NCC staff exploring Flathead, BC (Photo by NCC)

NCC staff exploring Flathead, BC (Photo by NCC)

Senior Staff

  • Catherine Grenier (Photo by Geneviève Lesieur)
    Catherine Grenier
    President & CEO

    Catherine Grenier joined the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) as its president and CEO on September 28, 2020. Prior to joining NCC, Grenier served as vice president for national parks operations with Sépaq.

  • Aaron Bilyea
    Aaron Bilyea
    Chief Marketing Officer

    Aaron Bilyea is the chief marketing officer at the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

  • Leslie Cooke-Bithrey
    Leslie Cooke-Bithrey
    Chief People Officer

    Leslie Cooke-Bithrey joined NCC in 2023 as chief people officer, where she is responsible for developing and executing human resource programs in support of overall business objectives and organizational strategy, while fostering a collaborative-based, high-performance culture.

  • Geoff Hogan
    Geoff Hogan
    Chief Information Officer

    Geoff Hogan joined the Nature Conservancy of Canada in 2019 as chief information officer and is responsible for information systems, system security and data governance.

  • Scott Jones
    Scott Jones
    Vice-president, Operations

    Scott Jones joined the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) in summer 2021. As vice president of operations, he provides oversight and strategic leadership to NCC’s regional teams, as well as the delivery of NCC’s programs across Canada.

  • Annie Lam (Photo courtesy of Annie Lam)
    Annie Lam
    Chief Financial Officer

    Annie Lam joined the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) as chief financial officer in August 2023. She is at the helm of NCC’s financial system, which meets a variety of reporting needs and manages the organization’s growing portfolio country-wide.

  • Craig Losos
    Craig Losos
    Executive Director, Nature + Climate Project Accelerator

    Craig Losos joined the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) in fall 2021 to lead the new Nature + Climate Projects Accelerator team. This team will leverage innovative finance tools toward furthering NCC’s core conservation mission. Craig’s previous experience includes time in the private sector and government across British Columbia, Ontario and Alberta.

  • Stephen McCullough
    Stephen McCullough
    Vice-president, Strategic Marketing and Development

    Stephen McCullough is the Nature Conservancy of Canada's vice-president, strategic marketing and development.

  • Lisa McLaughlin, Vice-president, Conservation Policy & Planning
    Lisa McLaughlin
    Vice-president, Conservation Policy & Planning

    Lisa McLaughlin is responsible for ensuring that NCC's land, acquisition and management activities are guided by strategic priorities informed by the best-available information.

  • Deborah Papernick
    Deborah Papernick
    Vice-president, Corporate Services

    Deborah Papernick is responsible delivering efficient and effective finance, administration, information management and technology, human resources, legal, insurance and risk management services in support of national and regional leadership teams across Canada.

  • Michael Paskewitz
    Michael Paskewitz
    Chief of Staff & Corporate Secretary, Office of the President & CEO

    Michael Paskewitz is the chief of staff & corporate secretary in the Office of the President & CEO at the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

  • Kamal Rajani, chief financial officer (Photo by Peter Mintz)
    Kamal Rajani
    Senior Advisor-Finance

    Kamal Rajani has been with NCC since July 2003. Kamal has overseen the update of NCC's financial reporting systems and has helped increase the organization's capacity countrywide to support the growing needs of the organization.

  • Brian Rosevear
    Brian Rosevear
    Vice President, Public Affairs & Communications

    Brian Rosevear joined the Nature Conservancy of Canada in summer 2023 as its vice-president of public affairs and communications.

  • Marie-Michèle Rousseau-Clair
    Marie-Michèle Rousseau-Clair
    Chief Conservation Officer

    Marie-Michèle Rousseau-Clair joined the Nature Conservancy of Canada in 2007. She started as a regional stewardship assistant to help with the development of a conservation plan and has since held several positions leading to her current role as chief conservation officer.

  • Janelle Wyman (Photo courtesy of Janelle Wyman)
    Janelle Wyman
    Chief Strategic Operations Officer

    Janelle Wyman joined the Nature Conservancy of Canada in March 2022 as the Chief Strategic Operations Officer. Janelle provides leadership and support in delivering NCC’s land securement, stewardship and visitor and volunteer management programs across Canada.

  • Kelly Cain (Photo by Bang-On Photography)
    Kelly Cain
    Regional Vice-president, Atlantic Region

    Kelly Cain is the regional vice-president for New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador.

  • Claire Ducharme (Photo by Christianblais.com)
    Claire Ducharme
    Regional Vice-president, Quebec Region

    Claire Ducharme joined the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) as regional vice-president in September 2022.

  • Mike Hendren
    Mike Hendren
    Regional Vice-president, Ontario Region

    Mike Hendren is NCC's regional vice-president, Ontario Region. He has a keen interest in community, business and organizational development. He grew up in a family business environment and completed a business administration degree from Trent University and a master's degree in urban and regional planning from Queen’s University. He is also a registered professional planner.

  • Tom Lynch-Staunton, Alberta Regional Vice-president (Photo by NCC)
    Tom Lynch-Staunton
    Regional Vice-president, Alberta Region

    Tom Lynch-Staunton joined the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) in September 2020 as its regional vice-president in Alberta. Tom has held senior roles with the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, and most recently, with Alberta Beef Producers as head of government relations and policy.

  • Jennifer McKillop
    Jennifer McKillop
    Regional Vice-president, Saskatchewan Region

    Jennifer McKillop has been with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) since 2015. She is currently the regional vice-president for the Saskatchewan Region. Prior to that, she served as Saskatchewan’s director of conservation, overseeing conservation work within NCC’s priority natural areas, including science and planning, stewardship and securement.

  • Nancy Newhouse
    Nancy Newhouse
    Regional Vice-president, British Columbia Region

    Nancy Newhouse has worked with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) since 2009. She began with NCC as the Canadian Rockies program director and is currently BC’s regional vice-president.

  • Kevin Teneycke
    Kevin Teneycke
    Regional Vice-president, Manitoba Region

    Kevin Teneycke holds the position of regional vice-president for the Nature Conservancy of Canada's (NCC's) Manitoba Region. He has overseen the delivery of NCC conservation programming in Manitoba since 2008.

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