Team Members

The SWR team includes a mix of staff, volunteers, and interns, with a wide range of experience and expertise. We are incredibly grateful to have such an enthusiastic, passionate and talented group working toward our collective mission. We have around 10 permanent staff members who are helped by up to 80 volunteers from the community each year.

Strategy & Governance

Tova Davidson, Executive Director

Tova leads our organization under the Board of Directors, and is responsible for developing our strategic direction, supporting team members, and building key relationships throughout Waterloo Region. She brings her experience in public relations and communications to creatively approach sustainability opportunities. Paired with her business background, Tova is uniquely qualified to collaborate with organizations in Waterloo Region to help drive change locally and provincially. A former recipient of the City of Guelph Mayor’s Award of Excellence and member of the Guelph Mercury’s Top 40 Under 40, Tova always leads by example while inspiring others to do the same.

Get in touch with Tova via e-mail.

Team Members

  • Asiyah Choudry
  • Jacob Miller
  • Lauren Peng

Business Division

Lisa Chapman, Business Division Manager

Lisa runs the day-to-day operations at SWR, and has been thrilled to be a part of the team since 2018. Her business background, combined with her training in volunteer management and education, allow our organization to reach its full potential!

Get in touch with Lisa via e-mail

Programs Division

Aisling Dennett, Programs Division Manager

Aisling oversees SWR’s programs, including the Impact Network, TravelWise, ClimateActionWR, and ChargeWR program teams. As if that wasn’t enough, she’s also the Manager of Culture of Sustainability for the evolv1 building!

Get in touch with Ash via e-mail

Team Members

  • Julia McLeod

Business Development

Elizabeth Wong, Business Development Manager

Elizabeth works with a team of volunteers to increase our membership and connect with organizations who are dedicated to taking measurable and verifiable sustainability action.

Get in touch with our Business Development team via e-mail

Team Members

  • Juli-Ann Perkins
  • Sarah Aterman


Erika Malich, DriveZero Program Manager

Get in touch with Erika via e-mail


Samantha Tremmel, ClimateActionWR Plan Manager

Samantha facilitates the ClimateActionWR partnership between SWR, Reep Green Solutions, and the Region of Waterloo, along with area municipalities, local energy utilities, and the community at large. Samantha is responsible for developing relationships between partners, guiding and executing project planning, and managing external communication.

Get in touch with Samantha via e-mail

Team Members

  • Amanda Smith
  • Andreas Mertes
  • Mara Mackay
  • Megan Gereghty
  • Sandra Biskupovic


Liz Dirksen, Communications Manager

Liz leads the volunteer communications team and guides the creation and execution of our marketing and communications strategy. Her role combines both her experience with communications and her passion for sustainability, and she is pivotal in our mission to engage the community and raise our profile in Waterloo Region.

Get in touch with Liz via e-mail

Team Members

  • Alana Rigby
  • Clarissa Charles
  • Elmira Persaud
  • Jen Owens
  • Jenna Eaton
  • Olivia Paxton-Beesley
  • Sarah Fries
  • Sefora Catana


Katie Hill, Events Coordinator

Katie leads the planning and execution of events across our programs to educate, support and celebrate our members and the impact of our programs. Katie brings a wealth of experience from her background in the nonprofit sector, and she is currently pursuing a certificate in Sustainable Local Food.


Ashton Romany, Finance Manager

Ashton provides oversight and guidance for our annual budget and supports all of our financial reporting. This includes reporting on fiscal performance, budget preparation and presentation for board approval, and preparation of the annual financial report for board members and external stakeholders.

Get in touch with Ashton via email

Team Members

  • Hannah Dubber
  • Julie Vuong

Fund Development

Matthew Lucid, Fund Development Manager

Matthew connects our organization to essential funding programs and helps coordinate our sponsorship program. He also oversees funder recognition and requirement fulfillment.

Get in touch with our Fund Development team via e-mail

Team Members

  • Sonja Teichert
  • Lana Dadson, Sponsorship Coordinator

Human Resources

Yvonne Stoll, Human Resources Manager

Yvonne provides Human Resources support and guidance to our team of staff and volunteers. As a Certified Human Resources Professional, she brings a passion for team building and organizational excellence to SWR. During her career, Yvonne has developed exceptional process, implementation, and management best practices in a variety of fields, including advanced manufacturing and technology.

Get in touch with Yvonne via e-mail

Team Members

  • Taginder Clair
  • Payton Rubie


James Crowther, IT Manager

James is responsible for installing and maintaining our computer systems and related software. He provides team support and always keeps us connected! 

Get in touch with James via e-mail

Team Members

  • Laura Qualey


Michael Black, Website Manager

Michael oversees our website and MemberLink platform. In this role, he evaluates and manages website performance, facilitates hosting and server management, and develops, maintains, and updates website content.

Get in touch with Michael via e-mail

Impact Network

Rebecca Garlick, Impact Network Program Manager

Rebecca works closely with the members of our flagship program to set ambitious and realistic sustainability targets in the areas of greenhouse gas emission reductions, waste diversion and water consumption reductions.  

Get in touch with Rebecca via e-mail

Team Members

  • Rachel Stevens
  • Tasha-Leigh Gauthier
  • Nouran Nour
  • Shirley Yang
  • Jen Owens


Arcy Canumay, TravelWise Manager

Team Members

  • Allan Taylor
  • Arcy Canumay
  • Natalie Wennyk