Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation

Board of Directors

The RVCF’s is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors Made up of local leaders who are well-respected and believe that the Rideau watershed is worth protecting.

The Board shapes the Foundation's direction by supporting its mission, strategy, and budget; ensures that the leadership, resources, and finances in place match the Foundation's vision; and monitors and improves the performance of the organization.

The Foundation Board meets formally four times each year as well as between the regular meetings as needed to conduct the Foundation's business.

Call for Candidates - RVCF Board of Directors

March 2020 - The RVCF is looking to fill the seats of outgoing board members. Learn more about this opportunity to get involved.

Call for Candidates


  • Mary A. Bryden, Past Chair
    Retired Registered Nurse, Unitarian House
  • Andrew Harkness, P.Eng., Vice Chair
    Principal, Morrison Hershfield Ltd.
  • Jason W. M. Kelly, Chair
    Principal, Cachet Consulting & Management Services Inc.
  • Anne Simmering, Director
    Retired member of the engineering consulting industry
  • R.E. Smith, Director
    Senior Account Manager, BMO Financial Group
  • Kathy Thomas, Director
    Bell Canada, Hamilton, Thomas & Associates Ltd.
  • Sarah Wayne, Secretary-Treasurer
    RVCA Manager, Financial Services
  • Richmond Wilson, Director
    Principal, retired, Wilson Law Partners LLP

Diane Downey, Executive Director

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