CELA is deeply grateful for the support and expertise we receive from our dedicated Board of Directors.
Andrew Pickles is a diligent administrator and librarian. He joined the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) in 2014 in the role of Legal Assistant and Librarian.
Bruce Davidson is cofounder and vice-chair of the Concerned Walkerton Citizens a group formed in response to the Walkerton water tragedy.
Elizabeth Block is a potter, singer and occasional songwriter, Annex neighbourhood activist, and long time CELA Board member.
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 currently practising law with the City of Toronto’s legal department.
Henry Wong, CPA, CA is a Chartered Accountant and holds a BBA from the University of Toronto. He has interests in human health and the environment specifically around long term self sustainable ecosystems.
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.
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.
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.
Kathleen Cooper has done environmental, health, and policy research for over thirty years and joined the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) in 1987.
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.
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.
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, and the Physical and Environmental Sciences Program at Scarborough College.
Ramani Nadarajah is certified as a Specialist in Environmental Law by the Law Society of Upper Canada and joined the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) as legal counsel in 1994.
Renee Griffin 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.
Theresa McClenaghan was appointed as Executive Director of the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) in November 2007.
Tracy Tucker 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.