The Greenbelt Foundation is the only organization solely dedicated to ensuring the Greenbelt remains permanent, protected and prosperous.

We make the right investments in its interconnected natural, agricultural and economic systems, to ensure a working, thriving Greenbelt for all.


Board of Directors

The Foundation’s Board of Directors ensures the Foundation’s policies, grants, management, and investment reflects the mission to promote and sustain the Greenbelt as a beneficial, valuable, and permanent feature, enhancing the quality of life for all residents of Ontario.

Mary Lou Tanner, Chair, Partner and Principal Planner, Niagara Planning Group
Franco Naccarato, Vice Chair, Executive Director, Meat and Poultry Ontario
David Oved, Secretary, David Oved Environmental Communications
Joyce McLean, Treasurer, McLean and Associates
Heather Tay, Principal, Solve Consulting
Ray Duc, Forrer Farms
Danielle Sharman, Economic Development Policy Analyst, Ontario Federation of Agriculture
Robert Messervey, Partnership Development, Native Plants in Claremont
Angella Blanas, Project Manager, Project Architect, Urban Planning & Design
Charles Stevens, Director, Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association
Gerri Lynn O’Connor, Former Mayor of Uxbridge and Durham Regional Chair
Ran Goel, CEO & Founder of Fresh City Farms
Nicole Natalie Hanson, Environmental Planner

Advisory Committee

An external Advisory Committee supports the Foundation’s grant-making activity.

Robert B. Gibson, Professor, School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability, University of Waterloo
Steve Holysh, Hydrogeologist, Program Manager ORMGP (Oak Ridges Moraine Groundwater Program)
Mark Stabb, Central Ontario Program Director, Nature Conservancy Canada.
Mark Reusser, Vice President, Ontario Federation of Agriculture
Sarah Winterton, Development Specialist, Carolinian Canada Coalition


Office of the CEO

Edward McDonnell

Namgyal Dolker
Executive Assistant

Executive Committee

Shelley Petrie
Program Director

Cheryl Weldon
Director of Community Relations & Partnerships