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Appointee Biographies



Maureen Carter-Whitney is a part-time member of the Environmental Review Board and a full-time member of the Ontario Municipal Board. She is a lawyer who formerly worked as Research Director for the Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy, a Legal Analyst for the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, and a course instructor in environmental law at Ryerson University. Ms. Carter-Whitney holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Laws degree from Osgoode Hall Law School.


Prior to her appointment to the Ontario Municipal Board in 2011, Helen Jackson practiced as a Geologist and a Hydrogeologist in the private sector. Her work included technical and management roles on a wide range of multidisciplinary projects for the natural resources sector, waste management and infrastructure projects. She was a member of the Assessment, Risk, Remediation and Environmental Consulting Group at SNC-Lavalin Inc. for many years. Ms. Jackson has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Queen's University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of Alberta and is a member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario and the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta (resigned as a member in good standing).


Andrew Halpenny spent the majority of his professional career in the Canadian Armed Forces as an infantry officer and a military lawyer. He served across Canada, in Europe, the Balkans, Middle East, and in South Asia. Following retirement, he worked for several years with the RCMP as legal counsel. He is an active member and past director of the Rockcliffe Flying Club in Ottawa. He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Manitoba, his Bachelor of Laws degree at Queen's University, and his Master of Laws degree at the University of Ottawa.


Jerry V. DeMarco is the Executive Chair of Environment and Land Tribunals Ontario. As a lawyer, he appeared before tribunals, Ontario and federal courts, and the Supreme Court of Canada. In addition to his law degree from the University of Toronto, he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Windsor and Master's degrees in Science (University of Toronto), Management (McGill University), and Environmental Studies (York University) and is a professional planner (MCIP). His writings appear in a wide variety of books and journals. Mr. DeMarco was the first recipient of the City of Toronto's Green Toronto Award for environmental leadership.


Paul Muldoon has been a full-time Vice-Chair of the Environmental Review Tribunal since 2006. He is a former Adjunct Professor at the School of Environment, University of Toronto and a former member of York University's Faculty of Environmental Studies. Mr. Muldoon's community involvement has included serving as a member of the Expert Panel on Groundwater for the Council of Canadian Academies and as a former member of Environment Canada's Environmental Protection Advisory Committee. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from McMaster University, a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Ottawa and a Master of Laws degree from McGill University.