Board of Directors

EnviroCentre’s Board of Directors is comprised of a committed group of volunteers, who provide support and strategic leadership to fulfill our mission.

Doug Michaelides, Chair

Doug Michaelides is president of Platform Marketing, an Ottawa-based management consulting firm specializing in go-to-market strategy and performance. He is an entrepreneurial business leader with a track record of leading new ventures, driving growth, and guiding organizations in transition. As passionate about the environment as he is about business, he is a strong advocate for corporate social responsibility.

Robin Goldstein, Vice Chair

Robin Goldstein is a municipal sustainability specialist who is passionate about facilitating the transition towards low-carbon and resilient communities. She has worked with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities on funding and capacity building programs to help communities across Canada implement creative solutions to their environmental challenges and take action on climate change. She has also worked in the municipal and non-profit sectors to promote sustainable waste management, energy efficiency and active transportation at the neighbourhood level.

Connor Jones, Treasurer

Connor moved to Ottawa in 2013 and is now proud to call it home. He attended Carleton University where he obtained both his Bachelor of Commerce, Honours degree in 2018 and his Master of Accounting in 2019 before receiving his CPA designation in 2020. Prior to co-founding Armstrong Jones LLP, Connor worked at a mid-size firm in Ottawa for 7 years. He has experience working in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors and specializes in the construction, residential development, and retail industries. He has a passion for helping his clients succeed, striving to be the person they call for financial advice when they need it. Outside of work, Connor enjoys skiing, golfing, and attending concerts and sporting events.

Kristi Ross, Secretary

Kristi is a lawyer who specializes in environmental law and land use planning law. She holds a Bachelor (Honours) in Environment and Resource Management and Biology (U of T) and a Joint Masters in Environmental Studies (with a specialization in Urban Planning) and LL.B from York University and Osgoode Hall. She clerked with the Federal Court of Appeal and worked at boutique, mid-sized and large law firms before founding her own law firm in 2014. Kristi is also part of the Ontario Bar Association’s Environmental Law Section. Kristi is happiest when she is cycling, walking her kids to school and growing food in her backyard garden.

Brian Mitchell, Director

Brian is a financial management and international trade professional with over 20 years of senior management, consulting, and volunteer experience in international business and international development environments (for-profit and non-profit). He is passionate about business-led solutions, international development, and climate change challenges. As a chartered accountant, Brian has directly managed a non-profit and served as financial advisor to the boards of several non-profit organizations, including the Sierra Club of Canada.

Chris Pulfer, Director

From Newfoundland to Yukon, and dozens of points between, Chris Pulfer has worked with governments, utilities, and other stakeholders to identify opportunities for energy efficiency, characterize barriers, and implement solutions. Chris has contributed to the successful completion of several major jurisdictional energy conservation and demand management studies, including key roles in recent conservation potential studies in Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Ontario, Saskatchewan, B.C., and Yukon.

Shanshan Shi, Director

Shanshan Shi currently works with the government of Canada as a programs officer. Prior to taking on this role in 2021, she had over ten years of experience working with McKinsey & Company in a variety of roles including practice coordinator and team leader of translation and interoperation services in the Greater China Office. ​She has a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from the Telfer School of Management and a master’s degree in linguistics and applied linguistics from the Beijing University of Foreign Studies. In her spare time, she likes jogging and kayaking.  She is fluent in English and Chinese, and conversational in French. ​

Alexis Ashworth, Director

Alexis is an experienced CEO with extensive leadership experience in the nature-based wellness, affordable housing and finance sectors. Alexis founded the social enterprise Root in Nature Inc. because of a long-time love of plants and gardening and an appreciation of their therapeutic benefits.​ Alexis spent 11 years as CEO of Habitat for Humanity in Ottawa and Halifax, and was named one of Ottawa Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 for both business achievements and community involvement. She holds a BComm in Finance, an MBA in International Development Management, and is an active member of the Canadian Horticultural Therapy Association. ​

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