2023 Brownie’s Jury
Dr. Krista Barfoot, infrastructure sector leader, SLR Consulting, is a contaminated sites specialist and a qualified person for Risk Assessment, with expertise spanning from the technical elements of project delivery to program management, risk management, policy development, and stakeholder communication.
Don Carey is involved in the management and coordination of large multi-disciplined contaminated sites and brownfield projects across Canada. He is responsible for the development, quality review, and maintenance of Stantec’s Canadian Standard Operating Procedures for Contaminated Site Assessment. He has been dedicated to engineering and brownfield solutions for nearly half a century.
Christopher De Sousa
Christopher De Sousa, Ph.D., MCIP, RPP, is a professor in the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Toronto Metropolitan University. He is a registered professional planner and a member of the Ontario Professional Planners Institute and the Canadian Institute of Planners.
Carla Guerrera is the founder and CEO of Purpose Driven Development & Planning, which brings a proven approach to unlocking successful development in complex urban environments for developers, public sector, and First Nations clients to create communities where everyone can thrive.
Meggen Janes is the principal at Geosyntec Consultants, a global consulting and engineering firm that works with private and public sector clients to address new ventures and complex problems involving the environment, natural resources, and civil infrastructure.
Monisha Nandi, environmental director at Kilmer Brownfield Management Limited, is a seasoned environmental professional with more than a decade of experience in environmental roles with increasing levels of responsibility in the government, environment, and petroleum consulting sectors.
Jean Paquin has been working in the environmental field since 1975. Over the years, he has acted as technical director for a variety of site remediation, decontamination, and water treatment projects and has managed research and development projects. He is an established leader in environmental works and volunteers for various environmental organizations, including Réseau Environnement.
Eric Pringle is the CEO and Managing Partner at Milestone Environmental Contracting Inc., a specialized environmental contracting company with a nationwide presence in Canada. His outstanding contributions to the industry have been acknowledged with accolades such as a Brownie Award, where he was honoured as the Canadian Brownfielder of the Year in 2014, a prestigious award that recognizes individuals who have made exceptional strides in the field.
Eric is a former President of the Canadian Brownfields Network (CBN) and currently holds an advisory role with the CBN Board of Directors. He has also served as a Director for the BC Environmental Industry Association and was the past Chair of the HR MacMillan Space Centre & Planetarium in Vancouver.
Monique Punt is a professional engineer and a member of the Canadian Brownfields Network Technical Advisory Committee. She is registered with Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change as a brownfields environmental site registry Qualified Person.
Saxe Facts & City of Toronto
Dianne Saxe, Ph.D. in Law is one of Canada’s most respected environmental lawyers and president of Saxe Facts. She is a Toronto City Councillor, the last Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, and the host of the Green Economy Heroes podcast.
Carl Spensieri is vice president, Environmental of Berkley Canada. He is a professional engineer with 20 years of experience in environmental liability assessment, management, and insurance and a business leader focused on driving profitable growth through innovative specialty insurance solutions.
Grant Walsom, a partner and senior remediation engineer at XCG Consulting Limited, brings three decades of experience to his role as a special advisor to the Board of Directors of the Canadian Brownfields Network. He is a professional engineer registered in Ontario, Nova Scotia, and Alberta, and a registered consulting engineer in Ontario.
Connie Vitello (Communications)
Connie Vitello is editor of Environment Journal. She ideates and creates content for the platform and also provides support for affiliate Actual Media Inc. publications. She is an award-winning editor and writer with decades of experience and is also integral in the execution of the Brownie Awards Gala, the Excess Soils Symposium, and the award-winning Enviro Exchange webinar series.