Meet the Team

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Jennifer Taves (she, her, hers)
Senior Manager, Sustainable Communities

Jennifer has 14+ years of experience working with broad stakeholder groups to achieve common goals. She brings her expertise in project management, governance, strategy development and communications to advance environmental sustainability and economic prosperity in the GTA. Jennifer enjoys anything that gets her out into the great outdoors, especially hiking, and diving into a good book.

Chaya Chengappa (she, her, hers)
Program Manager, Water Stewardship

Chaya is passionate about community building and supporting innovative solutions, specifically water and waste, to mobilize climate action. She brings over 15 years of experience, working with local and international non-profit organizations engaging diverse stakeholders to design and deliver environmental programs. In her free time, Chaya enjoys cooking for family and friends, spending time outdoors, reading, and travelling.

Matt Brunette (he, him, his)
Program Manager, Energy Performance

Matt manages PPG’s energy performance programs including the Energy Leaders Consortium. He is also currently developing our new GreenBiz Resource Hub (launching soon!). He brings vast experience in energy efficiency programming, climate change impact assessments, and information session development. Matt enjoys a good book, watching Netflix, and adventuring through travel or camping locally.

Ozit Bittner “Oh-zeet” (she, her, hers)
Program Manager, Membership and Business Engagement

Ozit, as resident Membership champion, is eager to engage with current and potential Members plus finding new ways to enhance the PPG experience. Ozit also leads the Communications & Engagement Committee. She brings an extensive marketing background with clients in retail, logistics, entertainment, and consumer goods. In her free time, Ozit is an avid consumer of food, TV shows, and learning about sustainability by connecting with the incredible nature throughout the GTA.

Darlene Coyle (she, her, hers)
Coordinator, Water Stewardship

Darlene coordinates water and waste programming at PPG, including overseeing the Material Exchange Program. Darlene is passionate about helping individuals and organizations reach their sustainability goals through innovation, collaboration, and knowledge sharing. In her free time, Darlene enjoys anything active, including hiking, biking, and martial arts (BJJ), and she can be found nose-deep in a good book.

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Hershil Sheth (she, her, hers)
Coordinator, Events

Hershil coordinates all aspects of Partners in Project Green events and engagement. With an educational background in Environmental Studies and a professional background in community outreach, marketing and event planning, she is passionate about bringing like-minded groups together to discuss sustainable initiatives. Outside of the office, you can find Hershil gardening in her backyard, foraging in the woods or planning her next outdoor adventure.

Julia Kole (she, her, hers)
Coordinator, Energy Performance

Julia coordinates PPG’s energy performance programs including the Energy Leaders Consortium. She brings 8 years of experience working in non-profit environments being the event planning point person, developing and maintaining stakeholder relations, implementing programs, and delivering presentations. When not at work, Julia is out horseback riding, hiking any new trail she can find, playing hockey, or exploring the towns and attractions all over Ontario.