Stéphanie Bohdanow, Lead, Land Use Sector Development, Green Municipal Fund, Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)

As the Land Use Lead for FCM’s Green Municipal Fund, Stephanie works to encourage the adoption of sustainable land use planning practices across the municipal sector. She develops funding programs and knowledge resources to foster municipal innovation and the replication of best practices. Stephanie has been working to promote sustainability at the local level for over 15 years. Prior to joining FCM, Stephanie was a Partner Relations Advisor at the Société de transport de Montréal. She holds a Bachelor of Environmental Science from McGill University and a Master of Urban Planning from Dalhousie University. 

John Georgakopoulos, B.Sc. (Hons.), M.Sc., LL.B., Partner, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP & President, Canadian Brownfields Network

John Georgakopoulos B.Sc. (Hons.), M.Sc., LL.B., is a Partner at Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP and is a Certified Specialist in Environmental Law by the Law Society of Ontario.  John resolves complex environmental legal issues for clients, uniquely drawing on his technical knowledge as a former senior environmental scientist with Ontario’s environmental regulator.

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John has particular expertise advising property developers, REITs, industrial manufacturers, and municipalities about managing environmental risks and liabilities associated with brownfields and contaminated sites.  John provides strategic advice to help protect clients against corporate and personal environmental liabilities including civil claims, regulatory orders, prosecutions and fines.  John is called to the Bar in Ontario and Alberta.

Greg Gilbert, Vice President, Planning, Fitzrovia

Greg is responsible for overseeing the urban planning and project design of new projects, sourcing new opportunities and managing community relations for Fitzrovia’s rental portfolio. He is a passionate city builder with 14 years of experience working for various cities, consultants and developers including the City of Melbourne, WSP Group and Trolleybus Urban Development. He has completed a Masters of Urban Planning from the University of Calgary and is involved in several industry groups and community organizations relevant to his field.

Dylan Hemmings, M.Sc., P.Geo (Limited), Vice President and Regional Leader, Ontario, Stantec

Dylan is a Vice President and the Regional Leader for Stantec in Ontario focused on growth and integrating climate solutions for public and private sector projects. He is based in Ottawa and has over 18 years of experience on site assessment, remediation, spill response and design projects.  Before his role as Regional Leader, Dylan led Stantec’s Canadian Climate Solutions Team and continues to support the evolution of Stantec’s design culture to design with climate in mind.  Recent projects have focussed on assessing climate change risk for contaminated sites and developing a climate vulnerability screening approach to identify sites at highest risk within a 33-site portfolio.


Matt Jamieson, MBA, ICD.D, President and CEO, Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation

Matt Jamieson is a proud member of the Tuscarora Nation and resident of Six Nations of the Grand River. He holds a Post-Bachelor’s in Management, an MBA from Athabasca University and is a graduate of the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program.

Matt is the founding CEO and architect of the corporate governance model used by Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation (SNGRDC) - a model that since 2015 has successfully operated autonomously from the political structures within the community.

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Matt leads SNGRDC strategy, operations, and investment decisions. Under Matt’s guidance, SNGRDC has deployed $60+ million of Indigenous equity and participated in the construction of $2.5 billion of infrastructure assets.

In 2017, Matt was recognized as both a Delta Clean50 and Clean16 Winner. In 2018, SNGRDC was chosen as Development Corporation of the Year by the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business. In 2019, 2020, and 2021 SNGRDC has been selected as Canada’s Best Managed Companies by Deloitte.

Tom Li, P.Eng., M.A.Sc., M.B.A.Ontario Business Operations and Development Manager, Parsons

Mr. Tom Li is a Principal Environmental Engineer and the Operations Lead for Parsons’ Environment and Energy team in Ontario. He is a Qualified Person (ESAs) Under Ontario Regulation 153/04.  He an experienced remediation engineer having managed 100s of environmental site assessment and remediation projects for various private and public sector clients. He has 20+ years of experience studying, designing, managing and contract administering various remediation solutions that meets the client’s technical and business objectives. 

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His remediation experience includes dig and dump, pump-and-treat, enhanced bioremediation, ISCO, duel phase extraction, surfactant assisted product recovery, soil capping and colloidal activated carbon injection.  Tom is also experienced in providing environmental support multi-disciplinary projects including environmental and excess soil management for roadway and pipeline projects and infrastructure installations and upgrades.  He has a Master of Applied Science degree at University of Waterloo in the Department of Chemical Engineering where he conducted a cross disciplinary project with the Earth Sciences department to inject supersaturated liquids into groundwater to assist in mobilizing LNAPL and to enhance bioremediation. 

Tammy Lomas-Jylha, Executive Director, Canadian Brownfields Network & President, Lomas-Jylha Consulting

Tammy has over 30 years of experience in brownfields and contaminated sites and is recognized as a dynamic and adaptable leader with the ability to coordinate complex multi-partner initiatives and interact effectively with private and public stakeholders. As an executive-level consultant, her work focuses on co-creating visions, strategies, implementation plans, performance measurement tools, and knowledge mobilization approaches to guide decision-making and actions of government and the private sector. 

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Some highlights: Tammy sat on the Green Municipal Fund Council (The Federation of Canadian Municipalities) from 2005 - 2011 where she represented the brownfield and contaminated site sector providing strategic direction for the $550 Million fund and encouraged municipalities to initiate sustainable projects with significant environmental benefits; She is the recipient of the 2009 Canadian Urban Institute’s Brownie Award for Individual Achievement and 2019 HUB (Heroes Underpinning Brownfields) Award from the CBN; and Tammy is one of the founding members of the Canadian Brownfields Network and has been involved in the organization in various ways since its inception. Tammy is very excited to be taking on the role of Executive Director for the CBN and is looking forward to working with the Board, Committees, members, and stakeholder partners. 

Dev Mehta, B.A.S., M.Arch., OAA, LEED GA – Principal, BDP Quadrangle

Dev is equal parts creative and pragmatic which leads to inspired and functional designs.He pursued his architectural studies at Carleton University, where he received his Bachelor of Architectural Studies and Masters of Architecture.

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Since joining the Studio in 2013, Dev has continued to grow his career and lead teams on increasingly complex and demanding projects such as the Bata Shoe Factory, a conversion of a historic factory building into a contemporary mixed-use commercial and residential property in Batawa; 7800 Jane Street, an iconic mixed-use development in the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre; and Indigo Phases I, II and III, a series of mid-rise buildings that define a transit-oriented development.

Dev is well respected for his articulate communication and design strategies by team members and clients alike and is known for his leadership within the Studio, strong design sensibilities and the attention he devotes to project management.

Bruce Tunnicliffe, M.A.Sc., P.Eng., President, Vertex Environmental Inc.

Bruce Tunnicliffe is President and founder of Vertex Environmental Inc., and founder and organizer of the SMART Remediation Technical Seminar Series. Mr. Tunnicliffe has more than 20 years of experience designing and implementing remediation programs for contaminants such as petroleum hydrocarbons, chlorinated solvents, and heavy metals.

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Having worked on more than 500 Sites, Mr. Tunnicliffe has extensive experience with in-situ remediation options and approaches in both soil and bedrock environments. Mr. Tunnicliffe holds a Master’s degree from the University of Waterloo he is a Professional Engineer, a Qualified Person in Ontario, and acts as senior reviewer for Vertex’s complex remedial designs and deliverables.

Melissa Walker, Development Director, Kilmer Group

Melissa Walker is the Development Director, responsible for providing strategic direction throughout the redevelopment cycle of the Fund’s real estate portfolio. Her responsibilities include investment analysis and acquisition due diligence, project design, negotiating municipal approvals and agreements, and stakeholder engagement. Prior to joining Kilmer, Ms. Walker provided planning and development consulting services for a broad range of commercial, residential and industrial clients across Ontario.

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Ms. Walker holds a Master of Planning from the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Queen’s University and an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and Geography from the University of Toronto. She is a Registered Professional Planner and a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners.

Lavinia Zanini, M.Sc., P.Geo, Senior Contaminated Sites Officer, Land Remediation, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy 

Lavinia graduated with her Masters of Science Degree from the University of Waterloo in 1996. Before joining the BC government in 2006, Lavinia worked for both private industry and the federal government as a hydrogeologist.  Lavinia has worked for over 17 years helping to regulate the contaminated site industry with the BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy.  


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