Learn more about the talented
folks behind Every Day Advocates
Every Day Advocates Coordinator
Maia is currently in her final year of her Peace, Conflict and Justice degree at the University of Toronto. In her studies, she has focused on the intersection of political mobilization, information dissemination, and climate change. She has experience as a student researcher with the Samara Centre for Democracy and as a communications intern with the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services. Maia has worked as a writer and copy editor across campus publications and magazines. She is currently working towards becoming a humanist officiant and hopes to officiate her sister’s wedding.
GreenPAC Senior Communications Manager
Beata has a wealth of strategic communications experience. In her past roles, she has engaged audiences across diverse channels and created compelling and successful fundraising campaigns and events. She has a keen eye for design and a passion for storytelling and the environment. Beata is looking forward to communicating GreenPAC’s vital mission and impact to supporters across the country. In her spare time, she has a multidisciplinary arts practice and feels most inspired when out in nature.
GreenPAC Administrative Coordinator
Natalie has experience working with NGOs, philanthropic foundations, and independent consultants in the environmental sector. In addition to her role with GreenPAC, she works with leaders across Canada who are committed to accelerating the transition to a low-carbon economy, working behind the scenes to help them stay organized and on-track. A hippophile (lover of horses) Natalie has completed nearly a dozen courses in Equine Studies and looks forward to adopting a horse of her own someday.
Sarah Van Exan
GreenPAC Executive Director
Sarah has worked with or for all levels of government, managing environment, governance, and justice files. As Managing Director of Green Economy Canada, she led the expansion of a non-profit network dedicated to supporting business sustainability. Sarah first joined GreenPAC as part of the 100 Debates on the Environment team to make sure the environment was a top issue in the 2019 federal election. She sits on the board of a youth-focused charity in Kenya, and co-chairs a climate action group in her community.
Network Engagement Coordinator
Emmett loves the messiness, the complexity, and the fun of supporting communities of humans who get together to make environmental justice a reality. He is an organizer, educator, and facilitator who has been very proud to build power within and alongside communities and organizations from across Quebec, British Columbia, Ontario and New Brunswick. He’s also a semi-serious accordion player and fledgling urban beekeeper, in case you find yourself looking for him on the weekend.
Ese is a human rights advocate and policy professional who has worked with non-profits on a range of issues including digital rights, freedom of expression, access to information, academic freedom, gender, democracy, and open government. She holds a Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs degree from the University of British Columbia. Interested in further exploring the relationship between the environment, human rights, and society, Ese joined GreenPAC as Program Manager for Every Day Advocates. She is a Ravenpuff and afrobeat lover constantly looking out for rainbows and sunny days in Vancouver.