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Board of Directors

Honorary Patron

Sir David Frederick Attenborough, is an English broadcaster and naturalist. His career as the face and voice of natural history programmes has endured for 60 years.

Honorary Directors

Margaret Atwood http://margaretatwood.ca/

Robert Bateman OC, OBC https://batemancentre.org/

The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson PC, CC, CMM, CD http://adrienneclarkson.com/

Dr. Adrian Forsyth http://www.bluemoonfund.org/staff/forsyth/

Glen Loates http://www.glenloates.com

Freeman Patterson http://www.freemanpatterson.com/

Dr. Douglas Tallamy http://www.bringingnaturehome.net/

Adam

Adam

Adam Mohamed amohamed@nanps.org

Vice-President and Social Media Coordinator

Adam’s background is in ecological restoration and horticulture, as well as being a Certified Arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture. He has always been interested in the preservation of native plants and the elimination of invasive plants.

Alice

Alice

Alice Kong akong@nanps.org

Plant Sale Coordinator

Atena

Atena

Atena Keshavarzian akeshavarzian@nanps.org

Atena is an avid nature lover who enjoys camping, hiking, climbing, observing and spending time in nature as her biggest life teacher. She cherishes the natural world and cares deeply about protecting it. She is currently a management consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Technology Advisory team in Toronto where she helps organizations explore how technology could help them achieve their goals and priorities. Atena is an electrical and biomedical engineer by training.

Dilys

Dilys

Dilys Bowman dbowman@nanps.org

Secretary

Dilys recently returned to Canada after decades in the US. She landed among native plants as a volunteer for Toronto Regional Conservation Authority, but was a keen gardener and runner/walker in the woods long before that. Dilys has degrees in public health and in geography, still makes the occasional map, and views plants through the lens of a former beekeeper. In her spare time she looks for birds.

Donna

Donna

Donna Lang dlang@nanps.org

Donna is a passionate environmentalist and lover of all things green. Her expertise is in marketing and communication; she brings 30 years as a market researcher and business development expert.
For the past 8 years, she has been Toronto animator for Faith & the Common Good, a multi-faith environmental not for profit organization. Prior to this she was a Senior Vice-President of Forum Research Inc.

Housseyn

Housseyn

Housseyn Belaiouer hbelaiouer@nanps.org

Housseyn is passionate about human relations, civic action, and nature. He is involved in many community actions such as the Aphasia Institute, which aims to give hope to people with aphasia and their families. Housseyn has a background in public relations and he helps organizations and corporations manage their communications. He has worked with reputable not-for-profit organizations in Canada and worldwide, including Oxfam and the Canadian Cancer Society.

Janice

Janice

Janice Keil jkeil@nanps.org

Janice is studying for a degree in horticultural therapy.

Jason

Jason

Jason Bernardon jbernardon@nanps.org

Ralph

Ralph

Ralph Fernando rfernando@nanps.org

Treasurer

Ralph is a retired accountant. He has an interest in environmental issues.

Ryan

Ryan

Ryan Godfrey rgodfrey@nanps.org

Ryan is a botanist who has been studying plants for a decade in academia, in natural history collections, in the private sector, and now in his role at the World Wildlife Fund. He believes that we can have beautiful, resilient, diverse, functional and connected ecosystems even in places heavily influenced by humans: we just have to plants the right native species back into the soil, and lots of them.

Subroto

Subroto

Subroto Ghosh sghosh@nanps.org

Subroto is a CPA-CGA and works for a major Canadian Bank in Toronto. He is a financial technology expert. Subroto participates in various volunteering activities such as running Tax Clinics organised by CRA to help seniors, students, new immigrants and low income groups.
An avid nature lover, Subroto is fond of travelling to remote areas of North America. In his leisure time he loves to listen to music.

Tyler

Tyler

Tyler Dore tdore@nanps.org