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.
Chief Marketing Officer
Aaron Bilyea is the chief marketing officer at the Nature Conservancy of Canada.
Vice-president, Public Affairs and Communications
Jane Gilbert is the Nature Conservancy of Canada's chief storyteller. This was a "natural" extension of her previous career as an award-winning science journalist and television producer.
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.
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.
Vice-president, Strategic Marketing and Development
Stephen McCullough is the Nature Conservancy of Canada's vice-president, strategic marketing and development.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chief Financial Officer
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.
Acting Chief Human Resources 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, including chief conservation officer, leading to her current role of acting chief human resources officer.
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.
Regional Vice-president, Atlantic Region
Kelly Cain is the regional vice-president for New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador.
Regional Vice-president, Quebec Region
Claire Ducharme joined the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) as regional vice-president in September 2022.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.