Organization Governance

Board of Directors

The Greenbelt Fund is dedicated to enhancing the viability, integrity, and sustainability of agriculture in the Greenbelt and Ontario. Our Board of Directors helps the Fund obtain these goals, ensuring the Fund’s policies, grants, investments, and management, reflect these objectives.

Currently, our Board of Directors consists of eleven members:

  • David McKeown, Chair, Public Health Physician, Former MOH – City of Toronto
  • Mary Lou Tanner, Vice-Chair, Partner and Principal Planner, Niagara Planning Group
  • David Oved, Secretary, Owner, David Oved Environmental Communications
  • Joyce McLean, Treasurer, McLean and Associates
  • Ray Duc, Owner, Forrer Farms
  • David Lindsay, Former President and CEO, Council of Ontario Universities
  • Mary McGrath, Executive Director, GreenLearning Canada Foundation
  • Heather Tay, Principal, Solve Consulting
  • Danielle Collins, Economic Development Policy Analyst, Ontario Federation of Agriculture
  • Franco NaccaratoExecutive Director, Ontario Independent Meat Processors
  • Susan McGovernVice President, Ontario Tech University

Advisory Committee

The Greenbelt Fund is a grant-making organization. Grant proposals are reviewed by our Fund staff and by an external Advisory Committee.

  • Guy Burry, Chairman, Craigellachie Corporation
  • Robert Campbell, Former Director – Food and Beverage, Direct Energy Centre
  • Donna Dooher, Owner and Executive Chef, Mildred’s Temple Kitchen
  • Brian Gilroy, Property Section Chair, Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association
  • Petra Kassun-Mutch, Founder and President, Eve-Volution Inc.
  • Mike von Massow, Associate Professor – Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management, University of Guelph
  • Phil Tregunno, Chair, Tender Fruit Growers Board
  • Brendan Wylie-Toal, Project Manager and Business Development Officer, My Sustainable Canada

Staff

Edward McDonnell

Edward McDonnell, CEO

Edward McDonnell joined the Greenbelt Fund as CEO in October 2017, bringing more than 20 years’ experience as an entrepreneur, public sector executive and senior advisor to a broad range of public sector organizations. View full bio >>