Board of Directors

WaterTAP’s experienced and active Board of Directors is comprised of professionals who provide both governance and inspiration.

Rick VanSant

Board Chair

Rick VanSant is an entrepreneur and angel investor. He has served as President and CEO of UV Pure Technologies, an early-stage Canadian environmental technology company, since 2002.

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Erin Mahoney

Board Vice-Chair and Chair, Better Best Practices Advisory Committee

Erin Mahoney is Commissioner of Environmental Services for The Regional Municipality of York, managing more than 300 staff to provide water and wastewater, corporate energy, waste management, and forestry services for more than 1.1 million residents and 28,000 businesses.

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Kevin Bossy

Vice-Chair, Audit and Finance Committee

Kevin Bossy joined Renfrew-based Bishop Water Technologies as CEO in October 2008. Spun out of Bishop Aquatic Technologies, the new company’s primary responsibility was to broaden and increase sales in Ontario’s municipal and industrial markets while offering support to representatives within its sales territory.

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John Braam

Chair, Human Resources Committee

John Braam recently retired after 37 years of professional services in engineering consulting, private sector industry, public utilities, and infrastructure. For more than 31 years, he worked with various municipalities and completed his career as the Managing Director of Environmental and Engineering Services and the City Engineer at the City of London and the CAO for the Lake Huron and Elgin Area Regional Water Supply systems.

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Rhonda E. Harris

Rhonda Harris, P.E., MBA, WEF Fellow, is a Vice President at Tata and Howard, Inc. She has more than 40 years of experience in managing and administering of a variety of facilities and programs in the water environment industry.

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Angella Hughes

Angella Hughes is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Orangeville-based Xogen Technologies Inc. From 2004 to 2016, she was a Director of the company.

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Jane Kearns

Vice-Chair, Nominating and Governance Committee

Jane Kearns is a senior advisor with MaRS Cleantech. She is a recognized leader in sustainable innovation, and has extensive experience growing companies at the intersection of business and sustainability.

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Tanja McQueen

Chair, Nominating and Governance Committee

Tanja McQueen is a seasoned business leader with more than 25 years of experience driving organizational change and transforming strategy into results in private sector, public sector, and not-for-profit roles, including CEO of a provincial association, senior executive with a water technology company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, and senior manager in local government.

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