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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Luc M. Rainville

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.

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Brad Epp

2nd 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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Richard Dominy

Vice 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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Colin Carroll

Past President

About Colin

Colin Carroll is the Regional Ecosystem Director with the The Department of Fisheries, Forestry and Agrifoods of the Provincial Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. He is currently one of two Provincial Government Appointed members of the Torngat Wildlife and Plants coManagement Board in Labrador, and is Chair of the Model Forest NL and Past Chair of Canadian Institute of Forestry NL Section. Colin was chair of the CIF NL Section from 2013-2016 but has been active in CIF NL since 2002.

As Chair Colin was part of an executive who strived toward giving back to members as well as engaging students as part of CIF events to spark their interest and potentially gain new membership. The CIF NL executive over the last 3 years have created two annual sporting fun events including a charity golf event during National Forestry Week and a spring curling bonspiel. Both raise money for FWB and other charities. Also the section has a great relationship with the Natural Resources students at the College of the North Atlantic, working on events together and being a huge part of the CIF ring ceremony. The CIF NL section have hosted many educational workshops on forestry related topics and have worked at getting out newsletters to their members throughout the year. The section continues to have a healthy budget and membership. Going forward, Colin hopes to bring a strong interest in striving towards increasing relationships with students as well as young people in the sector, and their long-term interest in CIF after graduation. Also it is his goal to see membership rise, budgets to be healthy, continue to grow the international section, and provide support and advice to sections that seek assistance. Finally, Colin hopes to increase the capacity and the voice of foresters through the CIF on global topics. “We have a strategic plan which is strong and needs to be continued to be supported.”

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

Chair: Jocelin Teron
Director:
Margaret Symon

Vancouver

Chair: Bill Bourgeois
Director: Brian Boswell

Cariboo

Director: Christine Taylor

Thompson Okanagan

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Klondike

N/A

Rocky Mountain

Director: Ron Hall

Saskatchewan

Chair/Director: David Cobb

Manitoba

Chair: Kaela Mae Rose
Director: Brad Epp

Southern Ontario

Director: Albert Hovingh

Ottawa Valley

Chair: Ken Farr
Director: Mike Rosen

Algonquin

Chair: Allison Winmill
Director: John Pineau

Central Ontario

Chair: Loni Pierce
Director: Jeff Fera

Northwestern Ontario

Chair: Brian Campbell
Director: Karen Saunders

Northern Ontario

Chair: Rob Galloway
Director: Jim Duncan

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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