Provincial Council

The Provincial Council is the governing body and board of directors of the Green Party of Prince Edward Island. Provincial Council meets regularly once a month, and minutes of past meetings can be accessed by members through the Members' Area

We encourage you to reach out to any member of Provincial Council using the email addresses listed below, or to all Councillors at once by emailing [email protected]

 

Susan Hartley - President

Susan Hartley has spent a lifetime working as a clinical psychologist, an educator and human rights advocate. She has served in leadership roles in her profession, including as past President of the Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia, and in community volunteer work. Through her work and volunteering, Susan has been exposed to a wide range of human experience, and has developed a strong sense of social justice that has led her into activism, humanitarianism and politics. She was a long-standing director of the non-governmental organization, Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (CW4WAfghan), is a Rotary Peace Scholar, a conflict resolution professional and a consultant in community engagement and facilitation, and served as the Green Party of PEI’s Shadow Critic for Health & Wellness from 2016 to 2019 and was first elected to Provincial Council as Vice President in 2018. In 2019, Susan Hartley ran as the Green Party of PEI candidate in District 2 (Georgetown-Pownal).

Contact: [email protected]

Patrick Lévêque - Vice President

Patrick Lévêque has been involved with the Green Party of PEI since 2015 when he served as Campaign Manager for the provincial election campaign in which the party won its first ever seat. Since 2015, he has worked in the Green Party’s caucus office at the Legislative Assembly. He is currently the Principal Secretary in the Official Opposition Members’ Office where he leads research and policy development activities and provides strategic advice. During that time, he also served in various capacities within the Green Party itself, including on the Constitution Review Committee (2017), the Platform Committee (2019), and as Chair of the 2019 Provincial Election Campaign Committee. On the side, Patrick is working on his M.A. (Island Studies) at the University of Prince Edward Island, where he is researching rural governance on PEI. He has a recent published on PEI politics, and is co-authoring the PEI chapter for Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation’s upcoming State of Rural Canada 2021 report (expected this fall). Always one to get involved in community groups and organizations, Patrick is currently a board member with the Winter River-Tracadie Bay Watershed Association, and previously served on the Town of Stratford's Accountability and Engagement Committee, the Institute of Island Studies Executive Committee, the Rural Policy Learning Commons' Rural Governance Network, and formerly served on the board of the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation. Originally from St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, he lives in Suffolk (District 8: Stanhope-Marshfield) where he designed and built his net-zero home.

Contact: [email protected]

Chrismarlon Perera - Secretary-Treasurer

Chrismarlon Perera hails from Sri Lanka and moved to Charlottetown in May 2015, where he is currently employed at Hinduja Global Solutions Inc. From 2017-2019 he was a member of the Indo Canadian association of PEI and had the opportunity to organize several cultural events and fundraisers. From 2018-2019 he served as Secretary of the association. Chrismarlon also served as Vice-President for the Premier Toastmasters Club of Charlottetown from 2015-2017. Currently, he holds the Secretary position in the Sri Lanka Canada Association of the Atlantic Region. 

In his spare time, Chrismarlon enjoys travelling, taking photos, and try different kinds of cuisines. He has always had an interest in politics since he loves helping people and is passionate about equality for all.

Contact: [email protected]

Ryan Cooke - Membership & Volunteering Chair

Ryan Cooke is originally from West Prince, and moved to Charlottetown in 2006 to attend university.  He is a licensed Professional Engineer with 10 years of experience in developing energy conservation projects, and capital project management.  Ryan first became involved with the Green Party in 2018 and remained active through the 2019 election. 

Contact: [email protected]

 

Maria Rodriguez - Fundraising Chair

Maria Rodriguez was born and raised in Venezuela and emigrated to Canada 25 years ago. After living in Quebec and Ontario, she has called PEI home for the past ten years. Maria recently retired after twenty years with the federal public service, where she held a variety of responsibilities, most recently with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada as manager, science policy and partnerships.  She has many years of experience in science-based policy analysis, participatory processes, and partnership development, nationally and internationally, and is a strong advocate for inclusive decision-making processes and the need to create spaces and build capacity for active citizen engagement. Maria holds an agriculture engineering degree from the Central University of Venezuela as well as MSc and PhD in agricultural sciences from McGill University, Montreal.

Contact: [email protected]

Eddie Childs - Western Representative (Districts 21-27) 

Eddie was born in Niagara Falls, Ontario, and from a young age, he came to call Summerside home.  He has made a point of working with Islanders of all ages. While coordinating volunteers at the Harbourfront Theatre, Eddie was able to work with a diverse array of committed community members.  

Eddie recently contested the federal green nomination in Egmont, and believes in the core tenets of the Green Party, with particular attention paid to Ecological Wisdom, and Participatory Democracy.  He feels strongly that including younger voices, while also guiding our discourse away from digital spaces can repair the strains in our democratic conversation.  

Eddie has been a lifelong learner, and his passion for local and geopolitical issues alike has always motivated him to peruse political understanding. He has also had a lifelong interest and appreciation for interactive entertainment, emerging media, and local arts.  Eddie wishes for PEI to be represented honestly and accessibly, with long term vision and humanity as the core of the mandate.

Contact: [email protected]

Aaron Brown - Central Representative (Districts 8 and 15-20) 

After graduating from UPEI with a degree in English literature, Aaron Brown began a career in human resources. Following ten years in this field, he entered the affordable housing sector as the CEO of Habitat for Humanity PEI. After serving in that role for 3 years, in 2020 he accepted a role with a federal agency as an affordable housing specialist. In addition to his professional roles, Aaron has been involved with several boards of directors including the Learning Disabilities Association of PEI, Big Brothers Big Sisters PEI, the Canadian Congenital Heart Association, and the Association for Community Living of PEI. He has also been involved with the War Amps of Canada since 2014. When he's not working, Aaron is an avid reader and writer. He lives in Cornwall with his wife and seven year-old son.

Contact: [email protected]

Omair Imtiaz - Eastern Representative (Districts 1-7) 

Omair Imtiaz was born and raised in Dubai, U.A.E., and moved to The Maritimes in 2007 to further his education in post secondary biology and health care. His educational background includes a Resident Care Worker Diploma from Eastern College as well as a Bachelor of Science degree from UPEI, where he majoredin  Biology and minored in Psychology. Some of his areas of interest and skills include photography, climate change, cycling, drones, construction/renovation/retrofitting, latest tech/gadgets, newcomers (and the different communities on the Island), sustainability, off-grid and tiny living, feel-good stories, activism, food, all things outdoorsy, all things winter (his favourite season), exploring/traveling (especially finding the hidden and not so hidden gems on PEI), networking, and upcycling!

Contact: [email protected]

Adina Nault - Charlottetown Rep (Districts 9-14)

Adina began volunteering with the Green Party of PEI in 2019 in support of a friend who was running as Green candidate. When she had begun, she had not realized the impact this community would have on her life. This begun a slow learning process on the important role that politics plays in everyday life, and how to effect positive change. 

Adina is attracted to the Green Party because of its core values, which she shares, and because of the work it is doing to effect positive change, engage youth and take time to listen to constituents. 

Contact: [email protected]

Jordan Bober - Executive Director

Jordan_Bober_headshot.jpgJordan Bober is an Islander-by-choice 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 a 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 the executive of the Green Party of Vancouver, 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 a Provincial Campaign Manager in the 2019 general election, as well as campaign manager in the District 21 and District 11 by-elections in 2016 & 2017, respectively. He also served as the party's Fundraising Chair from November 2016 to November 2019, and as Director of Development and Election Readiness from 2018-2019.

Contact: [email protected]

Matt MacFarlane - Official Agent

Matt_MacFarlane_Fav_medium.jpgMatt MacFarlane lives in Augustine Cove and practices law through offices in Summerside and Charlottetown. For more than 15 years he has maintained a general law practice, serving clients throughout the province. After obtaining his law degree in 2000 and prior to returning to PEI with his wife Johanna, Matt worked in Ottawa as a Legislative Assistant in the Senate of Canada and as a Market Research Officer in the Department of Foreign Affairs. 

Matt has volunteered with the Kidney Foundation of Canada since 2004, serving as President of both the PEI Chapter and the Atlantic Canada Branch and sitting on the National Board of Directors.  He is vice-chair of the PEI Labour Relations Board and volunteers with numerous local community organizations. Matt regularly donates his time by presenting to community groups on various legal issues and offering legal support. In 2019, he was the Green Party of PEI candidate for District 19 Borden-Kinkora, and served on Provincial Council from 2019-2020 as Interim Central Representative. Having received a kidney and the gift of life from his sister in 2001, Matt advocates for organ donation at every opportunity and reminds us to talk to our families about our organ donation wishes.

 

Contact: [email protected]