Board and Committees

The People behind the Partnership

All partners have a role in planning and monitoring implementation of NAWMP in Alberta.

The Alberta NAWMP Partnership is governed by a Board of Directors, led by a Management Committee and guided by two additional committees; Policy and Communications. The Board and Management Committee are tasked with coordinating the Partnership and advancing its goals and objectives, as well as assigning tasks to the Policy and Communications Committees. In turn, the work of these committees has greatly advanced NAWMP’s identity, credibility and opportunities in Alberta.

Ducks Unlimited Canada administers NAWMP in Alberta and provides a dedicated staff member to coordinate the Partnership’s efforts. The Alberta NAWMP Coordinator reports to the Partnership’s Board of Directors, sits as an ex-officio member on the committees, is responsible for implementation of Alberta NAWMP activities and manages of the associated budget.

Board of Directors

The Partnership’s Board of Directors provide strategic direction, set policy and approve budgets, work plans, programs and habitat projects for all NAWMP activities in Alberta. Meet our Board of Directors:

  • Travis Ripley, Alberta Environment and Parks (Chair)
  • Len Kryzanowski, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
  • Ron Maher, Ducks Unlimited Canada
  • Ron Bennett, Environment Canada – CWS
  • Bob Demulder, Nature Conservancy of Canada

Management Committee

This committee oversees the day-to-day operations of Alberta NAWMP. The Management Committee includes:

  • Roger Bryan, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
  • Dave Stepnisky, Alberta Environment and Parks
  • Tracy Scott, Ducks Unlimited Canada – Prairie/Parkland
  • Alain Richard, Ducks Unlimited Canada – Boreal
  • Ron Bennett, Environment Canada – CWS

Additional Alberta NAWMP committees were established to provide the Management Committee and Board of Directors with strategic direction in the key operational areas of policy and communications.

Policy Committee

This committee provides advice to the Management Committee and Board of Directors on government policies, programs and legislation affecting Alberta NAWMP delivery programs and provides Alberta NAWMP perspectives in multi-stakeholder policy consultations and initiatives. The individuals serving on this committee include:

  • Ken Calbick, Alberta Environment and Parks (Chair)
  • Danica Staudt , Alberta Environment and Parks
  • Karen Raven, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
  • Thorsten Hebben, Alberta Environment and Parks
  • Mathieu Lebel, Alberta Environment and Parks
  • Glenn Mack, Alberta Environment and Parks
  • Alain Richard, Ducks Unlimited Canada-Boreal
  • Tracy Scott, Ducks Unlimited Canada-Prairie/Parkland
  • Tom Lynch-Staunton, Alberta Beef Producers
  • Anish Neupane, Alberta Environment and Parks
  • Barry White, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
  • Fiona Briody, Crop Sector Working Group

Communications Committee

This committee supports the Partnership’s vision through strategic communications planning and implementation. The committee members include:

  • Dave Mussell, Alberta Environment and Parks (Chair)
  • Paul Jungnitsch, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
  • Cathy MacKenzie, Ducks Unlimited Canada-Prairie/Parkland
  • Raina Mithrush, Ducks Unlimited Canada-Boreal
  • Carys Richards, Nature Conservancy of Canada
  • Nicola Maule, Environment and Climate Change Canada
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The collective effort of all NAWMP partners can achieve more than the individual agencies acting alone.

Robert Harrison, Acting Director
Environmental Strategies Branch
Alberta Environment