COMMISSION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL COOPERATION
THREE COUNTRIES WORKING TOGETHER TO PROTECT OUR SHARED ENVIRONMENT
Linda Angove is a dynamic executive with over 25 years of experience at various levels of management in the public sector. Her most recent positions were as vice president of prevention and vice president of strategic planning at the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board.
Ms. Angove is an experienced strategist, analyst and team leader responsible for spearheading several key initiatives. In 2003, Ms. Angove was a member of the Premier's special project team assigned to investigate, analyze and report on the cause and effects of the power blackout in Ontario that year. She has successfully developed and implemented solutions to systematic organizational problems and played a strong leadership role in the restructuring of organizations. She also participated in the establishment of a collaborative initiative on road safety, working alongside provincial and federal organizations.
Ms. Angove currently consults on public and private sector strategic planning and project management and is a member of the Council for Clean and Reliable Electricity.
She has a B.A. in psychology from the University of Toronto and public administration from York University.
3045 New St., #60
Tel.: (905) 634 7377
After almost 20 years working in the private sector, Dave Angus became president and chief executive officer of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce in 1999. Since then he has served as president of the Chamber of Commerce Executives of Canada and represented local chambers on the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s Strategic Planning Committee. He currently sits on the board of directors of the American Chamber of Commerce Executives, representing Canadian chambers.
Under his leadership, the Winnipeg Chamber has increased its membership to the highest level in its history (more than 2,060 corporate members) and has not only been recognized by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce as an Accredited Chamber with Distinction but has also received recognition by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives for being in the top 10 Chambers for membership growth.
The Winnipeg Chamber has been instrumental in bringing a World Trade Centre to Winnipeg, establishing an international trade conference called ‘Centrallia’, establishing Leadership Winnipeg, and many other new initiatives. The current Manitoba BOLD campaign, a policy designed to mobilize the community behind bold ideas, has stimulated an interest in the area of sustainability and has led to the development of the Chamber’s Clean Energy Policy.
President and CEO
The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce
259 Portage Avenue
Tel.: (204) 944-8484
The Honourable Pauline Browes, P.C., from Ontario, has a long history of involvement in issues related to the environment and the economy at the federal, provincial and community levels. Ms. Browes was first elected to the Canadian Parliament in 1984 in the federal riding of Scarborough Centre. She served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment from 1986 to 1989, as Minister of State for the Environment from 1991 to 1993, and as Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development in 1993.
Ms. Browes also served on Ontario’s Environmental Review Tribunal for 10 years, beginning in 1995. Among her many community and environmental advocacy activities, Ms. Browes has been a director of the Waterfront Regeneration Trust in Ontario since 1999. Ms. Browes was also appointed to Canada’s National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE) in October 2009.
627-10 Guildwood Parkway
Tel. (416) 439-1437
Bonnie DuPont retired recently from Enbridge Inc., where she served for 12 years as the senior executive responsible for information technology, human resources, public and government affairs, corporate governance matters, and corporate social responsibility (CSR). In her role, she was part of a small team of seven senior executives who provided strategic leadership to the organization. She had joined Enbridge in 1998 after 20 years of prior executive experience.
Ms. DuPont holds a bachelor’s degree (with great distinction) from the University of Regina and earned her master’s degree at the University of Calgary. She is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors. She is the Calgary Chair of the International Women’s Forum. Ms. DuPont was named to the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada list each year from 2001 to 2008. In 2008 she was presented with an honorary doctor of laws from the University of Regina and in 2011 received an honorary degree from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, recognizing her contributions in the area of science and technology. Ms. DuPont continues to serve the industry in a volunteer capacity with the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers and the Saskatchewan Oilman’s Association. She was recently appointed to the board of the Enbridge Centre for Corporate Sustainability at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary.
Ms. DuPont serves on the Board of Viterra Inc, where she chairs the Safety, Health, Environment and Sustainability Committee. Viterra is a $5 billion market cap, 5000-employee food ingredients company with operations in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Asia. She also serves on the Human Resources and Compensation Committee at Viterra.
She also serves on the board of Bird Construction, a TSX-listed company that was founded in 1929 and operates in nine provinces in Canada. She chairs the Safety, Human Resources and Governance Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee.
Ms. DuPont serves on the Board of SilverBirch Energy, a small cap oil sands company operating in Calgary with interests in the Athabasca Oil Sands. This company is listed on the TSX-V. Ms. DuPont chairs the Compensation and Governance Committee at SilverBirch and is also a member of the Reserves and Health and Safety Committee.
Ms. DuPont also serves on the board of the Bank of Canada and, since 2006, has been the chair of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee. She also services on the Executive Committee of the Bank as well as the Governance Committee. Ms. DuPont was appointed to a second term on the Bank of Canada Board in 2009.
She is the vice chair of the Board of Governors of the University of Calgary, where she heads the Human Resources and Governance Committee and serves on the Executive Committee.
219 Canova Pl SW
Tel.: (403) 978-7816
An attorney specializing in criminal proceedings and an environmental and criminal law consultant and litigator, Gabriel Calvillo Díaz graduated with a bachelor of laws degree from Universidad Iberoamericana and earned a master's degree in environmental and criminal law from Georgetown University. He was also awarded a certificate in the accusatory criminal justice system and oral litigation from Mexico’s National Institute of Criminal Sciences (Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Penales—Inacipe).
In academia, he has coordinated various certificate programs at Universidad Iberoamericana, the Center for Legal and Environmental Studies (Centro de Estudios Jurídicos y Ambientales—CEJA), Inacipe and the Mexico City Superior Court. He currently coordinates and teaches courses in water law and adversarial environmental litigation at the Mexican Bar Association.
Mr. Calvillo Díaz’s roles in the Mexican environmental justice system have included special prosecutor for crimes against the environment at the Office of the Attorney General; legal director for federal environmental crimes and litigation at the Office of the Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (Profepa); and general director of administrative and judicial dispute proceedings at the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat).
He is currently a partner at the firm Carswell & Calvillo Abogados and managing director at Defensoría Penal y Ambiental, a pro bono partnership specializing in environmental criminal law. He also acts as coordinator of the Environmental Law Committee at the Mexican Bar Association and as external advisor to the Criminal Reform Implementation Unit of the Mexico City Superior Court.
As a public official, he has been actively involved in the North American Working Group on Environmental Enforcement and Compliance (EWG) of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation.
He has published articles in various specialized publications and writes the “Environmental Criminal Law” column in the journal Environmental Law and Ecology (Derecho Ambiental y Ecología).
Associate Director for Sustainable Development Practice and Environmental Litigation
Carswell & Calvillo Abogados
Luis G. Urbina No 4
Col. Chapultepec Polanco
Del. Miguel Hidalgo CP. 11560
México, Distrito Federal
Tel: (011 525) 55 282 0263
Serving on the faculty of the Tecnológico de Monterrey where she holds the Andres Marcelo Sada Chair for Conservation and Sustainable Development at the Center for Environmental Quality, Adriana Nelly Correa-Sandoval has pursued a career in environmental education and research. She has twice been awarded the Romulo Garza Award for research (1997 and 2003) and in June 2008, she received the Nuevo León Wild Flora and Fauna Merit Award for distinguished achievement in education. She has published several articles on topics related to ecosystem services, conservation, biodiversity, environment and development, and has contributed as co-author or co-editor to the books, Vida, Ambiente y Desarrollo en el Siglo XXI and Ciencia Ambiental de Desarrollo Sostenible.
Ms. Correa-Sandoval has participated in some committees for the Mexico's National Commission for Science and Technology (Conacyt). She represents academia in the technical board for ecological planning of the Cuenca de Burgos region; she sits on the Citizens' Advisory Board of the Environmental and Natural Resources Protection Agency for the state of Nuevo León, and is member of the Technical-Scientific Subcouncil for the "Cumbres de Monterrey" National Park. A founding member of Pronatura Noreste, AC, she has been a member of its board of directors since March 2008.
Since March 2002, she has been a Mexican representative on the CEC Joint Public Advisory Committee and serves as its chairperson for 2009.
Adriana Nelly Correa-Sandoval
Profesora Investigadora, Centro de Calidad Ambiental
Directora, Cátedra Andrés Marcelo Sada en Conservación y Desarrollo Sostenible
Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey
Av. Eugenio Garza Sada 2501 Sur
Col. Tecnológico. CP 64849
Monterrey, N.L., MÉXICO
Tel Centro de Calidad Ambiental (81) 83204032
Conm ITESM (81) 83582000 Ext. 5266, 5020, 5271
Fax: (81) 83596280
E-mail: Adriana Nelly Correa Sandoval
Holding a bachelor’s degree in physics from Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) and a PhD from the University of London, Luis Farías Martínez is an associate researcher (post-doctoral) at McMaster University. Currently, senior vice president of energy and sustainability at Cementos Mexicanos (Cemex), previously he was technology planning manager at HYLSA and was involved in the development of the tire gasification process.
He is co-holder of the patent, “Method and apparatus for recovering energy from wastes by combustion in industrial furnaces,” and co-chairs the Commission on Private Sector Studies for Sustainable Development (Comisión de Estudios del Sector Privado para el Desarrollo Sustentable—Cespedes). Dr. Farías Martínez has also authored numerous articles in specialized journals.
Luis Farias Martínez
Senior Vice President of Energy and Sustainability
Cementos Mexicanos (CEMEX)
Ave. Ricardo Margáin #325
Col. Valle del Campestre
San Pedro Garza García, N.L.
México CP. 66265
An attorney specializing in environmental law who graduated from Universidad Iberoamericana, Martín Gutiérrez has been known in recent years as the creator of private land conservation schemes in Mexico, including the development of the first ecological easement agreements. Currently general director of Pronatura México, A.C., and consultant to the World Bank in land conservation and transversal integration, he was for 10 years director of Pronatura's National Land Conservation Program.
Martín Alberto Gutiérrez Lacayo
Pronatura México, A.C.
Aspérgulas No. 22 (antes Pino), Col. San Clemente
CP 01740, México, DF
Tel.: 01 (55) 56 35 50 54 al 57
Rodolfo Lacy graduated as an environmental engineer from the Metropolitan Autonomous University (UAM) in Mexico City and took a master's degree in environmental planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was awarded a fellowship from the Rockefeller Foundation in the Leadership for the Environment and Development (LEAD) program.
He is the founding president of the Environmental Engineers Association of Mexico, the former executive director of environment pollution prevention and control in the Mexico City government, and the former head of advisors to the Minister of Environment and Natural Resources in Mexico. Currently, Rodolfo Lacy is a researcher and coordinator of strategic studies on energy and environment projects at the Mario Molina Center.
He coordinated and edited the first state of the environment report in Mexico and is the author of the book, Air Quality in the Valley of Mexico (La calidad del aire en el valle de México).
Centro Mario Molina
Prol. Paseo de los Laureles
N. 458, despacho 406
Col. Bosques de las Lomas, Del. Cuajimalpa
México, DF 05120
Phone: 011 525 59 177 1670 ext. 216
Fax: 011 525 59 177 1670
Irasema Coronado, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Texas at El Paso. Dr. Coronado is also an affiliated faculty member in the Environmental Science and Engineering PhD program. At the university, she has served as an associate provost (2008-2012), associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts (2006-2008), chair of the Political Science Department (2005-2006), and assistant professor of the Center for Inter-American and Border Studies (1999-2003). Dr. Coronado was also a Fulbright Scholar at the Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez in Mexico (2004-2005), and a faculty member at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas (1995-1999).
Dr. Coronado has held other academic and visiting scholar positions at the University of Texas at San Antonio (1998-1999), the University of Arizona (1997 and 2001), El Colegio de la Frontera Norte in Sonora, Mexico (1992-1995), and Cochise College (1991). Dr. Coronado is currently a member of the boards of Frontera Women's Foundation, the Coalition Against Violence Toward Women and Children on the Border, FEMAP (Mexican Federation of Private Associations), and the Paso Del Norte Health Foundation. Dr. Coronado holds a BA from the University of South Florida and an MA and PhD from the University of Arizona. Hispanic Business Magazine named her one of top 100 influential hispanics in the United States in October of 2010.
Irasema Coronado, Department of Political Science
University of Texas at El Paso
Phone: 915 747 7980
Geoffrey Garver is currently an adjunct law professor at the University of Montreal in Montreal, Canada. He also serves as an independent environmental consultant for the Organization of American States and the Secretariat for Environmental Matters for the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement region. From 2000 to 2007, Mr. Garver served as director of Submissions on Enforcement Matters at the Commission for Environmental Cooperation for North America. From 1989 to 1993 and 1995 to 2000, Mr. Garver was a trial attorney and then became acting assistant chief in the US Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division.
From 1993 to 1995, Mr. Garver served as a special assistant and senior policy counsel to the assistant administrator for Enforcement and Compliance Assurance at the US Environmental Protection Agency. Mr. Garver was a law clerk from 1987 to 1989 to then-Chief Judge Conrad K. Cyr in the United States District Court for the District of Maine. He holds a BS from Cornell University, a JD from the University of Michigan Law School, and is currently pursuing an LLM and a PhD at McGill University.
Geoffrey Garver, Esq.
Independent Consultant &
Adjunct Law Professor, University of Montreal
Felicia Marcus was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown as a board member of the State Water Resources Control Board (Board), and was sworn in on July 2, 2012. Before her appointment to the Water Board, she was the Western Director for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a national environmental leader in bringing science, law, and policy expertise to solving our world’s pressing environmental and conservation challenges. Prior to joining NRDC, Ms. Marcus was the Executive VP/COO of the Trust for Public Land, a national non-profit devoted to conserving land for people.
During the Clinton Administration, she had been administrator of USEPA Region IX, where she was known for her work in bringing unlikely allies together for environmental progress and for making the agency more responsive to the communities it serves, particularly Indian Tribes, communities of color, local government, and business. While at EPA, Ms. Marcus worked extensively on the range of environmental issues under EPA’s jurisdiction, most heavily in air quality, Bay-Delta water, tribal, and US-Mexico border issues. Prior to that, Ms. Marcus headed Los Angeles’ Department of Public Works at a time when the City went from garnering lawsuits to garnering national awards for environmental excellence. Ms. Marcus came to Public Works after extensive experience as a public interest lawyer and community organizer in Los Angeles.
She currently serves on many non-profit boards and advisory councils, including the Public Policy Institute of California, Urban Habitat, Kesten Institute for Public Finance and Infrastructure Policy, and the Center for Diversity and the Environment. She is also an Obama Administration appointee to the Commission on Environmental Cooperation—Joint Public Advisory Council (US, Mexico, Canada) and was a Schwarzennegar Administration appointee to the Delta Stewardship Council prior to her appointment to that board.
State Water Resources Control Board
1001 I Street, 24th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814-2828
Tel.: (916) 341 5609
Diane Takvorian is currently the executive director and a founder of Environmental Health Coalition (EHC), where over the past 30 years she has built grassroots campaigns to address toxic pollution, discriminatory land use, and unsustainable energy policies in the San Diego/Tijuana region. Ms. Takvorian is also a co-founder of the California Environmental Justice Alliance, a coalition working to address environmental justice issues throughout California. Prior to founding the EHC, Ms. Takvorian managed programs at Community Congress of San Diego (1978-1981), Social Advocates for Youth (1976-1978), and the HELP Center of San Diego (1974-1976).
From 1984 to 2001, Ms. Takvorian served as a faculty member in the School of Social Work at San Diego State University. She currently serves on the California Global Warming Environmental Justice Advisory Committee of the California Environmental Protection Agency. In 1998, President Clinton appointed Ms. Takvorian to the Border Environmental Cooperation Commission. In 2008, Ms. Takvorian received the James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award and the Environment Section of the American Public Health Association Calver Award. Ms. Takvorian holds a BS and an MA in social work from San Diego State University.
Diane Takvorian, Executive Director
Environmental Health Coalition
2727 Hoover Ave., Suite 202
National City, CA 91950
Tel.: (619) 474 0220
Fax: (619) 474 1210
Jonathan Waterhouse is the director of the Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council (YRITWC), a non-profit organization made up of 70 Tribes and First Nations, created to preserve and protect the Yukon Watershed and Native cultures.
During his tenure at YRITWC, Mr. Waterhouse worked to develop the BackHaul Program that removed millions of pounds of recyclables and hazardous waste from the Yukon watershed. Prior to joining YRITWC, Mr. Waterhouse had oversight over management, operations, and financial matters for Green Connection (2003-2004), Alaska Airlines (2000-2003), and Pavlof Services, Inc. (1995-2000). From 1997-2000, Mr. Waterhouse served as City Councilman for the City of Cold Bay, Alaska.
In 1995, Mr. Waterhouse retired from a twenty-year career in the United States Navy as a decorated Chief Petty Officer. Mr. Waterhouse is an advisory board member and community development director for the Alaska-Sudan Medical Project, which focuses on building medical clinics and installing clean water systems in Southern Sudan.
Jon Waterhouse, Alaska Region Director
Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council
725 Christensen Drive, Suite 3
Anchorage, AK 99501
907-258-3337 (main office)