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.
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.
Noah Brotman is a planner at Hardy Stevenson and Associates Limited. Noah’s educational experience includes land use planning, urban landscape design, managing public consultation, and using video production and internet tools within the planning process.
Noah has contributed to a number of projects ranging in areas such as social impact assessment, land use planning analysis, planning policy, facilitation support, planning and facilitation of public events.
Noah’s approach to planning acknowledges that all social, physical, environmental and economic aspects of a project must be appreciated and balanced in order to fully understand an issue. Finding creative solutions that address all of these concerns is essential for forward thinking planners. Most importantly, planning is a cultural process and we must constantly strive to find innovative new ways to involve the public in planning conversations.
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.
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.
Jeremiah Pariag is an Environmental Planner at Hardy Stevenson and Associates Limited. His educational background is very comprehensive and includes politics, planning, sustainability, and emerging energy development.
Jeremiah brings experience in energy consultation, socio-economic impact assessment, business development, software development, research, and strategic marketing from both the public and private sector.
Due to his academic and professional background, Jeremiah uses a multidisciplinary approach to planning. He often seeks to use strategies that will provide an environmental, social, political, and economical solution. He is very interested in emerging energy implementation, environmental sustainability, and community development.
Reka is a Planner with project management experience in multi-stakeholder consultation processes and environmental projects that involve working alongside multi-disciplinary teams on a range of topics including park trail design, transportation, energy, airport expansion, and environmental projects.
She brings experience in project planning, relationship-building across a range of sectors and stakeholders, public and stakeholder consultation process development and implementation, meeting facilitation, and event and meeting organizing.
She is interested in public engagement, placemaking, public space revitalization, community development, environmental sustainability, city building and all other facets of healthy communities.
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.