Our Board - Jane Goodall

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


Bill Pratt

Bill 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 Pan-Canadian leadership experience has evolved from working with organizations as a professional in the areas of international development, homelessness, community corrections, health, and social services. He has been an active volunteer with many organizations and in addition to serving on the board of JGIC, he is also a board member for the Kids Brain Health Network. He is the Chief Relationship, Research & Innovation Officer for Eden Care Communities. He holds Masters in Leadership and is a Certified Fundraising Executive. Bill sits on JGIC’s Africa Programs Committee and the Governance and Nominating Committee.

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

Vice Chair
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 travelled the world to see animals in their natural habitat. Corinne sits on the Africa Programs Committee and 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.

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 Chair of the JGIC Africa Programs Committee, as well as 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 the Chair of JGIC’s Roots & Shoots Committee and 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


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