The Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation

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Board of Directors

The Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation is led by a diverse and committed volunteer Board of Directors who give of their time and resources to help support our vision of a healthy, resilient Lake Simcoe and it’s surrounding land that will enrich our lives for generations to come. Our mission is to raise funds for the environmental and educational initiatives of Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority that lessen the impact of  climate change and inspire action.

Call for Board Candidates

The application period is now closed. Thank you to all who applied.

Contact LSCF Executive Director, Cheryl Taylor with questions.

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2023-2024 Board of Directors

Sarah Kurtz

Sarah Kurtz, Acting President

Senior Engineer, SCS Consult​ing Group

Sarah is a Senior Engineer at SCS Consulting Group and leads a group of engineers that are responsible for the management and technical execution of a wide variety of engineering projects, many in the Lake Simcoe watershed. Sarah has a strong connection to nature and incredible desire to give back to the community. Sarah has served on the Foundation Board of Directors since 2019.​​

Clarence Lui

Clarence Lui, Secretary Treasurer

Partner, Reain Lui Stock LLP

Clarence has practiced law for the last 19 years and has served on many local  committees. Through his professional and   personal  experiences, he  has   developed  a keen interest in environmental preservation and protection. Living   locally in   the Lake  Simcoe watershed, Clarence is a frequent user of our trail   systems   and see’s first hand the impact of the work of the Foundation and the   Authority. Clarence has been serving on the LSCF Board of Directors since 2021.


Marvin Geist, Past President

Lawyer, Marvin Geist Professional Corporation

Marvin has been practicing law since 1975. With offices in the city of Vaughan and the town of Innisfil, his expertise is in corporate/commercial and real estate law. Marvin lives on Lake Simcoe, and has enjoyed it immensely since boyhood. He has been President of the largest ratepayers group on Lake Simcoe and former Director on the Federation of Ontario Cottagers Association to name a few. Marvin has served on the Foundation Board of Directors since 2017.

Matthew Allen

Matthew Allen

Regional Vice President, Certification - America's RINA S.P.A.

Matthew Allen brings his experience as a Professional Environmental Engineer and global Executive, having served in the Sustainability, Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S) and Professional Services fields for 25 years. Matthew has a Bachelors and Masters of Chemical & Environmental Engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada and has served as a Naval Officer. Matthew has spoken and published internationally on various scientific and sustainability topics. Matthew is an active national professional development instructor and bilingual in French. Matthew was born and raised in Ottawa, Canada and currently lives and works from home near Belwood, Ontario. He is an active outdoorsman, nature and animal lover, hobby farmer, husband and father to 3 active teenagers.  Matthew has been a Board member since 2023.

Joanne Barnett

Joanne Barnett

Vice President, Planning and Development, The Kerbel Group Inc, Andrin Homes Ltd.

Joanne is a  Registered Professional Planner and Executive who has generously supported the Foundation for decades. A dedicated community volunteer, Joanne has served as the Co-Chair of the Connect Campaign to build the new Nature Centre at Scanlon Creek since 2019 and is serving on the Foundation Board to advocate for more community awareness of the impact of our work and ultimately generate more support, so that our watershed can be healthier and more resilient.  Joanne has been a Board member since 2023. 


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Geoff Dawe

Community Volunteer

Geoff was Mayor of the Town of Aurora from 2010 to 2018. During this time, he was also a member of York Regional Council and the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority Board of Directors, which he chaired for four years. He was a member of the Southlake Health Centre Board of Directors, including the Audit, Governance, IT and Quality Committees. Since leaving Public Office he has been a Director with the Aurora Historical Society, Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation, and Sport Aurora. In 2024, he finished his term with the Southlake Foundation Board, and is delighted to have been accepted as a member of the Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation Board. Prior to entering politics, he was President and CEO of Quality Integrators Corporation, providing quality management solutions to Fortune 100 corporations. He has been an active volunteer in his community for over 40 years, and in 2012 was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal in recognition of his volunteer and public service.

Susana Donaldson​

Susana Donaldson​

Founder, Goodwash Soap Inc

Susana is a business professional with over 10 years of experience in data analytics and consumer research. She holds an MBA from York University and a degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo. As a resident of the Lake Simcoe watershed and a member of the Musselman’s Lake community, Susana is passionate about conserving the health and natural beauty of our lakes and watershed for future generations. Sue has served on the Foundation Board of Directors since 2022.

Ahmed ElGanzouri

Ahmed ElGanzouri

Director, Sustainability, Magna International

Ahmed is a newcomer to working in the Lake Simcoe watershed, and is enthusiastic about the now-more-than-ever-important-work of the Conservation Authority and Foundation. His work at Magna International focuses on sustainability efforts and initiatives with a people-centric approach and he is excited to tackle todays Climate Change issues through collaboration and diversity of thought. Ahmed’s passion for nature is re-ignited each time he see’s a child’s eye light up when they turn over a rock and discover a whole ecosystem. Ahmed has served on the Foundation Board of Directors since 2023.


Randy Greenlaw

Mayor, Township of Oro-Medonte
LSRCA Vice Chair and LSCF Representative

Randy Greenlaw grew up in Hillsdale, Ontario before attending Trent University where he graduated with an Honors Degree in Business Administration and Policy Studies. For over 25 years, Randy worked for a number of corporate leaders such as Labatt Breweries and Akzo Nobel. Today, Randy and his brother run a successful small business focused on servicing the Central Ontario market. 

Geoff Masotti

Geoff Masotti

Director, GTA East; Manager, Bradford Office, C.F. Crozier & Associates

Director of GTA East and Manager of the Crozier Bradford Office location, Geoff is responsible for overall business and delivery performance, and providing leadership in business development and community relations. With almost 20 years in the industry, Geoff has extensive knowledge and experience in Community Master Planning, Stormwater Management, servicing capacity studies, and Infrastructure Management and Design. Geoff is passionate about the Foundation’s mission, believing that the health and prosperity of the watershed is of paramount importance for the long-term sustainability of our environment.

Clare Riepma

Clare Riepma

Councillor, City of Barrie
LSRCA Chair and LSCF Representative

Clare is president at Riepma Consultants Incorporated, as well as Councillor, Ward 1, for the City of Barrie. As a husband, father, grandfather, business owner, urban planner, engineer, mediator and councillor, Clare brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. 

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Brad Rogers

President, Groundswell Urban​ Planners

Brad has decades of consulting Engineering and Planning experience in Ontario and is currently President at Groundswell Urban Planners in Richmond Hill. Brad holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Civil Engineering from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) and is a full member of the Canadian Institute of Planners (MCIP) as a Registered Professional Planner (RPP). Brad has always lived and worked in the Lake Simcoe watershed and is passionate about taking care of it. Brad has served previously on the Foundation Board from 2011-2017, as President and Past President. Brad has served on the Foundation Board of Directors since 2022.​​

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Sheila Stewart

Realtor, Main Street Realty, Newmarket

An experienced sales representative with a demonstrated history of working in the real estate industry, Sheila is skilled in negotiation, waterfront property, pre-construction, and resale. Sheila has been an active member of the York Region community for over 25 years and is very passionate about protecting our natural elements throughout the region.

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