Staff and Board

Experts on energy and environmental policy The Pembina Institute is made up of engineers, scientists, analysts, MBAs and communication professionals working...

Experts on energy and environmental policy

The Pembina Institute is made up of engineers, scientists, analysts and planners — plus communication, finance, administrative and operations professionals — working in B.C., Alberta and Ontario. 

Many of our experts are available for speaking engagements.

Speaking energy for 30 years

Pembina Institute's Executive Director Chris Severson-Baker

Book us for your next event

The Pembina Institute can provide keynote speakers for events or experts for small format presentations to corporate groups, associations, government or the public. From our broadly experienced executive director Chris Severson-Baker or deputy executive director Simon Dyer, to experts in the fields of renewable energy, energy efficiency, climate change, oilsands, liquified natural gas and transportation, we have speakers that inspire and educate with amazing insights and data.

Rates for senior staff are generally $2,000 to $5,000 plus expenses. We offer special rates for not-for-profits.

To book a speaker, email for information.

Our Staff

Adam ThornProgram Director, Transportation
Alex BurtonCommunications Manager (on leave)
Amanda BryantSenior Analyst
Arthur BledsoeSenior Analyst
Ashley BodiguelManager, Operations & Records
Betsy AgarProgram Director, Buildings
Bhan GatkuothSenior Communications Lead
Carson FongProgram Manager, Business Renewables Centre-Canada
Chandan BhardwajSenior Analyst
Cheryl De PaoliSenior Director, Strategic Partnerships
Chris Severson-BakerExecutive Director
Courtney SmithSenior Communications Lead
Davis CarrSenior Lead, Digital Communications
Emily HeManager, Renewables in Remote Communities
Grace BrownSenior Analyst
Hanneke BrooymansSenior Communications Lead
Hongyu XiaoSenior Analyst
Jahanzaib MunirAccounts Payable Coordinator
Janetta McKenzieManager, Oil and Gas
Jason WangSenior Analyst
Jennifer MenesesAssociate Director, Strategic Partnerships
Jessica McIlroyManager, Buildings
John Van HamSenior Director, Industrial Decarbonization Group
Jorden DyeDirector, Business Renewables Centre-Canada
Kendall AndersonProgram Director, Equitable Transition
Kerwin ClementeDirector, Finance & Operations
Laura HughesProgram Director (on leave)
Laurence MiallCommunications Manager
Lee ToddAssociate Director, Strategic Partnerships
Lynne CouvesProgram Director, Renewables in Remote Communities
Margret NellisseryAnalyst, Business Renewables Centre-Canada
Matt DreisSenior Analyst
MC BouchardDirector, Oil and Gas
Megan GordonSenior Analyst
Monica CurtisSenior Director, Communities and Decarbonization
Natasa SamardzicHuman Resources Manager
Olga YasynskaManager, Finance
Rachel SuttonSenior Analyst
Rajeev KothaSenior Analyst
Roberta FranchukSenior Technical Editor
Sabrina GroblerDirector, Strategic Partnerships
Samantha WardAssociate Director, Strategic Partnerships
Samuel MinassieSalesforce Administrator and Data Lead
Sarah McBainSenior Analyst
Scott MacDougallProgram Director, Electricity
Shannon RossAdministrative Coordinator
Simon DyerDeputy Executive Director/Acting Communications Director
Tom-Pierre Frappé-SénéclauzeProgram Director, Buildings (on leave)
Will NoelAnalyst

Board of Directors

The Pembina Institute's Board of Directors provides governance, support and operational strategic direction for the organization. The board meets regularly throughout the year.

Our board comprises experienced and insightful professionals who bring to the table diverse perspectives on environmental priorities, business administration, and societal responsibility. Board members serve as volunteers.

Nancy WrightDirector
Rick BreenSecretary


Binnu JeyakumarAdvisor, Electricity
Dave LovekinAdvisor, Renewables in Remote Communities


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