The 2013-2014 NANPS Board of Directors

Honorary Patron: Sir David Attenborough CBE, FRS

Sir David Frederick Attenborough, OM CH CVO CBE FRS FZS FSA is an English broadcaster and naturalist. His career as the face and voice of natural history programmes has endured for 60 years.

www.davidattenborough.co.uk

Honorary President: Jim French

James French is the founder of the North American Native Plant Society.

Honorary Directors:

Robert Bateman OC, OBC   www.batemancentre.org

The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson PC, CC, CMM, CD   www.adrienneclarkson.com

Dr. Adrian Forysth    www.bluemoonfund.org

Glen Loates    www.glenloates.com

Freeman Patterson    www.freemanpatterson.com

Carol Rykert

The Executive:

Cass Stabler: President and Volunteer Committee Chair

Adam Mohamed: Vice-President and Social Media Coordinator

Miriam Henriques: Secretary and AGM & Awards Committee Chair

Janice Keil: Treasurer and Budget Committee Chair

Alice Kong: Cultivation Committee Chair and Plant Sale Coordinator

Harold Smith: Conservation Committee Chair

Howard Meadd: Seedex and Seedy Saturdays Coordinator

LeeAnne MacGregor: Restoration Committee Chair

NANPS Board Member Profiles 2014 (in alphabetical order):

 Miriam

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Secretary and AGM & Awards Committee Chair

Miriam, from North York, is a Past-President of NANPS who has returned to the Board after her required one year sabbatical.  She is a public school teacher and she developed an extensive native plant garden at her school.  Educating people about native plants and encouraging people to join NANPS are activities Miriam enjoys.

 

Janice K

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Treasurer and Budget Committee Chair

Janice is studying for a degree in horticultural therapy.

 

Alice Kong Photo for Board Profile

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Cultivation Committee Chair and Plant Sale Coordinator

Alice's love for native plants began in 1985 after reading an article on native plant gardening. It was years later that she discovered that the article was about the founding of the Canadian Wildflower Society (now NANPS).  She went from being just another customer at the NANPS Annual Spring Native Plant Sale to being a volunteer at the sale, to volunteering on the Plant Sale Committee to coordinating the entire event! She enjoys gardening, hiking, reading and music.

 

LeeAnne Macgregor

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Restoration Committee Chair

LeeAnne MacGregor has a degree in Environmental Studies from York University, and is just back from working for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in South Africa.

 

Adam Mohamed

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Vice-President and Social Media Coordinator

Adam currently works for the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and is involved in ecological engineering and stream restoration projects.  He has a background in ecological restoration and horticulture.  He has always been interested in the preservation of native plants and the elimination of invasive plants.

 

Howard Meadd

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Seedex and Seedy Saturdays Coordinator

Howard Meadd livs in Scarborough and is very knowledgeable about native plants and how to identify and cultivate them.  He is returning to the board having taken a sabbatical.

 

Harold Smith

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Conservation Committee Chair

Harold Smith is an architect by profession. He is a long-standing NANPS board member, and will chair the Conservation Committee and develop an updated management plan for our conservation properties, Shining Tree Woods and Zinkan Island Cove.

 

 Cass Stabler

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President and Volunteer Committee Chair

Cass has spent the majority of her life exploring the woodlands, alvars, tallgrass prairies, and market gardens of rural Ontario. She has a Masters of Science in Integrative Biology from the University of Guelph and is currently Project Coordinator for the Highland Creek Watershed at the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority.

Support Team:

Peter Kelly  Executive Director  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Peter holds an M.Sc. in Geography from the University of Western Ontario. He worked as a Research Associate in the Cliff Ecology Research Group at the University of Guelph from 1989 to 2008, and is the co-author of three books on the ecology of cliff environments. He was Research Director of the rare Charitable Research Reserve, a 1,000-acre land reserve along the Grand River in Cambridge from 2008 to 2012. He has been the President of Nature Guelph since 2011. He has 25 years of project management experience, along with a solid background in fundraising, and in liaising with multiple environmental and governmental organizations. He is also a freelance photographer.

Irene Fedun  Blazing Star Newsletter Editor  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Irene lives in the tiny hamlet of Massie near Owen Sound, Ontario where she edits and writes funding proposals for environmental organizations. She has a garden that blends pollinator-friendly native plantings with beloved cultivars.   She frequently travels to northern Ontario to help with her partner's kayaking adventure company and lodge on Lake Superior. 

Janet Harrison  The Local Scoop eNewsletter  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Solidago harrisoniana var. janet sprouted in the wilds of northern Ontario, was transplanted to Sydney, Australia before being uprooted back to Toronto. She founded The Local Scoop with Charles Iscove in 2008. Janet is a perennial fixture in the teaching labs of the Department of Cell & Systems Biology at the University of Toronto where she stewards ZooWoods. She also writes for the blog: Native Plants and Wildlife Gardens, doodles political comics and is an amateur Seussologist.

NANPS Committees:  Please see Volunteer section for complete descriptions.  Click on the Committee name to contact the Committee Chair.

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Monarch on Cup Plant (Silphium perfoliatum)
Photo:  James Dale

 

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