BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Carrie Tai, Board Chair & Secretary

Carrie is a Professional Engineer (P. Eng.) with over 25 years as a technical consultant and project manager in the IT sector.  She also has experience in business process and improvement, and strategic planning.  Carrie is Co-founder of Neighbours for the Planet, is on the Advisory Committee for the Community Energy and Emissions Plan, Richmond Hill, and a Climate Reality Leader.

Martin Bush, Vice-Chair

Martin is a project manager with over 30 years international experience leading projects focused on climate adaptation, renewable energy, and natural resources management.  He has written two books about climate change and how renewable energy is the key to bringing the crisis to an end. He holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering and fuel technology, and a M.Sc. in protected area management.

Wing Wu, Board Member

Wing is currently a student in the Master of Climate Change program at the University of Waterloo.  She has over 10 years of experience in the environmental consulting industry focusing on site assessment and remediation projects.  Wing is volunteering as Sustainable Buildings Project & Engagement Coordinator at ClimateActionWR and assisting in a pilot project to increase energy efficiency in commercial and residential buildings

Monica Woodley, Board Member

Monica has many years experience as a Consultant, International Development and Ontario Legislature employee. She holds an M Ed from the University of Toronto..  In her retirement, Monica is now an active Climate Reality Project Leader and Member of Bishop’s Committee on Creation Care (Anglican).  Monica is also a former Director of the Foundation for Environmental Stewardship.

Bob Bell, Legal Counsel

Bob is a corporate lawyer working primarily with small and medium-sized businesses in Eastern Ontario. He loves living in the National Capital Region, where he and his partner have access to some of the best parks and outdoor spaces in Ontario. In 2014, Bob was a candidate for the Green Party of Ontario and is an advocate for a green shift in our economy and communities.

Stuart Cumner, Advisor

Stuart Cumner has been a Biology teacher since 1982 and was Head of Science at Crescent School for over 25 years. He has a B.Sc. in Zoology, from the University College of  Wales, Aberystwyth, and a P.G.C.E. from Southampton University.  He is a member of Markham's Environmental Advisory Committee, Drawdown Markham and Seeds to Saplings.

Julian Di Felice, Youth Advisor

Julian is a first-year university student studying at the University of Toronto. He has experience with other not-for-profit organizations and has many years of experience leading social groups. Julian has a passion for environmental studies and would like to influence others to make lifestyle changes that impact the environment. Julian is thrilled to be a part of Neighbours for the Planet, co-leading the Youth sector, and is excited to learn more about tackling climate change and other environmental concerns. 

Aimée Tai, Youth Advisor

Aimee is a youth climate activist focused on pushing governments and corporations to take the needed climate action. Using her design skills, Aimee created our website and continues to contribute to our graphic design team. She also is a Climate Reality Leader, trained by Al Gore, runs the Climate Action Committee at her school and co-leads the Neighbours for the Planet (NftP) Youth sector. Through NftP, she hopes to engage more youth in this fight for a just and green future.