The Board

Our board of directors

Over the next year we will continue to expand our programs and lead our community through a green recovery.

reThink Green is an environmental program incubator. We focus on regional initiatives, and we connect people, ideas, and resources to build a more sustainable community. We strive to collaborate with like-minded organizations and individuals locally, provincially, and globally. 

Are you interested in joining the movement? 

Help shape the future of the environmental movement.

Leslie Kunto 
Co-Chair 

Injured Worker Outreach Contact Manager, WSIB 

Leslie is a dynamic and motivated professional with a proven record of generating and building relationships, managing projects from concept to completion, designing educational strategies, and coaching individuals to success. Leslie is skilled in building cross-functional teams, demonstrating exceptional communication skills, and making critical decisions during challenges. Leslie is an adaptable and transformational leader with an ability to work independently, creating effective presentations, and developing opportunities that further establish organizational goals. As a dynamic and energetic leader Leslie has a passion for the development and innovation of ideas that enhance businesses and the people that work for them.

Leslie is the 2020 YWCA’s Women of Distinction award recipient, a life-long learner, educator, serial volunteer and holds a career with the WSIB. She finds happiness and comfort sitting on various boards including Treasurer to the St. Leonard’s Society of Sudbury, active member of the Catholic School Council, and a member of the Business Administration Program Advisory Committee at Cambrian College. One of Leslie’s most honoured opportunities is being recruited by the Greater Sudbury Police Service as an external expert providing guidance in the areas of authentic inclusion, gender equality and harassment-free workplaces.

Leslie holds an undergraduate degree in Science and a Master of Arts in Integrated Studies with a specialization in Work, Organization and Leadership and a sub-specialty in Adult Education. Leslie’s master’s thesis titled “Gender Diversity and Performance Management in Corporate Leadership” was chosen to be published at the completion of her graduate studies. In addition, Leslie holds several certifications in the areas of finance and accounting, project management and energy and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

Emily Trottier 
Co-Chair 

Economic Development Officer, City of Greater Sudbury 

With a passion for sustainable economic, cultural and community development, Emily Trottier has worked for over 15 years in Northern Ontario and Europe to catalyze business growth.  She is the municipal staff lead for arts, culture and film in her role as Business Development Officer with the City of Greater Sudbury. 

With over a decade of experience working with not-for-profit organizations she has applied her background in business administration during their start up, development and expansion phases.  Currently Sudbury’s cultural offerings have been growing in full swing and this potential is harnessed in a renewed Cultural Plan, with film and event-friendly policies, grant programs and new capital projects for the arts. 

Emily returned to her hometown of Sudbury after living, studying and working in Italy for five years.  She is now raising a toddler who is a lover of arts and culture himself.  Emily has served on the board of directors of the Creative City Network of Canada and was a founding member of the Greater Sudbury Food Policy Council.  She is currently on the board of directors of rethink Green and is excited to contribute to the development of cultural attractions across Ontario in her role as member of the board of directors of OCAF.

Jordan Duplessis 
Treasurer 

Lawyer, Northern Law 

Jordan E. Duplessis is a Partner with Northern Law LLP.  Northern Law is primarily a litigation-focused law firm, which opened its doors in November of 2018. Jordan has concentrated his practice in family, civil litigation and trade-mark law. Jordan meets with all clients personally to fully understand and appreciate their needs and wishes.

Jordan has been a Board member with ReThink Green since July of 2020. He has a passion for sustainability and community development. Jordan joined the Board of Directors to emphasize the need for more locally source products and reduce the environmental impact of climate change.  

Outside of work, Jordan sits on multiple Boards that are community-focused. He is an avid outdoorsman, gardener and hockey player. Jordan enjoys attending local venues for live music and participates in the many festivals Sudbury has to offer.

Darla Stoddart  
Secretary  

Senior Scientist  Projects Science Program Unit, Science North 

Darla joined Science North in 2015 and currently leads the development of travelling exhibitions and large exhibit renewals within the science centre. She is a lifelong learner who enjoys new challenges and promotes innovative project development. As a student, she presented science workshops, directed a summer science camp, and created mini-university courses. She is trained as a Professional Engineer and has experience in technical project coordination and process mechanical design. Darla enthusiastically applies her unique combination of experience, skills, and creativity to the promotion of science, engineering, and math experiences!

Kevin Fitzgerald    
Member  

VP Global Sales, B2B Industrial 

Having grown up in northern Ontario, (Garson) Kevin is a serial entrepreneur, with a passion for technology, recycling and Manitoulin Island. Kevin started into business straight out of University with $147.00 after obtaining an Honors Degree in Applied Physics, from Laurentian University, back when being an entrepreneur wasn’t cool. Kevin started in the computer and technology field when Apple was just getting started while still in University, so, you know he’s seen a lot of change. (His son Kieran calls him the old guy, with a one pack, not a six pack).

Kevin married Kelly in 1990. Kelly and Kevin have three children, all residing in Sudbury. Kevin and his wife Kelly, grew a technology business in the past to place on the Profit 100 Company list in Canada, three years in a row, growing the business almost 1600% revenue in one 5 year span. The Company, was also awarded a Company of the Generation award from Northern Ontario Business.

Kevin then invested a number of years working in the Research and Development Tax credits area (SRED) in the last 12 years and understands the need to conduct research for the sake of commercialization. In the last almost 6 years, Kevin is 50% owner of a new company, B2B Industrial, Inc. developing and selling blast
mitigation products to many companies around all of North America. The company recycles car and truck tires to manufacture Blasting Mats and is responsible for having recently obtained two patents for specialized variable density blasting mats with another two pending. These originated from a military application.

The company has recycled approximately 15,000 MT of car and truck tires in the last 6 years or 1,500,000 tires. B2B Industrial, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary A-1 Blasting Mats have been responsible for diverting over 7,000,000 car and truck tires over the last 40 years, while re-purposing them and eliminating the need to use virgin rubber materials to manufacture blasting mats.

Kevin joined the reThink Green Board 2 years ago, right at the beginning of Covid-19. He looks forward to assisting large and small organizations with managing the various opportunities to recycle and minimize their carbon footprint, while growing the impact of reThink Green in Canada.

Sydney Fuller     
Member  

Corporate Business Manager, Northern Bulk Logistics 

Ryan Mariotti      
Member  

Freelance Cinematographer, Drone Pilot, Photographer, Conservationist

Ryan Mariotti is a Canadian filmmaker, camera operator, UAV pilot and editor specializing in environmental filmmaking that captures the beauty and importance of the natural world.

His passion for storytelling started in high school, when he won the Community Pulse Award at Cinefest Sudbury International Film Festival in 2006 for his short film Forever GTing.

After graduating with a B.Sc. in Environmental Science from Trent University, Ryan entered the world of freelance videography at 21 and quickly gained traction in the budding film industry of Northern Ontario. At 28, he turned his focus to documentaries and produced a series titled The Science in Saving Species at Risk for Ontario Parks in 2015. He has shot extensively for various CBC Doc series (We Are Canada, The Nature of Things), Ontario Parks, and over 20 feature films/series in the North (Slasher, Falls Around Her).

In 2017 he was nominated for the Ontario Arts Council’s Emerging Artist Premier’s Award for Excellence. That same year he travelled to Thailand to shoot a web-series (Tan Your Mind 2) for Outpost Magazine.

In 2018 he shot a music video (Island– Jennifer Holub) nominated for best music video by Northern Ontario Film & Music Awards.

His expanding skillset includes aerial filmmaking (UAV Certified), commercial cliental (Legend Boats), music videos (Almighty Rhombus, Sea Perry) and travel videos from around the world.

Ryan’s passion for environmental advocacy has led to volunteer video work with not-for-profit NGO’s including the Jane Goodall Institute, Ontario Nature, Lake Laurentian Conservation, and Junction Creek Stewardship Committee.

Mike Mayhew       
Member  

Owner/Operator, Mayhew Performance 

Mike Mayhew founded Mayhew Performance in 2020. He holds a post graduate in Mine Engineering and Project Management. He specializes in Executive Leadership, Project Management, Battery Electric Vehicles and Green Energy. He was key in developing the first Z40 (40 Tonne Truck) from design to site implementation with Kirkland Lake Gold. He is the only professional to ever complete the full manufacturing cycle-from proof of concept to final implementation at the Mine. He was Mine Superintendent at Kirkland Lake Gold Macassa Mine as well as being instrumental in the Integration of the Shaft4 Sinking Project in Kirkland Lake, Ontario Canada.

He has over 28 years of surface and underground mining experience with a demonstrated history of delivering exceptional results and executing on target under tight deadlines. Specializing in Innovation, Technology, Project Delivery and Execution, he has a wide Network and built Solid Relationships across the mining sector not to mention effective Negotiation Skills , Supply Chain and Operations Management. His clear understanding of BEV, Green Energy, Mine Operations, Supply Chain Management In Consulting, Contracting, and Operational Excellence results in a proven track record delivering safe production, on schedule and most importantly on budget.

Sherrill McCall        
Member  

Dean, Planning & Institutional Research (Retired 2021) 

Nadia Verrelli         
Member  

Former Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Laurentian University 

Nadia spent 7 years as an Assistant and then Associate Professor, for the Department of Political Science at Laurentian University. In addition to teaching and developing courses, she helped organize the annual Model Parliament event and actively participated in the Laurentian University Senate, serving as a member for 4 years.
 
She continues in the role of Research Fellow at the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, Queen’s University. A frequent media commentator on national politics, she has been a frequent guest on CBC, CTV, and various print sources. Her areas of research focus include: violence against women and children (she has a new book about to be published titled “No Legal Way Out”), human rights, the Supreme Court of Canada, Canadian Federalism and Constitutionalism (she is currently writing a book on the Secession Reference), and Indigenous Peoples.
 
The first woman in her family to attend university, Nadia earned her PhD from Carleton University in Canadian Politics and Public Policy Administration. She also has an MA from Queen’s University, in Political Science and a double honours BA from York University in Political Science and Law and Society.
 
Nadia grew up the third of four siblings in a working-class Italian immigrant household. She now lives with her partner Boris, a member of USW 2020, and his daughter Maria at her home in Sudbury.