Board of Directors 2022 - 2023

Beth Williston, MCIP, RPP has significant experience in Senior Management positions at the Conservation Authority, specializing in policy, planning, impact assessment, community involvement, environmental science, and business management.

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.

Blair Shoniker, M.A., RPP 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 a Director and Environmental Planner Parsons Inc.

Hayley Austin, B.E.S., is an Environmental Assessment Planner with Stantec Consulting Ltd.

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. 2020-2022 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)