Board of Directors

The Yukon Wildlife Preserve Operating Society is run by a volunteer Board of Directors elected each year at an Annual General Meeting.

2016-2017 Board of Directors

Executive

Alexandra de Jong Westman, President
Animal Care Committee, Planning & Development Committee
Principle, ElknWillow Environmental Consulting

Alexandra has a lifetime of experience with animals, from growing up on the seashores of BC to migrating up to mountain tops of the Yukon. Though schooling was directing her into veterinary sciences, she ultimately ended up studying wildlife toxicology and the impacts of various land uses on wildlife health. Since moving to the Yukon just four years ago, Alexandra has had the opportunity to become involved in land use and wildlife projects with many of the Yukon First Nations, industries and non-government and government groups. Alexandra currently is operating her own environmental consulting company, was recently awarded a sessional teaching position in the Resource Management department at the Yukon College and has assisted in the development of the wetland proposal for the YWP

Kristine Hildebrand, Treasurer
Fundraising Committee
Comptroller, Northern Vision Development

Lacia Kinnear, Director at Large - 1st Vice President

Research Committe
Manager - Northern Climate Exchange, Yukon Research Centre

Mike Kokiw, 2nd Vice President, Chair of Policy and Bylaw Committee and Chair of Fundraising Committee
Mine Licensing Officer, EMR

Jessie Dawson, Director at Large
Junior Elder, Kwanlin Dünn First Nation 

Darrel March, Non-voting member

DOE

Ed Van Randen, Non-voting member

DOE