Board of Directors

Minaz Asani-Kanji, Vice-President

Outreach Advisor, Park People

Minaz has worked in the environmental field for 17 years. She has a Bachelor of Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo. Minaz was formerly the Executive Director of the Toronto Green Community where over the last decade she has helped establish grassroots environmental programs to engage local communities. For four years, she worked as a Live Green Toronto community animator helping communities in North York bring their environmental projects to life.  Minaz currently works as the Outreach Advisor for Park People, a great, young environmental organization that is helping neighbourhoods create lively, vibrant parks for all people.

 

Tenley Conway, Secretary

Associate Professor, Geography, University of Toronto, Mississauga

For the past decade, Tenley has focused on the way residents and local groups interact with the urban forest in the Toronto area to better understand urban ecosystem dynamics.  She has a BSc from Cornell University and a MSc and PhD from Rutgers University.  Tenley is also involved with the scientific committee of the International Association of Arboriculture and the environmental education charity EcoSpark.

 

Stuart Grant, President

Office Manager, The Centre

Stuart Grant served as a director for a local charity in the 1990's and brings administrative and financial experience in the non-profit sector to the Board of LEAF. He currently manages an office building in the Annex area of downtown Toronto.

 

Madhu Mahadevan

IT Consultant

Madhu Mahadevan is an Information Technology Consultant working at Okta. His work is focused on helping people and organizations be more secure on the Internet. A graduate from the University of Toronto, Madhu brings many years of experience and expertise in internet technology.

 

Kathrin Majic, Treasurer

Director, Corporate Partnerships, WWF Canada

Kathrin has spent the past the past 15+ years managing and building strategic partnerships in the sports and non-profit sector. Currently, she spends her weekdays leading the Corporate Partnerships team at WWF Canada, developing funding partnerships that help WWF's mission of reversing the decline of wildlife in Canada. She has a BA in International Relations from Harvard University and a Certificate in Environmental Management from the University of Toronto. Outside of her day job, Kathrin enjoys running, cycling, yoga and spending time with her family, preferably outside in Toronto's urban forest!

 

Terrie Russell

Principal, Board Rx

Terrie Russell has been a successful entrepreneur and change management consultant for close to twenty years. As the sole proprietor of Russell Hille Associates, she is known for her independent and objective thinking and prides herself on delivering results. Terrie’s proactive and collaborative leadership style has built her reputation as a trusted and respected coach and colleague. Her track record includes many successive and long term assignments for a clientele of over 30 large and small organizations across both the private and public sectors. As a founder and principal of BOARDrx Inc. she is now devoting her time, energy and experience to bringing more effective governance, strategic thinking and innovation to the not-for-profit sector.