Advisory Committee

Thank you to our Advisory Committee who provides ongoing expertise and local stakeholder perspectives to guide the development and operations of Green Economy New Brunswick.

Adrienne O’Pray

Adrienne is a seasoned organizational leader, with more than 20 years’ experience in senior management positions in the public and private sectors. Adrienne is currently the Executive Director of the McKenna Institute for Digital Transformation at the University of New Brunswick. She has also served as Board member of Assumption Life and Chair of the UNB Faculty of Management Advisory Board. She regularly volunteers to facilitate Strategy Planning engagements with local community organizations, and we are fortunate to have her advice on this committee

Emilie Savoie

Emilie Savoie is an engineer-in-training (EIT) and a masters student in environmental studies at the Université de Moncton. She is an avid outdoors enthusiast, and her personal and professional commitment to the environment is undeniable. Her university career has been marked by a series of initiatives where she has had the chance to collaborate with students and professionals to discuss various issues such as the climate crisis and sustainability. Now, with her masters’ thesis, she wants to identify the nature of the challenges surrounding the green transition of the building construction and renovation industry in Moncton. With a strong desire to contribute to the community, Emilie is most notable for her involvement in community projects and boards of directors.

Greg MacPherson

Greg is an award-winning Financial Advisor, educator, and author of over 400 financial articles. He holds the Responsible Investment Advisor Certification (RIAC) and has expertise in Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investing. As the highest grossing Manulife Securities advisor in Atlantic Canada, Greg is well-known for his community support. Greg is a member of the Sustainable Energy Group (SEG), and has “walked the talk” by replacing most of his home and office energy consumption with solar panels.  He is also placing a major solar array at a new office in Woodstock, NB and donated a 20-panel array to a local women’s shelter.

Megan McCann

Megan McCann lives in Fredericton, NB, and owns and operates a solar consulting and installation company with her husband that serves Atlantic Canada. After taking Climate Reality training from Al Gore in 2018, she has made several climate science awareness presentations to schools and groups, and was recently elected to the Executive Board of the Conservation Council of New Brunswick. Megan strongly believes in the power of the sun and education, and believes the path forward to a green economy will be to work together, reduce our consumption, choose renewable energy and recyclable products, and support local!

Mylène Després

Mylène Després is a dynamic, heart-centered and community-focused entrepreneur, originally from Cocagne, NB. She is the founder of La Station Support, which provides small businesses, entrepreneurs, and not-for-profit organizations knowledge and connections to make a bigger impact. She is currently focusing her support on helping organizations level up their online presence, by offering primarily web design services — therefore transforming La Station Support into La Station Creative in 2020. Mylène’s desire to make her community shine is undeniable — she was named one of the “Top 20 under 40” in Greater Moncton in 2020 and sits on the Board of Directors of Codiac Cycling Trails.

Tim Murphy

Tim is the Executive Director of the New Brunswick Environmental Network. He grew up in Moncton and recently moved to Kent County with his partner and dog Lou after 20 years in Montreal in the fields of sustainability, youth engagement, climate and energy, and food security. Tim is co-founder of La ligne verte: Maraîcher, a rooftop farming and urban agriculture enterprise launched in 2017. Tim is most familiar with the small business, non-profit, and municipal worlds. You are likely to cross paths with Tim on the winter cross-country ski trails, or toiling away in his garden in summer.

Funders & Sponsors

Thank you to our funders & sponsors for championing business leadership and the low-carbon economy across New Brunswick.

The initial development of Green Economy New Brunswick was made possible by Natural Resources Canada.

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