Board of Directors 2021 - 2022

Cheryl Chetkiewicz, PhD, is a Conservation Scientist with Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Canada.

Beth Williston, H. BA, MCIP, RPP has a degree in Geography with a specialization in Urban Development from the University of Western Ontario.

Terri Rogers is a Senior Environmental Planner with the Ministry of Transportation’s Northeast office.

Rebecca has worked in impact assessment for most of her career, and currently works for the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada.

Anjala Puvananathan, B.Sc. has significant experience in the federal civil service working in predominantly policy and management positions in the areas of environment, labour markets, health and public health.

Anneliese Grieve, B.A., M.E.S. has over 28 years of experience working in the environmental industry and a profound understanding of how to achieve environmental approvals.

Katie Bright is a Manager, Environmental Programs and Assessment with Metrolinx. She joined the OAIA Board in 2015 and values OAIA as a vital forum for Environmental Assessment (EA) practitioners to exchange ideas and experiences.

Sandy Nairn, MCIP, PRR, is the Environmental Sciences & Planning Director with HDR with over 30 years’ experience in Impact Assessment in Ontario specializing in transportation infrastructure.

Nick Crockford, M.E.S., is an Environmental Planner and Principal with Morrison Hershfield Limited.

Blair Shoniker, M.A., is a Principal and Senior Environmental Planner with GHD Limited and has over 18 years of environmental planning experience, both in private consulting and the public sector.

Luis Orantes, B.A. Hons., EP, is Director of Environmental Services GTR, with Parsons.

Dorothy Moszynski, B.A. Hons., studied Urban and Regional Planning (B.A. Hons.) and Environmental Applied Science and Management (grad) at Ryerson University.

Founding Directors & Past Presidents

Founding Directors

OAIA Founding Directors Years
Brent P.D. Coates, FT Dip., B.A. 1993 – 1994
Paul Opryszek 1993 – 1994
Husain Sadar, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. 1993 – 1994

Past Presidents

OAIA Presidents Years Job at the Time
Cheryl Chetkiewicz, Ph.D. 2020-2021 Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Canada
Charles J. Birchall, LL.B., LL.M. 2019-2020
Acting President
Partner, Willm & Shier Environmental Lawyers
Mike Bricks, MCIP, RPP 2019 Morrison Hershfield Limited
Charles J. Birchall, LL.B., LL.M. 2018 – 2019 Partner, Willm & Shier Environmental Lawyers
Caroline Burgess, M.A., MCIP, RPP 2016 – 2018 Principal, Managing Director, Odonaterra Inc.
Ariane Heisey, B.A. Hons., M.E.S., MCIP, RPP 2014 – 2016 Senior Policy Advisor, Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
Stephen Hazell, M.Sc., LL.B. 2013 – 2014 Senior Counsel, Ecovision Law
Adam Chamberlain, B.E.S., LL.B. 2012 – 2013 Partner, Border Ladner Gervais (BLG)
Steven Rowe, Dipl. Urban & Regional Planning 2011 – 2012 Independent Consultant
François Bregha, B.A., M.E.S. 2010 – 2011 Independent Consultant
Philip Brennan, B.Sc. Hons. 2008 – 2010 Senior Manager, Lake Simcoe, Ministry of the Environment
John McCauley, B.E.S., M.B.A., C.M.A. 2006 – 2008 Associate Director, Panel Management, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA)
Pam Hubbard, B.Sc., B.Design, M.A. 2005 – 2006 PM Hubbard & Associates
John Dauvergne, B.B.A., M.A., LL.B., LL.M. 2004 – 2005 Civil Servant, Government of Canada, Industry Canada
Ray Lamoureux, B.Eng., M.Sc., P.Eng. 2002 – 2004 Senior Policy Advisor, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA)
Lee Doran, B.Sc., M.Sc. 2001 – 2002 President, Ecological Writings #1, Inc.
Paul McDonald, B.E.S. 1996 – 2001 Manager, Environmental Services, City of Ottawa (1996 – 1999)

Environmental Services, Jacques Whitford Environmental Ltd., Ottawa (1999 – 2001)

Husain Sadar, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. 1994 – 1996 Senior Scientific Advisor, Federal Environmental Assessment Review Office (CEAA)