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Board of Directors

Ivan Bateman
Chair
Currently retired, Ivan spent many years in senior positions with a supplier of capital equipment used for heat recovery and liquid separation. He had Canada-wide responsibilities serving resource based industries.

He has had a long involvement with local solid waste issues. As the first Solid Waste Coordinator for the City of Peterborough (1989 -1994) he was responsible for extension of the range of recycled materials through the Blue Box and initiated the collection and treatment of green waste in 1990.

While with the City he supported the formation of GreenUP and became a member of the board in 1998.

Dr. Ramesh Makhija
Vice Chair
Dr. Ramesh Makhija is currently a Conjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Trent University. He is the President/Owner of R & R Laboratories which provides occupational health and safety and environmental consulting services.

Ramesh has a lengthy history of community involvement in the region. He is the Executive vice chair of the Board of GreenUP, a long-time local chair of the Chemical Institute of Canada, a member of the council of medical technologists of Ontario, and is a board member with the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, the Peterborough Theatre Guild, and the Kawartha Skills Development Committee. He volunteers with the Peterborough Regional Health Centre Foundation and has been involved with the Indo-Canada Association of Kawarthas since 1968.

Ramesh established two prizes in Trent’s Department of Chemistry and one bursary scholarship in Nursing Program at Trent University for top students. He’s been awarded the Golden Jubilee in 2012, and has five years volunteer service with the Federal Government. He was nominated for order of Ontario Award and is a member of the Grant Review Team with the Ontario Trillium Foundation since 2009.

Bruce Kidd
Treasurer
Bruce is a retired administrator with Parks Canada and a farmer in Douro-Dummer Township.  Bruce has a BA from York University and a Certificate in Administration from the University of Ottawa.  Bruce is also active in Peterborough Rugby, the Peterborough Cycling Club and Peterborough Field Naturalists.  He joined the GreenUP Board in 2013.

Tammy Williams
Secretary
Tammy is a Partner with LLF Lawyers, LLP in the firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice area.  Tammy completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at Trent University in 2000 and obtained her law degree from the University of Toronto in 2003.  Tammy was admitted to the bar of Ontario in 2004 after completing her articles at LLF Lawyers LLP.  Tammy has served as a Director for various community groups and charitable organizations and is currently Chair  of the Board of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Peterborough and past president of the Peterborough Law Association.  Tammy and her family have resided in Peterborough since 1995.

Jackie Donaldson
Jackie currently runs an engineering consulting business with her husband in Peterborough. She comes to the GreenUP board with a background in public education program management (GreenUP, Peterborough County-City Health Unit, and Peterborough Regional Health Centre) and communications (CityTV, Global Television Network and Canada NewsWire). An employee of GreenUP a decade ago, several of her programs continue to be delivered by the organization today. She has two children, a dog and a canoe.

Katherine Jordan
Katherine is a Certified Human Resources Professional with more than 20 years experience as an HR generalist covering several industries including manufacturing and engineering.  Katherine has a passion for the environment and strives to make sustainability improvements in both the workplace and the community. She currently is Human Resources Manager at the Haliburton Kawartha Pineridge office of the Canadian Mental Health Association.

Kevin Mulligan
Kevin  is a manager at McColl Turner LLP where he has been working since 2007 after graduating from Wilfrid Laurier University’s Business Administration Co-op program.  He obtained his chartered accountant designation in 2009 and provides accounting, auditing, and tax services to a wide variety of clients.  Kevin joined the GreenUP board of directors in March 2013.

Scott Murison – Bio coming soon!

Martin Parker – Bio coming soon!

Shelley Strain
Shelley is the Sustainability Coordinator for Trent University. She is a LEED AP O&M (Operations and Maintenance) and an Accredited Green Roof Professional. Her experience spans private, public, and not-for-profit sectors and includes green building, spills prevention and response, energy management, waste reduction and diversion, and student and community engagement. The first environmental program that Shelley put in place was instituting a recycling program in her elementary school when she was in grade 7.