Meet the Team
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
PRESIDENT & CO-FOUNDER
Manvi is an MSc candidate in Public Health & Health Systems with a research focus on climate-related health risks, a published scientific researcher and a guest lecturer on Environmental Racism and Justice. She was recently an expert reviewer on the Federal government report on climate change & health.
DIRECTOR, SECRETARY & CO-FOUNDER
Janaya is a co-founder of Shake Up the Establishment and a member of the Board of Directors. She has her BA in Art History from the University of Guelph. Currently studying to be a teacher, she hopes to bring the same SUTE-inspired passion and energy to the classroom.
DR. KOMIL BHALLA
DIRECTOR & TREASURER
Dr. Komil Bhalla received her dental degree (B.D.S.) in 1997 and completed her Masters in Prosthodontics in 2001, both at GDCH Ahmedabad, in India. She then obtained her D.D.S. degree to practice Dentistry in Canada at the University of Western Ontario, in 2007. Dr. Komil Bhalla has also been certified by the University of Toronto in Moderate Sedation for dental procedures. Together with her husband, the Drs. Bhalla opened their dental offices, MM Family and Sleep Dentistry, in 2007. Over the years, Dr. Bhalla has continued to maintain her deep interest in empowering women and increasing representation of women of colour in leadership. As a business owner, she puts community at the heart of her work and often holds events benefitting the health & wellbeing of children and families.
With the guidance and foresight of our Chief Research Officer, Christina, our Science Team works diligently and collaboratively to research and provide factual reports on the ever-changing global climate crisis. Their work supports the development of educational resources and keeps our Learning Centre up to date. Find the team’s recent fact-based articles here.
Chief Research Officer Christina Di Carlo leads the conscientious change-makers who make up our Politics Team. This active team works tirelessly to keep you updated on all things concerning climate in the Canadian political space. By maintaining a non-partisan stance, their work aims to help keep voters informed while holding politicians accountable for their platforms and actions. Read some of their work here.
Our Media and Design Team is responsible for keeping you up to date and informed on all social platforms. Led by Eva Thorpe, this creative group consistently provides accessible, inclusive, and aesthetic content to help disseminate all things climate science.
Check it out on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook! Send them an email here.
FUNDING AND OUTREACH DEPARTMENT
Lead by the effervescent Sam Casey, SUTE’s Funding and Outreach team develops and maintains our community partnerships, while ensuring SUTE has the resources necessary to continue our mission. From grant writing and community fundraisers to creating partnerships with multi-national organizations, these women work diligently for us and the climate. You can support their work here.