Management Board

The ESRF are directed by a 12-member Management Board which has representation from the federal government, the Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board, the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board, the oil and gas industry, and the general public. The ESRF is administered by a secretariat within Natural Resources Canada.


Jennifer Matthews - Chair
Health, Safety and Environmental Policy Advisor, Atlantic Canada
Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
1701 Hollis Street, Suite 800
Halifax, NS B3J 3M8

Sherry Becker - Member 
Senior Commercial and Regulatory Advisor
505 Quarry Park Blvd S.E.
Calgary, AB T2C 5N1

Steve Bettles - Member
Environmental Assurance Specialist
Cenovus Energy
351 Water Street
St. John’s, NL A1C 1C2  

Thomas McKeever – Member
Research and Technology Manager
Equinor Canada Ltd.
2 Steers Cove
St. John’s, NL A1C 6J5


In process of nomination
Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs
15 Eddy St., 10th Floor
Gatineau, QC K1A 0H4

Liisa Peramaki - Member
Director, Environment and Biodiversity Science
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
200 Kent Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0E6

Janine Murray – Member
Director, Wildlife Research Division Science and Technology Branch
Environment and Climate Change Canada
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa ON, K1A 0H3

Anastassia Manuilova
Director, Research and Innovation
Canada Energy Regulator
517 Tenth Avenue S.W.
Calgary, AB T2R 0A8

Offshore Boards

Dena Murphy - Member
Director, Operations / Health, Safety & Environment
Canada-Nova Scotia
Offshore Petroleum Board
1791 Barrington Street
Halifax, NS B3J 3K9

Elizabeth Young - Member
Director, Environmental Affairs
Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador
Offshore Petroleum Board
5th Floor, TD Place 140 Water Street
St. John's, NL A1C 6H6


Julie vanTol – Member
Grand Lake, NS

Vicki Sahanatien - Member
Timmons, ON