Jim McIsaac – Executive Director
Jim worked in the commercial fishery for over 20 years before coming to work for the T. Buck Suzuki Foundation in 2004. He is driven by his passion for the B.C. coast and has been involved in pollution prevention, habitat protection and sustainability of fisheries in his work with the foundation. He led the development of our OceanSmart program, works within regional and national pollution prevention processes, and is involved in fisheries research and marine planning, management and governance.
Jim can be reached at: jim (at) bucksuzuki (dot) org
Luanne Roth – North Coast Campaigner
Luanne fished salmon and groundfish commercially in the North Coast for many years before starting to work with the T. Buck Suzuki Environmental Foundation. She leads our efforts to protect salmon habitat in the Skeena Estuary, and is focused on preventing pesticide contamination and petrochemical spills.
Luanne can be reached at: luanne (at) bucksuzuki (dot) org
Kiera Vandeborne – Community Development Director
Kiera is dedicated to exploring the relationship between resource development and local communities. She studied Environmental Governance at the University of Guelph and has previously worked in communications and community engagement. She is working on strengthening connections between B.C.’s coastal communities and coordinates the B.C. Young Fishermen’s Network.
Kiera can be reached at: kiera (at) bucksuzuki (dot) org
Megan Eadie – Director of Innovation
Megan is passionate about marine conservation and community engagement. She has a B.Sc. in Environmental Sciences from UBC, where she tailored her education to focus on the interdisciplinary nature of environmental issues. She has previously worked in environmental education and youth engagement. Megan is working on driving innovation within the organization, making it more effective while staying true to our mission and values. She coordinates our OceanSmart program and our work on reducing ghost fishing gear, as well as our Thriving Coastal Communities Initiative.
Megan can be reached at: megan (at) bucksuzuki (dot) org
Marc Fawcett-Atkinson – Communications Manager
Marc is from rural Nova Scotia, and the ocean was never far away. It ended up shaping his interest in the relationship between people and their physical and social environments, which he pursued while studying on both coasts: He completed a B.A. in Human Ecology at the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor (ME, USA) and has completed an M.A. in journalism at UBC. He has also worked guiding, trail building and reporting across northern Canada, Iceland, and Greenland.
Marc can be reached at: marc (at) bucksuzuki (dot) org