The Honourable Warren Winkler – Chief Justice, Court of Appeal for Ontario – Chair
Chief Justice Warren Winkler grew up in Pincher Creek, Alberta and presently resides in Toronto, Ontario. He is a graduate of the University of Manitoba (Bachelor of Arts) and the Osgoode Hall Law School (both an LL.B. and LL.M.). He was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1965 and appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1977. He was founding partner of the law firm Winkler, Filion and Wakely in Toronto and has appeared in almost every jurisdiction in Canada, as well as in Africa. Warren was appointed to the Superior Court of Ontario in 1993 and became Regional Senior Justice in the Toronto Region of that Court in 2004.
He and his wife Ruth have two daughters, two grand-daughters, and two black Labradors. His interests include fly-fishing as well as farming and birding at his farm, Strawberry Hill, near Markdale. He was instrumental in the creation of the Long Point Waterfowl in the late 1980s, has served as its chair since its inception.
Dr. C. Davison Ankney - University of Western Ontarion (retired)
Before he retired, Dave was a Professor of Zoology at the University of Western Ontario where he taught Ecological Adaptations of Birds and Wildlife Ecology and Management. He and his graduate and honours students have published approximately 150 peer-reviewed papers on birds, primarily waterfowl.
Dave is a Fellow of the American Ornithologist’s Union, Past-President of the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunter’s, former member of the Long Point Biosphere Board, and currently chairs the Scientific Advisory Committee of Long Point Waterfowl. He was instrumental in the successful reintroduction of Wild Turkeys to Ontario and a driving force behind attempts to deal with the problem of over-abundant white goose populations in North America, the latter resulting in him receiving the Ducks Unlimited “Wetland Conservation Achievement Award” in 1997.
Dave, his wife Sandi, and their Labrador Retrievers live on Long Point, but spend the winter in Rockport, Texas, where they enjoy duck hunting, birding, and fishing and where, several years ago, he was proud to add the 500th bird ( Snowy Plover ) to his Life List.
Dr. George Finney – Bird Studies Canada
George was born and raised in the Niagara Region in southwestern Ontario. He completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at Queen’s University. George graduated from Queen’s with a Doctorate in Ornithology having worked with Snow Geese for his Ph.D. After completion of his degrees, George worked for 28 years with the Canadian Wildlife Service, during which he worked as Regional Director in Atlantic Canada for 19 years. George joined Bird Studies Canada in 2004 and has been President of Bird Studies Canada for the past seven years.
Mr. Cameron Mack - Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
In January, 2010, Cam was appointed Director of Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources’ Science and Information Branch, which coordinates and integrates science and information activities to support sustainable natural resource management. The Branch focuses on natural resources inventory, monitoring, assessment, and reporting, and provides extension and technology transfer services to distribute scientific knowledge and information management practices to natural resource managers, policy-makers and other clients. From 2001-2010, Cam served as Director of the Fish and Wildlife Branch, leading provincial policy and program functions for biodiversity, fish and wildlife management, Great Lakes management, and marketing and client services (including licensing). Cam has served in other senior management positions in the Ministry, including Director of Great Lakes Branch, District Manager in Peterborough District, Assistant Director of Fish and Wildlife Branch and Manager of the Fish Culture Section. Cam holds an Honours B.Sc. in Fisheries and Wildlife from the University of Guelph (1977) and completed the Queen’s Executive Program in 2006.
Ms. Nancy Patterson - Canadian Wildlife Service
Mrs. Ana M. Dominquez - President and General Manager of S.C. Johnson and Son Limited
Ana Dominguez is currently the President and General Manager of S. C. Johnson and Son, Limited, Canada and serves as her company’s designee on the Food and Consumer Products of Canada industry board. Ana also sits on the Board of Directors for the Brant United Way, Lansdowne Children’s Centre and Long Point Waterfowl. Ana joined S. C. Johnson in July, 1997 as Brand Manager – Insect and Floor Care in our Colombia office. Since that time she has held a variety of management positions around the SCJ world in Colombia, Racine, Venezuela and Brazil, including Marketing Director Brazil and Marketing Director Andean Cluster. Most recently, Ana spent the last 3 years as General Manager, Puerto Rico. Ana received a Master of Administration from Schiller International University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad de los Andes, Colombia. Ana and her husband, Alvaro are the proud parents of 2 sons and currently reside in Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Mr. David Smith - President of the Bluff’s Hunting Club
David Smith is a founding partner and Managing Director of Enterprise Capital Management Inc., a Toronto-based investment management firm. Prior to Enterprise, his 15-year investment industry career included experience in investment research, mergers and acquisitions, project finance, privatizations, and corporate finance as Director of Investment Banking at Richardson Greenshields and as a Senior Vice-President and Director of ScotiaMcLeod Inc. Mr. Smith is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario (Honours Business Administration) and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He is currently President of The Bluff’s Hunting Club and has had long experience with, and a love for, the Long Point Bay area. He is also a director of the Caledon Mountain Trout Club, the Goodwood Club, Jannock Properties Limited, and Superior Plus Inc. David is married with three children. He is an avid fly-fisher and outdoors enthusiast.
Mr. Alexander Stuart - The Electrolyser Corporation Ltd.
Mr. William Turnbull – Past-President of Ducks Unlimited Canada
Mr. Tod Wright - Past-President of Ducks Unlimited Canada
Tod is an avid waterfowler and past president of Ducks Unlimited Canada. He is a member of the Bluff’s Hunting Club and travels across Canada each year to enjoy the waterfowl resource.
Tod lives in Burlington Ontario with his wife June and a pair of Labrador retrievers. He is working towards retirement from a career in the investment business.
Mr. Louis Visentin- Current Chair of Bird Studies Canada Board
Ms. Eleanor Zurbrigg - Manager of the Population Conservation Sector for Environment Canada
Eleanor Zurbrigg is currently the Manager of the Population Conservation Section for the Canadian Wildlife Service Ontario Region, Environment Canada. As such, she has responsibilities for managing the migratory birds program in Ontario and regional contributions to Species At Risk Assessment. Prior to this, she was the Chief of Species at Risk Recovery at the Canadian Wildlife Service Headquarters. Eleanor is the Canadian Co-chair of the Black Duck Joint Venture Management Board, and a member on the NAWCC(C) Council and the Eastern Habitat Joint Venture Management Board. She holds a B.Sc. in biology from the University of Toronto, and a M.Sc. in ecology from Carleton University where she studied wetland plants.