Melissa De Young
Director, Policy and Programs
Melissa is responsible for leading Pollution Probe’s health-related programming and has more than 10 years of experience in the environmental sector. Since joining Pollution Probe in 2010, she has led a number of projects related to children’s health, chemicals management, transportation and water. She was responsible for authoring Pollution Probe’s Primer on Toxic Substances, which serves as an introduction to toxic substances and their impacts on human health and the environment, and the Great Lakes Fact Sheets, intended to build understanding on vital issues that impact the health of the Great Lakes and surrounding communities.
Melissa also represents Pollution Probe on the Annex 3 Chemicals of Mutual Concern Executive Sub-Committee for the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. Melissa is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and holds a Master of Environmental Studies degree from York University and an Honours Bachelor degree in Political Science from the University of Toronto.