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 provincial-council@peigreens.ca.

 

Susan Hartley - Acting President

Susan 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: president@greenparty.pe.ca

Vice President - Vacant

 

Maureen Blake - Secretary-Treasurer

Maureen Blake is originally from Halifax, NS, and moved around Canada quite a bit as her father was in the Navy. In 2003, she moved to PEI with her children - Lane and Asha - to be closer to family as her mother is originally an Islander and her parents retired here. Since living in PEI, Maureen has worked in bookkeeping, office management and as a reporter/photographer. She has also volunteered as the Secretary-Treasurer and Vice-President on a couple of different boards.

Maureen has been involved in politics most of her life. She and her family moved to Clyde River in 2018, and that’s when they became involved with the Provincial Green Party. They volunteered in Districts 17 & 19 during the Provincial election and helped in the riding of Malpeque during the Federal election. Maureen's family is concerned about climate change and working to do what it can to lessen its footprint. Maureen is excited about working with the Green Party to bring big change to our little part of the world.

Contact: treasurer@greenparty.pe.ca

Amandah Woods - Membership & Volunteering Chair

Amandah Woods is originally from the Charlottetown area but has lived in Mayfield since 2018.  She has a Bachelor of Arts in French from Dalhousie University as well as a Diploma in Public Relations and a Certificate in Computer-Based Information Systems from the University of Victoria.  She currently works in the Technology industry as a Senior Business Analyst in Charlottetown.
Amandah has had an interest in politics from an early age and is passionate about transparency, openness, and equality for all, which ultimately drew her to the Green Party.  In her spare time, she enjoys the arts, travelling, lifelong learning, and playing with her new puppy.

 Contact: membership@greenparty.pe.ca

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: maria.rodriguez@greenparty.pe.ca

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: westernrep@greenparty.pe.ca

Margot Maddison-MacFadyen - Central Representative (Districts 8 and 15-20) 

Originally from British Columbia, Margôt Maddison-MacFadyen worked as an English and Math high school teacher for 18 years. She moved to Prince Edward Island in 2009 after five years as Head of English at British West Indies Collegiate in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Upon her return to Canada, Margôt worked as both a sessional instructor and the Coordinator of Accessibility Services at the University of Prince Edward Island. She then enrolled in the Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Interdisciplinary PhD Program, graduating in 2017. Currently, Margôt is employed by Nipissing University, ON, as part-time academic staff. She teaches online from her home on PEI. Margôt is also the recipient of a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship, which allows her to continue with research work.

Margôt is concerned about climate change, and this underlines her interest to take a bigger role in the Green Party of Prince Edward Island. She is attracted to the Green Party’s six guiding Core Values ,and looks forward to helping grow Green Electoral District Associations for each of Districts 8 and 15 to 20. With EDAs in place, Margôt believes the Green Party will be strengthened, invigorated, and poised for an even greater success in the next provincial election than what was achieved in 2019.

Contact: CentralRep@greenparty.pe.ca

Boyd Leard - Eastern Representative (Districts 1-7) 

Boyd Leard was born, raised and educated in Souris, PEI. He is a true Easterner and understands the issues rural Islanders face. Boyd married his wife Joyce in 2001.

The Leard family have been in the retail business since 1898 in Souris. Boyd is a history lover and has been involved with the Leard Papers and the photographic history of the local area. Since 1987 he has been a partner/owner of Lea-Mac, an Electronics and Marine supply business, in Souris. Boyd was raised with a philosophy of Reuse, Reduce. and Recycle. His philosophy was further developed with the PEI Enersave program when he was a Holland College student and helped develop the electronics for a public education kiosk. After graduation, his business worked with Hampton Technologies to research and produce high-efficiency wood boilers. As an Electronics Technician graduate, he followed the advances in alternative energies over the years. 

Boyd was the Green Party of PEI Candidate for District 1 Souris Elmira in the 2019 Election and absolutely loved getting out into the public political world!

Contact: easternrep@greenparty.pe.ca

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: CharlottetownRep@greenparty.pe.ca

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: jordan.bober@greenparty.pe.ca

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: matt.macfarlane@greenparty.pe.ca

Chrismarlon Perera - Volunteer Secretary

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. Currently, Chrismarlon 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: chrismarlon.perera@greenparty.pe.ca