Provincial Council

Anna Keenan - President

Anna_Keenan.pngBorn in Brisbane, Australia in 1985, Anna's academic background is in physics and economics. After becoming aware of the stark realities of climate-change science during her university years, she became involved in climate advocacy with the Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC) and the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF). Moving to Europe for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change meetings in 2008 and the Copenhagen summit in 2009, she worked with Avaaz.org and various youth-climate-campaigning organisations. In 2010 she joined Greenpeace International as part of the Climate & Energy campaign team, with a particular focus on Renewable Energy.

 

Jordan MacPhee - Vice President

Jordan_MacPhee.pngJordan has lived in Prince Edward Island for his entire life and currently resides in Charlottetown, where he is employed as the coordinator of the Farm Centre’s community garden, also growing food for local charities and a seniors living centre. Jordan is a student at the University of Prince Edward Island completing a major in political science and a minor in environmental studies. Jordan has been an active member of the community since he began his studies at UPEI. He currently serves on the boards of the Environmental Coalition of PEI (ECO PEI), Save Our Seas and Shores PEI (SOSS PEI), Trade Justice PEI, and the Green Economy Network (GEN), and volunteers with a number of other island organizations and initiatives.

 

Sarah Saunders - Membership and Volunteer Chair

Sarah_Saunders.pngSarah Saunders is a visual artist from Prince Edward Island. She has a Bachelor of Design from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and a Bachelor of Science in biology from Acadia University. Her artwork explores themes of vulnerability and endurance, particularly in relationship to domestic objects and the traces we leave in our surroundings. Sarah's work is in the collections of the Canadiana Fund, the Province of PEI Art Bank, Confederation Centre Art Gallery and the Burlington Art Centre. 

 

Jordan Bober - Fundraising Chair

Jordan_Bober_headshot.jpgJordan Bober is a new Islander by way of Alberta, France, Germany, Sweden and British Columbia. He has a Master's in Economics from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden and is an active proponent of Ecological Economics and the transition to a New Economy based on the pillars of ecological sustainability, localization and social justice. While living in British Columbia, Jordan became active in the Green Party where he volunteered in riding associations and boards, worked for the BC Green Party and managed or co-managed election campaigns at the municipal, provincial and federal levels. Here on PEI, Jordan has served as campaign manager in Deputy Leader Lynne Lund's 2016 by-election campaign in Summerside-Wilmot, and went on to serve as the Digital Campaigner for the Coalition for Proportional Representation's victorious campaign in the plebiscite on electoral reform.

 

Patricia Altass - Prince County Representative

Patricia (Trish) Altass was born in Eastern PEI, and after many years living in Ontario, is now proud to call Summerside her home. She will soon be defending her PhD dissertation in sociology, exploring the paid and unpaid work experiences of women in PEI who identify as low income or facing economic hardship. As a senior research associate at the Young Lives Research Lab at UPEI, Trish is part of an interdisciplinary research team and has co-authors book chapters and peer reviewed publications exploring various areas of education systems and policy. Trish is a member of the PEI Working Group for a Livable Income, is a former chair of the Research, Policy and Evaluation Working Group of the Guelph and Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination, was a founding member of the Community Engaged Scholarship Institute at the U of G, and has served as president and women’s council chair of CUPE 3913. Before starting her career as a researcher, Trish earned a diploma in Child and Youth Work and was a front line worker in residential care programs for youth.

 

Josh Underhay - Queens Country Representative

Josh Underhay is a lifelong Islander with roots in eastern PEI and who currently resides in Bonshaw. A music teacher with 11 years experience, Josh has travelled the world and lived and worked in the UK, China and the Czech Republic, becoming fluent in French and Spanish and conversational in Mandarin Chinese and Czech along the way. Josh is passionate about social justice, income equality, gender equality, and racial equality. Recently, he has devoted much of his effort to advocating on active transportation issues on PEI.

Edgar Parker - Executive Director

Edgar_Parker.pngBorn Hampshire PEI, March 30 1938. Married to wife Gertrude, has 5 children, 6 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.

Graduated Prince of Wales College with Honors. Enjoys Gardening, Golf and downhill skiing.

Work history: Hired by Woolworth Co, managed 3 different stores in the Maritimes, Hired by Lords Drug Stores as Director of Operations for Atlantic Provinces, opening 16 stores. Later VP of Operations, VP of Marketing,Shoppers Drug Mart Atlantic and  then  in Toronto, VP National Marketing Services. Retired in 2000 after 25 years with the company!

Has been very actively involved with Habitat for Humanity, working on projects in New Brunswick for 8 years, and serving on its National Board for 3 years.

 

Jeremy Stiles - Official Agent

My involvement with the Green Movement dates back to the early 1980's when I was active in the peace and disarmament community in Winnipeg and then on PEI.  I first ran for the Federal Green Party of Canada in the Riding of Malpeque in 1993 and subsequently two additional federal elections.  In the past I have served on the federal council of the green party of Canada and I served as the Official Agent for the four candidates in the federal election of 2015.  I have been the Official Agent of the Green Party of PEI since it's inception.  Originally from Calgary, I came to the Maritimes with Katimavik in 1980.

Current vacancies

Kings County Rep

Interested in getting involved on our Provincial Council? We'd love to hear from you! Please contact President Anna Keenan at president@greenparty.pe.ca.