Board of Directors 2020 - 2021

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

Mike Bricks, MCIP, RPP, brings over 25 years of experience in the transportation planning, municipal, and environmental fields.

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

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

Peter Brown, M.Sc., has worked in the fields of environmental assessment and Indigenous engagement for about fifteen years.

Anneliese Grieve is the Principal of Strategic Environmental Planning Solutions and has over 28 years of experience working in the environmental industry.

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.

Anjala Puvananathan 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.

Cole Atlin is an environmental consultant and post-doctoral fellow at Memorial University.

Sandy Nairn, MCIP, RPP, is the National Manager for Environmental Planning with WSP with over 28 years’ experience in Impact Assessment in Ontario specializing in transportation infrastructure. 

Charles J. Birchall, LL.B., LL.M. is the OAIA Past President, Chair of the Conference Planning Committee, and the IAIA Affiliate Liaison.

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)