reducing emmissons

Our Team

ClimateActionWR is a collaboration between local organizations and community members focused on climate change mitigation, and is led by Reep Green Solutions and Sustainable Waterloo Region.

Team Members

Kyra Chisholm


Plan Manager

Sydney Sandluck


Project Coordinator

Selina Assenov


Communications Assistant

Emily Wettlaufer

Marketing Coordinator

Alex Colvin

Content Creator / Community Action Researcher

Sabrina Marsh

Community Action Researcher

Kayla Sutton

Community Action Researcher

Connor Vago

Community Strategic Researcher

Community Events Team

Zain Rajani

Cera Frederiksen

Sanya Jain

Apurv Patel

Rachel Wynes

Ben Kroeker

Management Committee

Mary Jane Patterson

Executive Director

Reep Green Solutions

Tova Davidson

Executive Director

Sustainable Waterloo Region

Meaghan Eastwood


Supervisor, Climate Transition & Sustainability       

Region of Waterloo

Paul Willms

Sustainability Planner

City of Cambridge

Anna Marie Cipriani

Corporate Sustainability Officer

City of Kitchener

Ena Ristic

Senior Sustainability Officer

City of Waterloo

Transition 2050 Partners

Sector Committees

ClimateActionWR has three sector committees: one dedicated to each of the three highest emitting sectors in our community’s GHG inventory. These committees are Transportation, Workplaces (ICI), and Residential. Committee members are volunteers, composed of community members, local experts, students, and concerned citizens, who act as “connectors” and “catalysts”. Committee members connect groups and individuals to others working on similar projects and catalyze action toward our climate goals.

Each of the three sector committees takes a ‘birds-eye’ view of their sector, being aware of initiatives related to climate change mitigation within the boundaries of Waterloo Region, in order to identify and accelerate progress toward achieving our community’s GHG reduction target.

Sector Committee Advisors

  • Jeff Hunter
  • Jeff Quint
  • John Kokko
  • Matthew Day
  • Yige Tong

Transportation Sector Committee

Guy Lazure and Maria Legault, Committee Chairs


  • Dorothy McCabe
  • Gena Braun
  • Jenessa Doherty
  • Arcy Canumay
  • David Trueman
  • Tim Alamenciak
  • Tom Strickland
  • Adegbola Akinola
  • Brent Elsey

Workplaces Sector Committee

Anna Hohenadel and Dave Kruis, Committee Chairs


  • Andrew Schiedel
  • Rebecca Garlick
  • Brennan Detzler
  • Sharon Weishar
  • Ana Gascon Marco
  • Tyler Henry
  • Jenny Zhou
  • Aimad Aneddame
  • Adam Teall

Residential Sector Committee

Heather McDiarmid and Monika Wagner, Committee Chairs


  • Sandra Bray
  • Carole Boucher
  • Judy Maan Miedema
  • Lisa Truong
  • Rachel Stevens
  • Michele Martin
  • Rebecca McIntosh
  • Ryan Fobel

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