President and CEO
Kathy Abusow is President and CEO of PLT Canada.
Jessica Kaknevicius - 647-797-1117
Vice President, Education
Jess is responsible for implementing our strategic direction and activities. She works to build partnerships and to expand and strengthen our network.
David Folkerson - 613-565-0627
Vice President, Communications
David is responsible for our communications and outreach, helping to bring our services, green careers, and educational resources to life.
Jerri Taylor - (202) 936-5254
Director, Diversity in Career Pathways
Jerri leads the career pathways programming, mentorship program, and Green Jobs employer training efforts at SFI.
Jennifer Farant - 613-745-5840 ext. 302
Jennifer provides a variety of administrative assistance for PLT Canada. She helps Green Jobs employers and youth, leads office management tasks, and supports PLT Canada Board meetings.
Zachary Wagman - 613-745-3706
Sr. Manager, Green Jobs
Zac is responsible for growing our Green Jobs funding program, as well as delivering employer education to our network of professionals in the forest and conservation sectors.
Mirna Abdo - 613-742-3786
Mirna collaborates with the communications team and consultants to create compelling stories for a wide variety of channels. She helps plan, manage and review PLT Canada marketing and communications projects and collateral.
Mira Williamson - 613-704-7248
Manager, Communications and Media Relations
Mira is involved in all aspects of our communications and engagement efforts. One of her primary activities is to help engage Indigenous youth and youth who are new Canadians. Mira conducts research and interviews and produces a wide range of content, including editorials, news articles, and media releases.
Madhuri Jani - 613-742-3782 ext. 467
Green Jobs Coordinator
Madhuri supports our Green Jobs initiative with outreach to employers and youth. She works directly with provincial, territorial, and international network partners to ensure successful program operations across Canada.
Catherine Langille - 613-742-3781 ext. 466
Indigenous Relations Coordinator (on leave until September 2022)
Catherine works to expand our programming and to ensure that all initiatives are accessible and responsive to the unique needs of Indigenous youth across Canada
Brittany Lodge - 613-704-0047 ext. 471
Youth Programs Coordinator
Brittany supports the entire PLT Canada team in enhancing the number, relevancy, and accessibility of opportunities for a wide range of youth in the forest and conservation sectors.
Alex Leonard - 343-803-0540 ext. 351
Alex supports communications, specializing in creating engaging videos for social media, and playing a key role in our marketing and advertising campaigns.
James Thordarson - 613-703-3347
Coordinator, Forest Education
James’s inspiration to work at PLT Canada was being able to fill a role where he provides Forest education to anyone and everyone who wants to learn more about the natural world around them.
Shwetha Kengasur Venkatesh - 613-702-9378
Green Jobs Coordinator
Shwetha supports our Green Jobs program with employer and youth outreach and administrative support, and she also develops communication materials and reports.
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