Jackie Campbell (Vice President) is keenly interested in the impact of environmental issues on human health. She practices as a pharmacist at the Drug Safety Clinic at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, an outpatient multidisciplinary clinic that evaluates and advises patients with suspected adverse drug reactions. She practised environmental law for several years at Saxe Law Office, an environmental law boutique and served five years as a member of CIELAP’s Board of Directors.
Julia Hambleton (Secretary, ex officio) assists legal counsel and is responsible for maintaining CELA’s information resources, including the Resource Library for the Environment and the Law. Prior to working at CELA, Julia spent several years as an administrator working at an environmental justice organization and other non-profit organizations. She has also had a varied career as a musician and music educator. Julia holds bachelor degrees in music performance and education.
John Jackson has worked with citizens’ groups on environmental contamination, waste management, water quantity & quality issues, and citizen involvement and decision-making issues for the past 30 years. John was with Great Lakes United through its 30-year history, and is currently chair of the Grand River Environmental Network, chair of the Canadian Advisors to the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, and a member of the Work Group on Substances for the National Pollutant Release Inventory, among other committees that he serves on. He served for six years as a member of the Environmental Appeal Board.
Anastasia Lintner initially joined CELA in December 2016 as Special Projects Counsel for the Healthy Great Lakes program. In December 2021, she became CELA’s Deputy Executive Director. Dr. Lintner holds a Ph.D. in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics from the University of Guelph and an LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School. Called to the Ontario bar in 2003, Dr Lintner worked as a water policy advocate for almost two decades until her recent shift away from law practice. She has taught and researched at numerous institutions, including the University of Guelph, Wilfrid Laurier University, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador, Balsillie School of International Affairs, Osgoode Hall Law School and Queen’s University. Dr Lintner had the opportunity to combine economic and legal arguments for the Supreme Court of Canada in two cases: one involving the valuation of sensitive environmental lands and the other involving the intersection of insolvency protection and environmental clean-up obligations.
Michael Lucifora is a civil litigation lawyer in Hamilton and a former summer law student at the Canadian Environmental Law Association. He holds a Bachelor of Arts with a double major from the University of Western Ontario, a Masters of Arts in History from Lakehead University, and a JD from Lakehead University. Michael was called to the Ontario Bar in 2020.
Theresa McClenaghan (President) was appointed as Executive Director of CELA in November 2007. She holds an LL.B. from Western and an LL.M. in constitutional law from Osgoode as well as a diploma in Environmental Health from McMaster. She was called to the Bars of Manitoba and Ontario. Focussing on environmental health and environmental safety, particularly in the areas of energy and water. Theresa has practised public interest environmental law for over 25 years both in private practice and then at CELA. In 2006-7, Theresa was senior water policy advisor to the Ontario Minister of the Environment where she was responsible for overseeing the passage of the Clean Water Act, and implementation of the remaining Walkerton Inquiry recommendations. She has represented clients at the Supreme Court of Canada, Federal Court of Appeal and Trial Division and the Ontario Court of Appeal on a range of matters including pesticide by-laws and the Oncomouse patent.
She has two sons attending Western, and lives in Paris, Ontario with her husband and two daughters.
Tracy Tucker is an Executive Assistant/Office Manager at CELA. Prior to working at CELA, Tracy was a legal assistant in private criminal law firms in Toronto, and a payroll clerk at a shipyard in Victoria, BC. Tracy holds a Payroll Compliance Practitioner designation from the Canadian Payroll Association, and a Greatest Mom diploma, care of her son, Liam.
Luke Wintjes (Treasurer) is a secondary school teacher, librarian and curriculum leader at Ursula Franklin Academy, a small specialized school in the Toronto District School Board. Prior to teaching, Luke worked on various environmental and development projects, including cycling advocacy, green construction and coordination of youth involvement in the Earth Summit of 1992. He was also chair of the board of Canadian Student Pugwash and worked for Parks Canada in Georgian Bay. Luke has a BSc from Trent University and a MES from York, with studies related to geography, environment, and community organization.