Program Mentors & Coaches

Program Mentors are experienced Indigenous leaders and clean energy practitioners all of whom have deep familiarity with Indigenous culture, traditions, and values. Program Mentors will also support Catalysts before, during, and after the 20/20 Catalysts Program.

Program coaches provide one-on-one personal and professional development support to each Catalyst - helping them grow their leadership skills.

To learn more about this year's mentors and coaches, browse their bios below

Program Mentors and Coaches

Chris Henderson

Lumos Energy

Former Chief Judith Sayers

Sayers Strategic Advice

Daniel Gillenwater


Chief Patrick Michell

Kanaka Bar Indian Band (T’eqt’aqtn’mux)

Graham Findlay

3G Energy

Reg Renner

Atticus Financial Group

Chief Gerry Duquette

Dokis First Nation

Chief Gordon Planes

T’Sou-ke Nation

Cherie Brant

Dickinson Wright LLP

Chief Jim Leonard

Rainy River First Nation

Bill Touzel


Peter Kirby

Xeitl Limited Partnership

Søren Hermansen

Samso Energy Academy

Terri Lynn Morisson

Mi'gmawei Mawiomi Business Corporation

Troy Jerome

Sen'ti Environmental & Indigenous Services

Mike Reynolds


Dr. Michael Ross

Yukon Research Centre, Yukon College

Adam Chamberlain

Gowling WLG

Brad Reeve

Grant Sullivan

Gwich'in Council International

Blair Hogan

Gunta Business Consulting

Michael Ross

RER Energy Inc

Gail Lawlor

Energy Matters

Sanjeev Pushkarna

NS Power

Areef Abraham

Community Power

Chris Maracle

Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte

Bill Breckenridge

NB Government

Colin Asslestine

Kluane Community Development Corporation


Desmond Bull

Louis Bull Tribe

Carys Burgess


Matt Jamieson

Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation

Richard Hall

Nuxalk Nation

Program Coaches

Joe Stelliga

Human Capital Inc.

Lee Vincent

Visionary Seeds Consulting

Peg Christian

Peg Christian Coaching and Consulting

Carolyn Hamilton-Kuby

Morningstar Centre for Engagement

To see our Program Mentors from previous years click here.