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Board of Directors

President: Jay Brogan, M.Sc., R.P.Bio.

Jay completed his M.Sc. in Wildlife Biology/Ecotoxicology at Simon Fraser University investigating the impacts of persistent organic pollutants on raptors of the Lower Mainland. He has led and been a part of various wildlife research projects, including monitoring seabirds on remote islands and surveying for endangered frogs. He is interested in using wildlife as a tool to monitor environmental health.

Jay has served on the board since 2012.

Vice-President: Angela Bond, B.Sc.

Angela completed two B.Sc. at Acadia University in Nova Scotia; one in Biology and one in Environmental Science. She has several years of professional experience in the environmental sector, with a background mainly in wetlands and aquatic field work. As a Wildlife Biologist, she has been involved in various bird and other wildlife surveys and projects throughout Nova Scotia and Alberta.

Angela has served on the board since 2016.

Acting Treasurer: Willie Ng, CPA, CGA

Willie is a designated accountant who earned his CPA, CGA credentials in 2012. Previous to that, he graduated from the University of British Columbia with a B.Comm majoring in accounting. He has a strong interest in community engagement and wildlife conservation which has led him to take action in being a citizen scientist and joining the WildResearch team.

Willie has served on the board since 2018.

Secretary: Courtney Lahue, B. Tech., B.I.T.

Courtney completed her B. Tech. in Ecological Restoration at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Her capstone project involved the restoration of MacKay Creek Estuary in Burrard Inlet. Courtney spends a lot of time working with non-migratory Canada geese and other waterfowl species throughout B.C.

Courtney has served on the board since 2016.

Director: Virginia Noble, M.Sc.

Virginia Noble graduated from University of British Columbia with her M.Sc. in 2013. Her thesis examined the effects of tropical forest fragmentation and land-use change on leaf litter decomposition and nutrient cycling. She also has studied predator-prey interactions and cross-ecosystem interactions using the strawberry poison frog as a model organism.

Virginia has served on the board since 2014.

Director: Andrew Huang, M.Sc.

Andrew completed his M.Sc. at the University of British Columbia studying the population genetics and rodenticide exposure risk of barn owls in the Lower Mainland. He is interested in sustainable and responsible development that respects wildlife and safeguards their habitat. He is also a big fan of city biking, public transportation, and cats.

Andrew has served on the board since 2016.

Director: Myles Lamont, R.P.Bio, C.W.B, E.P, A.Sc.T.

Myles Lamont is a wildlife biologist, zoologist and naturalist hailing from the west coast of British Columbia. He completed his Bachelor of Science at the University of the Fraser Valley majoring in biology and ecology, a past recipient of Wildlife Preservation Canada’s fellowship program, recipient of the International Wild Waterfowl Associations outstanding service award and an active member in many wildlife organisations and NGO’s.

Myles has served on the board since 2016.

Director: Vinci Au, B.Sc.

Vinci is doing her M.Sc. in Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of British Columbia. She is also working as a research technician doing whole-genome sequencing and CRISPR in a molecular genetics lab. Her interest in ornithology and ecology was sparked in class during undergrad. She has been doing field-work with various organizations in Vancouver ever since.

Vinci has served on the board since 2018.

Director: Melanie Wilson, M.Sc.

Melanie is a graduate from Dalhousie University and has been working as a biologist for over 10 years. She currently works at the BC Ministry of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, responsible for implementing recover and habitat protection for avian species at risk in the South Coast region.

Melanie has served on the board since 2018.