BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

 

Dana Krechowicz

Chair

Dana Krechowicz is a sustainability professional with an extensive background in finance, sustainable business and public policy. She currently works as a sustainability and climate change consultant at a leading global accounting and advisory firm. She has worked in provincial government in climate change policy, for two leading  environmental think tanks, and in the responsible investment sector.

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Ravi de Costa

Vice Chair

Ravi de Costa was born in Dublin, Ireland and lived in England, Papua New Guinea and Australia before moving to Canada. He teaches and researches about the relationships between Indigenous and settler societies and has worked at McMaster University and Trent University. Currently he works in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University and teaches in its Las Nubes experiential education program in Costa Rica.

Alice Madolciu

Treasurer

Alice Madolciu is a Chartered Professional Accountant and graduate of the University of Waterloo. She practices domestic and international tax as a Manager at Crowe Soberman LLP, one of Toronto’s premier chartered accounting firms. Alice also serves as the Treasurer of GreenPAC, a national non-partisan organization that is striving to keep the environment in the forefront on Parliament Hill.

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Daniela Ponce

Secretary

Daniela Ponce is a communications professional with seven years of experience in film PR. During this time, she has spearheaded media and community relations campaigns for various film festivals and film programmes, as well as the theatrical and broadcast release campaigns of over 60 films, many of them issue-based documentaries. Daniela worked as the PiF Festival Publicist in 2016 and 2017.

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Caroline Underwood

Director

Caroline Underwood is an Executive Producer and a Wildlife & Science Documentary Consultant. From 2008-2015 she was Senior Producer/Commissioning Editor for The Nature of Things, the CBC’s flagship science series. Recent series include The Wild Canadian Year, Equus: The Story of the Horse,  Wild Canada and The Great Human Odyssey. She has been involved with Planet in Focus for more than 17 years.

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Isabella Cattelan

Director

Isabella provides strategic financial services and active management to mid-market companies, including mergers and acquisitions CFO services. She has over 16 years’ experience at the executive level with various mid market companies including the Globe and Mail.  Isabella has developed a passion for sustainability, and believes economic growth and strong business performance aligns with planetary prosperity.

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Anne Wordsworth

Director

Anne Wordsworth has worked extensively in the fields of environment and health. In association with the Canadian Environmental Law Association and as an environmental consultant, she has written major law and policy reports on chemicals, environmental health, toxics use reduction, water issues, indoor air pollutants and international comparisons of laws.

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