Annette Gibbons, board member
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Liz is a former journalist and newspaper editor who has worked in Europe and Canada. Since 2004, she has led environmental groups and been engaged in environmental policy at the local and Provincial level.
With a degree in Science from the University of Toronto and her background in journalism, Liz is able to combine excellent communication skills with the ability to thoroughly research issues to make her an effective environmental educator. The environmental education presentations and programs she has developed, based on the Ontario Science, Social Studies and Geography curricula, have been delivered to over 80,000 students.
Liz has received local, Provincial and National awards for her environmental work. In 2007, Liz was awarded both Oakville's Individual Community Spirit Award and the Rotary’s Paul Harris Fellowship Award for outstanding contributions to her community. In 2009, she was chosen as Earth Day Canada's National Hometown Hero and in February of 2010 she received an award from the Ontario Heritage Trust in recognition for her success in conserving the Province’s natural heritage. In 2020 she received a Good Citizen Award from the Town of Lincoln for her environmental work.
Ken Kawall is the retired Chief Information Officer at the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. Over his 40-year career, Ken has held senior executive positions in both the public and private sectors.
He has an MBA from the Ivey Business School at Western University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant who has significant board experience. A former member of the Niagara Health System board, Ken currently is a board member of the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority as well as the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority. He volunteer his time with our organization as treasurer.
Pereyra, board member
Donna has always had a keen interest in the natural world. Her interests have been in the artistic fields and she is a graduate of Graphic Design and Advertising programs, working for various companies in their Art Departments. Now retired, she is an avid birder and photographer, being an active member of her local naturalist group, serving on their Board of Directors for many years and leading outings encompassing all aspects of nature.
Sheppard, board member
Pedro Pereyra Becker is a retired high school chemistry teacher with a PhD in Neurochemistry and a long standing interest in the environment. He has conducted ecology field research for his own interest and at the behest of several agencies including Conservation Halton and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. Pedro aids in new presentation development.
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