Our Board

Marsha Smith

Chair, Board Member

Marsha’s journey over the last 20 years has been at the nexus of information management,
environmental science, and social justice, with experience spanning every sector; private,
entrepreneurial, non-profit and the public. She has worked both in Canada and overseas to
improve water quality, protect species-at-risk, preserve ecosystems, and increase community
resilience.As a promoter of STEM literacy, Marsha has encouraged scientific inquiry at schools across southern Ontario and has engaged thousands of students in hands-on workshops. Through her own dedication to community service, Marsha’s work supports ambitious climate action that drives systemic change. Marsha has completed Climate Reality Training (2015), and has worked with several environmental and community organizations.More recently, Marsha’s sense of curiosity and commitment to lifelong learning, has brought her back to academia to further research on justice in urban climate transitions. As a current PhD Student, Marsha has both a Master of Environmental Science from the University of Toronto (M.Env.Sc.), and a Bachelor of Environmental Studies (B.E.S.) in Physical Geography with dual specializations in Information Technology and Biophysical Systems, from the University of Waterloo.

Cindy Toth

Vice 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.

Raj Krishnamoorthy

Treasurer, Board Member Raj Krishnamoorthy is a Partner with Deloitte with over 30 years of experience. Raj works in the Cyber risk practice in Canada. Raj has a Master’s degree in Commerce. He is a Chartered Accountant (FCA) in England and Wales, a Chartered Accountant (FCPA, FCA) in Canada, a Certified Information Systems Professional (CISSP) and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). Raj was also on the Board of Ascend Canada, an organization dedicated to furthering the careers of Pan Asians in the Canadian workplace.

Prabh K. Banga

Board Member
Prabh is the Senior Director of Sustainability with Aecon Group Inc., where she leads the development and delivery of Aecon’s sustainability strategy. Her key responsibilities include integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG), identifying future trends, tracking emerging technologies, and operationalizing sustainability into day-to-day practices. Prabh is also a part-time professor with the University of Toronto, teaching corporate sustainability and sustainability career development.Prior to joining Aecon, Prabh was the Associate Director, Strategy & Sustainability at Toronto Pearson International Airport, where she was ranked Top 40 under 40 in North America by Airport Business for integrating sustainability as a value driver into airport operations and management. She was also ranked Top 20 under 40 by Wings Magazine for influencing Canadian Aviation. Prabh graduated from McMaster University with a Honors Bachelor of Environmental Studies and Earth Sciences and a Masters degree in Resource and Environmental Management from Dalhousie University.

Blair Robertson

Board Member Blair is a junior accountant working towards his CPA at a private accounting practice in Oakville. He has worked for his firm for a little over one year, specializing in personal and corporate tax planning and reporting. All the while he has been volunteering for the firm culture club whose initiative is to promote the firm’s value of inclusivity and cooperation with the community. Blair also takes part in grassroots government organization working with the Green Party provincially and federally. He has a passion for sustainability which grew from his youth where he was raised on a farm and helped his dad’s managed forest practice.

Gena Ali

Board Member 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. 

Herbert Sinnock, P.Eng, CEM, CBCP, CMVP, WELL AP

Board Member

As Director – Sustainability for Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario, Herb is responsible for 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 30 years of experience in the energy sector, Herb has worked in project management, technology research and product development for several energy and environmental projects.
In addition to many other academic and professional credentials, he holds a M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Energy Engineering and Electrical Engineering, respectively. He is currently a PhD student in University of Waterloo’s Sustainability Management Program, researching community sustainability transitions. 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 was a key sponsor of community energy planning projects in Town of Oakville and City of Brampton and sits on the Board of Directors of the Centre for Community Energy Transformation. 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.

Martin Omes

Board MemberMartin holds a MEd from Cape Breton University with a focus upon Sustainability, Creativity, and Innovation! He currently works on several community environmental projects while he works as the Logistics Coordinator for Gamers Outreach Foundation which focuses upon providing entertainment through gaming for Children's Hospitals across the globe. His previous work included working with the City of Toronto on Major Infrastructure, and Wastewater projects. He also works as a Goalie Coach for the Georgetown Soccer Club, and he is the Lead Commentator for Ontario Soccer. He brings experience in Project Management, Community Outreach, and Fundraising through his many projects to HEN. 

Moira Matsubuchi-Shaw

Board Member

An Oakville resident, Moira has been involved in volunteer work with a number of organizations and schools. One of her primary interests is the connection between agri-food systems and climate change and the development of solutions.

 
 

Rob Bigler

Board Member Rob is a senior business leader with significant global management and strategy experience. He is the General Manager of eBay Canada and has previously held senior roles with Holt Renfrew, the Selfridges Group, Associated British Foods and Bain & Company. On the environmental side, Rob has developed 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 Khokhar

Board 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.”