CELA is deeply grateful for the support and expertise we receive from our dedicated Board of Directors.
Lauren Alcorn is a Project Director at One Drop Foundation, overseeing projects and partnerships worldwide, working towards ensuring access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene infrastructure and services.
Lesley Cameron (Chair) is Executive Director of the Professional Regulation Division at the Law Society of Ontario. She previously worked at Ontario Hydro – Law Division and in private practice.
Jackie Campbell is keenly interested in the impact of environmental issues on human health. She practices as a pharmacist at the Drug Safety Clinic at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, an outpatient multidisciplinary clinic that evaluates patients with suspected adverse drug reactions.
Bruce Davidson is cofounder and vice-chair of the Concerned Walkerton Citizens a group formed in response to the Walkerton water tragedy.
Miriam Diamond is a professor in the Department of Earth Sciences with cross-appointments to the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, School of the Environment, Department of Geography and Program in Planning, the Physical and Environmental Sciences Program at Scarborough College and the Co-Chair of the Canadian Chemicals Management Plan.
Renee Griffin (President) is the Executive Director of Scarborough Community Legal Services, a community legal clinic, and practices primarily in the areas of human rights and housing law.
Isobel Heathcote is a retired professor of Environmental Engineering and Environmental Sciences at the University of Guelph, where she was also Dean of Graduate Studies from 1999 to 2008.
John Jackson has worked with citizens’ groups on environmental contamination, waste management, water quantity & quality issues, and citizen involvement & decision-making issues for the past 30 years.
Anastasia M Lintner holds a Ph.D. in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics from the University of Guelph and an LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School. Called to the Ontario bar in 2003, Dr Lintner worked as a water policy advocate for almost two decades until her recent shift away from law practice.
Michael Lucifora is a civil litigation lawyer in Hamilton and a former summer law student at the Canadian Environmental Law Association.
Theresa McClenaghan was appointed as Executive Director of the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) in November 2007.
Kruti Patel is passionate about the intersection of health, the environment and social justice stemming from years of personal experience and interest.
Grace Patterson is a lawyer and past CELA Clinic Director. She was chair of the Environmental Assessment Board from 1990 – 97. She has lectured on environmental law at Queen’s University and is retired from practising law with the City of Toronto’s legal department.
Tracy Tucker (Secretary) is an Office Manager/Executive Assistant at CELA. Prior to working at CELA, Tracy was a legal assistant in private criminal law firms in Toronto, and a payroll clerk at a shipyard in Victoria, BC.
Luke Wintjes is a secondary school teacher, librarian and curriculum leader at Ursula Franklin Academy, a small specialized school in the Toronto District School Board.
Mona Sookram, (Treasurer) is an experienced finance professional with 12 years experience in the Telecommunications industry working in a variety of capacities, including Financial Planning and Analytics, Reporting and Business Decision Support.