The Greenbelt Foundation welcomes two new board members

The Greenbelt Foundation recently welcomed two members to our Board of Directors, and we're excited to introduce them to you. 

David Oved and Joyce McLean both bring decades of experience in government and in nonprofit organizations and a demonstrated passion for a more sustainable future.  





David Oved

David Oved has been involved with environmental issues since 1985 when he joined the staff of Ontario Environment Minister Jim Bradley. He worked as a ministerial communications advisor at Queen's Park for 15 years, eight of them for the environment minister.

Since the launch of the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation until his retirement from government in 2014, David was the primary contact between the foundation and the Minister Responsible for the Greenbelt Foundation. He provided liaison with board chairs, and information and advice to GBF staff.

David spends warm weather weekends at his cabin north of Madoc, where he plants and tends trees when he's doing anything at all.




Joyce McLean

Joyce McLean has a range of experience in the public and non-profit sector. Most recently, Joyce worked as Director of Strategic Issues and managed the Office of the President at Toronto Hydro. She has led communication and policy efforts for renewable energy, conservation, and climate change initiatives at Toronto Hydro during her 17 years at the utility. Joyce was involved in the installation of North America’s first urban wind turbine at Toronto’s Exhibition Place.

Prior to joining Toronto Hydro, Joyce spent twenty years in a number of roles, including: senior political policy advisor to two Ontario Environment Ministers; Chair of the Canadian Wind Energy Association; Founding Chair of Ontario’s Community Power Fund; Chair, Green$aver and as an international campaign director for Greenpeace. 

She studied political science, marketing, negotiations and journalism at York University, Ryerson University and Harvard Business School. 



Welcome David and Joyce! We're excited to work with you.

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