Staff and Board

Our Team

The successful community relationships we’ve built over the years are what continue to drive the hard work and dedication of our staff and board members.

    • Britt McKee

      Executive Director

      bmckee@ecosource.ca
      (905) 274-6222 ext. 304

      Britt is passionate about environmental education and has over 6 years’ experience in innovative community development and project management. She completed a Master in Environmental Studies degree at York University with a focus on the social and environmental determinants of adolescent health. As an Ontario Certified Teacher, Britt has worked with diverse youth to promote environmental citizenship and sustainable development, urban agriculture and local food, healthy living and physical fitness, and social justice and community engagement. Britt brings a background in community-based participatory research and effective program evaluation to her work with Ecosource. Her project management experience includes multi-stakeholder national, regional, and municipal planning initiatives, including those related to green infrastructure, food security, and active play. Britt is a member of Peel Poverty Reduction Strategy’s Food Security Taskforce and the Peel Agricultural Advisory Working Group, and serves as a board member of Green Communities Canada.

    • Eninna Luli

      Administrative and Communications Assistant

      info@ecosource.ca
      (905) 274-6222 ext. 300

      Eninna loves applying her many skills, passion for sustainability, and experience working with others to creating a more environmentally responsible community. From her time volunteering at Evergreen Brick Works and Not Far from The Tree to her participation in the Youth Rain Action Project at Ecosource, Eninna has used her communications savvy and administration, IT, and graphic design skills to make her mark in the not-for-profit environmental sector. Eninna’s passion for the Earth has also taken her further afield to several organic farms in Nice, France, as part of the WWOOF program (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms). She holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from York University (Glendon), a post-graduate certificate in geographic information systems from Fleming College, and enjoys cooking, gardening, dancing, and food art.

    • Kelven Goodridge

      Sustainability Education Manager

      kgoodridge@ecosource.ca
      (905) 274-6222 ext. 310

      A seasoned educator, entrepreneur, and advocate on both sides of the Canada–US border, Kelven has been fortunate to reside at the crossroads of program management and sustainability for over 15 years. In June 2016, after 8 years as the founder and president of the green infrastructure social enterprise Verticiel Inc., Kelven joined the Ecosource team. A lover of learning, Kelven is delighted to work with his colleagues on Ecosource’s burgeoning sustainability education, play, and youth action/leadership projects. When not in the office, Kelven is plotting which Ontario waterway or beach to visit next.

    • Susana Goncalves

      Youth Program Facilitator

      sgoncalves@ecosource.ca
      (905) 274-6222 ext. 303

      Susana loves working with youth! She believes that youth have power to create change in their communities, and strives to help guide youth in their action and participation in environmental matters. She is a strong advocate for outdoor education and experiential learning. Susana has been involved in environmental stewardship and education activities in Peel Region throughout her life. Before coming to Ecosource, Susana worked as a Crew Leader for Credit Valley Conservation’s CYC program where she grew her passion for working with youth. Susana has a Bachelor of Environmental Studies from York University. Susana coordinates the Peel Environmental Youth Alliance (PEYA) program at Ecosource and assists the PEYA Executive Council in planning events. She is excited to help equip youth with the knowledge they need to become environmental stewards within their own communities and schools. In her spare time, you can find Susana hiking along Ontario’s beautiful trails, traveling the world, playing soccer, practicing yoga, or cooking delicious plant-based foods.

    • Merissa Nudelman

      Local Food Manager

      mnudelman@ecosource.ca
      (905) 274-6222 ext. 302

      Merissa is dedicated to bringing people together around food. She has over a decade of experience developing hands-on cooking and nutrition education programs for youth, families and marginalized community members. Her interest for improving access to healthy foods rose while pursuing a degree in Community Nutrition from McGill University. Since then, she has developed several community-based food programs to engage people of diverse backgrounds in sharing their knowledge and skills around food. During her time leading the Boîte à Lunch program, she facilitated community kitchens to develop the cooking skills and nutrition knowledge of thousands of children, youth, and newcomer families each year. This experience taught her about the powerful effect that food has in bringing a community together. Merissa is excited to be working with the Ecosource team to explore food systems through urban agriculture initiatives.

    • Kat Gibson

      Community Gardens Program Coordinator

      kgibson@ecosource.ca
      (905) 274-6222 ext. 303

      Kat is passionate about facilitating connection to self, community, and the natural world through the process of growing food. She honors food as medicine and sees food and nature connection as catalysts for learning, healing, vitality, and joy. She holds a Master of Education from University of Toronto with a focus on community food security and transformative learning. She is an urban farmer with nine years of growing experience, a project coordinator, as well as a restorative yoga instructor and reiki practitioner. Her interest in growing food was sparked while working on a community project in Grenada, West Indies and she has been growing food since she returned home in 2009. She spent two growing seasons coordinating and farming with The Cutting Veg Farm followed by a season at Everdale Farm. Throughout 2014, she developed a local-food purchasing policy for SickKids hospital while starting a small farm business, Lady Gaia, at Fresh City Farms, followed by a two-year contract as a project coordinator at South Riverdale Community Health Centre. She is currently studying medicinal herbs and is excited to share that with community.

    • Dorothy Man

      Urban Agriculture and Market Assistant

      dman@ecosource.ca
      (905) 274-6222 ext. 303

      Dorothy believes that the best way to learn is through hands-on experiences and not being afraid of getting your hands dirty. Through inspiration from her teacher mentors to make a change for greener living, she developed a passion for motivating others to make a difference in the community. Dorothy holds a Bachelor of Education in Senior Chemistry and Sciences from York University and a Master of Science in Chemistry from the University of Guelph. Her love of gardening flourished while learning alongside her students on field trips and school-wide projects. She continues to develop her gardening skills and is passionate about learning more each day as she delivers urban agriculture and local food systems programs at Ecosource. Aside from gardening, Dorothy spends her time volunteering with the children ministry at her church, and enjoys music, dance, and Do-It-Yourself projects.

    • Stephanie Rivera

      Sustainability Education and Outdoor Play Coordinator

      srivera@ecosource.ca
      (905) 274-6222 ext. 303

      Stephanie believes in children’s right to play! She is a bilingual early learning educator who has been actively working within the Ontario Early Years framework for over 3 years. Stephanie focused her research on the study of psycholinguistics and child development while completing her Honours Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics from York University, with a minor in French Studies. In her work as a community developer, she supported families in underserviced neighbourhoods in the Region of Peel, providing them with mobile early learning programming and resources and fostering many community partnerships. Stephanie continuously develops her knowledge in outdoor play and play work and is a trained Francophone Family Literacy Program facilitator. She is dedicated to connecting children meaningfully to the natural world through creative and engaging programming.

    • Laura Penney

      Gardens Recreation Program Coordinator

      lpenney@ecosource.ca
      (905) 274-6222 ext. 303

      Laura is interested in sustainable community development, food, and environmental issues. She grew to love gardening through volunteering and working on organic farms in Canada, Kenya, and Ghana and graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Arts in International Development. In her spare time Laura enjoys experimenting in the garden and the kitchen, from testing potato towers and making compost tea and tempeh to trying new recipes. As the lead for the new seniors’ gardening program at Ecosource, she is excited to share her passion for growing food, playing in a garden, and learning from others.

    • Rav Singh

      Urban Agriculture Coordinator

      rsingh@ecosource.ca
      (905) 274-6222 ext. 303

      Rav is passionate about empowering communities to engage in their local food systems. She is interested in exploring the relationship between food and aspects of urban society, including urban food security, food justice, and sustainable urban planning. This passion stems from Rav’s hands-on volunteer experience at food banks in Mississippi, where she saw how food was used as a tool to build strong, resilient communities. Rav holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences from the University of Guelph. She has completed a CRAFT internship at a certified organic CSA farm in Guelph and an international agriculture internship in Costa Rica with CATIE. In her free time, Rav acts as the communications lead for the Food Secure Canada Youth Caucus. She also enjoys spending time in the studio practicing ballet, jamming on the piano, writing poetry, and drawing.

    • Vandita Marwah

      Waste Reduction Manager

      vmarwah@ecosource.ca
      (905) 274-6222 ext. 309

      Vandita is an environmental scientist with a background in conservation science. She has developed a passion for education over the years and enjoys engaging students in conversation about waste management, sustainability, and the importance of habitat conservation. She hopes to inspire students to learn and think about the environment and to do what’s in their power to protect it. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Environmental Science and a Master of Environmental Science from the University of Toronto. Vandita loves animals of all kinds, and has a great time exploring, hiking, and learning about the natural world and its many ecosystems.

    • Zahra Moosajee

      Waste Reduction Coordinator

      zmoosajee@ecosource.ca
      (905) 274-6222 ext. 303

      Zahra’s interest in enacting social change inspired her to pursue a career in education. Coming from a background where education was a privilege, she learned early on what a life-changing, liberating, and empowering process education can be. Zahra believes education should be accessible to all people regardless of age, ethnicity, and ability. After completing a Bachelor of Arts with a focus in English Literature, History, and Geography, Zahra completed her Master of Teaching degree. As a lifelong learner, she completed additional qualifications in English as a Second Language, and Special Education. Zahra is passionate about environmental advocacy and teaching young people how to care for our planet, its people, and the creatures that reside on it. Zahra is a self-taught artist and loves drawing with henna, as well as cooking and eating delicious foods.

    • Arielle Navarra

      Waste Reduction Coordinator

      anavarra@ecosource.ca
      (905) 274-6222 ext. 303

      Arielle completed her Honours Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Geography at McMaster University and her Master of Science in Sustainability Management at the University of Toronto. She is dedicated to fostering positive environmental and social change through early sustainability education and outreach. This passion stems from her years as a university teaching assistant and from volunteering for several environmental and humanitarian causes. Arielle is committed to inspiring others to take action and consume consciously to reduce their negative environmental and social impacts. She hopes that by raising environmental awareness she will encourage proper waste management and waste reduction within households, schools, and businesses. Arielle is also a proud vegetarian, an avid cyclist, and a musician.

    • Adrienne Parsons

      Waste Reduction Educator

      aparsons@ecosource.ca
      (905) 274-6222 ext. 303

      Adrienne holds a Bachelor of Environmental Science from McMaster University. After her studies she volunteered abroad in Ocean Conservation and Research where she discovered her passion for Environmental Education. Upon returning from her travels she enrolled in Fleming College and obtained a post-graduate diploma in Ecosystem Management Technology. Adrienne takes a holistic approach to the management of human activity within ecosystems. She has worked with various community outreach events to raise awareness of environmental protection, waste management, and environmental justice. She has worked in remote communities including Mushkegowuk Territory in Moose River, Ontario. In her spare time Adrienne enjoys camping and hiking with her four-legged companion.

    • Hazel McCallion

      Honourary Chair

    • Brent Yeo

      President

    • Jovan Puric

      Treasurer

    • Kevin Crasta

      Secretary

    • Shehryar Butt

      Member at Large

    • Teresa Didiano

      Member at Large

    • Kurt Reid

      Member at Large

    • Ayesha Shah

      Member at Large