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    Our Associates deliver multi-disciplinary solutions to advance corporate and community sustainability Read More
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Meet our Associates

Carla Davidson 2014

Lisa Maria Fox's LinkedIn Carla Davidson, Senior Scientist, Education Director

Carla Davidson, PhD, KTPC. Carla is a Senior Resource Associate with Sustainability Resources, and owner of Endeavour Scientific Management and Consulting. Carla has a B.Sc. in Ecology and Environmental Studies from the University of Victoria, and a Ph.D. in Systems Biology from the University of Calgary. Carla’s passion for Sustainability has led her to build a career dedicated to finding pragmatic, economical and scientifically defensible solutions to complex problems. Her experience in communication, teaching, and participation in contentious multi-stakeholder processes has honed her skills in finding common ground between parties, explaining complex ideas, and finding novel solutions to difficult problems. 

Endeavour Scientific Inc. specializes in Knowledge Translation, Biological Consulting, and Government Relations. Knowledge Translation is the effective communication and utilization of technical or scientific knowledge for the purposes of community engagement or policy development. In essence, this requires seamless communication of technical information and the ability to interpret and develop quantitative tools to address environmental, scientific or social scientific matters in a manner amenable to decision makers. 

Lisa Maria Fox's LinkedIn Barbara Puhacz, Senior Project Manager

Barbara first gained insight into the power of innovative design while at Vancouver-based Action Ostry Architects, working to bridge the intended vision of a client with the practical challenges of construction within institutional, community and private industry projects. The hunt for greater challenges then took her to Calgary, Alberta, the energy capital of Canada, where she has since had the opportunity to work with a diverse group of industries, from Banking to Energy to Retail.

Most recently, Barbara was involved in business development at SNC Lavalin representing the firm’s Canadian and American capabilities with existing and potential clients through partnership proposals, negotiations, regulatory audit & compliance, and contract execution.

Under SNC Lavalin, Barbara held leadership positions managing procurement and construction, including a $250MM facility for a major public Oil and Gas company. She has developed industrial quality assurance/quality control programs which can be tailored to specific project or contract requirements, as well as contract & procurement lifecycle improvement programs.

She has held operational and process improvement roles with National Bank’s Corporate & Investment Banking division specializing in Oil & Gas and Power & Utilities, applying best-practices and lessons learned to improve cost effectiveness of client-facing spend, implement performance metrics and optimize back-office expenditures & supplier contract management.

Barbara has also operated her own consulting firm helping companies increase operational efficiencies, and has consulted to start-ups, helping them successfully bring products to market. In 2013 she helped launch a new manufactured food product whose first three years of sales increased 450%.

Lindsey Kindrat LinkedIn Lindsey Kindrat, B.Sc., LEED AP BD+C Principal 3 Point EnvironmentalLindsey Kindrat 2014

After completing a B.Sc. in Environmental Science, Lindsey worked for 8 years as a Sustainability Specialist for The City of Calgary, Corporate Properties. There she developed programs and influenced policy on multi-user land development, green procurement, wetland protection, energy efficiency, and sustainable buildings. She then enjoyed 2 years as the LEED Specialist with Graham Group Ltd, where she managed sustainable construction practices for US and Canadian commercial projects. Now as Director of 3 Point Environmental, a green building consultancy based in Calgary, AB, her team manages innovative sustainable building projects across North America. Lindsey is in her 2nd term as a Director on the Alberta Chapter, Canada Green Building Council and is committed to mentoring, teaching and connecting the next wave of emerging green building professionals. 

Lisa Maria Fox's LinkedIn Maggie Hanna BSc Geology, PGeo, Technical Innovation Specialist

Maggie comes to Sustainability Resources with over 25 years of experience as Oil and Gas Exploration Geologist. 7 field seasons of mineral exploration in Canada and Australia.  Currently Maggie consults as an Innovation and Technology Scout for the Oil Sands, most recently with Suncor for 3 years. Her current projects include working as VP of Innovation and Technology for two startup companies 1) Dynasonic Solutions – with a new technology for next generation of separation for oil and water emulsions, and 2) WasteFiXX – a technology capable of onsite remediation of oil contaminated soils to non-detectable using bacteria.

She is also working on combining a suite of new technologies to effectively clean creosote contaminated sites, and an expanded suite of new tech for improving rapid oil spill containment, recovery, and remediation. Her strengths include, the ability to recognize good technology at an early stage of development, out of the box thinking, think tank participation and problem solving, connecting technologies together to form solutions for real problems, and communicating high-tech concepts to non-technical people.

Lisa Maria Fox's LinkedIn Archana Datta, BSc., MES, EPt. Climate Change Analyst

Archana Datta has an inter-disciplinary environmental background with five years of experience in consulting, government, and research/ academic organizations. She worked as an Environmental Specialist at Hatfield Consultants and as a Research Awardee at the International Development Research Centre (Crown Corporation), where she demonstrated her skills in research, project management, technical writing, proposal development, stakeholder engagement and client relationship management. Archana has worked with a diverse set of clients – including the Asian Development Bank, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Cambodia Development Resource Institute, United Nations Development Programme, Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research and the Cambodian Ministry of Environment

Archana specializes in projects related to climate change, vulnerability and adaptation assessment, capacity needs assessment and capacity development, integrated water resource management, environmental decision-making and environmental planning and monitoring, and has collaborated with multi-disciplinary teams in many countries, including Canada, Malawi, Cambodia, USA, Germany and Lao PDR.

Archana holds a master’s degree in Environment and Resource Studies, a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, an Environmental Professional in-training (EPt) certification from ECO Canada, and a Health, Safety and Environment Certification from the University of Calgary.

Sheila Carruther LinkedIn Sheila Carruthers, Senior Corporate Social Responsibility ConsultantSheila Carruthers 2014

Sheila is a Senior Resource Associate with Sustainability Resources and an active communications consultant and certified trainer for new consultants. She keeps up to date on Corporate Social Responsibility / Sustainability Practices and has managed three large grant-making foundations. Professional services include Environmental Scans and Change Management - helping clients identify and address challenges. Sheila has worked with a variety of client industries including academic, consulting firms, cooperatives, mining, non-profits, oil & gas, and pipelines. Sheila is a Certified Management Consultant and is the Adjudicator for MBA learners' capstone projects. Sheila brings an extensive experience managing community investment, community relations, corporate sponsorships, and CSR-related communications and strategies.Specialize in developing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) / Sustainability strategic assessments and planning (particularly for Community Investment programs), communications, stakeholder relations, and reports.

Meenakshi Kakkar, Ph.D., M.Phil. Senior Sustainability and Environmental Management Specialist 

Meenakshi is an accomplished Sustainable Development and Environment Management specialist with extensive knowledge and experience of developing and administering tools such as environment impact assessment, environment management systems, life cycle assessment, compliance auditing and sustainability reporting in the metals and mining sectors. She has over 25 years of professional experience with India’s largest steel and mining public sector company, Ministry of Environment and Forests and the University of Delhi. Among her many affiliations, Meenakshi is a Member of the Board of Trustees for the Asia-Pacific Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption & Production.

Lisa Maria Fox's LinkedInMarlow Currie M.Sc., Sustainable Development

Marlow Currie’s career of over 35 years in energy and environment has provided him with the experience and learnings to provide leadership and guidance to promote and enhance performance goals towards development of sustainable future. Mr. Currie has a master degree in Sustainable energy development and long history of contributing back to the community to promote and develop sustainable goals.   Mr. Currie has been involved in business development and management, project management and technical research and development of renewable energy, agricultural practice and conservation and rehabilitation of the environment for both industry and communities in many areas of the world. He has a proven career in leadership and team development and demonstrates a strong desire to contribute in a positive way with industry, government and through public interaction in energy, agricultural and environment practices areas.

Jill holds two undergraduate degrees from the University of Regina that were complete with distinction: BSc in Biology and a BSc in Physical Geography. Currently she is planning on completing her graduate studies in Environmental Practice - Natural Resource Management and Conservation through Royal Roads University by spring 2018. Her work experience has varied over the years and includes hospitality sales, fitness instruction, and volunteer work that included fundraising events for a non-profit organization. She is a mother of 2 beautiful girls and has recently moved back to Canada after living in the middle east for the last 4 years.

She is looking forward to becoming more involved with sustainability projects particularly those that are centred around water quality. Jill has come to appreciate the necessity of identifying environmental issues and implement best practices that can assist in achieving a sustainable future. It is through this understanding that she recognizes the importance of developing customized information to effectively communicate relevant environmental issues to all stakeholders with regards to conservation and sustainability.

Our Affiliates

 3 Point Environmental

Reducing our carbon footprint! Corporate, Industrial, Renewable Energy Solutions

  • Green Buildings LEEDv4, 2009: NC, CI, EBOM, ND, BuiltGreen High Density, BOMA Best, WELL Buildings, Energy Modelling, Commissioning

  • Environmental Compliance From water crossings to waste management, indoor air quality to ISO 14001 - our team helps you play by the green rules

  • Sustainability Green policies, procurement, energy upgrades? We've got a tool for your business

 

Endeavour Scientific

Scientific Support for Innovation, Resource Management, and Sustainability

  • Knowledge Translation: Stakeholder engagement, government relations, or designing systems for accessing scientific evidence for large organizations.

  • Government Relations: Identify technical consultants, represent your organization’s interests, identify policy options and perform technical reviews of policy proposals.

  • Scientific Reviews: Reviewing issues or particular reports for scientific rigour. 

  • Educational Resources: Evidence-based decision making, environmental monitoring, the scientific method, and evaluating scientific evidence. 

  • Technical Writing:  Ensure clarity, adherence to application requirements, and that all knowledge translation aspects are addressed.

Rural Prosperity Initiative

Accelerating Rural Economies

  • Identify, evaluate and implement projects that can reduce GHG
  • Reduce waste & improve and retain the supply of clean water
  • Accelerate economic development, attract investment
  • Identify opportunities and challenges of climate change
  • Create energy independence through clean energy generation

Rural Innovation Forums

Showcase solutions for Rural Prosperity - network with solution providers! 

Lethbridge Rural Innovation Forum

Lesser Slave Lake Rural Innovation Forum

Drayton Valley Rural Innovation Forum

Okotoks Rural Innovation Forum

Wheatland Region Rural Innovation Forum

 Learn more! 

Program Director

Jennifer Neufeld has a passion to engage, educate and collaborate with individuals, businesses and organizations to encourage and develop sustainable practices. Her vision is holistic and includes environmental, economic and social aspects of community development.

Jennifer is the program lead for the Rural Prosperity Initiative and works under the guidance and support of the Board of Directors to continue the amazing work of Sustainability Resources in riparian restoration, professional development, and capacity building for decision makers. She holds an interdisciplinary BSc in Environmental Studies and is completing just completing her graduate certificate in Sustainable Community Development through Royal Roads University (Fall 2017).
 
Her experience ranges from agricultural research and toxicology testing, to financial guiding, and coordinating local government events and non profit groups. She has been an employee, a business owner, a community volunteer and most importantly, a wife to one and a mom to three. She loves gardening, cross country skiing, learning, meaningful conversations and spending time with family and friends.

 

Program Coordinator


Lisa Maria Fox's LinkedInRayleigh Conley, Diploma Environmental Science  

Rayleigh Conley
 
Rayleigh is the ROCKSTAR behind our Riparian Restoration Program!
 
She has served Sustainability Resources as an Executive Assistant and Program Coordinator since 2014 and continues to be a passionate advocate for programs that involve nature, conservation and youth. 

Rayleigh is currently working for Sustainability Resources part-time while she is completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Alberta in Environmental Science, majoring in Environmental Economics and Policy.