FSC Canada Welcomes New Board Members

December 1, 2020

By: The Working Forest Staff

Please join us in welcoming the new members of the Board of Directors.

Nadine Roach, individual member, Aboriginal Chamber
Nadine Roach is a member and long- time resident of Garden River First Nation. She has been involved in forestry for many years beginning with her education with her local college completing her diploma as a Forestry Technician. Moving to work with her nation, Nadine became employed with the Union of Ontario Indians that supported First Nation’s continued involvement in their lands. This brought about support and initiation to work towards a framework agreement that would see more benefits realized for the member First Nations of the Anishinabek Nation. More recently Nadine moved into community development with a near-complete degree in Community Economic Social Development. She continues this work through supporting initiatives and projects that bring about capacity and confidence in First Nation Development.

Arthur Tsai, individual member, Economic chamber
Currently, Arthur Tsai is a critical member of Canfor’s senior management team providing vital insights and recommendations on global market trends and analysis. Previous to this role, he held several positions in the SPF Lumber Sales and Marketing Department from executing North American and offshore sales to leading the Marketing Intelligence Department. Since 2012, Arthur spearheads Canfor’s solid wood FSC chain of custody obligations and requirements. In 2013, he completed the FSC COC lead auditor training course through Rainforest Alliance. From his years of FSC experience, he understands the value of the FSC brand and the growing global demand for FSC lumber and developed a sales and marketing strategy targeting developers, architects, and cross-laminated timber manufacturers on the benefits of FC certified lumber products.

Rod Gallant, Private and Public Workers of Canada, Social Chamber
Rod Gallant has worked at the Harmac Pulp mill for the past 20 years and is currently the president of Local 6 as well as the 2nd Vice president of the PPWC. Both positions involve a lot of forestry knowledge and expertise, both attributes Rod has in abundance. Rod’s forestry mentor was Arnie Bercov so Rod has a good understanding of all the issues we are currently facing. I believe Rod would be a welcome addition to the FSC Board.

We would also like to welcome back Gerard Szaraz, Nature Quebec, Environmental Chamber.

The 4 board members will join our current FSC Canada Board of Directors:

  • Aboriginal Peoples Chamber – David Flood individual
  • Economic Chamber – Andre Gravel, Domtar
  • Environmental Chamber – Cliff Wallis, Alberta Wilderness Association
  • Social Chamber – Louis Begin, CSN

A Fond Farewell
FSC Canada would like to acknowledge Elston Dzus, and John Caluori for the number of years they dedicated to the FSC Canada Board of Directors and wish them success with their future endeavours.


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