Jim McIsaac – Executive Director

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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

1_Luanne_2019_cropped.JPGLuanne 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


 

Megan Eadie – Director of Innovation

ChelseyEllisPhotography-0363.jpgMegan 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


Cailyn Siider – Community Development Director

Cailyn is a fifth-generation commercial fish harvester from the community of Sointula, a settler community in Kwakwaka’wakw territory. She is proud to be an active fish harvester and has experience fishing halibut, prawn, and dungeness crab, as well as salmon gillnet, troll, and seine. Cailyn has studied Peace and Conflict Studies, an interdisciplinary program with a focus on social and environmental justice, as well as transformative change processes. She has a deep and practical understanding of the complexities of commercial fishing from her life-long involvement in the industry. Cailyn is passionate about coastal communities, the ecosystems they co-exist with, and believes strongly in the transformative power of telling those stories. She is working on strengthening connections between B.C.’s coastal communities and coordinates the B.C. Young Fishermen’s Network.

Cailyn can be reached at: Cailyn (at) bucksuzuki (dot) org


Hannah Fiegenbaum - Communications Manager

Hannah grew up on the east coast in the state of Massachusetts. Her interest in the diversity of ocean life brought her to UBC where she earned a B.Sc. in Biology. After completing her degree her focus was set on fostering links between conservation and social justice. She has directed programming and communications for community lead cycling organizations in Vancouver. She has also had the pleasure of sharing the beauty of the BC coast with hundreds of visitors as a marine naturalist. Hannah is passionate about sharing the work of the organization, and the stories of our coastal communities with the world.

Hannah can be reached at: Hannah (at) bucksuzuki (dot) org