Board of Directors

The Alberta Emerald Foundation operates under the guidance and expertise of its Board of Directors. Thanks to their generous contributions of time and talent, the AEF is successful in its mission to showcase and inspire environmental achievements in our province.

If you’re interested in being an AEF board member, please see our BOARD INTEREST PACKAGE. You can apply online with your cv using our VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FORM. If you have any questions, please contact marisa@EMERALDFOUNDATION.CA.

Executive Committee

Lee Funke
President, Torque Communications

Mark Brostrom

Resource Development Committee Chair:
Kari McDonald
Chief Operating Officer, Yellow Bike Solutions Inc.


Treasurer & Finance Committee Chair:
Rebecca Grant
Finance Manager, LNG Canada Pipeline


John Parkins, Professor, Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta


Che-Wei Chung, Director, Advocacy and Policy, Alberta Municipalities, Alberta Urban Municipalities Association


Jen Silverthorn, City of Calgary



Patrick Jones, Sustainability Manager & Capital Projects Coordinator, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge


Trina Innes, Executive Director, Municipal Climate Change Action Centre



April Moon, Director, Asset Performance Liquids Pipelines – Enbridge


Debbie Rheinstein, Teacher for Calgary Board of Education



Katherine Rogers, M.Sc. Student – Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta


Christine Hornung, MSc & BFA (in progress), SomeArtyGirl Studios




committee members

Stuart Chambers, Partner, McLennan Ross LLP

  • Governance Committee

John Markey, Development Officer Make-A-Wish

  • Resource Development Committee

David Kleiman

  • Communications Commitee