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Joyce Chau

Joyce Chau

Executive Director

647-258-3280 x 2005 [email protected]

Joyce did not let her allergies to plants and animals get in the way of her passion for the outdoors! She has a Bachelor of Science (Honours) with many field courses in ecology, ornithology and entomology. Joyce has been working in the environmental not-for-profit sector for over a decade, leading collaborative community education projects and citizen science programs across southern Ontario.




Paul Mero

Interim Executive Director

647-258-3280 x 2005 [email protected] 

Studying political science taught Paul that democracies work when citizens are engaged in their communities. Combining that understanding with his love of wild spaces led him to a career in the environmental not-for-profit sector. For the last twenty-five years, he’s focused on helping individuals understand the environmental challenges we face and look for local solutions to overcome them.





Karen Bennedsen

Financial and Office Administrator

647-258-3280 x 2002 [email protected]

Karen helps EcoSpark bring about positive change by taking care of the office and its finances. She even finds creative ways to reuse or re-purpose broken monitoring equipment. Karen also rides her bike and works as a gardener, both of which keep her outdoors as much as possible.




Dana Buchbinder

Citizen Science Coordinator 

647-258-3280 x 2003 [email protected]

As an active member of the international Citizen Science Association, Dana is excited to bring her citizen scientist expertise to EcoSpark. She has contributed citizen science projects across North America including the Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Atlas, community air sensors in North Carolina, and Delaware StreamWatch. Dana graduated as a Master of Environmental Management: for her research she loved buzzing with bumblebees in the field.




Holli Campbell

Environmental Education Coordinator

647-258-3280 x 2011 [email protected]

Holli is excited to be a part of EcoSpark's Changing Currents team. Inspired by an environmental education program in high school, Holli has always been passionalte about the environment, the outdoors, and education. She has pursued this passion through her studies by obtaining her Bachelors of Environmental Studies and diplomas in Ecosystem Management.





Carina Nunes

Environmental Education Assistant 

647-258-3280 x 2011 [email protected]

Carina’s passion for the environment began in high school and has continued to grow as she has added a Bachelor of Environmental Studies and a Diploma in Ecosystem Management Technology to her name. Having previously worked in the non-profit sector where she discovered the joy of communicating ideas about the wonders of exploring the outdoors to young minds, assisting with EcoSpark’s Changing Currents Program was the next step to for her.




Matt Stubbington

Environmental Education Assistant 

647-258-3280 [email protected]

Matt has been working in the outdors for several years.  He has a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education with a specialization in Outdoor Adventure Leadership.  Matt enjoys canoeing, kayaking, camping and many more outdoor activities.  He is currently helping with EcoSpark's Changing Currents Program.





Kathleen Watt

Education Consultant

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Kathleen enjoys being outdoors and is passionate about protecting the environment.  She has completed her Master's in Geography and Bachelor of Education, and loves to bring ideas about environmental sustainability and land use planning into and out of the classroom.  Kathleen delivers teacher and student workshops on complete communities and growth in the Greater Golden Horseshoe.



Catherine Kurucz

Education Consultant 

Catherine is a science teacher with 20 years of teaching experience.  She and her students have participated in EcoSpark's Changing Currents program since 2009.  Caherine was also involved in the design and implementation of EcoSpark's Nature Academy program in 2013.  With a passion for environmental education, Catherine continues to volunteer with EcoSpark's programs.



 Murray MacKay
Science Consultant

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Murray has a Ph.D. in physics and has been a scientist with Environment and Climate Change Canada for more than 20 years. He runs an aquatic and meteorological research programme at the Experimental Lakes Area in northwestern Ontario, and develops computer models for numerical weather prediction and climate change research.  He has particular interests in scientific literacy and outreach, especially around citizen science initiatives in the environmental arena.