OEWC Board of Directors in Full Swing

An incorporated body, the Board of Directors of the OEWC & EIP is meeting regularly. This board has evolved from the hard working Steering Committee formed by partners EOMF, Township of Edwardsburgh/Cardinal and MNR. Our strong, resolute, diverse board of directors includes: Alastair Baird, Economic Development Officer for Renfrew County; Brian Barkley, President of the Canadian Model Forest Network and co-chair of the Board; Ray Bonenberg, co-chair retired Director General of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources; Tony Bull, founding director and vice president of the EOMF; Dr. Michael Caron or designate, representing our four community college partners; Larry Dishaw, founding director and former mayor; Grey Gooch, P.Eng, MBA; John Hunter, Deputy Mayor of the Township and maple syrup producer; Geri Kamenz, active farmer and Chair of the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission; Sandra S. Lawn, project leader and founding director; Dave Lemkay, Executive Director of the Renfrew Industrial Commission; Jason Linkewich, Vice President – Fibre Supply Strategy, Tembec; Dr. Steven Liss, Vice Principal (Research) at Queen's University; Dennis Senik, P.Eng Associate of Doyletech; Dr. Sandy Smith, Former Dean of Forestry, University of Toronto; Dr. Ed White, Professor Emeritus Environmental Science and Forestry at State University of New York.

The Wood Centre is also supported by special advisors Dr. Peter Hall of the EOMF Board and Science Committee, Ian Manson, economist with the Ministry of Natural Resources, Dr. Murray McLaughlin of the Sustainable Chemistry Alliance and Allison Sprague, P. Eng. These folks are all connected to a vast array of academic, business and governmental collaborators.