Who We Are - Board

Board of Directors

  President Lars Hallstrom, PhD
Professor, Political Studies, University of Alberta, Augustana Campus and University of Alberta, Department of Rural Economy; Director of Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities
Democratic and policy effects of the intersection of scientific knowledge and technical expertise • public participation in policy and politics • shifts toward new models of governance concerned with environmental politics.
Margot W. Parkes, PhD
Canada Research Chair in Health, Ecosystems and Society, Associate Professor, Health Sciences, University of Northern British Columbia
Public health • human ecology • ecosystem-based, community-oriented participatory action research • multi-stakeholder processes for health and sustainability
  Treasurer Martin Bunch, PhD
Professor, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University
Ecosystem approaches • environment and health • ecohealth • adaptive management • watershed management • complex systems • system thinking • systems approaches to problem solving • geographic information systems • web-distributed GIS • international development
  Secretary Karen Morrison, PhD
Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University
Ecosystem approaches to human health • social-ecological resilience • social and environmental determinants of health • health communication • community development • social learning
  Director Cynthia Neudoerffer, PhD
Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator
Canadian Foodgrains Bank
NGOs • Capacity Building • International Development • Program Management • Civil Society • Community Development • Sustainable Development • Policy Analysis • Global Health • Capacity Development • Program Evaluation • Nonprofits • Research • Sustainability • Strategic Planning • Public Policy • Qualitative Research • Program Development • Policy • Proposal Writing • Environmental Policy
  Director Henry David Venema, PhD
Director of Planning, Prairie Climate Centre, International Institute for Sustainable Development
water resources • agriculture • energy • climate change mitigation and adaptation • rural development • ecosystem management • environmental economics • environmental finance
  Director David Waltner-Toews, PhD
Professor Emeritus, Department of Population Medicine, University of Guelph. Founding President, Veterinarians Without Borders / Vétérinaires sans Frontières - Canada
Veterinary epidemiology • agroecosystem health • public health • zoonotic diseases
    James Kay, PhD A founding director and NESH Pioneer, died on May 30, 2004, at the age of 49. See more about him and his work or see one of his lectures on complexity and the ecosystem approach.