Our Team

Kathy Abusow - 613-747-2454
President and CEO

Kathy Abusow is President and CEO of PLT Canada.

Jessica Kaknevicius - 647-797-1117
Vice President, Community Engagement
Jess.K@PLTCanada.org

Jess is responsible for implementing our strategic direction and activities. She works to build partnerships and to expand and strengthen our network.

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Mila Snejinscaia - 613-703-5570
Business Director
Mila.Snejin@PLTCanada.org

Mila leads our financial operations, is responsible for reporting and compliance, and supports fundraising efforts.

David Folkerson - 613-565-0627
Director, Communications
David.Folkerson@PLTCanada.org

David is responsible for our communications and outreach, helping to bring our services, green careers, and educational resources to life.

Zachary Wagman - 613-745-3706
Manager, Green Jobs
Zachary.Wagman@PLTCanada.org

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.

Paul Robitaille - 613-288-5856
Manager, Indigenous and Youth Relations
Paul.Robitaille@PLTCanada.org

Paul is responsible for engaging youth and leads the integration of Indigenous perspectives into our programming and content.

Tara Topping - 343-803-0543 ext. 350
Manager, Career Education
Tara.Topping@PLTCanada.org

Tara supports our mentorship program, develops career resources and works with guidance counsellors to support youth in pursuit of their green careers.

Maria Chiarella - 343-803-0591 ext. 308
Youth Network Coordinator
Maria.Chiarella@PLTCanada.org

Maria conducts outreach to help build and strengthen our youth network. She also works to engage and elevate youth through our social media channels.

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