Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is responsible for governing CARP. The Board is elected annually by the membership and composed of up to 15 volunteers drawn from many occupations and all geographic sectors of the watershed. An executive is elected to ensure that operations run smoothly. The Board sets the policy and operating parameters for the society, as well as approves all CARP projects.
Current Baord Members:
Mark Hebert - President
Orris Orlando - Treasurer
Josie Todd- Secretary
Bob Rowe - Member At Large
Meet our Board...
(Secretary, River-Fest Co-Chair)
Josie grew up on Nova Scotia's south shore, where her happiest times we spent exploring nature, camping, and canoeing. She studied biology and environment at McGill University and received her Master of Science in Biology at Dalhousie University. Over her career she has worked in conservation biology, community outreach and education, marine plant cultivation, and agricultural product research and development. She moved to the Annapolis Valley in 2008 and lives with her husband and dog on the site of her great-grandparent's old homestead.
Bob spent 33 years in the Information Technology industry in a variety of marketing and service delivery management roles. Born in Montreal, he has worked in various locations across Canada. The Annapolis Valley is now his final resting spot.
Bob currently enjoys hiking, woodworking, photography and is the active cook in his household.
He also serves as a board member for Trans County Transportation Society (TCTS).
Orris is a retired educator with a background in instruction, counselling and administration. Retired for over 10 years, she volunteers with CARP as a Board member and treasurer; is president of the Annapolis Branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association and is active in her church. She loves to travel and enjoys nature in all seasons except for the humid. Orris sees the Annapolis River from her windows and hopes that by engaging local interest, it will continue to bring pleasure to many generations in the future.