Board of Directors 2018

Norah Chaloner, a retired public health nurse with organic farming experience, is a long-time volunteer enthusiast of water and environmental protection.   Norah is sitting as Chair of the Board of Directors and the Business Plan committee, and is our Community Liaison.

Val Morse is a retired teacher/librarian with experience on several Guelph non-profit boards, including the Guelph Arts Platform and the Family Mental Health Network.  As a proponent of sustainability and environmental stewardship, Val is sitting as Secretary/Treasurer and chair of the Governance Committee.

Alex Smith is a retired lawyer, having served as a Crown Attorney and senior manager in the Ontario Public Service during his 32 year career.  He brings a keen interest in the heritage of  the proposed site. Alex is sitting on the Governance Committee

Chantal Hollander works in Communications and IT at the Adler School in Toronto and is a long time Guelph musician and community member. Chantal is sitting as chair of the Promotion Committee.

Abdelsalam Elfahal has valuable experience in environment and sustainable development working for international organizations in conducting studies, developing plans, and monitoring and evaluating projects and programs.  This experience included environmental education and awareness activities.  Salam is sitting on the Business Plan Committee.

Lynn Bestari currently works as a social planning associate for the Region of Waterloo and was a Manager at a local non-profit agency for 5 years. She has a background working in research, community development in indigenous and non-indigenous communities and in child development. She is passionate about the environment and the outdoors. Lynn is sitting on the Governance and Business Plan committees.