Our Board

CELA Board and staff 2019
CELA Staff and Board members – August, 2019

CELA is deeply grateful for the support and expertise we receive from our dedicated Board of Directors.

Lauren Alcorn

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

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

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.

Miriam Diamond

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

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.

John Jackson

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 Lintner

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.

Grace Patterson

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

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

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

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.