Meet the Team

Jennifer Taves Headshot
Jennifer Taves (she, her, hers)
Senior Manager, Sustainable Communities
👋 Meet Jenn

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, Waste Management & Water Stewardship
👋 Meet Chaya

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
👋 Meet Matt

Matt manages PPG’s energy performance programs including the Energy Leaders Consortium. He brings over 8 years 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.

Suzanne Pragg (she, her, hers)
Program Manager, Membership and Business Engagement
👋 Meet Suzanne

Suzanne is passionate about doing work that has a positive social and environmental impact. With 10+ years’ experience managing programs, projects and events in both the non-profit and private sectors, she thrives on building strong relationships with diverse groups of stakeholders. Suzanne enjoys sushi, reading, volunteering, and exploring new places. 

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

Julia is the main point of contact for our PPG members and our sustainable business community. She brings 10+ years of experience working in non-profit environments in event coordination, developing and maintaining stakeholder relations, implementing programs, employee engagement and presentation delivery. When not at work, Julia is out horseback riding, hiking any new trail she can find, playing hockey, or exploring towns and attractions all over Ontario.

Darlene Coyle (she, her, hers)
Coordinator, Waste Management & Water Stewardship

👋 Meet Darlene

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, and she can be found nose-deep in a good book.

Charlotte Hung (she, her, hers)
Coordinator, Events
👋 Meet Charlotte

Charlotte oversees all aspects of PPG events and communications. Charlotte has a background in science communication and environmental education program development, and is passionate about bringing together diverse communities and voices to drive climate action. Outside of work, she loves reading, running and hosting dinner parties. 

Ritika Jain (she, her, hers)
Coordinator, Energy Performance

👋 Meet Ritika

Ritika supports the energy performance programs at PPG. She brings 7+ years of experience, having worked with corporates and global not-for-profits in the energy and circular economy space. Ritika is passionate about climate action and decarbonization initiatives. In her free time, she enjoys travelling, hiking, dancing, and reading.

Want to get in touch? Please email PPG@trca.ca with the staff member you wish to speak to in the subject line and we can help you get connected with the right PPG staff.