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OWA Board of Directors

President: Paul Robertson

Vice-President: Art Shannon

Executive Committee: Kerry Coleman, Dave Ferguson, Paul Robertson, Art Shannon, and Don Willis

Directors: Craig Appleyard, David Braet, Paul Butler, Stanley Caveney, Barbara Clark, Joe Csafordi, Neil Dunning, Stuart Giles, Olivia Groff, Dorothy Hamilton, Elizabeth Heale, Terry Hoover, Fred Huszarik, Jim Marchand, Brian Paradoski, Dan Romanoski, Shawn Saulnier, Dave Sexsmith and Alan Wells

Past President: David Sexsmith

Audit Committee: Tom Brownell and Fred Huszarik

Nomination Committee: Barbara Clark, Paul Robertson and Rick Wilkins

Please consider adding your voice to the OWA provincial Board of Directors. Help us meet the challenges of a growing organization - woodlot owners acting for fellow woodlot owners. If you or someone you know is interested in serving as a Director, please contact a member of your Nomination Committee. For further information, contact Eric Thompson at the OWA office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For chapter presidents and directors, please view our Chapters page.

Coming soon:

Listing of Committee members for the Communications Committee, Business Development Committee, Chapter Support Committee and the Outreach Committee.

Member Profile

  • Neil Dunning
    Neil Dunning

    Neil grew up on the edge of Etobicoke in the 1950s and 1960s, and always had access to fields, forests and creeks. His involvement in the Scouting movement gave him some exposure to woodcraft, and he has enjoyed wetlands for as long as he can remember.

    In 2001, Neil and his wife, Kathy, bought 17 acres, which is part of the Oakland Swamp complex of provincially significant wetland in Brant County. A lifetime educator, Neil has always enjoyed observing and learning about nature, as well as increasing his woodcraft skills from hands-on experiences.

    Neil says, “Being part of the Ontario Woodlot Association has given me a whole new avenue of learning as I rub shoulders with amazing members, many of whom have decades and even centuries of family experience in the forest.”

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