Jennifer Campbell, PMP, EP
Jennifer Campbell is TWC’s proud founder and President. Jennifer began her career in the environmental field over two decades ago where she has worked as a Project Manager, Government Regulator, and senior Indigenous Relations Specialist. During that time, she has earned her Project Management Professional and Environmental Professional designations. Jennifer’s experience and expertise allows her to effectively lead her team through complex projects, incorporating TWC’s Reconciliation Action Plan through each step of the way.
VP Indigenous Relations
Pascale Méra, MA
Pascale Méra is our Vice-President and lead for our Indigenous Relations services. Pascale has 20 years of experience in Indigenous engagement and social research. Pascale focuses on solutions-oriented work that addresses Indigenous issues related to large-scale development and provides for meaningful integration of Indigenous environmental, social, economic, and cultural interests in the project life cycle. Pascale’s work and vision is grounded in the goal of long-term relationship building and reconciliation.
Environmental Specialist and Operations Lead
Susanne McElroy, RPF
Susanne McElroy is our Environmental Specialist and Operations Lead. She has over 19 years of experience working as a professional forester and vegetation ecologist in the environmental, mining and forestry sectors throughout Alberta, British Columbia and the Northwest Territories. Susanne has worked to develop and execute a wide array of technical field programs for Environmental Assessment (EA) and EA conditions compliance, environmental field and screening reports, forest development and operating plans, forest monitoring and forest health-related reports. Susanne uses her technical skills to collaborate with Indigenous communities and stakeholders to develop reports related to community traditional knowledge, EA compliance, consultation and engagement, data/ communication management, forest development plan mitigations, and standard operating procedures for field and business operations. Through Susanne’s 19 years, she has effectively managed large teams of biophysical staff and field crews, ensuring continued success by developing and communicating clear accountabilities, guidelines and expectations to provide optimal outcomes for clients!
Michael O’Dwyer, LLB, Msc
Michael O’Dwyer is a Senior Analyst at TWC. He has completed a Bachelor degree in Law holds a Master’s in Environmental Management, and a Bachelor degree in Geography. Michael is a socio-economic analyst and Environmental Professional that specializes in environmental and socio-economic impact assessments, community engagement, and environmental permitting. Michael has extensive knowledge of contemporary environmental, sustainability and legislative issues.
Community Relations Specialist
Emma Wilson is one of our Community Relations Specialists. Emma completed her Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria. She has over 3 years’ experience in community based monitoring, research, and management of cultural and historical environmental data throughout British Columbia, Alberta, and Northwest Territories. She has strong engagement skills and is experienced in facilitating and conducting interviews based on Traditional Knowledge and Indigenous laws. Her attention to detail has produced quality stewardship reports, consultation tracking, and responses to regulators. Emma has successfully developed and delivered community feedback sessions and workshops and is passionate about incorporating Indigenous perspectives into local management systems and policies.
Community Relations Specialist
Alyssa Savage is one of TWC’s Community Relations Specialists. Her passion and experience in economic and environmental research makes her a great asset to the team. Alyssa earned her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economics and Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria where she completed her thesis focused on modelling land access of Indigenous communities and traditional knowledge. She has also contributed to research on ecological restoration, social conflict, and natural resource policy. Through volunteer, academic, and professional endeavors, Alyssa has participated in restoration and monitoring field work in collaboration with various stakeholders and Indigenous community members.
Community Relations Specialist
Michael Vegh is one of our Community Relations Specialists. Michael completed his undergraduate degree at Simon Fraser University and earned a Bachelor of Environment, specializing in Resource and Environmental Management. Throughout his professional career Michael has acquired experience as a Field Biologist, Enforcement Officer, Policy Analyst, and a Resource Management Coordinator. Michael has always been passionate about working alongside Indigenous communities to foster sustainable development and has extensive experience with Coastal First Nations on marine and terrestrial resource management projects.
Morgan Ayres is our Intern. She is working towards completing her Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Business at the University of Victoria. Morgan’s role at TWC allows her to gain valuable knowledge in Indigenous engagement, environmental assessment processes and overarching skills such as writing and material preparation through hands-on experience and one-on-one peer mentoring. Morgan’s passion for environmental and social consulting enables her to capitalize and continuously add to her experiences throughout her internship at TWC!
Aidan Downing is our Intern. This role provides him with a first-hand experience into the world of consulting through one-on-one peer mentoring and hands-on work. His work allows him to gain valuable knowledge about social and environmental consulting, business development strategies, and interpersonal skills that will enrich his experience at the University of Victoria. Aidan’s desire to learn about environmental and social consulting makes him a great asset and enables him to make the most of his experience at TWC.
Lisa Nye is a senior associate with over 33 years of experience working with Indigenous organizations and communities, governments and industry in various areas including social and economic development, strategic planning, Treaty Negotiations, First Nation economic development, resource management, energy initiatives, innovative policy and regulatory operations. Lisa worked for 28 years with the BC Government primarily in consultation and engagement roles with Indigenous Nations and organizations across British Columbia. Working as a consultant over the last 9 years, Lisa is facilitating dialogues on critical issues, engaging with Indigenous Nations and communities, developing strategies, creating achievable plans, collaborating on economic and social innovation and developing practical policy . In 2007, Lisa’s work with Indigenous Nations and communities was recognized when she received the Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Excellence in the Public Service.the Public Service.
Ellen Frisch is one of our Senior Associates. She brings more than twenty years’ experience working with Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities on the forefront of important British Columbia land, resource, and labor policy development. Ellen’s work has primarily been focused on identifying ways to build relationships across and between complex topics with the objective to find paths that enable listening and demonstrate that messages have been understood. Through her work, Ellen plans and implements engagement and regulatory strategies that maximize opportunity, manage risk, and allow for sound decision making, especially in complex environments.
Dr. Paleah Black Moher
Dr. Paleah Black Moher is a senior associate with a specialization in environmental toxicology and human health risk assessment. She has worked closely with a wide range of Indigenous communities across Canada and the Arctic on matters related to environmental and human health, policy impact, and cancer awareness. Some of her past work has focused on outdoor air quality, traditional food contaminants, drinking water safety, as well as human health risk assessments. Paleah brings a strong academic background with a PhD in Environmental and Chemical Toxicology (UOttawa), and a postdoctoral fellowship in occupational exposures (UVic).