Office Staff

Who are we?

Rochelle Owen
Executive Director


Rochelle Owen has worked in the environment and sustainability field for over 25 years at non-profit, government, and academic institutions. She currently works as the Executive Director of the Office of Sustainability at Dalhousie University. Rochelle uses facilitation, community development, program management, and analytical skills to design programs and involve people in sustainability issues. Rochelle holds a BSc in community health, a Masters in Environmental Studies, and is a LEED Green Associate. She writes sustainability columns for newspapers and magazines.


Justin MacDonald

On-Site Energy Manager


Justin MacDonald P. Eng., is the on-site Energy Manager at Dalhousie University. He has worked as an energy management consultant for the past 6 years within the industrial, commercial, and institutional sectors. Justin is responsible for identifying, coordinating, and assisting in the implementation of energy conservation projects within the university.

Justin holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering, is a licensed professional engineer, and is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) through the Association of Energy Engineers.

Scott MacPhee

Sustainable Transportation Demand Coordinator



Scott has over 10 years experience in the active transportation field as a facilitator and program coordinator. He is an avid cyclist and is very active in the Nova Scotia cycling community, sitting on the Boards of Bicycle Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Bikeways Coalition (Chair) as well as volunteer positions with Bike Again! Community Project and the Halifax Cycling Coalition. Scott also works at Cyclesmith. His main means of travel is by bike, but will not pass up the opportunity to try other forms of sustainable transportation.

Kendra Marshman

Communications and Administration Officer


Kendra holds a combined Bachelor of Arts honours degree in Canadian Studies and Sustainability from Dalhousie University. She is currently a candidate in the Master of Resource and Environmental Management (MREM) program at Dalhousie University. She brings skills of communication, collaboration, and a passion for the natural environment to her role at the Office of Sustainability.

Throughout summer 2018 Kendra will assist the team in understanding and reporting on how Dalhousie is fulfilling its commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to combat climate change.