IMFN Secretariat Changes

Senior Program Specialist Brian Bonnell will be taking one year of education leave beginning in September 2009. He will be completing his Master's degree from Dalhousie University on Canada's east coast. Dr. Brenda McAfee will be taking on some of Brian’s files, including the IMFN Circumboreal Initiative and developing a research agenda for the IMFN. Welcome Brenda and best of luck to Brian in his pursuits!

The Secretariat would like to welcome (back) Richard Verbisky as the Senior Program Officer for Ibero-America. Richard worked at the Secretariat from 2003-2006. Karine Morin, former lead for Model Forests in Ibero-America, has left to pursue opportunities in Jakarta. Good luck Karine!

Finally, Deviah Aiama, a policy analyst who has been on assignment part-time with the IMFN Secretariat supporting the Regional Model Forest Network Asia is moving on at the end of August. He will be replaced by Patrick Wylie. Good luck Dev and welcome Patrick!