Our Board of Directors are committed professionals from around Canada. We’re so proud to have them on our team, and benefit from their leadership every single day.

JGI Canada is not currently recruiting for our board of directors. If you have questions, please contact directors@janegoodall.ca.

Billy Pratt

Vice Chair

Billy Pratt is an inspirational and transformational charity leader with a drive for excellence and inclusion that engages others in the pursuit of being better for the world. His professional and volunteer experiences come from international development, homelessness, community corrections, health and social services. Professionally, he serves as the acting CEO for Eden Care Communities, one of Saskatchewan’s largest charities. As a volunteer, he currently serves on the board of directors for the Kids Brain Health Network, the Kids Brain Health Foundation and the YMCA of Regina. He has a Master’s Degree in Leadership and is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE).

Chelsea Caldwell


A graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School, Chelsea currently works in Ottawa as Legal Counsel for the Department of Justice Canada in the Privy Council Office Legal Services Sector. Her passion for social equity has led her to work in child protection with UNICEF in their Geneva & Bangkok regional offices, as well as intern with the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva. Chelsea is the Chair of JGIC’s Governance & Nominating Committee, as well as a member of the Roots & Shoots Committee.

Corinne Caldwell


Corinne Caldwell is the Chief Operating Officer with the BC Real Estate Association. Corinne has received the Chartered Director designation and volunteers as a finance committee member, facilitator and coach with several organizations. Corinne is passionate about the conservation of wildlife and has traveled the world to see animals in their natural habitat. Corinne sits on the Executive Committee and the Audit & Finance Committee.

Karen McCarthy


Karen is SVP, Associate General Counsel & Secretary at Royal Bank of Canada in Toronto, where she provides securities, regulatory, and environmental, social and corporate governance advice to senior management and the RBC board. Prior to that, she was senior counsel at a large technology company and began her legal career at a leading Canadian law firm. Karen has travelled extensively through Africa and cares about wildlife conservation. She is a member of the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors and the U.S. National Association of Corporate Directors.

Kevin Dunbar


Kevin is a non-profit leader with over 15 years experience empowering teams to achieve positive organizational and social change. His roles reflect his commitment to address some of the world’s most complex issues. Kevin has led teams to deliver large scale humanitarian responses, grow international development programs in over 20 countries, and support Canadian Indigenous community-led programs on food sovereignty and ecological sustainability. His expertise includes supporting organizations and communities to navigate the emerging opportunities and risks of digital transformation. Kevin has worked for a range of organizations, including CARE Canada, Save the Children and the SecDev Foundation. He is currently the Vice President, Programs for Canadian Feed the Children and also sits on the board of Green Communities Canada. He has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Victoria, and a Masters in Development and Emergency Practice from Oxford Brookes University.

Laura Couvrette


Laura is a Chartered Professional Accountant and nature enthusiast at heart, who lives and works in Toronto as Chief Financial Officer at Generation Capital.  When she is not working, she is happiest when she is able to combine her favorite activities together: spending time with her family, running, and traveling. Laura is also a member of the Governance & Nominating Committee.

Paul Gibson


Paul is the founder of Sapien Capital, an executive search and human capital consulting group, as well as an ICD-certified director, having served as Vice Chair of WaterTAP (Ontario’s water technology accelerator) and recently completing a second term as a Governor of the University of Guelph. His directorship experiences also include West Park Healthcare rehabilitation hospital and Mohawk/Medbuy Shared Services, as well as artificial intelligence software firm Daisy Intelligence, and affordable housing lender Home Ownership Alternatives. In his private governance support practice, Paul’s roles have included Board Secretary for Maple Reinders Construction and OpenWorm Foundation, a global artificial intelligence & digital modelling enterprise.

Rick Quinn


Dr. Rick Quinn, a veterinary ophthalmologist, has lectured internationally and is the author of Just Like Us—a Veterinarian’s Visual Memoir of Our Vanishing Great Ape Relatives. The Founding Director of Docs4GreatApes, Rick is passionate about humanitarian, conservation, and social justice issues in developing countries and a strong proponent of the One Health approach to attain optimal health for people, animals, and the environment. Rick is a Board Member on JGI’s Global Board.

Sherri Black


An award-winning educator, Sherri Black is the Director of Learning Supports for Rocky View School Division in Calgary, AB and a speaker on the impact of poverty and complex trauma on learning and behavioural outcomes. She is a long-time advocate for inclusive education and on behalf of disenfranchised children, youth, and families and received an award for Organizational Excellence Toward Creating a Fully Inclusive Society from the Government of Manitoba. Sherri is a member of the Audit & Finance Committee.

Vivian Leung


Vivian Leung is a seasoned corporate lawyer providing practical legal advice to a range of technology clients in the GTA area. She’s honed her skills and experience first at two nationally recognized law firms (Wilmer Hale LLP in Boston and Stikeman Elliott LLP in Toronto) and then as general counsel to two leading technology companies with international scope (OpenText and BlueCat Networks). Currently she practices with InterAlia Law LLP.  When not thinking about work, Vivian enjoys spending time with her family, hanging out with her two adorable dogs, and exploring new restaurants with friends. Vivian sits on the Governance & Nominating Committee and the Audit & Finance Committee. Vivian is Past Vice-Chair of the Board (2016-2020).

If you would like to get in touch with any of our board members, please email director@janegoodall.ca.