several City of London Advisory Committees and taskforces.

Committees
Fundraising Committee Members

Kate Fraser

Kate Fraser  | Fundraising Committee Chair

Kate is an eco-conscious volunteer that aims to lead and inspire others to take action for our planet. She has always been passionate about making strides towards a more sustainable future both individually and within the community as whole. She studied Environmental Concerns at Georgian College. Kate is a Professional Lending Advisor with TD Canada Trust. Born and raised off of Lake Huron, she had the opportunity to develop hands-on skills and respect for our environment working as a landscaper. In her free time she enjoys photography and hiking. Throughout her time here in London, she has been involved in many environmentally-focused groups and continues to extend her passion for green initiatives with involvement in organizations such as: Reforest London – Hike Leader and Tree Specialist; TD Canada Trust Tree Days – Committee Member; Thames Talbot Land Trust – Biodiversity Boss; as well as London Clean and Green – Photographer. She was featured in an article in the Globe and Mail for her efforts with TD and Reforest London, where TD was recognized for expanding green spaces to create more livable cities. As she continues to develop her environmental skills, she believes that everyday is a new opportunity to increase the overall health of our planet. It is her goal to bring Londoner’s together to collaborate on this global mission alongside London Environmental Network.


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Jennifer Mills  | Fundraising Committee Member

Jennifer works in energy sector consultation at Chippewas of the Thames First Nation. . She moved back to her hometown of London in 2019 after pursuing graduate studies at York University. Her doctoral research in Environmental Studies focuses on environmental governance, extractive industries and Indigenous rights. While at York, she volunteered with the Mining Injustice Solidarity Network and Fossil Free York. In her spare time, she enjoys baking as well as hiking in the region’s beautiful green spaces. Jennifer is excited to collaborate with others passionate about sustainability as part of the LEN.


Kaitlin Richardson

Kaitlin Richardson | Fundraising Committee Member

Kaitlin is currently the Coordinator of Conservation Biology for the Nature Conservancy of Canada's Midwest Ontario region. She holds a Bachelor's and Master's of Environmental Studies and diplomas in Ecological Restoration and Rehabilitation as well as Environmental Assessment. Kaitlin is passionate about protecting, stewarding and restoring land for Ontario's biodiversity and species at risk. Kaitlin's passion for conservation goes beyond the workplace. She spends her spare time tending to her native plant garden, volunteering in the environmental sector and hiking to admire local plants, birds and turtles.

Governance Committee Members

Sonja Teichert

Sonja Teichert  | Governance Committee Chair

After graduating with a PhD (2016), Sonja has worked as a postdoctoral researcher, project manager and most recently, consultant. With an academic background in ecology and an interest in species monitoring, over the past 20 years Sonja has worked in various capacities with citizen science programs and is passionate about community outreach and stewardship. Her best job ever was coordinating the Nova Scotia Herpetofaunal Atlas Project, with teaching Biology labs at Cape Breton University coming in as a close second.


Angie Bellehumeur

Angie Bellehumeur  | Governance Committee Member

Angie was born and raised in London’s francophone community and has an endless passion for environmental justice at both global and local levels. Her global experience includes interning at the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development in Geneva, Switzerland, traveling to Peru and Bolivia to work on community-requested projects (e.g. urban gardening), and studying wildlife conservation in Australia. While studying Environmental Studies and Geography at the University of Toronto, she studied how eco-conscious cities support the happiest and healthiest people. At Western Law, Angie received the Anne Marie Gutierrez Memorial Award for her academic achievement and promise in the fields of environmental and aboriginal law. Angie also focused her Master of Laws on climate justice, publishing her thesis Before the Ice Disappears: Pursuing Climate Justice for Inuit Women in the Context of Mining in Nunavut. Now as a practicing lawyer, Angie represents survivors of abuse in sport, criminal, and human rights matters. Angie enjoys bringing her policy experience and love for community-based environmental initiatives to LEN's Governance Committee.


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Ann-Marie Cooper  | Governance Committee Member

Ann-Marie is a leader, environmentalist, and human resources professional who is committed to protecting and improving the planet for future generations. After graduating from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor's Degree in Science, she moved to Hamilton to further her education at Mohawk College in Human Resources Management. She started her career at Hamilton Health Sciences before returning to the city that stole her heart, London, Ontario - a big city with a small city feel. Since 2017, she has worked as a Human Resources and Communications Advisor for Convertus Group, a Canadian company that closes the loop through organic waste treatment and recycling and treatment. Ann-Marie is experienced in the full spectrum of human resources programs, services, and functions and has experience in corporate communications, marketing, and public relations. Her leadership, unerring enthusiasm, and dedication to teamwork has earned her a reputation as a leader in employee relations.

When she isn't working, Ann-Marie enjoys cooking, hiking in one Canada's most greenest and resilient cities, gardening, and is always down for an adventure.


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Carol Dyck  | Governance Committee Member

Carol Dyck is originally from British Columbia and moved to London in 2007. She has a Masters of Arts in International Environmental Policy, a Masters of Law (LLM) in Environmental Law and a Masters of Science in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management. She has engaged in environmental consulting for both public and non-profit organizations. Carol is active in the London community. She previously sat on the Environmental and Ecological Planning Advisory Committee for the City of London and was a board member for both the Thames Talbot Land Trust and the London Environmental Network, in addition to volunteering for other organizations. She is passionate about biodiversity conservation, particularly in marine and urban environments. Carol is currently a doctoral student in the Faculty of Law at Western University.


Rose Pfeifer

Rose Pfeifer  | Governance Committee Member

Rose is currently the Volunteer and Tree Gift Coordinator at ReForest London. She believes that London needs to have a more integrated and holistic approach to environmental issues such as waste management, sustainable transportation and bio-diversity within the city. Through education and empowerment, she believes that each Londoner could have a huge impact on the environment — developing a culture where all Londoners care for each other and the environment through community events! During her free time, Rose loves spending time hiking and swimming with her dog and growing vegetables in her garden.

Finance Committee Members

Miguel Belcina

Miguel Belcina  | Finance Committee Chair

Miguel is a Tax Manager at KPMG LLP. He has a degree in Accounting (BSc) and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CA). While at KPMG, Miguel has been involved in working with not-for-profits, and coordinates community initiatives for the office, such as volunteer tax clinics and blood donation drives. Miguel has a passion for sustainability and the environment, and is excited to be a part of LEN. In his spare time, Miguel enjoys spending time outdoors and staying active.


Heather Schulz

Heather Schulz, CPA, CMA  | Finance Committee Member

Heather Schulz holds an Honours Economics and Accounting degree from Wilfrid Laurier University. Heather works in the manufacturing industry and has been involved in initiatives to reduce energy consumption in the facilities through retrofit and green energy programs. She is looking forward to contributing her finance and operational background to the London Environmental Network's Governance and Finance Committee. In her spare time, Heather enjoys spending time with friends and family, gardening, camping, and playing rec sports.


Mile Ullerick

Mike Ullerick  | Finance Committee Member

Mike is an Associate at Ullerick & Ullerick Chartered Professional Accountants, formerly with KPMG London. He attended the University of Guelph; as a student-athlete, he was fortunate enough to be introduced to many amazing professors and coaches with a passion for the environment, sustainability and giving back. The examples set by role models like these and the inspirational actions by peers, instilled a want to do more for our community. He looks forward to using his financial knowledge, strong work ethic and passion for the outdoors and environment to help local communities move towards a more sustainable future. In his spare time, Mike enjoys living an active lifestyle (cycling, golf, gym, lawn games..you name it), searching for his next travel adventure, and enjoying time with family and friends.


Sonja Teichert

Sonja Teichert  | Finance Committee Member

After graduating with a PhD (2016), Sonja has worked as a postdoctoral researcher, project manager and most recently, consultant. With an academic background in ecology and an interest in species monitoring, over the past 20 years Sonja has worked in various capacities with citizen science programs and is passionate about community outreach and stewardship. Her best job ever was coordinating the Nova Scotia Herpetofaunal Atlas Project, with teaching Biology labs at Cape Breton University coming in as a close second.

Events & Marketing Committee Members

Meghan Scott

Meghan Scott | Events & Marketing Committee Member

Meghan was born and raised in Victoria BC, in unceded T'Sou-ke, Sc'ianew, lək̓wəŋən, and W̱SÁNEĆ Territory. She is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Integrated Science and Physics at Western University, and has a passion for climate justice, atmospheric and ocean protection, and slowing the loss of biodiversity. She has studied the effects of fossil fuel extraction and deforestation, and is always seeking to raise awareness about climate injustice. She believes youth engagement will be at the heart of getting through the climate crisis and hopes that fostering an appreciation of nature in young people will inspire worldwide action. In her spare time, Meghan loves hiking, paddle boarding, kayaking, and playing volleyball.


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Kevin Kaisar | Events & Marketing Committee Member

Kevin (he/him or they/them) is a proud immigrant and cat dad. After graduating from Fanshawe College with double diplomas in Business Administration - Leadership and Management and Event Planning, Kevin managed the Junction Climbing Centre for five years and is now the Aquatics Manager at the Stoney Creek YMCA. Kevin is passionate about sustainable food practices, eco-conscious consumption, and shopping local. When not working, Kevin enjoys trying out new board games, cooking with friends, thrifting, and drinking lots and lots of iced coffee.


Seungwon Han

Seungwon Han | Events & Marketing Committee Member

Seungwon grew up in South Korea, Germany, and Toronto. She’s now in London as a student at Western University, pursuing an undergraduate degree in Medical Sciences.

When she’s not at work or studying for her never-ending slew of tests and quizzes, Seungwon enjoys long walks around her London neighbourhood and up-cycling old clothes. Seungwon is also an active member of various environmental and social justice organizations at Western, and she is excited to be working with the London Environmental Network as an Event Volunteer to continue her journey in environmental activism.


Tina Do

Tina Do  | Events & Marketing Committee Member

Tina is in her junior year of high school at London Central S.S. and plans to pursue a science-based degree in the near future.

Stemming a love for the environment from her father, Tina is interested in learning more about the implications that climate change currently has on our Earth. Some topics that have motivated her passion for the environment are sustainability, environmental engineering, and environmental recovery programs. During her time off, Tina likes to indulge in digital art and comic books. She is excited to be able to support the LEN with their future endeavours!

Green Economy London Committee Members

Sarah Beyea | Pillar Nonprofit Network


Michael Fabro | City of London


Jerry Lacina | Utility/Energy Specialist


Jolene Mclaughlin | EllisDon


Jamie Skimming | City of London


Jay Stanford  | City of London