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GovernanceWith oversight from its Board of Directors, the Invasive Species Centre is managed by a core Secretariat in addition to drawing from the talents of interns, short-term placements, contracted expertise and support from a range of practitioners across Canada. An elastic workforce allows the Invasive Species Centre to grow and contract as needed, and to engage specialized skills on a project-by-project basis.
Board of DirectorsThe Invasive Species Centre is governed by a nine-member Board of Directors who represent stakeholders, including at-risk industries and recreational pursuits, with an interest in protecting Canada from invasive species. The Board Members are drawn from academia, municipalities, First Nations, not-for-profit organizations and industry. The Board benefits from advice provided by ex-officio Board Members who represent the four Government Departments and Agencies that founded the Invasive Species Centre (Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Fisheries and Oceans Canada). The Invasive Species Centre is grateful to the Board of Directors who volunteer their time, and bring their expertise and passion to their work with the Invasive Species Centre.

Board of Directors

Dr. Kandyd Szuba

Chair, Invasive Species Centre

Consultant and Registered Professional Forester, Ontario

Angelo Lombardo

Vice Chair,  Invasive Species Centre

Executive Director
Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

Dr. C.T. (Tat) Smith

Director and Founding Board Member, Invasive Species Centre

Professor and Dean Emeritus, Faculty of Forestry
University of Toronto

Ian D. Buchanan

Director, Invasive Species Centre

Manager of Natural Heritage & Forestry Services
Regional Municipality of York

Dr. Jim Brandle

Director, Invasive Species Centre

Chief Executive Officer
Vineland Research and Innovation Centre

Mr. Rob Keen

Director, Invasive Species Centre

Chief Executive Officer
Forests Ontario

Registered Professional Forester, Ontario

Robert (Bob) Lambe

Director, Invasive Species Centre

Executive Secretary, Great Lakes Fishery Commission

Mary Bea Kenny

Director, Invasive Species Centre

Environmental Scientist, Independent First Nations Alliance

Ex-Officio Members

                                          Dale Nicholson

Ex-Officio Board Member, Invasive Species Centre

Acting Regional Director General, Central and Arctic Region
Fisheries and Oceans Canada          

Dr. David Nanang

Ex-Officio Board Member, Invasive Species Centre

Director General, Great Lakes Forestry Centre
Natural Resources Canada

Mr. Jim Crawford

Ex-Officio Board Member, Invasive Species Centre

Executive Director, Ontario
Canadian Food Inspection Agency


         Mr. Jason Travers

          Ex-Officio Board Member, Invasive Species Centre

          Director, Biodiversity Branch
          Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry