Gena Ali is the former Manager of Strategic Planning Initiatives and Advisor to the Chief Planning Official at the Regional Municipality of Halton. With over 13 years of experience in Sustainable Planning, Gena and her team of environmental planners and specialists are responsible for environmental technical review and implementation of the 2009 Halton Regional Official Plan working on creating a more sustainable Halton through corporate sustainability initiatives through management and conservation of Halton’s natural environment.
Rob is a senior business leader with significant global management and strategy experience. On the environmental side this has included developing business plans for cogeneration, biodigestion and second generation bioethanol. Rob is also a licensed civil engineer with a strong interest in sustainable design for buildings and communities. He has an MBA from Wharton and a BSc and MSc from Stanford University. Rob is excited to help the Halton Environmental Network become a strong local force for climate action
Uzair KhokharBoard Member
Uzair Khokhar is a current student at Rotman School of Management. He has graduated with honors from Maclachlan College, Oakville, while being actively involved in the community. Uzair is a member of the Junior Optimist Club and Canadian Blood Services as part of his volunteering experience. He takes part in international debating/public speaking competitions and holds relevant experience in organizing events. Uzair has served as a Youth Stakeholder for HCC’s Gen Green Conference to focus on fundraising and marketing. He aspires to be an investment banker with niche attention to environment-friendly corporations and markets with growth potential since the “future is green.”
Treasurer, Board Member
Raj Krishnamoorthy is a Partner in the Risk Advisory practice with Deloitte with over 25 years of experience. Raj works in the Technology risk and governance practice in Canada. Raj has a Master’s degree in Commerce. He is a Chartered Accountant (FCA) in England and Wales, a Chartered Accountant (CA) in Canada, a Certified Information Systems Professional (CISSP) and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). Raj is also on the Board of Ascend Canada, an organization dedicated to furthering the careers of Pan Asians in the Canadian workplace.
Chair, Board Member
Marsha SmithSecretary, Board Member
Over the last 15 years Marsha has worked at the nexus between information science and environmental management, with a wealth of experience from private entrepreneurship, NGOs and the public sector. Marsha holds both a Master of Environmental Science from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Environmental Studies specializing in Information Technology and Biophysical Systems from the University of Waterloo. She has worked overseas with governments and NGOs on improving water quality in the Caribbean and has worked at the federal level protecting species-at-risk in Canada.
Herb SinnockBoard Member
As Director – Sustainability for Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario, Herb is responsible for all aspects of corporate sustainability vision, strategy and culture, including implementation of Mission Zero, the institution’s ambitious plan to reduce energy consumption, waste to landfill and greenhouse gas emissions. Prior to joining Sheridan College, he was Manager of the Centennial Energy Institute at Centennial College in Scarborough, Ontario. With nearly 25 years of experience in the energy sector, Herb has worked in project management, technology research and product development for projects funded by Ontario Centres of Excellence, Ontario Power Authority, US Department of Energy, US Air Force, City of Lowell Massachusetts and Yankee Atomic Electric Company.
In addition to many other academic and professional credentials, he holds a M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Energy Engineering and Electrical Engineering, respectively. Herb’s passion is driving transformational change throughout organizations of all scale and scope, with a focus to realizing a sustainable future for all species on earth. To this end, he has founded two research and development companies to innovate and commercialize energy and environmental technologies. He is an early pioneer of smart grids with a patent to his name and credit on global standards for distributed energy systems. He is a key sponsor of community energy planning projects in Town of Oakville and City of Brampton. For a decade he was a member of Burlington’s Sustainable Development Committee and served as Chair of the committee for 2 years. He is a sought-after public speaker with wide and varied experiences as a keynote presenter, session chair, and workshop facilitator.
Cindy TothVice Chair, Board Member
Cindy Toth, HB.Sc., Dipl. EST (IHE) is recently retired from the Town of Oakville after serving as Director of the Environmental Policy department for almost 14 years. She has a degree in biological sciences and international diploma/masters in environmental science and technology. Cindy brings to the Board 35 year’s experience as an environmental scientist and policy strategist working on environmental sustainability, energy management, climate change, biodiversity, contaminated lands, air quality, outreach and education, environmental monitoring and data and indicator reporting.