Board of Directors 2019 - 2020

Charles (Chuck) Birchall is the OAIA President and Conference Planning Committee member.

Caroline Burgess is a Planner and Environmental Assessment Professional with 23 years of experience in EA, planning and consultation.

Ariane Heisey has been a leader in EA since 1989 and holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Studies from York University.

Jillian Bieser holds a Masters degree from the University of Toronto in Forest Conservation and is currently completing a PhD within the University’s Faculty of Forestry.

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.

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

Anjala Puvananathan is the Regional Director at the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency.

Mike Bricks is a Principal of Morrison Hershfield and is the Director of Environmental Services Department in the GTAH.

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

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

Tomasz Wlodarczyk has over 28 years’ experience, providing expertise in numbers of areas including: strategic planning, environmental and socio-economic impact assessment, strategic environmental assessment, program evaluation, policy development and research.