Board of Directors
Laurie Westaway – Chair
Laurie Westaway recently took leave as the Manager of Waste at the County of Peterborough. Laurie has 19 years of experience in the environmental field, including both public and private sector organizations. She has worked with World Wildlife Fund, Waste Management of Canada, Green Communities Canada, and her own business, Wasteaway, an environmental consulting firm. Laurie graduated from Trent University with a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Environmental Resource Studies and Geography. She has served on the Board of the Green Communities Foundation since June 2009.
Yvette Peplinskie – Treasurer
Yvette Peplinskie works as the Deputy Treasurer for the County of Peterborough. Yvette obtained her Chartered Accountant designation in 2004. She served on the board of directors for the Women’s Business Network of Peterborough as Treasurer for four years. Currently she is the Treasurer for the Peterborough Family Resource Centre and a member of the finance committee for the YWCA Peterborough Haliburton. Yvette has served on the GCF Board since June 2013 as Treasurer.
Catherine Warren – Director
Catherine Warren is currently the State of the Resource Reporting Intern with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. Catherine worked in the Active & Safe Routes to School program with Green Communities Canada from 2004-2006 and recently (2013-2014) worked with GCC on climate change communications and staff training projects. Catherine has training as a teacher and worked in environmental education with Katimavik and Rainy River First Nations. Catherine recently spent five years living and working in New Zealand where she completed a Masters of Conservation Biology and worked with the Department of Conservation in an alpine national park and in Coastal Otago.
Mary Anna Zakula
The Green Communities Foundation is a registered Canadian charity. Our registration number is 81526 4890 RR0001.