The Pembina Foundation's Board of Directors is comprised of experienced
and insightful professionals who offer diverse perspectives on
environmental priorities, business administration and societal
Tom Marr-Laing is a self-employed businessperson with responsibilities for the acquisition, development, and operation of various real estate properties and businesses. He currently serves as a Director on the Beverage Container Management Board. Tom also provides consulting services to businesses and non-profit organizations in the area of business development, regulatory and legal interventions, and non-profit fundraising and project management.
From 1990 to 2005, Tom served in several senior management capacities for the Pembina Institute. During his tenure with the Institute, Tom served as Executive Director, Policy Director, Director of Environmental Education and Director of the Energy Watch program. His responsibilities included coordination and strategic development of program activities as well as delivery on a number of specific projects. Tom also served as co-chair or participant on several multi-stakeholder bodies charged with developing policy frameworks to manage environmental issues of public concern. This included Vice President of the Board of the Clean Air Strategic Alliance (CASA), co-chair of the original CASA Flaring and Venting Project Teams, and active member of the CASA Electricity Project Team which developed a comprehensive framework to reduce air emissions from the Alberta Electric Power sector.
Tom holds a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Alberta. He resides in Red Deer, Alberta with his wife and two young children.
Rick is a practicing lawyer with McLeod and Company LLP and lives with his family in Calgary. Rick is treasurer of the Pembina Foundation's Board of Directors.
Martin (Marty) has practiced law in Drayton Valley for 35 years and is now semi-retired, conducting a very limited and restricted practice in the areas of estate planning and administration and minor corporate matters with the Duncan & Craig LLP law firm in Drayton Valley.
Marty has been continually involved in many local activities, projects and organizations. He helped establish the Beehive Support Services Society for developmentally disabled adults, the Community Foundation, the Chamber of Commerce and its annual trade show, the Community Scholarship Trust Society, Big Brothers & Big Sisters, the local small theatre company, slow pitch softball league, and Rotary Club. He is currently President of the Eleanor Pickup Arts Centre and a Member of the Edmonton Region Community Board for Persons With Developmental Disabilities.
Marty was made Queen's Council in 2004 and presented the Drayton Valley Ambassador Award in 2000 and Alberta Centennial Medal in 2005.
Angela Angel, B.Sc.Director
Angela Angel is presently a graduate student in natural resource sociology and a teaching assistant for a course entitled "Oil + Community: Health Equity in a Petro-Environment" at the University of Alberta. In her early career, Angela worked in environmental education and outreach with the Pembina Institute, Sierra Club Prairie Chapter, and Green Planet Communications. Prior to beginning her graduate studies, Angela worked as a researcher with both the provincial and federal governments. Angela has researched a diverse array of topics - from the social and economic factors contributing to substance abuse in resource-based communities to the sociocultural factors of tuberculosis transmission in First Nations communities. Her current thesis research explores the identity and well-being of male mobile resource workers in the Alberta Oilsands. Angela also holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Conservation Sciences, with a major in Human Dimensions of Environmental Management from the University of Alberta. When she is not researching and writing, Angela enjoys trail running with her wolfdog.
Janice McDougallPembina Foundation Board Member
Janice McDougall is a Partner in Goodman, McDougall & Associates Ltd., a Human Resource consulting firm incorporated in 1991 which provides facilitation and total rewards programs and services to a wide variety of corporate, government and social-profit organizations.
Janice was awarded the Human Resources Institute of Alberta's 2003 Award of Distinction for her leadership role in moving the HR profession forward. In 2010 she and her husband placed a conservation easement on their property near Millarville, Alberta, which was inspired by their being Canada's first business property to be certified under the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary System in 1999.
She was on the Board of the Pembina Institute from 2004 to 2009, serving as President of the Board from 2006 - 2008 and Past President in 2009. She has held numerous professional and personal volunteer and Board roles, including acting as a founding member and President of the Board of the Foothills Land Trust.
Dave is an environmental planner with Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, working out of Spruce Grove. He has degrees in biology and education, and has extensive experience in environmental research as well as in environmental education. Dave enjoys outdoor pursuits such as canoeing and Nordic skiing, and volunteers in the community as a coach, nature interpreter, and director with several local and national charitable organizations. He currently lives in Drayton Valley, is married and has three grown children.