Executive Director

Joe Chowaniec, BSc

Joe Chowaniec is the Executive Director for the Environmental Services Association of Alberta.  Joe has over 30 years experience with ESAA and has held many roles in the organization throughout his tenure.  His main responsibilities are the management of ESAA and the delivery of all ESAA events including RemTech and ESAA Summit.

Joe has a Bachelor of Science (Specialized Physics) and a Bachelor of Science (Electrical Engineering) both from the University of Alberta

Joe is an avid traveler, loves spending time outdoors with nature, his wife Rami and their dog.  You can pretty much guaranteed that no matter where he goes, there will be a camera with him.  Joe is an amateur photographer, whose passion for nature comes out in his photographs.

Manager of Strategic Relations

Erin Ciezki, BA

Erin Ciezki is the Manager of Strategic Relations for the Environmental Services Association of Alberta.  She has a Bachelor of Business Degree and a Bilingual Business diploma.  With more than 25 years experience in Real Estate & Property Management, 10 years experience working with Alberta Water and Wastewater Operators Association and with Canada Customs and Revenue Agency, Erin offers a diverse perspective to the ESAA team. 

Erin’s day-to-day will include working with new and current membership and she will also work alongside ESAA’s Executive Director and Office Manger to ensure the success of all ESAA events.

Office Manager

Janelle Byma

Janelle Byma serves as the Office Manager. She has over 20 years experience in accounting, management and coordination work covering multiple industries and providing for a cross-sectoral understanding of work process. Janelle has been with ESAA for 10 years, holding many different roles throughout that time.]

Within ESAA, Janelle’s work includes day-to-day operations, accounting and assisting with both membership and events.