Park Leaders Alumni

Join a Growing League of Leaders

This community of practice supports the involvement of alumni of the 2005 to 2011 and 2014 – 2016 Park Systems Leadership Course and the Canadian Parks Collective Park Leaders Development Program. 

Park Leaders Blog

As part of the solo requirement for the program, some participants create blog posts and other online resources to share with the CPCIL community. We also post information on participant solo presentations, group capstone projects, and service learning work.

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Alumni Service Credits

Park Leadership Program Alumni can contribute to CPCIL case studies, sit on panels, or co-lead communities of practice to earn credits toward registration fees for their agency or community partners

Each year, CPCIL develops dozens of case studies, panels, and speakers to ensure programs are grounded in authentic, real-world challenges. In order to build the alumni network and provide opportunities to give back to CPCIL, Park Leadership Alumni can participate in these programs and earn monetary credit toward CPCIl program registration. 

Each case study, panelist, or community of practice co-lead earns a credit toward CPCIL program registration valued at $150. These credits can be used by individuals within CPC member agencies or can be transferred to community partners. 

Credits can be banked year-to-year.

Alumni must submit a proposal to satisfy one of the CPCIL service opportunities. Current opportunities to earn credits include:

  • Fall 2020 eResidency Guest Speaker on Connecting as Nature and COVID-19 (x4)
  • Winter 2021 eResidency Guest Speaker on Climate Change Adaptation (x4)
  • Winter 2020 Park Leadership Accelerator Case Study of a wicked problem (x5)
  • Winter 2020 Park Leadership Primer Case Study on Park Responses to COVID-19Inclusion and Equity, or Financial Sustainability (x6)
  • Standalone Course Case Study on Leadership, Sustainability, or Economics (x6)
  • Co-Lead of Community of Practice (varies)


Previous Program Participants

The Canadian Parks Council leadership development is built on the idea of creating a community of park leader so we can do more by working together. Since 2005, each cohort has expressed interest in remaining connected, and many alumni have done so informally. This list is provided to connect alumni through their profiles on the Canadian Parks Collective for Innovation and Leadership. Note: Positions and Agencies listed were current postings at time of program. 

AlbertaTom SutherlandConservation Officer
AlbertaTerry KrausPlanning Team Leader
British ColumbiaJohn TrewhittArea Supervisor
British ColumbiaBruce PetchArea Supervisor
Canadian Heritage RiversIan Smith 
Canadian Heritage RiversColin Davis 
Nova ScotiaEmily Gratton 
Nova ScotiaDavid Williams 
NunavutRichard WymaMgr, Pk Planning and Establishment
OntarioKathy MacPhersonNatural Heritage Education Coordinator
OntarioPeter BriandPark Superintendent, Arrowhead Provincial Park
Parks CanadaErich MuntzBiologist?
Parks CanadaDavid RohatenskyNational Historic Site Manager
Parks CanadaEd CoulthardManager of Resource Conservation-Wood Buffalo
Parks CanadaBill HuntActing Manager, Visitor Services: LL/Yoho/Koot
SaskatchewanRena LalibertePark Supervisor
SaskatchewanBrian Dressler 
YukonDennis Kuch 
 Tim Reynolds 
 John Mercer 
AlbertaDon Carruthers Den HoedOutreach Coordinator
AlbertaJulie MacDougallOps manager: Cypress & Writing on Stone
AlbertaNorbert RafaelHeritage Protection Team Leader, NE AB Parks
British ColumbiaVicki HaberlA/Regional Planner
British ColumbiaJanice Joseph 
British ColumbiaAlex Green 
ManitobaWendy CreedParks Business Systems Specialist
Newfoundland and LabradorGeoff BaileyMngr Env Edu & Promo
Newfoundland and LabradorSian FrenchDirector
Nova ScotiaBill English 
Nova ScotiaOliver Maas Protected Areas Coordinator
NunavutLindsay Kulak 
OntarioTracey SnarrSuperintendent
Parks CanadaMarilyn PeckettSuperintendent, Elk Island
Parks CanadaJeff LeggoEcologist St. Lawrence Islands
Parks CanadaPhilip LeeMonitoring Ecologist Western and Northern Service Centre
Parks CanadaNadine SpenceFirst Nations Program Manager PacRim
SaskatchewanCollette SchmalzArea Manager: NW
SaskatchewanMary-Anne WihakHeritage Protection Team Leader, NE AB Parks
YukonSharon Keaton 
YukonAlice McCulleyPark Ranger: Tombstone Park
 Laura GoreckiC/V/H Coordinator, Kluane
AlbertaScott JevonsGIS Specialist in Ecology
AlbertaTravis SjovoldSenior Management Planner
AlbertaCarey BoothHead of Visitor Services and Education
British ColumbiaKaren WipondConservation Lands Specialist
British ColumbiaBrett Hudson 
British ColumbiaGreg ChinPlanning Section Head
InternationalJulia Boock 
InternationalSuzanne McRaeProgramme Assistant Conservation International
ManitobaHeather GorrellArea Supervisor – Parks and Protected Areas/South Cariboo
New BrunswickJosh TompkinsProject Executive, Jack of all trades
Nova ScotiaSandy AndersonPlanner
OntarioRick StronksChief Park Naturalist of Algonquin Provincial Park
OntarioJohn SaloSouthwest Zone Manager
Parks CanadaSean Sheardown(Kluane)
Parks CanadaKevin BachewichCommunications Officer-Riding Mountain
Parks CanadaMarcia MorashProject Manager
Parks CanadaShannon BolleferComm’s, Visitor Services & Heritage Presentation Coord
Parks CanadaNadia MenardBiologist
Parks CanadaPaul PerkisonMgr Client Services, Heritage Presentation, Communications
SEPAQMariane Tremblay
SEPAQFrancois GuillotDirector
SaskatchewanChris PotterHead, Heritage Interpretation
SaskatchewanLoreen FriskiePark Program Coordinator
SaskatchewanByron Davis 
AlbertaLuc NowickiDist Team Leader/Cons Officer
AlbertaPhilipp HoferManager, Dinosaur PP
AlbertaJeanette BrooksTeam Leader – Heritage Appreciation
British ColumbiaJim HesseArea Supervisor – Prince George
British ColumbiaJudy MillarMtn Pine Beetle Specialist
British ColumbiaTom BlackbirdArea Supervisor – N. Fraser Area
InternationalNicholas NgeceProject Officer
InternationalPasang Dolma SherpaProject Officer
KRGNathalie GirardManager of Education and Conservation for Nunavik Parks
KRGAnnie BaronParks Management Trainee
ManitobaBruce MineaultPark Superintendent
ManitobaKelly-Anne RichmondManager Planning & Development
New BrunswickGreg DionManager, Sugarloaf PP
Nova ScotiaPeter LaborPA Policy & Program Coordinator
Nova ScotiaMerryl BustinDistrict Supervisor-Cape Breton
NunavutCameron DeLongManager Park Facilities and Operations
OntarioSusan GriggPark Planner – SE Zone
OntarioGreg WakeProv Park Management Supervisor
Parks CanadaLindsay RodgerSenior Advisor, Recovery
Parks CanadaDave TovellVisitor Experience Officer 
Parks CanadaShanna FiddlerA/Manager, Treaty Negotiations and First Nation Issues
Parks CanadaTheresa BunburySite Supervisor
Parks CanadaSophie BorcomanCommunications and Client Services Manager
Parks CanadaC. Locke MarshallManager, Resource Conservation
SaskatchewanDean CattellPark Supervisor
SaskatchewanLarry Schiefner.Park Supervisor
SEPAQDavid DubreuilManager , Auberge Gîte du Mont-Albert, PN de la Gaspésie
SEPAQHugues TennierManager of Conservation & Education
YukonPierre FoisyPark Officer
AlbertaMargot HervieuxVisitor Services Supervisor
AlbertaTrevor TarnowskiSenior Park Facilities Planner
InternationalDiego Francisco Flores ArrateProfessional: Ministry of the Environment
InternationalAlberto BordeuHead, Advisory and Environment Office
ManitobaElisabeth OstropManager of Recreation and Education Services
ManitobaKelvin KowaskiDistrict Park Supervisor
ManitobaSue AtkinPark Specialist-Lac duBonnet
New BrunswickMarcel RichardManager Parlee Beach and Murray Beach Provincial Park
Nova ScotiaAlan WhitePark Technician
OntarioRob DavisSr Protected Areas Prog Coordinator for Science and Info
OntarioRoss HartNorth East Zone Manager
Parks CanadaJarred PicherA/Manager, Corporate Identity and Image Collection Management
Parks CanadaPippa ShepherdSpecies at Risk Coordinator W&N
Parks Canada Judy GlowinskiTourism Advisor
Parks CanadaSheldon KowalchukResource Conservation Manager-N MB
Parks CanadaGary BaikieVisitor Experience Coordinator-Torngat
Parks CanadaDan MazerollePark Ecologist-Fundy
SaskatchewanKathie McFarlandSenior Business Analyst
SaskatchewanJanice CrawfordPark Supervisor-Fort Carlton
SEPAQPascal LévesqueResponsable du service à la clientèl-Parc national de la Gaspésie
YukonAfan JonesPark Planner
AlbertaLaura GrahamSenior Planner (Cons & Rec)
AlbertaWendy WheatleyDistrict Team Leader
AlbertaPeter SwainHead Visitor Services
Parks CanadaKathie AdareSenior Advisor – HQ
AlbertaElizabeth DriverSnr Planner (Policy & Lnd Use)
SEPAQSylvie-Anne MarchandVisitor Services Manager
ManitobaDarlene PerrettW Region Park Superintendent
ManitobaDon HallettChief Park Operations
New Brunswick Alain BasqueDirector Tourism Operations
Nova ScotiaDoug OliverPlanning Technician
Nova ScotiaMichael MacDonaldArea Supervisor
Newfoundland and LabradorJeri GrahamMngr Natural Areas
OntarioDavid CoulasPark Superintendent
OntarioJason BlierAssistant Superintendent
Parks Canada Drue KendrickVisitor Experience Mngr – BC
OntarioLori WaldbrookSnr Marketing Specialist
Parks CanadaBirch HowardPark Warden Supervisor- Yukon
Parks CanadaAndrew MaherRes Mgt & Public Safety Spec-Nunuvut
Parks CanadaSharon HayesMngr Resource Conservation – Ont
Parks CanadaChristine HamiltonTech Srvcs Officer – Sask
Parks CanadaDwight BourdinEnvironmental Assessment Spec AB
Parks CanadaPatti VickersEntry Gates and Information Centres AB
Parks CanadaKirby TulkPark Ecologist – NL
AlbertaJared PrinsProgram Analyst
AlbertaAngela PerryLand Use Officer: NW
AlbertaDavid HumphreyDistrict Conservation Officer
Alberta Bart CristDistrict Team Leader: NE
KRGPierre PhilieVisitor Experience Officer
ManitobaRichard RomaniukChief Park Operations – HQ
ManitobaShawn LambRegional Park Operations Supervisor
ManitobaRodney ForbesDistrict Parks Supervisor
OntarioVicki BradfieldA/Parks Management Specialist NE
OntarioWade MurrantPark Superintendent
Parks CanadaCorey ClarkeResource Management Officer-Fundy
Parks CanadaDiane WilsonAdvisor to the Director General
Parks CanadaGéraldine Arsenault Mngr External Relations-Kouchibouguac
Parks CanadaKylie DayVisitor Services Team Leader-Elk Island
Parks CanadaRay BoudreauManager-Lake Superior NMCA
Parks CanadaSalman RasheedManager, Resource Conservation – Calgary & Vancouver
Parks CanadaAllison StoddartEnvironmental Assessment Specialist
Parks CanadaKaren EstarteHead of Asset Management
Parks CanadaDoreen McGillisExternal Relations Manager-Waterton
SaskatchewanBrant SeifertPark Supervisor Cypress Hills
SaskatchewanSonnet McGuirePark Program Coordinator-Prince Albert area
SaskatchewanNatasha MerrimanPark Program Coordinator-Lac La Ronge PP
SEPAQMyshka SansoinVice-Présidence Parcs Québec
SEPAQPatrick GraillonConservation Coordinator
Alberta Caroline CrellRegional Planner
AlbertaHeather LambertParks Wayfinding Specialist
AlbertaJoey YoungSenior Parks Planner
KRGAlicia AragutakTursujuq Park Director
KRGCharlie MunickKuururjuaq Park Director
ManitobaDavid JonesRegional Parks Specialist – Western Region
Nova ScotiaCarrie L DrakePlanner, Parks & Recreation Division
Nova ScotiaPeter BushProtected Areas Coordinator – Central Region
Northwest Territories Benji StrakerManager, Parks Operations
NunavutLeesee PapatsieManager Parks: Heritage Appreciation
Ontario John  SwickNorthwest Zone Manager 
Parks CanadaMarc JohnsonInternational Programs
Parks CanadaDavid MurraySenior Planner: New Northern Parks
Parks Canada Monica OsterhoutA/Promotion and Non-Personal Media Officer-Prince Albert
Parks Canada Susan KjartansonManager, Financial & Business Management Advisory Services Branch 
Parks CanadaDany Lebrun Acting Superintendent-Mingan Field Unit
Parks CanadaValerie BlazeskiCorporate Communications Advisor 
Parks CanadaDarroch WhitakerSpecies Conservation Specialist – Atlantic Parks
Prince Edward IslandKevin MacLarenProgram and Operations Supervisor
SEPAQBenoit DubeauResponsable du service de la conservation et de l’éducation
SEPAQMylène Pronovost Conseillère à l’expérience du visiteur
SaskatchewanDave BjarnasonPark Supervisor
AlbertaMichael RoycroftArea Manager, Specialized Facilities & Trails, Kananaskis Region, Alberta Parks
AlbertaRobin SchmidtSenior Parks Planner
AlbertaBryan SundbergDistrict Conservation Officer
ManitobaScott NickelHead of Cottage Planning
Nova ScotiaClinton PinksLandscape Architect
Nova ScotiaHeather OlivellaProtected Areas Coordinator
Northwest TerritoriesTara TompkinsManager, Parks Operations
OntarioJosie GrenierAssistant Park Superintendent
OntarioDave PriddleAssistant Park Superintendent
OntarioJohn Fisher Park Superintendent
OntarioRhonda CardPark Superintendent
OntarioAnne CraigSr. Marketing Specialist
Parks Canada Melissa BanovichActing National Historic Sites Manager
Parks CanadaNicolas MiquelonProgram Advisor, Federal Heritage Buildings Review Office
Parks Canada Alexandra TalbotSr. Advisor and Manager of the Executive Correspondence Office
Parks CanadaCamille Girard-RuelExternal Relations Manager
Parks Canada Brady HighwayVisitor Safety and Fire Operations Coordinator
Parks CanadaAlana PlummerActing Trails Project Manager
SEPAQDany GareauNational park director
SEPAQRaphael GouletConservation and Education Officer
SaskatchewanDominique ClinckePark Planner
YukonPamela BrownSupervisor, Park Officer program
AlbertaCeiridwen RobbinsVisitor Services Coordinator
AlbertaDaynika WhiteConsultation and Engagement Advisor
AlbertaJennifer OkrainecPlanner
AlbertaKieran DowlingTeam Lead – William Watson Lodge
AlbertaLogan VanImschootDistrict Conservation Officer
Canadian Parks and Recreation AssociationMurray KoppDirector, Parks Services, Regional District of Central Okanagan
City of CalgaryValerie VeenstraEnvironmental Planning Supervisor
Nature Conservancy of CanadaErica ThompsonSenior National Director, Conservation Engagement & Development
Nova ScotiaDavid BlairEngineer
Nova ScotiaKermit deGooyerProtected Areas Planner
OntarioJim MurphyPark Planner
OntraioNancy DaiglePark Superintendent
Parks CanadaAlannah PhillipsSenior Advisor to the Executive Director, Atlantic
Parks CanadaAndrea McNeilCanadian Heritage Rivers System Advisor
Parks CanadaChad BuchnerManager of Canal Operations Trent Severn Waterway
Parks CanadaJed CochraneFire and Vegetation Specialist
Parks CanadaJerome LussierVisitor Experience Manager
Parks CanadaLinaya WorkmanPark Site Manager/Superintendent Kluane National Park & Reserve
Parks CanadaMichèle LeblondExternal Relations Manager Quebec Field Unit
Parks CanadaNick PhillipsHighway Operations Manager
Parks CanadaLaurie WeinImplementation Manager, Species Conservation and Management
SaskatchewanPaul JohnsonExecutive Director, Park Operations
SEPAQDaniel GroleauDirector of two national parks
SEPAQMyriam LavalléeDirectrice / Superintendant
YukonLolita HughesPark Ranger / Operations Manager
Alberta ParksTazim NazaraliManager, Parks Investment
British Columbia ParksSarah FennellRecreation Business Specialist
British Columbia ParksVolker MichelfelderPlanning and Operational Section Head,
Canadian Wildlife ServiceGarry DonaldsonActing Director, Atlantic Region
Government of the Northwest Territories Darin BagshawConservation Areas Advisor, Environment & Natural Resources, 
Manitoba ParksJP PerreaultPark Operations and Infrastructure Planning, 
Parks CanadaDan MulrooneySenior Research Officer – Socio-economist
Parks CanadaAbdullah AfzalLaw Enforcement Policy Advisor
Parks CanadaBilly DixonManager Western and Northern Canada, Contracting & Procurement Operations
Parks CanadaChristine DrakePark Superintendent, Pukaskwa NP,
Parks CanadaCindy SchatkoskiAccounting Operations Officer, Banff National Park
Parks CanadaCraig McKinnonRegional Conservation Manager, Kluane
Parks CanadaDanish SyedSenior Policy Adviser
Parks CanadaKelly DeveauxManager, Visitor Experience
Parks CanadaStéphanie CloutierAdvisor, Business and Program Affairs, Executive Directorate, Quebec & Nunavut
Parks Canada Agency Paul DyckNegotiations Manager, Indigenous Affairs Branch 
Saskatchewan Provincial ParksJesse SakiresManager, Strategic Planning and Policy
SEPAQCamille-Antoine OuimetResponsable des services de la conservation, de la maintenance et des infrastructures,
SépaqSamuel MoreauResponsable du service de la conservation et de l’éducation, Parc national du Lac-Témiscouata
BC ParksDave RichmondRecreation Section Head
BC ParksElyse CurleyCommunity Liason Officer
Canadian Wildlife ServiceEden ThurstonProtected Areas National Coordinator
Manitoba ParksElvira RobergeHead, Park System Planning and Ecology
Nova Scotia Protected Areas BranchSally SteeleRegional Planner
NU ParksMkabela MasukuManager Parks Program Development
NWT ParksKelly SteinConservation Areas Management Planner
Ontario ParksJeff BrownSenior Marketing Specialist
Ontario ParksRyan GardnerPark Superintendent
Parks CanadaAlain NantelManager, Visitor Safety, Service, Activities and Visitor Use Mangement
Parks CanadaAshley WruthInterpretation Officer/Coordinator III
Parks CanadaChelsey DawesExternal Relations Manager
Parks CanadaMaria O’HearnExternal Relations Manager
Parks CanadaMelanie DompierreSenior Advisor 
Parks CanadaTara McNally MacPheeManager of Visitor Experience, PEI National Park
Parks CanadaTravis HallidayManager, Law Enforcement Operations (Prairies and North)
Parks CanadaVirginia SheehanManager, Terrestrial Archaeology
Saskatchewan ParksJennifer SzakacsDirector – Capital Program Design & Delivery
SEPAQChloe BonnetteResponsable au partenariat
SEPAQIsabelle CroteauDirector of Parc national de Plaisance
Alberta ParksDaniella RubelingInterpretation and Education Team Lead
BC Parks and ConservationKaren MohrRecreation Services Officer
BC Parks and ConservationGina BugslagRecreation Officer – West Coast
Nova Scotia ParksSandra FraserParks Promotion and Development Officer
Parks CanadaElizabeth NelsonScience Advisor, Conservation & Climate Change
Parks CanadaChristie ThomsonPartnering and Engagement Officer
Parks CanadaDenis DufourManager, Management Planning Policy and Operations
Parks CanadaChristian VezeauManager, National Celebrations
Parks CanadaRennee LamontagneManager, Indigenous Workforce Strategies Team
Parks CanadaAllison FleischerExternal and Indigenous Relations Manager
Parks CanadaJonathan SheppardSite Superintendent
Parks CanadaKim WeirProduct Development Officer
Parks CanadaErika TavesSenior Advisor to the Executive Director for Ontario and Waterways
Parks CanadaNatalie-Anne BussiereManager, Heritage Programs
Parks CanadaGary BaikieSuperintendent,Torngat Mountains National Park
Saskatchewan ParksDeanna JacobsDirector Visitor Experience and Public Programming
SEPAQAnnie MorrisseauDirector – Centre touristique du Lac-Simon
SEPAQNathaél BergeronDirectrice, Parc national du Mont-Mégantic 
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