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Our Team

Our team

Building flourishing cities through thought leadership.

Our team members bring a diversity of perspectives, talents and experiences to city building.

Evergreen's Leadership Team provides the strategic direction to propel our organization forward, ensuring our programs build flourishing cities where all can thrive. They are experts in their fields, called to time and time again to share their expertise through interviews, speaking engagements and conferences.

Go to the profile for Jennifer Angel

Chief Executive Officer

Jennifer Angel is a builder of community, momentum, and places people love. Together with…

Go to the profile for Roberta Amatiello

Sr. Manager, Sales

Roberta joined the Evergreen team in March 2020 and is responsible for managing third party…

Go to the profile for June Au (On leave)

Director, Finance

June joined Evergreen in April 2015 and provides operational and strategic leadership for the…

Go to the profile for Aretha Black

Program Manager

As a Program Manager, Aretha currently leads a national project driving innovation in…

Go to the profile for Christopher Boyle

Manager, People & Culture

Christopher joined Evergreen in 2017. As Manager, People & Culture, he is responsible for…

Go to the profile for Meghan Brazil

Director, Events & Hospitality

Meghan is our Director of Events & Hospitality. She is a seasoned professional with a unique…

Go to the profile for Stephen Bujas

Manager, People & Culture Operations

Stephen joined Evergreen in January 2022. He facilitates the operational side of the human…

Go to the profile for Kathleen Buzek

Chief Financial Officer

Kathleen oversees Evergreen’s finances and fiscal responsibilities. She manages Evergreen’s…

Go to the profile for Heidi Campbell

Sr. Program Manager

Heidi is a design professional and educator who specializes in participatory planning and…

Go to the profile for Martin Canning

Executive Director, Government Innovation

Martin oversees Evergreen’s local and national programs that put into action our vision for…

Go to the profile for Geoff Cape

Outgoing CEO & Founder

As founder and outgoing CEO, Geoff oversees the idea development and relationship building…

Go to the profile for Sofia Cavalcante

Program Manager

Sofia joined Evergreen in January 2021, and currently works in a national program driving…

Go to the profile for Joyce Chau

Program Director

Joyce is a senior leader who has been working in the non-profit environmental sector for over…

Go to the profile for Madeleine Davidson

Director of Finance

Madeleine joined Evergreen in Nov 2021. She has overall responsibility for the Finance team,…

Go to the profile for Mike Driedger

Program Director

Mike is a kind and dedicated leader who has been working in the environmental sector for over…

Go to the profile for Melanie Francis

Director, People & Culture

Melanie leads our Human Resource and Volunteer & Engagement teams, with the goal of making…

Go to the profile for Danielle Goldfinger

Sr. Manager, Evergreen Brick Works Activations

Danielle is the Sr. Manager of Evergreen Brick Works Activations. She has been building…

Go to the profile for Christina Gussin

Finance Manager

Christina has worked at Evergreen since 2013, primarily in the finance department.  She leads…

Go to the profile for Alison Herr

Program Director

Alison joined Evergreen in 2021. As a Program Director, her portfolio includes both national…

Go to the profile for Karlina Hackett

Senior Manager, Events & Logistics

Karlina Hackett is a dynamic and accomplished event professional, joining Evergreen in August…

Go to the profile for Lesley Herstein

Sr. Program Manager

Lesley works with the Evergreen team to design and implement programs and projects. She works…

Go to the profile for Sarah Hillyer

Sr. Manager, Philanthropy & Campaigns

Sarah leads the philanthropy team at Evergreen, taking care of our individual donors and…

Go to the profile for Luke Howie

Sr. Program Manager

Luke Howie is Sr. Manager, Operations and Programs at the Evergreen Brick Works campus. He is…

Go to the profile for Crystal Kyabaggu

Finance Manager

Crystal is a Finance Manager at Evergreen, where she co-leads the management and operations of…

Go to the profile for Charlene K. Lau

Curator

Charlene K. Lau is an art historian, critic and curator. She has held fellowships at the Banff…

Go to the profile for Jean-Marc La Flamme

Communications & Engagement Manager, Housing Program

Jean-Marc is a senior digital technology professional, who transitioned to building Smart…

Go to the profile for Lois Lindsay

Chief Program Officer

An 18-year ‘veteran’ of Evergreen, Lois brings deep institutional memory to her work, as well…

Go to the profile for Lucia Piccinni

General Manager

As Program Director at Evergreen, Lucia works with community, staff and stakeholders to design…

Go to the profile for Caitlin Plewes

Program Manager

Caitlin joined Evergreen in spring of 2022 as a Program Manager working across programs, with…

Go to the profile for LeaAnne Ross

Director, Marketing & Communications

LeaAnne leads Evergreen's Marketing and Communications team and overall brand identity. She…

Go to the profile for Juan Camilo Rueda

Program Manager

Juan is an environmental engineer and urban planner who joined Evergreen as a Program Manager…

Go to the profile for Orit Sarfaty

Special Projects & Business Development

Orit provides the visionary leadership to develop the programs needed to further strengthen…

Go to the profile for Jaspal Singh

Director, Information Technology

Jaspal has over fifteen years of experience in technology, serving at a diverse range of…

Go to the profile for Zoya Sodhi

Sr. Program Manager

Zoya is an urban development professional who has led a wide portfolio of large-scale national…

Go to the profile for Andrew Stokes

Sr. Manager, Foundation & Government Fundraising

Andrew works across Evergreen’s teams to raise capital and build partnerships that support our…

Go to the profile for Sunali Swaminathan

Sr. Manager, Brand and Marketing

Sunali leads the brand and marketing team and is responsible for Evergreen's mass…

Go to the profile for Lucien Topp

Digital Marketing Manager

Lucien focuses on the use of digital tools to showcase the amazing work happening across…

Go to the profile for Suzy Wilcox

Director, Development

Suzy brings a mix of non-profit and corporate experience to Evergreen. After graduating from…

Go to the profile for Helen Burstyn

Board Chair

Helen Burstyn has enjoyed a 40-year career in government, business, academia, broadcasting and…

Go to the profile for Jamison Steeve

Secretary, Chair – Program Committee

Jamison has spent almost 20 years working in the public policy arena. He brought a thoughtful…

Go to the profile for Andy Chisholm

Board Director

Andy is a member of the Board of Directors of Royal Bank of Canada and RBC Group Holdings LLC.…

Go to the profile for Renée Gomes

Chair – Governance and Nominating Committee

Renée is a Registered Professional Planner and Senior Vice President of Development at…

Go to the profile for Carole-Ann Hamilton

Board Director

Carole-Ann has dedicated her time and efforts in making socio-economic impact on a national…

Go to the profile for Shabin Mohamed

Board Director

Shabin is a Chartered Professional Accountant and non-profit director. Shabin has volunteered…

Go to the profile for Andrea DelZotto

Vice Chair

Andrea DelZotto understands that building is as much about creating community as it is about…

Go to the profile for Tom Milroy

Board Director

Mr. Milroy is a director of Generation Capital Limited, a private family office located in…

Go to the profile for Abhijeet Rege

Board Director

Abhi Rege is the Head of Marketing, Canadian Banking at TD Bank, and responsible for the…

Go to the profile for Tracey Sobers

Board Director

Tracey is Chief Operations Officer and Project Director at Curious Public. Over the course of…

Go to the profile for Upton Jeans

Treasurer and Chair – Finance and Audit Committee

Upton is the Chief Financial Officer at OPTrust.  He previously held the senior positions at…

Go to the profile for Hibaq Gelle

Board Director

Hibaq Gelle is an award-winning tri-sectoral leader in the areas of community development,…