Board of Directors
Chair, Board of Directors
Throughout her career, Tracy has been responsible for transforming & building brands for some of North America’s leading consumer goods and retail companies.
A multi-faceted executive with a deep and diverse understanding of retail with a unique view from both sides – As a in-house Senior Marketing Executive and as a Strategy Consultant| Advisor| 360°Customer Experience Activator to North American CEO’s and C-suite teams. Tracy was recognized as one of Canada’s ‘top marketers’ and ‘next marketing icon’.
Tracy is passionate about the environment and loves to be outside in nature. She has volunteered in Africa, helping with research on wildlife conservation.
After Tracy’s experience in Africa, she wanted to help support a Canadian not for profit in their quest to preserve the environment. As luck would have it, Tracy met Janet Sumner at an event and was in awe of the work Wildlands League was doing in Ontario and beyond.
‘It opened my eyes to the issues we face in trying to preserve our land so wildlife can thrive. As a Canadian you believe that we have all this open space for nature. However, working with Janet and her team, I some discovered that this is at risk and I wanted to help in any way possible.’
Tracy has been on the board of directors for Wildlands League, a chapter of Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society since 2018. In 2020, Tracy became the Chair of the Board of Directors for Wildlands League.
CEO / Consultant
Vice-Chair, Board of Directors
Eli is a true native of the social age. As a blogger in the earliest days of the medium, Eli’s approach was innovative enough to land him in Marketing Magazine’s Ones to Watch in 2006. Today, Eli offers distinctive thought leadership in the world of social media and social technology as the Chief Marketing Officer of Engagement Labs, a Canadian public AdTech company.
In 2009, Eli founded the social media communications agency Entrinsic, building a roster of clients that included Google, RBC, Travelocity, Cineplex and the Museum of Modern Art. After 5 years of growth, he sold the business to Engagement Labs, where his expertise in corporate strategy, digital media and analytics is indispensable.
Eli loves the outdoors and has a special appreciation for the many lakes in Ontario. Eli joined the Wildlands League Board of Directors in 2015.
Director, Central – NABS
Treasurer, Board of Directors
Mark Neves joined the Wildlands League Board of Directors in 2016. He is an accountant and project manager, and he brings almost a decade of experience working with other non-profits in areas like revenue diversification, market development and stakeholder management.
Mark has worked his entire career in the Marketing and Communications industry for one of the biggest agency holding companies in the world, Interpublic Group of Companies, and now at the industry’s charity, the National Advertising Benevolent Society (NABS).
After his last portaging trip to Algonquin, and finding out how much more has to be done to both protect Algonquin Park as well as many other natural areas of Ontario, he wanted to get involved with the charitable organization on the leading edge of protecting public lands and resources in Ontario, Wildlands League.
Executive Director, WHEN
Secretary, Board of Directors
Cassie joined the Wildlands League Board of Directors in 2015. She is a strategist and campaigner, and she brings a decade of experience working in environmental advocacy, from grassroots organizing with the Wellington Water Watchers, to community management with Ecojustice and supporting international campaigns with Greenpeace. She holds a Masters of Science from the University of Guelph.
Past Chair, Board of Directors
Phil Goodwin joined the Wildlands League Board of Directors in 2012 after a dozen years on the Don Watershed Regeneration Council, both as a member and Chair. In 2016 he assumed the role of chair of the board of directors, where he served until December 2020.
Phil founded the East Don Parkland Partners, a local stewardship group working on restoration projects on the Don. Phil graduated from Huron College, University of Western Ontario. He has worked in advertising and marketing for over 30 years, including great Canadian companies like MacLaren Advertising, KTel, Wardair and Transcontinental Media.
Phil recently retired from his role as Director of Media Sales at NABS, The National Advertising Benevolent Society – a charity that helps people in the communications industry.
James grew up in Ottawa, but has worked and traveled in southern Africa. He received his Ph.D. in Environmental Studies in 2005 from Duke University, North Carolina. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at Nipissing University in North Bay.
Senior Director P3 – ENGIE
Bradley (Brad) Fauteux is an accomplished senior leader with more than eighteen years of leadership experience across the public and private sectors with a focus on the environment and social justice.
A lifelong environmentalist, Brad was the Managing Director of Ontario Parks at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry where he was responsible for the designation of several new Provincial parks and a landmark amendment to the Algonquin Park Management Plan that reduced land available for logging. As Managing Director, Brad employed a partnership approach and worked with more than 300 distinct intergovernmental, community, Indigenous and private sector partners to serve over 10 million clients every year.
Over the course of his career, Brad has won several awards, primarily in the areas of environmental policy/practice and tourism. He is a four-time winner of the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario Award (2013-14-15-16), as well as the Tourism Innovator of the Year (2013) and the Tourism Marketing Partnership Award (2014) from the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario in 2014, among numerous other honors.
Brad Fauteux earned his Bachelor’s degree in 1995 at Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario.
Darielle Teitelbaum is a business lawyer, fitness instructor and entrepreneur based in Toronto, Canada. Her path led her to work in advertising, teach English in South Korea, travel and eventually to law.
Darielle worked in criminal defence, helping to advocate for those without a voice, and then founded her own niche practice of business law, AWE Legal, working with athletes, artists, wellness professionals and entrepreneurs.
She is passionate about education and providing access to justice and legal support to her community. She has always been involved in social justice and environmental pursuits and loves being in nature and seeks to help protect our great outdoors.
Director, Brand Partnerships – Bell Media
Melissa Morris is a passionate advocate for nature and the environment. As Mom to her 10-year-old daughter, parenting has given her even more reason to reflect on the importance of conservation, action and the protection of our wilderness. As an avid paddler, hiker and cross-country skier, Melissa spends as much time as possible in nature with her daughter.
Melissa Morris is also an energetic and empowering media industry leader with a strong reputation for driving growth, optimizing talent, unlocking potential, and fueling innovation with the development and management of strategic partnerships. With extensive experience creating new opportunities and successes for Bell Media and it’s growing client base, she is a recognized thought leader in partnerships, strategic integration, and customer experience management.
An authentic, engaging, and charismatic speaker, Melissa enjoys being a catalyst for development, and championing the human dimension of business. In her tenure at Bell Media, she has created significant recurrent revenue streams in Radio and iHeartRadio, and mentored countless innovators along the way, with her collaborative approach.