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ENBIX Executive Advisory Committee

Bill Black
Bill Black

Bill Black

Bill’s diverse construction industry career spans 42 years, most recently in executive leadership roles. In particular he has been fortunate enough to experience significant levels of engagement over these years with those who are incorporating new definitions and realizations of value and performance while often adapting to significant threats or crisis, in their construction business strategies. 

Many of the activities that Bill engages in are associated with changing perceptions towards new ideas, approaches and technologies. Bill seeks to work with stakeholders to learn their perspective and help them discover new opportunities for value that change their viewpoint and allow them to realize value that they may have been missing. It is this continuous learning through hands on involvement and activity over more than 25 years that has provided him with a constantly evolving set of best practices and examples of new approaches and results that can be achieved through such a strategic role.

A regular speaker at industry events, contributor of articles for industry publications and co-author of the Commercial Real Estate Revolution, Bill was also awarded the Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Medal (Alberta) in early 2023 for his services in support of the construction industry.

Bill Black
Dick Ebersohn​

Dick Ebersohn

Dick Ebersohn is The City of Calgary’s Climate Mitigation Manager. His work on climate change includes the development and implementation of a climate strategy and program for Calgary. His current work focusses on leading the energy and carbon portfolio for The City of Calgary, both corporately and in the community. It includes policy, planning and implementation in the building, transportation, utilities, and funding sectors. Dick also played leadership roles in Sustainability, Planning and Transportation plans and waste diversion policies and programs in Calgary.

In the past 26 years Dick studied and worked in the fields of Sustainability, Urban Planning and Local Environmental Management in South Africa, Sweden and Canada. He worked on housing projects, land development, transportation, energy, public engagement, sustainable development, waste and recycling, environmental management and gender equality.

Dick studied Sustainable Development and has a Bachelors in Anthropology as well as a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning.

Max Graham
Max Graham

Max Graham

Mr. Graham brings over a decade of experience in real estate to his current role. Throughout his career he has contributed to significant transactions and projects for a multi-family residential REIT and a major accounting firm. As Chief Performance Officer, Mr. Graham leads strategic initiatives across the organization to maximize building performance, increase environmental sustainability, and improve the overall resident experience. He is also involved in capital deployment, revenue maximization, financing, stakeholder relations, funding requirements, risk mitigation, and policy review. Mr. Graham holds a CPA, a CA, and an MBA from the University of Calgary.

Max Graham
Ryan Hall
Ryan Hall

Ryan Hall

Ryan Hall, RPP MCIP, is a dedicated professional with a passion for community planning and sustainable housing. Hailing from Saskatoon, Ryan earned his undergraduate degree in Community Design with honours in Urban Design from Dalhousie University in 2006. Currently, he is pursuing his Executive Master’s of Business Administration from the prestigious Haskayne School of Busines.

As a housing manager for Siksika Nation, Ryan has spearheaded groundbreaking initiatives to construct energy-efficient and climate-resilient housing. His innovative projects include leading Alberta’s first 3D concrete printed housing endeavor and pioneering energy-efficient housing through cutting-edge cleantech technologies. Ryan also teaches Introduction to Municipal Planning at the University of Alberta.

Before his impactful role with Siksika Nation, Ryan amassed 16 years of experience with the City of Calgary, where he focused on development policy for transit-oriented development and area redevelopment plans. He played a pivotal role in shaping Calgary’s urban landscape, particularly contributing to the Beltline ARP policy aimed at supporting the city’s new arena in the vibrant culture and entertainment district. In his final year with the City, he collaborated with the affordable housing team, shaping new incentives and providing crucial input into local area plan development.

Ryan Hall
Jen Hancock
Jen Hancock

Jen Hancock

Jen has worked for Chandos for the last 15 years and has helped lead many of the company’s innovative practices in that time. She works primarily as a coach, facilitator and trainer for project teams with a focus on Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), collaborative construction practices, lean, sustainability and is a driver of EDI initiatives. She worked on some of the first IPD projects in Canada and has been a key champion in bringing it across the country from BC to Ontario. She oversees Lean integration and training; and, was instrumental in setting up and managing the waste diversion policy in 2010 that has seen the company divert over 75% of its waste in the last 12 years. Jen is on the board of directors and is Vice Chair for both the Edmonton Construction Association and Alberta Construction Association, and is a past Director of the Integrated Project Delivery Alliance.

Jen Hancock
Shafraaz Kaba
Shafraaz Kaba

Shafraaz Kaba

Shafraaz Kaba is the founder of ASK* for a Better World – a collaborative studio that aims to facilitate the creation of net zero energy, carbon neutral and regenerative buildings, which he founded in 2019. ASK* for a Better World is also a collaborative partner with EcoAmmo Sustainable Consulting, where Shafraaz provides expertise in collaborative project delivery and sustainable design. Over the last 20 years, he has made significant contributions to the design and cultural landscape of western Canada. Shafraaz is a founder of Media, Architecture, Design Edmonton (M.A.D.E.) – an organization that stimulates design discussion within the community and specifically creates a public forum for design debate. Through M.A.D.E., he helped organize lectures, symposia and exhibitions, including Capital Modern, which highlighted Edmonton’s modern architectural legacy.

Shafraaz Kaba
Sam Lane
Sam Lane

Sam Lane

Sam has excelled in the sustainability space as a leading voice on energy modelling and whole life carbon, as well as green building certifications and strategic sustainability planning. As Discipline Lead at Entuitive, she is responsible for inspiring and leading all the services within the Sustainability + Performance, including decarbonization, energy modelling, certifications, climate action, and embodied carbon.

Sam Lane
Rob McAdam
Rob McAdam

Rob McAdam

Rob McAdam is an experienced municipal leader and former resource management professional with experience in both municipal government and the private sector. Rob’s career reflects a demonstrated track record of building consensus to enable innovation, while maintaining credibility and consistency in the regulatory environment. 

Currently, Rob is the Director of Safety Codes, Permits and Inspections at the City of Edmonton, where he oversees the administration of the Safety Codes Act and its associated regulations for the municipality, including the Alberta editions of the National Building and Energy Codes. He is also a member of the senior leadership team in the Development Services Branch, who provide municipal services to the building industry with a built value in excess of $3B annually. Rob has been with the City since 2004 and has served in diverse leadership portfolios, including Chief Fire Investigator, and Deputy Fire Chief in the Public Safety portfolio. 

Rob is a Board Director for the Safety Codes Council, which provides governance, strategic guidance, and policy direction to the Council, who play a key role in the safety and compliance of structures and systems in Alberta. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Carleton University, and a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Management and Policy from the University of Northern British Columbia and is a retired Professional Forester.

Rob McAdam
Anand Pye
Anand Pye

Anand Pye

Anand Pye is the Chief Executive Officer of NAIOP, Edmonton’s commercial real estate development association. 

Alongside developers of office, retail, mixed-use and industrial buildings, Anand leads the creation of education programs in commercial real estate, mentorship programs, and industry events. Anand also leads the organization’s outreach and advocacy, connecting developers with thought leaders locally and around Canada.

Anand Pye
Kristin Tollovsen
Kristin Tollovsen

Kristin Tollovsen

Kristin Tollovsen is the Manager of Sustainability and Social Purpose at Centurion Infrastructure Canada.  Kristin has a B.Sc. from UBC and over 13 years of environmental experience including roles as an Environmental Scientist and as a Sustainable Project Manager. Kristin has worked with sustainable building certifications, sustainable operations and policy, and life cycle analysis for buildings and is now using those skills to lead Environmental, Social, & Governance (ESG) reporting initiatives and improve workplace diversity. Kristin is the co-founder of the Carbon Leadership Forum – Alberta Hub and was named one of Edmonton’s Top 40 Under 40 recipients by Edify for 2021.

Kristin Tollovsen
Lindsey Wachowicz
Lindsey Wachowicz​

Lindsey Wachowicz​

Leading sustainability and innovation at Brookfield Residential, AB, Lindsey, in her role as Product Development Manager, is spearheading the learning and transformation of homebuilding and land development.   Over the past two years, she has guided the organization to understand and build net zero homes. Lindsey’s current focus lies in in forging a pathway to constructing affordable net zero homes, driving product innovation with a forward-thinking sustainable perspective, and creating and implementing a carbon neutral strategy for the home building and land development divisions within the AB region of the organization.

With 13 years background in the home building industry, complemented with a 16-year career in marketing and communications, Lindsey possesses a keen understanding of consumer behaviour and market trends. This expertise enables her to craft and execute strategic communication plans that drives the organization’s objectives. 

Lindsey is passionate about taking a holistic approach to support sustainable initiatives within our industry. She actively ensures that education and awareness efforts extend beyond industry professionals to both existing and future homebuyers. 

Lindsey Wachowicz
Ryan Young
Ryan Young

Ryan Young

Ryan Young is actively involved in the economic and energy sectors of Alberta. He is the Co-Dean of the JR Shaw School of Business at NAIT where he oversees industry relations including work-integrated programs, NAIT’s entrepreneurship centre, and program advisory committees. He is also the President of a real estate development company that has built Alberta’s first multi-family infill to passive house standards. He sits on a number of public, nonprofit and private boards including energy companies, economic development agencies, and chamber of commerce committees. Outside of work, Ryan likes to run, travel, and watching his three kids in sports. Ryan holds the ICD.D designation, has an MBA from the University of Alberta and is currently completing a doctorate in entrepreneurship.

Ryan Young

ENBIX Staff

Andrea Linsky
Andrea Linsky

Andrea Linsky

Director – Emissions Neutral Buildings, Alberta Ecotrust. 
ENBIX Team Lead. Edmonton

Andrea has over 15 years of experience in the fields of renewable energy, demand-side management, corporate emissions reductions, training and capacity-building for energy management, and high-performance construction. Andrea is a Professional Engineer with extensive technical training in energy management and high-performance building. To compliment her technical expertise, she also holds a Master of Education in Leadership.

Andrea’s passion lies in bringing people together to create positive change. She looks for innovative ways to get things done and focuses on communication to ensure projects are successful. Andrea has been actively involved in utility advisory committees and boards for over ten years and is always looking for ways to support discussions around energy efficiency and emissions reductions.

In her spare time, when not dreaming about how to support Emissions-Neutral buildings in Alberta, Andrea loves to ride her bicycle, cook with friends, and spend time with her family in the mountains.

P: 403.209.2245
E: a.linsky@albertaecotrust.com

Andrea Linsky

Director, Emissions-Neutral Buildings, Alberta Ecotrust

ENBIX Team Lead, Edmonton

Andrea Johancsik
Andrea Johancsik

Andrea Johancsik

Program Specialist – Emissions Neutral Buildings, Alberta Ecotrust
ENBIX events lead, Calgary.

Andrea’s passion for the environment stems from childhood adventures in Alberta’s prairie, boreal, and alpine ecosystems. Connecting with these landscapes, and realizing they may be at risk, ultimately led her to pursue a degree in Environmental Sciences from Queen’s University.

Andrea has since worked in the environmental field in a variety of non-profit and public sector roles related to conservation, waste management, environmental education & interpretation, and climate action.

At the heart of her work is a drive to reduce barriers to action for individuals and communities to achieve a livable, equitable future.

Outside of working to advance Emissions Neutral Buildings, Andrea can be found exploring the outdoors by foot, bike, or skis, or stretching her creative muscle through writing, baking, gardening, and knitting.

P: 403.209.2245
E: a.johancsik@albertaecotrust.com

Andrea Johancsik

Program Specialist – Emissions Neutral Buildings, Alberta Ecotrust

ENBIX Events Lead, Calgary

Kate Woloshyn

Kate Woloshyn

Program Specialist – Emissions Neutral Buildings, Alberta Ecotrust
ENBIX resource lead, Edmonton

With her diplomatic mindset, creative thinking, and commitment to a sustainable future, Kate envisions a world where innovation and environmental stewardship go hand in hand.

Kate has established herself as a catalyst for facilitating a culture of communication and growth. She excels in encouraging collaboration and inspiring innovative approaches to address challenges.

As a Certified Engineering Technologist holding an Architectural Technologist diploma, Kate integrates her technical expertise with our vision. With over a decade of diverse experience in consulting, project management, municipal government, and systems efficiency, she brings a wealth of knowledge to the table across all disciplines.

When she is not working, you can find Kate exploring the great outdoors, biking, skiing, playing sports, coaching, or spending time with family and friends.

P: 403.209.2245
E: k.woloshyn@albertaecotrust.com

Kate Woloshyn

Program Specialist – Emissions Neutral Buildings, Alberta Ecotrust

ENBIX Resource Lead, Edmonton

Andrea Soler
Andrea Soler

Andrea Soler

Communications Director, Alberta Ecotrust
ENBIX communications lead, Edmonton

Andrea Soler is a communications, marketing and community relations professional with over 15 years of experience. She specializes in energy transition, climate resilience and environmental initiatives. 

She has developed award-winning communications campaigns and social marketing programs, with the purpose of reducing our impact on climate change. She has led programs to encourage collective climate action,adoption of electric vehicles, waste reduction, energy retrofits and the generation of renewable energy.

Andrea has a Master of Arts in Communications and Technology from the University of Alberta, a Certificate in Public Relations from Toronto Metropolitan University, and a Bachelor in Fine Arts from Universidad de Los Andes in Colombia. 

Creating is Andrea’s passion. Be it creating art, a garden or a story that inspires positive change. 

P: 403.209.2245
E: a.soler@albertaecotrust.com

Andrea Soler

Communications Director,
Alberta Ecotrust

ENBIX Communications Lead, Edmonton

Mike Mellross
Mike Mellross

Mike Mellross

Vice President, Alberta Ecotrust
ENBIX strategic direction, Edmonton

For the past two years, Mike has taken a lead role in establishing the Climate Innovation Fund. Mike has nearly a quarter century of experience in climate change, sustainability, and environmental management working across the private, public and charitable sectors.

Mike is a published author with articles in popular science journals on the application of market transformation theory for the achievement of climate change goals. Mr. Mellross has degrees in Environmental Science, Water Pollution Studies, and Natural Sciences and is a registered Professional Agrologist with the Alberta Institute of Agrologists.

Mike was a recipient of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Best for Canada Innovator award and a 2019 winner of the Charles Labatiuk award for environmental excellence.

P: 403.209.2245
E: m.mellross@albertaecotrust.com

Mike Mellross

Vice President, Alberta Ecotrust

ENBIX Strategic Direction, Edmonton

Rod Ruff

Rod Ruff

Acting Chief Executive Officer, Alberta Ecotrust
ENBIX strategic direction, Calgary

Rod Ruff is the Vice President at Alberta Ecotrust Foundation and loves to work across boundaries and build creative partnerships to advance a more sustainable future in Alberta.

Rod is passionate about program design, evaluation, and collaboration. He has led strategic projects for Alberta Ecotrust which includes participating as a founder of the Low Carbon Cities Canada initiative which established the Climate Innovation Fund in Calgary and Edmonton, and Project Blue Thumb – Canada’s first social innovation lab aimed at addressing water quality issues.

When he isn’t at work, or spending time with his wife and daughter, you can find him nestled in a book, fly fishing in the Bow River, or hunting in the prairies near his hometown of Medicine Hat.

P: 403.209.2245
E: r.ruff@albertaecotrust.com

Rod Ruff

Acting Chief Executive Officer,
Alberta Ecotrust

ENBIX Strategic Direction, Calgary

Pamela Goertzen
Pamela Goertzen

Pamela Goertzen

Executive Director, Smart Sustainable Resilient Infrastructure Association
ENBIX Innovation Lead, Edmonton

Pamela Goertzen serves as the founding Executive Director of SSRIA, where she has successfully instituted a wide range of programs and initiatives designed to advance the organization’s mission of promoting low-carbon building solutions. Her strategic leadership and unwavering commitment to forging meaningful partnerships have played a pivotal role in SSRIA’s growth and its positive impact on both the environment and the economy in Alberta.

Over the past two decades, Pam has demonstrated her dedication to the development and management of energy efficiency and social change programs in Alberta. Her career highlights include a senior position at Summerhill, where she oversaw the implementation and marketing of residential energy efficiency programs on behalf of Energy Efficiency Alberta. Prior to that, she spent 14 years at C3 (formerly Climate Change Central), where she contributed to the development and delivery of energy efficiency programs to Alberta homeowners and businesses.

Pam’s educational background includes a Business Diploma with a specialization in marketing and a Bachelor of Management. These qualifications have equipped her with the necessary skills to effectively communicate sustainability initiatives, exercise financial due diligence required for nonprofit organizations, and lead the growth of a burgeoning organization.

E: pam@ssria.ca

Pamela Goertzen

Executive Director, Smart Sustainable Resilient Infrastructure Association

ENBIX Innovation Lead, Edmonton

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