Isabella Johnson

Senior Program Officer

Isabella joined the Columbia Institute as an Associate in 2021, coordinating High Ground and other virtual and in-person programming. She holds a Masters of Environmental Sustainability from the University of Ottawa, and prior to starting with the Columbia Institute, worked for Ocean Wise and the Council on International Educational Exchange.

Kevin Millsip

Executive Director

Kevin works as the Executive Director of the BC Libraries Cooperative where he is developing a project to support libraries engagement in helping tackle the climate crisis. He also works on a climate leadership program in Alberta. He co-founded Check Your Head and Next Up, has served as an elected Vancouver School Board (VSB) Trustee and subsequently worked for the VSB as their first Sustainability Coordinator. He serves on the boards of the BC Civil Liberties Association, the Wilderness Committee, and

Amor Verdeflor-Alvarado


Before joining the Columbia Institute, Amor Verdeflor-Alvarado worked with Amnesty International-PRO as Office Coordinator for one year and with FORGE, a non-profit organization based in the Philippines, as HR/Administrative Officer for eight years. Amor earned her Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Psychology and Master’s in Business Management from the University of the Philippines. She has also completed her office administration program from Vancouver Community College.