I am a Registered Professional Planner and a formally trained facilitator. I consider my professional strength as being able to work effectively and with sensitivity to the needs of clients and community stakeholders to achieve their goals.
I have completed more than 125 public consultation and 75 socio-economic impact assessment assignments for a variety of public and private clients, and have conducted multi-stakeholder consultation and mediation in numerous sectors. I've participated in 60 environmental assessment studies. I've facilitated over 1,000 public meetings and workshops, and have worked for most regions and municipalities in the GTA.
I have also provided expert testimony on socio-economic impact assessment, public consultation, land-use and environmental planning before the Federal Environmental Assessment Review Panel, the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Environmental Assessment Board, the Ontario Municipal Board, and the Ontario Energy Board.
I am a Vice President at HSAL and an urban planner by training. Prior to joining HSAL, I was employed for over 25 years in the electric utility business. I have worked as an urban planner, real estate acquisition and asset manager, finance analyst, business development specialist and corporate strategic planner. When I left the utility business, I completed training in mediation and conflict resolution at York University and am working part time as a volunteer restorative justice mediator in the Toronto area. I believe my ability to comprehend and assess the relative importance of large amounts of complex and sometimes conflicting data and issues and to then develop sound and rational strategic advice to clients as my main strength. Since joining HSAL, I have completed a number of land use analyses, highest and best use studies, social impact assessments and environmental assessments for energy projects. I am a Registered Professional Planner and a Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners.
Danya Braun, M.A. Geography
As an environmental planner at HSAL, I am interested in qualitative research, policy analysis, community engagement and the Canadian environmental assessment process, specifically socio-economic impact assessments.
I have experience on projects in the fields of nuclear waste management, energy policy, renewable energy project development as well as water and wastewater management.
My academic background is in Geography where I specialized in environmental management. My graduate research addressed community involvement in the siting process for a low to intermediate level nuclear waste management facility in Ontario. I am also a member of Women in Nuclear Canada and the Canadian Nuclear Society.
Anthony Hobbs, BSc Geology
I am a professional geologist and geoscientist with a background in environmental management, hazardous waste operations and radioactive soils remediation. Currently, I am the Project Manager for one of Canada’s largest low level radioactive waste cleanup processes in the Municipality of Port Hope.
I advise the Municipality on technical, socio-economic and communications issues and represent them on all issues regarding the Port Hope Project. I also coordinate all peer review activities and delegate peer review activities to the appropriate team members. I am directly responsible for liaison with the Port Hope Area Initiative Management Office, the Responsible Authorities (Natural Resources Canada, Health Canada and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission) and other governmental departments and agencies on behalf of the Municipality.
Additionally, my area of specialization centers on an understanding of complex environmental work, including Phase I & II ESAs, risk assessment, and working with the various stakeholders to facilitate project objectives.
Lauren Wingham-Smith, P.Eng
I am registered as a Professional Engineer with Professional Engineers Ontario and a Professional Member of Ontario Society of Professional Engineers. I graduated in June 2010 from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Engineering degree, specializing in Materials Science and Engineering, with a minor in Economics. I had the privilege to be in a unique five-year program involving a joint field of study called Engineering & Society, which examines the complex interactions between technology and society. Through core courses that dealt with the culture, history and social control of technology, the program provided me with a multidisciplinary outlook. My passion for green innovation and design stems from my unique educational background, and allows me to view both the environmental and human effects of sustainability from an engineering perspective.
I am a Municipal Peer Review Team Project Engineer at Hardy Stevenson and Associates Limited, and currently work on the Port Hope Area Initiative Port Hope Project on behalf of the Municipality of Port Hope, undertaking peer review of technical reports, engineering drawings, and remedial and investigative work plans; project management; budgeting; municipal permit review; coordination with contractors; and issue resolution.
Krystal Greenwood's experience includes working in the industrial distribution sector as a pricing/costing clerk and performing logistics and inventory control. Responsible for administrative processes from both the warehouse and in-office systems, Krystal brings to Hardy Stevenson and Associates eight years of experience in business administration.
Krystal is responsible for managing the accounting and administrative support on various client projects HSAL undertakes.
Michelle is an Office Administrator Her educational background in geography and sociology gives her the tools needed to provide support on many levels of business development and administration. She is committed to providing support to staff on a wide range projects.
She has been at Hardy Stevenson and Associates Limited for over ten years, as an administrator and office manager. She she understands what it takes to run a business and is a dedicated member of the HSAL team.