Directors & Staff

Board of Directors (2016/2017)

Martin Keller, President
Manager, Source Water Protection
Grand River Conservation Authority

Maureen Padden, Vice President
Associate Professor, School of Geography & Earth Sciences
McMaster University
Simon Gautrey, Treasurer
Associate Hydrogeologist
AMEC Foster Wheeler
Edwin DeBruyn
Fisheries Biologist (emeritus)
Fisheries & Oceans Canada

Robert Edmondson
Director, Watershed Management Services (emeritus)
Conservation Halton 
Jeremy Freiburger
Chief Connector and Cultural Strategist
Cobalt Connects

Wade Hemsworth
‎Manager, Public Relations
McMaster University
Alyssa Lai
Digital Marketing Coordinator
Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation
Mary Ellen Scanlon
Great Lakes Advisor (emeritus)
Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change
Andrew Sebestyen
Manager, Corporate Environment
U. S. Steel Canada
Mike Stone
Manager, Watershed Planning Services
Hamilton Region Conservation Authority
Elections held June 13, 2016.
Officers elected by the Board.
Members do not represent their affiliations.


Chris McLaughlin
Executive Director
Kelly Pike
Program Manager
Steve Watts
Program & Communications Coordinator
Sheila Whaley
Finance & Events Coordinator