Glen (they/them) started as ED of MbEN in January 2019. Before that, he worked in the private sector with a local environmental software company, was the community housing and grants coordinator for an inner-city neighbourhood renewal corporation and worked for various national and provincial environmental non-governmental organizations in Manitoba for almost 20 years as a campaigner and community organizer. Glen volunteers as a board member with the National Farmers Foundation and holds a BSc. from the University of Winnipeg that focused on geography and statistics.
Heather (she/her) transitioned from Board Member to Policy Advocacy Director in July 2021. She is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Manitoba’s Natural Resources Institute and teaches the Environmental Law 3600 course in the Faculty of Law. Heather has three prior degrees from the University of Manitoba from the Faculty of Arts (Global Political Economy) and the Faculty of Law (J.D. and LL.M.). She was called to the Bar in 2014 and undertook legal and policy work for a number of organizations including the Manitoba Law Reform Commission, the Public Interest Law Centre and The Great-West Life Assurance Company (now Canada Life) before returning to her graduate studies.
Alexandra (she/her) joined the MbEN on a full-time basis in September 2021 after contributing to the Building Community Climate Resilience project in the spring of 2020. Alexandra is a recent graduate from the City Planning program at the University of Manitoba, and has previously worked with the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ on many placemaking projects.
Derek Bassey (he/him) and Gudrun Antosh (she/her) of A3 OfficeWorks Financial Management joined MbEN in August 2018. With over 10 years of experience working in the nonprofit sector, both Derek and Gudrun have a unique and firsthand understanding of the nuanced requirements the sector possesses. Such as grant sourcing, management, and reporting. Derek is a graduate of Canadian Mennonite University and brings to the table a refreshed and resilient approach to financial management. Gudrun has over 25 years of experience in management that included the overseeing of non-government and government organizations budgets. Their combined skillset provides MbEN the reassurance, security, and competency of knowing their finances are compliant with the C-GAAP, and non-profit accounting standards.