Our Team

Executive Director
Today's climate change and social equity challenges are at the forefront of Charley's work with the Institute. As Columbia's Executive Director, Charley observed the climate change discussions in Copenhagen and regularly contributes analysis on emerging sustainability issues. As a School Board Trustee from 1996 through 2008, Charley successfully campaigned to save provincially-funded Inner City...
Communications Liaison
Justine Clarke is currently working with the Columbia Institute, coordinating their upcoming 2017 High Ground-Leadership in Transitioning Times conference in Vancouver, BC. Prior to working with Columbia, she acted as Campaign Assistant for the Kinder Morgan Pipeline Expansion Project with the MP of Burnaby-Douglas, where she helped raise awareness of the impacts this expansion would have on the...
Communications
Sharon Roling heads up Columbia Institute's special projects. Before joining us, she worked at a boutique consulting firm in New York, taking the lead on developing global marketing, advocacy and research initiatives on a wide range of socio-economic development projects, mainly across Africa. Prior to that, she worked at a peace-making think tank in Tel Aviv, focusing on Israeli-Palestinian-...
Office Administrator
Before joining Columbia Institute, Amor Verdeflor-Alvarado worked with Amnesty International-PRO as Office Coordinator for 1 year and with FORGE, a non-profit organization based in the Philippines, as HR/Administrative Officer for 8 years. Amor earned her Bachelor's degree in Industrial Psychology and Master's in Business Management from the University of the Philippines. She has also completed...

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