This list is comprised of professors, professionals, students, community-group members and consultants. This group of people has been selected to be the advisory committee for the Community-Based Environmental Monitoring Network. Together they have helped shape our focus and assisted in giving the network ideas and goals for current and future projects. Each Advisory Member has a unique background and set of skills. Each would be more than happy to assist people with questions and advise. Contact information can be attained below.

Dr. Cathy Conrad

Dr. Conrad is a Professor in Geography at Saint Mary’s University. Her main field of research is community-based management and fluvial/aquatic ecosystems.

Dr. Annamarie Hatcher

Dr. Annamarie Hatcher is self-employed in Cape Breton as an Environmental Consultant. She is a Senior Research Fellow of the Institute of Integrative Science and Health and an Adjunct Professor in Science and Technology at Cape Breton University. She also holds an adjunct faculty position at Dalhousie University in the School for Resource and Environmental Studies.

Colleen McNeil

Currently, Colleen is an Environmental Management System Coordinator at Environment Canada and the Coordinator for the Atlantic Coastal Action Program (ACAP). She has her Masters in Environmental Studies.

Walter Regan

Walter Regan is the President of the Sackville Rivers Association. The association is involved in watershed management and protection projects as well as habitat restoration projects on the Sackville and Little Sackville Rivers.

Bob Rutherford

Bob Rutherford is a former Department of Fisheries and Oceans Scientist. He now works for Thaumas Environmental Consulting Inc. out of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. He is also an active member of the Sackville Rivers Association.

Dr. Jeremy Lundholm

Dr. Jeremy Lundholm is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology and Environmental Studies at Saint Mary’s University. Dr. Lundholm is a plant ecologist focusing some of his recent research on maintaining plant diversity within plant communities and the effects of Green Roof Systems.

Dr. Tony Charles

Dr. Tony Charles is a Professor at Saint Mary’s University and is working in the Sobey School of Business and is the Environmental Studies Program Coordinator. His work involves interdisciplinary studies of natural resource management.

Jason Naug

Jason Naug is currently the Acting Section Head within the Habitat Management Program of Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

Ashley Shelton

Ashley Shelton is a graduate student at Saint Mary’s University in the Applied Science Program. She has a BSc in Environmental Science (honours) with a background in community-based water quality monitoring.

Melissa Healey

Melissa Healey is a graduate student at Saint Mary’s University in the Applied Science Program. She has an Environmental Engineering Techonology -Water Resources diploma, a BSc in Environmental Science and is CET certified. Melissa’s research focus is on water quality and monitoring in The Gambia River, West Africa.


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