The Pacific Salmon Foundation is comprised of an expert team that draws on advanced education in marine biology; environmental sciences; fisheries science, policy and management; program management; finance; event management; fundraising; and communications and marketing.

Main Phone: 604-664-7664

Staff

Brian Riddell
President & CEO
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Brian Riddell

Prior to joining the Pacific Salmon Foundation, Brian worked for 30 years in research and management positions in Science Branch, Department of Fisheries and Oceans; where he co-authored Canada’s Policy for Conservation of Wild Pacific Salmon (2005), and provided science advice to the Pacific Salmon Treaty. Since joining the Pacific Salmon Foundation (2009), he established the Salish Sea Marine Survival Project and the research network necessary to undertake this international project (www.marinesurvivalproject.com).

He has served as a member of the Royal Society of Canada’s Expert Panel on Ocean Climate Change and Marine Biodiversity; he is currently a Canadian Commissioner to the Pacific Salmon Commission; was a member of the Province of BC’s Minister of Agriculture’s Advisory Council on Finfish Aquaculture (2018), and mostly joined the Board of Directors for the new Salish Sea Institute, Western Washington University.  

In February, 2015; he was recognized nationally as one of “50 Notable Canadians” in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Canadian flag.  Most recently, Brian has received the 2017 Murray Newman Award in Marine Conservation from the Vancouver Aquarium; and in May, will be inducted into the Fraser River Hall of Fame at the Fraser River Discovery Centre in New Westminster.  

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Development and Communications

Michael Meneer
Vice President, Development, Communications and Marketing
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Michael Meneer

Vice President – Development, Communications and Marketing

Michael Meneer is Vice President for Development, Marketing and Communications with the Pacific Salmon Foundation in Vancouver, British Columbia. Since joining the foundation in May 2009, he has helped expand public exposure through new corporate marketing partnerships and significantly increased philanthropic donations.

Michael has more than ten years of public affairs, strategic communications and political experience in the United States and Canada. He was an independent communications consultant in Vancouver from 2007-2009, working with the Vancouver Economic Development Commission, Simon Fraser University and former Vancouver councillor Peter Ladner. Before moving to Vancouver in 2007, he worked for seven years in Washington, D.C. as an association executive director, journalist and communications officer for two NGOs.

Michael earned a Bachelor's degree in History from The Ohio State University in 1997 and a Master's degree in Journalism and Public Affairs from American University in 2004. Prior to moving to Vancouver, Michael was communications vice president for the Council on Competitiveness - a group of CEOs, university presidents and labour leaders who collaborated on economic policy. Michael was previously director of communications for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, serving as the organization's media spokesman during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. He was also the executive director of a national association devoted to increasing public service when the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks occurred. He travelled the country speaking to business, charitable and philanthropic organizations and lobbied the U.S. Congress to support the AmeriCorps and Peace Corps national service programs.

Michael is active in the Vancouver community as a trustee of City in Focus. His wife, Dr. Elizabeth Marshall, is an associate professor of education at Simon Fraser University. Michael and his wife have a five year-old daughter and live in Yaletown.

Contact Michael Meneer at (604) 664-7664, extension 127 or mmeneer@psf.ca

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Margaret Buttner
Manager, Annual and Planned Giving
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Cory Matheson
Manager, Business Development
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Elayne Sun
Manager, Communications and Marketing
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Catherine Lee
Development Administrator
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Events

Brenda McIntyre
Director, Events
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Christina McIntyre
Manager, Events
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Christie Clarke
Events Assistant
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Salmon Recovery Programs

Dianne Ramage
Director, Salmon Recovery Programs
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Jim Shinkewski
Manager, Salmon Recovery Programs
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Salmon Watersheds Program

Katrina Connors
Director, Salmon Watersheds Program
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Jacqueline Belzile
Program Coordinator
Eric Hertz
Analyst, Salmon Watersheds Program
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Eileen Jones
Manager, Salmon Watersheds Program
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Katy Kellock
GIS Specialist, Salmon Watersheds Program
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Christine Stevenson
Program Coordinator

Finance and Administration

Tim Sucic
Vice President, Operations
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Fei Zhong
Accountant
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