Alyssa is currently the Water Stewardship Coordinator for the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, and has worked with TGC’s projects in the past. With a Masters in Environmental Science from the University of Toronto, years of environmental field experience, and a storied volunteer track record directing public relations and education, Alyssa brings to TGC a seasoned executive who is accustomed to working in fast paced client-relation reliant industries such as our own. She is particularly interested in the RAINscape initiative, but looks forward to utilizing her skills to further the strategic partnerships and efficacy of our programs.
Sheri Doxtator is a citizen of and currently resides on the Oneida Nation of the Thames Settlement (located southwest of London, Ontario). She was elected to the position of Yehsʌnowá:nʌ (Elected Chief) in June 2014 for a two year term, ending in July 2016. From 2006 – 2010, Sheri D held the position of an Elected Council member of Oneida with pride and honour. She has sat on various committees, boards and as an executive level board member. Sheri held the seat of President of the Board of Directors for Twataya’Takenhas (pronounced DWA DAH YA DAH GIIN HAAS) Incorporated (a.k.a. TTI), the for-profit arm of the Oneida Nation of the Thames.
Sheri D’s work experience includes Fundraising, Economic Development, Business Development, Corporate Development, Entrepreneurship, Health Research and Administration. She has also worked along side some well-known First Nations leaders and leaders in science. To name a few previous employers: Chiefs of Ontario, Southern First Nations Secretariat, Can-Am Indian Friendship Centre, Bank of Montreal, London Health Sciences Centre, and the Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians. Most recently, Sheri D has continued on the entrepreneurial path working as a consultant at her own business, Doxtator Enterprises. She has also volunteered over years with local organizations. She is a proud Iroquois woman with a long history working for a brighter future for all generations to come.
Ambika brings in many years of experience working for not-for-profits in the environment and education sectors in India. Since moving to Toronto, she has volunteered with the City’s Community Stewardship Program and is a Don Valley Brick Works Ambassador. She also volunteers with 10,000 Trees for the Rouge, where she is advocating for enhancing learning opportunities for the hundreds of volunteers they attract to their annual tree planting event. As a Rivers Rising Ambassador with Toronto Green Community, she has led walks in the St. James Town neighbourhood and brings in a fresh perspective to our understanding of the neighbourhood. Ambika holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Science and is currently pursuing her Doctoral degree at the Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto. In her research, she is exploring community engagement in the urban forest with a focus on recent immigrants. She strongly believes that recent immigrants need to be informed about local environmental issues to enable them to engage as responsible citizens in Canadian society.
A student of University of Toronto’s Engineering Science program, Rosemary is specializing in Energy Systems Engineering and has already distinguished herself as a true leader with a deep passion for the environment. Experienced with building partnerships, hiring and managing teams, and balancing business acumen with technical know-how, she is currently a Director at a student-run social impact consultancy service, managing 3 projects in the business development and strategy stream since she began. She was also a member of Waterlution’s Youth Advisory Board 2016 – 2017 and co-created the Great Waters Challenge, where she facilitated a training and education workshop, and then led interested participants in the development and delivery of a water education walk along Garrison Creek. Her primary interests with TGC are strategic vision, fundraising, and forming partnerships.
Daniel is the Water Demand Manager for the City of London, and a former Water Consultant with Toronto Water. He monitors City-wide water consumption, leads efficiency and service improvements, and administers outreach and educational initiatives. He works with various industrial, commercial, and institutional organizations to optimize their water use, lower utility costs, and improve the sustainability of their operations. Daniel has a B.A.Sc. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Waterloo, and a certificate in Data Analytics, Big Data, and Predictive Analytics from Ryerson University. He has completed tenures as a consultant for a large engineering firm, and various levels of municipal and federal government. His experience includes developing policy for the procurement of major public infrastructure, the design of drinking water treatment systems, and remediation of environmentally contaminated sites in the Canadian Arctic. In addition to operating his own small business, Daniel demonstrates a commitment to community development by providing business consultation and marketing services gratis to small, local organizations. He is a dog lover, entrepreneur, and ardent optimist who strives for developing solutions that balance usability and responsible stewardship of our natural resource
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