The CCIS Board is made up of four chambers including governments, chapters, industry/organizations and indigenous groups. The goal of our Board is to maintain a smaller, effective board while maintaining diversity and geographical representation.

Megan Evans
Executive Director, Alberta Invasive Species Council

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Andrea Altherr
Executive Director, Yukon Invasive Species Council

Andrea Altherr works for the Yukon Invasive Species Council, a non-profit organization, since 2008 and manages the council's projects and every day operation.

Rebecca Lee
Executive Director, Canadian Horticultural Council

Rebecca joined the Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) in August 2016 as Executive Director. Prior to that, she spent six years as Technical Director of the North American Plant Protection Organization (NAPPO), where she also served as Acting Executive Director. During her time with NAPPO, she worked very closely with government, research and industry representatives from Canada, Mexico and the U.S. Her previous positions include Executive Director of the Colombian Centre for Innovation in Floriculture and coordinator for on-farm research at the University of Bogota, in Colombia.

Steve Gordon
Manager, Biodiversity Conservation Section, New Brunswick

Steve is manager of the Biodiversity Conservation Section with the New Brunswick Dept. of Energy and Resource Development in Fredericton. The sections responsibilities include: biodiversity, wildlife habitat, protected natural area and species at risk conservation. Steve holds a BSc. in Forestry (UNB’85) and has been with the Department since 1988.

Rosemary Curley
Prince Edward Island Invasive Species Council

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Chet Neufeld
Saskatchewan Invasive Species Council

Chet Neufeld is the founder and current Vice Chair of the Saskatchewan Invasive Species Council and a co-founder and current Treasurer of the Canadian Council on Invasive Species. He is also the Executive Director of the Native Plant Society of Saskatchewan. He has worked for Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada, and as an environmental consultant. His work has included projects dealing with education and outreach, habitat restoration, native plant research, and invasive species management. He specializes in plant ecology and is also a Professional Agrologist with the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists.

Mark Gloutney
Ducks Unlimited Canada

My formative years were spent in and around wetlands along the St. Lawrence River in Quebec. Family activities often centered around field trials, fishing or hunting. I received a B.Sc. from McGill, and completed a Ph.D. from the University of Saskatchewan in 1996. After a stint as a Post Doctoral Fellow with Canadian Wildlife Service, I moved into the environmental consulting world in Saskatchewan until 1998. I started work with DUC as senior biologist for Atlantic Canada in 1998. Since starting Mark moved up through various positions and assumed the overall management of Atlantic operations in 2002. In 2006, Mark moved on to assume regional responsibilities for DUC managing science and program development in eastern Canada. In 2011, Mark moved to Ottawa and assumed the position of Director of Regional Operations for eastern Canada, as well and the Ontario Manager of Provincial Operations positions. I currently manage the conservation program for DUC across the 6 Eastern provinces and British Columbia. I have been actively involved in and have supported DUC involvement in invasive species issues for 20 years. This started with the introduction of beetles in Atlantic Canada to control purple loosestrife. Over the past several years I have been actively involved in work to obtain an emergency orders from PMRA for control of phragmites in Ontario. I have also been supporting work to control water chestnut in Ontario. I view invasive as one of the core habitat threats in the settled landscapes of Canada.

Christopher A. Lee
R.P.F., Managing Director, Canadian Association of Forest Owners (CAFO)

Chris has been with the Canadian Association of Forest Owners for five years and previously worked for the Canadian Forest Service in Saskatchewan, Victoria, BC and Ottawa. He has worked in various roles in the forest industry, as Executive Director of the Canadian Institute of Forestry and as Policy Advisor to the Federal Minister of State for Forestry. Chris is a BC Registered Professional Forester.

Paula Noel
Nature Conservancy of Canada

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Paul Robitaille
Sustainable Forest Initiative

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Gail Wallin
Executive Director, Invasive Species Council of British Columbia

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Francine MacDonald
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

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Wendy Asbil
Canadian Food Inspection Agency

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Belinda Junkin
Executive Director, Ontario Invasive Plant Council

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Hélène Godmaire
Conseil québécois des espèces exotiques envahissantes

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David Walkem
Cook's Island Ferry

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