Board of Directors
Bob Fugere served as TEA's Executive Director during the 2006 transition period. He has worked back and forth between universities and international development NGOs and more recently has helped set up the Green Neighbours program in Ward 21. Serving on NGO Boards draws upon his organizational experience and contributes locally.
Sahar Ghafouri-Bakhsh is a student of Food Security at Ryerson University and has a keen interest in food security and food justice issues in the City of Toronto.
Shelly Gordon is a researcher with the Canadian Union of Public Employees. For the past 10 years she has worked with TEA on campaigns and in coalitions like Water Watch, the Ontario Electricity Coalition and ensuring that city services are available to all. She lives in Parkdale.
Walied Khogali has years of experience in the not-for-profit sector in Toronto. He has held key management positions in student organizations and has worked for multiple community-based organizations including the Canadian Arab Federation and the Toronto and York Region Labour Council. Walied also worked briefly for TEA in early 2011 helping engage the public on transit issues. Since March 2011, he has been Executive Coordinator/Director of the University of Toronto Mississauga Student Union.
Janet McCausland is a marketing communications expert who gets things done. She has applied her organizational wizardry toward projects big and small, from financial services to greening, and been instrumental in many launches, including the Green Toronto Awards, the Natural Burial Association and many other corporate programs.
Ausma Malik is a dedicated social justice activist who has been actively involved in the student movement and is an active member of the Muslim community in Toronto. Ausma works at Queen's Park as a tour and outreach coordinator.
Kaitlyn Mitchell is a staff lawyer at Ecojustice (formerly Sierra Legal Defence Fund), and teaches Development and Environmental Law at Ryerson University. Kaitlyn received her law degree from Dalhousie University in 2007 with a Certificate of Specialization in Environmental Law.