Meet our Executive & Board of Directors

CIF-IFC National Executive

The CIF-IFC Executive (President, Vice President, 2nd Vice President and Past President) provides leadership to the CIF-IFC Board of Directors, and oversees CIF-IFC operations, major decision-making, needs and concerns.

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Richard Dominy

President

About Richard

Richard Dominy moved to central Alberta from the United Kingdom at 5 years of age. He studied Forestry at the University of Alberta and returned to complete his MBA / MF degrees in Edmonton in 1999.

He relocated to British Columbia in 1981, commencing his career with the BC Forest Service in Cranbrook. He has worked in most operational forestry disciplines spanning a 36 year career - from Invermere to Prince George and finally to Victoria in 2008.

He is passionate about community service having spent time with the Royal Canadian Legion, the Kinsmen Club of Canada, and President of the Strawberry-Vale Community Association in Saanich (a municipality of Greater Victoria). Currently Richard is President of the BC Forest History Association. Richard has also been a longstanding CIF-IFC member; his passion for the CIF-IFC started during his undergraduate at the University of Alberta with the Rocky Mountain Section, and continued as an active member while working in British Columbia, before becoming Director and Chair of the Vancouver Island Section.

In his free time Richard loves and is passionate for the outdoors and the environment.  He enjoys hiking, kayaking, and has a great affinity for horses and dogs. He loves to travel, has large circle of friends worldwide, and is currently transitioning to a new phase in life of retirement.

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Doug Reid

2nd Vice President

About Doug

Doug has been an active member of the CIF since 2006, when he was warmly welcomed by the Northwestern Ontario Section as a new guy in town. Doug is the Boreal Silviculture Research Scientist at the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry’s Centre for Northern Forest Ecosystem Research. His research work has covered a broad range of topics from tree physiology to caribou habitat interactions, and currently focuses on remote sensing approaches to monitoring regeneration and silviculture. Doug served as Chair and Director of his Section between 2010 and 2018 and has been an active member of the National Membership Committee since 2017, acting as co-chair with the current Past President for the last two years.

Doug’s involvement in the CIF, through organizing and participating in events and workshops, has allowed him to experience many informative and exciting interactions with other members of our profession from a wide range of backgrounds. These interactions are critical to developing professional and personal relationships within the local community of forest practitioners, as well as across Canada. Doug believes strongly in the Institute and has been happy to volunteer his time whenever opportunities arise to bring people together who have a shared interest in forestry and forest management.

Doug has also been fortunate to get to know many young professionals through his CIF involvement as they worked through their academic programs and moved on to challenging and exciting careers in forestry and forest science. These people are the future of our Institute, and now more than ever Doug is committed to working to improve how we connect with students and young professionals. They will be responsible for sustainably managing our Canadian forests for many years to come. Meaningful efforts to improve retention of current members and recruitment of new members are key priorities Doug plans to continue working on. Together, we will find new and better ways to provide meaningful value to forest practitioners from across the many disciplines involved in managing forests sustainably.

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Brad Epp

Vice President

About Brad

Brad Epp has been a member of the CIF-IFC for over 25 years and his passion for the profession keeps growing! He believes that passion stems from the Institute and wants to ensure this continues into the future. Manitoba has always been a small section and over the years has lost many forestry professionals to retirement and opportunities outside of the province. However he has refused to give up and works each year to pull an executive together and provide their members with value and promote forestry throughout Manitoba. Brad is entering his tenth year on the National Board of Directors and feels this gives him a very unique and valuable perspective. During this time he has seen the organization face many challenges and have many successes. He has sat on several committees (marketing, membership, HAMPCO) and has been part of developing and implementing several strategic plans. He has learned and is in awe of the CIF-IFC long and impressive history. He also realizes that organizations like this can not stay stationary but to be successful need to continually respond to the changing world. Brad has worked closely with the current President and the 2nd Vice President and feels they could be an effective team. He is looking forward to the challenges the CIF-IFC is facing but more importantly the opportunity to continuing their vision to inspire confidence and pride in Canadian forestry - nationally and internationally!

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Luc M. Rainville

Past President

About Luc

Luc M. Rainville is passionate about the stewardship of Canada’s forests as is evident in both his education and professional life. In addition having earned a Forestry Technician designation (with distinction) from La Cite collegial and an Environment degree from the University of Ottawa, he holds  certifications as an Arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), and an Environmental Professional (EP) with the Environmental Careers Organization of Canada (ECO Canada). He has been a member of the Canadian Institute of Forestry (CIF-IFC) since 2005.

As a senior Environmental Specialist with the National Energy Board (NEB), he is responsible for compliance and enforcement of the energy industry’s environmental management and conservation, as well as, reclamation of forests and other sensitive natural areas. His commitment to Canada’s natural areas and forests continues in off-hours voluntary board service, most recently as a past Director for the not-for-profit Alberta Invasive Species Council (AISC).

When not working or volunteering on behalf of Canada’s forests, Luc enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his family.

CIF-IFC Board of Directors

The CIF-IFC Board of Directors consists of representatives from our 19 regional sections from across the country,  and one International section. The Board of Directors provides guidance to the Executive and actively voices questions, ideas and concerns to address the needs of  both CIF-IFC members and the forest and natural resources sectors in Canada.

Vancouver Island

Director: Margaret Symon
Chair: Graham Sakaki
1st Vice-Chair: Jillian MacDonald

Vancouver

Director: Brian Boswell
Chair: Bill Bourgeois

Cariboo

Director: Christine Taylor

Thompson Okanagan

N/A

Klondike

N/A

Rocky Mountain

Director/Chair: Ron Hall 

Saskatchewan

Director: Sindy Nicholson
Chair:
Vicki Gauthier

Manitoba

Director: Brad Epp

Southern Ontario

Director: Albert Hovingh

Ottawa Valley

Director: Mike Rosen
Chair:
Ken Farr

Algonquin

Director: Allison Winmill
Chair:
Glen Prevost

Central Ontario

Director: Jeff Fera
Chair: Loni Pierce

Northwestern Ontario

Director: Karen Saunders
Chair: Brian Campbell

Northern Ontario

Director: Jim Duncan
Chair: Rob Galloway

Lake of the Woods

Director: Dianne Loewen

Orléans

Director: Pierre Fontaine

Maritimes

Director: Ed Czerwinski

Newfoundland & Labrador

Chair: Joseph Bowden
1st Vice-Chair: Andrew Penney

International - U.K.

Director: Geraint Richards

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