Peggy Smith, R.P.F, Senior Advisor
Dr. M.A. (Peggy) Smith is an Assistant Professor in Lakehead University's Faculty of Forestry and the Forest Environment. She teaches forest policy and legislation, environmental assessment, contemporary forest issues and Aboriginal peoples and the forest environment.
Her research interests and expertise focus on the social impacts of forest management, including Aboriginal peoples' involvement in forest management, community forestry, public participation, northern development and forest certification.
She received her Ph.D. in the Faculty of Forestry at the University of Toronto in 2007. She is a Registered Professional Forester who graduated from the Faculty of Forestry at Lakehead University in 1991.
She considers herself privileged to be a part of the growing number of people of Aboriginal ancestry (Cree) graduating from Canadian forestry schools. Peggy continues her longstanding affiliation as Senior Advisor with the National Aboriginal Forestry Association whose goal is to increase Aboriginal participation in the forest sector.
Janet Pronovost, Office Administrator
Janet Pronovost is responsible for the general office management and day to day operations of NAFA. She maintains the NAFA membership database and ensures that members receive regular updates. Janet has worked at NAFA for the past 16 years. She has been the key organizer for NAFA meetings and conferences. Janet is Mohawk from the Kahnawake reserve in Quebec.