Secretariat

The Secretariat is based in Montreal, Canada and provides technical, administrative and operational support to the Council

Role of the Secretariat

The Secretariat is headed by an Executive Director and its activities are carried out by professional staff from Canada, Mexico and the United States. Each year, the Secretariat submits the Commission’s program and budget to the Council for approval. The Secretariat also has special responsibilities to consider submissions from any non-governmental organization or citizen that a party is failing to effectively enforce its environmental law.

Executive Director

Richard Morgan

Richard Morgan was appointed Executive Director of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation in 2019, after serving as a Commissioner of the (Canada-U.S.) International Joint Commission from 2014 to 2018. He has taken leadership roles for 35 years in international relations, government, business and management consulting in several sectors, ranging from natural resources to health sciences. Richard has a keen understanding of the North American landscape, government organizations and the business sector, and considerable experience in collaborating with stakeholders in the environmental and sustainable development area. Richard started his career in 1986 in the Office of the Prime Minister as Executive Assistant to Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and served in that role for several years and also as Special Advisor, Director of Planning and Operations. He later joined the corporate office of Bombardier as strategic planning advisor. He is a graduate in business administration from the University of Ottawa.

Executive Director Report

Staff

Nathalie Daoust

Nathalie Daoust
Director of Government Relations, Strategy and Performance

Riccardo Embriaco
Director of Administration

Marcela Orozco
Head of Advisory Groups and Private Sector Engagement

CEC Staff member - Paolo Solano

Paolo Solano Tovar
Director of Legal Affairs and Submissions on Enforcement Matters (SEM)

Lucie Robidoux
Head of Unit for Ecosystems

Orlando Cabrera-Rivera
Head of Unit for Environmental Quality

Armando Yáñez Sandoval
Head of Unit for Green Growth

Patrick Tonissen

Patrick Tonissen
Head of Unit for Communications

Headshot of CEC Staff Member: Georgina O'Farrill

Georgina O’Farrill
Officer Outreach and Partnerships

CEC Staff - Caitlin McCoy

Caitlin McCoy
Legal Officer, Legal Affairs and SEM

Cezar Anghel
Information Technology Manager

Lauren Roy
Project Lead

Danielle Vallée

Danielle Vallée
Project Lead

Catherine Boyd Michaud

Catherine Boyd Michaud
Project Lead, Advisory Groups and Private Sector Engagement

Dominique Croteau

Dominique Croteau
Project Lead, Geospatial and Environmental Information

Bhan Gatkuoth
Coordinator, Diverse and Inclusive Outreach and Engagement

Violaine Pronovost
Grant Programs Coordinator

Malika Elhadj

Malika Elhadj
Executive Assistant to the Executive Director

Rocío de la Infiesta
Assistant to the Director, Government Relations, Strategy and Performance

Simonetta Ferrante

Simonetta Ferrante
Assistant to the Director, Administration and Finance

Doris Millan
Assistant to the Director, Legal Affairs and Submissions on Enforcement Matters (SEM)

Erika Hercules

Erika Hercules
Assistant

CEC Staff

Nicole Goñi
Assistant

Sarah Julien
Communications Coordinator

Dora Alvarez
Social Media Coordinator, Communications

CEC Staff - Marilou Nichols

Marilou Nichols
Publications Administrative Coordinator

Liliana Paz Miller

Liliana Paz Miller
Meeting Services Coordinator

Frantz Bernard

Frantz Bernard
Administrative Coordinator, Human Resources and Payroll

Carmen Cimpian

Carmen Cimpian
File Management Clerk

Linda Lee

Linda Lee
Accounting Clerk

CEC Staff member - Olga Sotelo

Olga Sotelo
Assistant

Our Core Values

Transparency

Build trust around you

Integrity

Do the right thing

Excellence

Strive for the best

Collaboration

Make it happen together

Inclusiveness

Diversity is enriching

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Reports and Governing Documents

Quality Assurance Requirements
Quality Assurance Requirements

Quality assurance standards applied to all our information products

Staff Rules
Staff Rules

These Rules set out terms and conditions of employment, working relationships and rights and responsibilities of the employees in the service of the Commission

Financial Rules
Financial Rules

Rules governing the financial administration of the CEC

Secretariat

700 de la Gauchetière St. West, Suite 1620,
Montreal, Quebec, H3B 5M2
Phone: (514) 350-4300
Fax: (514) 350-4314

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