AnnikaAnnika Chiasson, Program Coordinator
Born and raised in Moncton, Annika first worked for the NBEN as a summer student in 2012 and then again in 2013. Little did she know she would come back in 2016. Bringing with her, her passion for nature, art, and technology. She has happily and officially joined the team again!




Zaheera2Zaheera Denath, Program Coordinator
Zaheera Denath joined the NBEN in 2017. Having resided in various locales during her formative years, (including South Africa & Kuwait) she has settled in with her husband and animal family in Albert County on a large acreage coined “the funny farm” because of her unconventional animal husbandry. Her methods utilise as much natural and holistic knowledge gained from her various cultural experiences. She brings this same dedication to her work at the NBEN, advocating for natural solutions to today's issues.

TzomiTzomi Burkhart, Program Coordinator
Raised in the Rocky Mountains, Tzomi moved progressively east in stages before making a home in the Maritimes in 2011. With a diverse background in organic farming, interactive classroom activation, and a love of ecology, coordinating the Sustainability Education Alliance is a dream come true. Tzomi graduated from Acadia with a BA (Hon.) in Sustainability Studies and a double major in History in 2016, and when not in the office, can most likely be found in the garden or the woods - in any weather or season.






Tim good pic for biosTim Leblanc Murphy, Executive Director
Tim has been with the NBEN since June of 2020. He grew up in Moncton and recently moved to Kent County with his partner and dog Lou after 20 years of work and studies in Montreal in the fields of sustainability, youth engagement, climate and energy, food security, and small-scale organic agriculture. Tim is most familiar with the worlds of small business, community not-for-profits, consultancy, and municipal decision-making. In winter, you are likely to cross paths with Tim on the cross-country ski trails, and in summer you can usually find him toiling away in his garden.

ClaraClara Thaysen, Biodiversity Program Coordinator
Clara joined the NBEN in September 2020 as the Biodiversity Program Coordinator. She is completing her MSc in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto where she is researching the fate of microplastics in a marine food web. She is broadly interested in how we can work towards a sustainable and healthy future for both the environment and ourselves. In her free time, Clara enjoys rock climbing, riding her bike, and spending time near water.

VincentVincent Lambert-Song, BRACE Program Coordinator
Vincent moved to the Maritimes from his home province of Quebec in 2021. He is passionate about the sustainable use of natural resources and agriculture. Having studied agro-environmental engineering, he is interested in promoting nature-based solutions for the issues of today and tomorrow. Vincent is most at home with both his hand in the dirt or on the riverbank, retrieving an empty fishing line.


DoriceDorice Pinet, Environmental Networker for the Acadian Peninsula and the Chaleur Region
Dorice holds the position of Environmental Networker for the Acadian Peninsula and the Chaleur Region. This position allows her to act as a link between organizations in the Northeast and those in the rest of the province. She is also on the lookout for programs, projects, and challenges in her region. Being concerned about climate change, she is actively involved in many community organizations and events that aim at sustainable and healthy solutions. In the winter you can find her on the cross-country ski trails, and in the summer she is by the water, on her bike, or in the community garden she shares with friends.


saadiaSaadia Hara, Environmental Health Programs Coordinator
Originally from Chad, Saadia is a second-year student in the Environmental Studies master's program at the Université de Moncton. Her love for nature and her passion for interdisciplinarity led her to join the NBEN as the new Environmental Health Programs Coordinator. In her spare time, Saadia enjoys traveling, reading, writing, and playing her guitar.
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