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​​​Robert Baldwin

Chief Administrative Officer

Robert Baldwin, Chief Administrative Officer of LSRCA

Over the past two decades, Rob has proudly played an active role in shaping the emergence of the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority as a leading environmental agency in Ontario.​​​

For 20 years, Rob has worked f​or the conservation authority in various business portfolios, leading many key service areas. In his most recent tenure in Planning, Development and Watershed Restoration Services, Rob was responsible for leading a multidisciplinary team that implements Provincial and Authority policies and regulations with respect to development and infrastructure activities. He was also instrumental in developing and implementing the Authority's Ecological, Water Balance and Phosphorus Offsetting Programs with full industry support. These programs are the first of their kind in Canada, requiring developers to compensate for the environmental consequences of development activities on the land.

Now Rob's focus, as Chief Administrative Officer, is to proactively work with the Authority's many clients, stakeholders, Indigenous and government partners to​ ensure the Authority is nimble, adaptable, fiscally sustainable, and able to effectively deliver core mandated and essential watershed programs and services.

As an honours alumnus of Trent University's Bachelor of Science program, a 30-year veteran of conservation authority work and a level 3 Certified Municipal Manager, Rob is up to the challenge.

In his off time, he likes to unwind with his fishing rod dipped in Lake Simcoe in any type of weather!


Alyse Cullen, Acting Director, Human resourcesAlyse Cullen

Acting Director, Human Resources

As Acting Director, Human Resources, Alyse is responsible for leading the strategic planning and management of the Authority's Human Resou​rces policies, programs, and services, and ensuring that the Human Resources needs of the organization are being met and are aligned with business objectives.

Alyse is a graduate of Sir Wilfrid Laurier University with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She also holds an Honours Post Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management and is designated as a Certified Human Resources Leader.

Alyse has 16 years of Human Resources experience including the last 12 years with the Conservation Authority. Prior to joining the Authority, she worked in the private sector.

Outside of work Alyse enjoys spending time with her family and friends and is an avid reader.


Mark Critch, General Manager, Corporate and Financial ServicesMark Critch

General Manager, Corporate and Financial Services

As LSRCA's General Manager of Corporate and Financial Services, Mark's portfolio includes Finance, Information Technology, Geographic Information Systems, and Records and Information Management. Mark sees this portfolio and his team as an enabling partner in completing all the important work being done at LSRCA.  

Mark is a graduate from the University of Guelph with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree, with a specialty in Management Economics. He has also received his Municipal Management diploma from the Schulich School of Business at York University and has his accounting designation as a Chartered Professional Accountant. ​

Mark has been a Newmarket resident for more than 30 years and outside of work, likes to spend time with his wife and their 2 kids, while playing, coaching or passionately following almost all sports.


Don_ForWeb.jpgDon Goodyear

General Manager, Integrated Watershed Management

Don Goodyear is a Professional Geoscientist with two decades of leadership experience between the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority and York Region.  

Don was a staff member at Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority between 2001 and 2011.  He started with the Conservation Authority as a Hydrogeologist and advanced through supervisory roles in the watershed management division. Don's last several years with the organization were spent leading the Source Protection team and Committee through development of technical assessments and planning efforts, culminating in Source Protection Plans.

Don joined York Region in 2011 as the first Risk Management Official appointed in Ontario and implemented their award-winning Source Protection program.  From there Don progressed through a variety of leadership roles in Water Resources and the Environmental Services Commissioner's Office. Most recently, he established and led the Digital Transformation team for the department on their journey to becoming a digital utility.

Outside of work Don splits his time between DIY projects for his never-ending home renovation and enjoying the outdoors either camping or at the family cottage.


GlennMacMillan-LSRCA.jpgGlenn MacMillan

General Manager, Planning, Development and Watershed Restoration Services

Glenn MacMillan graduated from Ryerson’s Civil Engineering program as a Civil Engineering Technologist (C.E.T). He spent his first few years in the consulting industry where he was exposed to a wide range of water resource engineering projects. He then joined the Toronto Region Conservation Authority in as a Water Resource Technologist conducting technical review of engineering submissions related to stormwater management, erosion and sediment control and floodplain management.

Over the years, Glenn’s responsibilities evolved from providing engineering leadership in all aspects of the Authority’s role in water management to managing a multi-disciplinary team of technical experts in surface water and groundwater management, aquatic and terrestrial ecology, watershed management, green building design and sustainable technology evaluation, where he has a proven track record of building high performing teams.

Glenn has participated on numerous provincial, national and international committees, boards and working groups related to stormwater management and erosion and sediment control. He is currently the President of the Canadian Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association and Chair of the Canadian Standards Association Erosion and Sediment Control Technical Committee.


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Cheryl Taylor, Executive Director, Lake Simcoe Conservation FoundationCheryl Taylor

Executive Director, Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation

Cheryl connects donors, volunteers and staff with its vision of a healthier Lake Simcoe watershed, ensuring the Foundation is successful in its mission. Cheryl provides strategic direction and leadership for all operations including, governance, fundraising and communications. Under her leadership, the Foundation has grown in innovation, non-profit management excellence and revenue, resulting in more support each year for LSRCA environmental initiatives. 

Cheryl's success is built on almost three decades of professional experience. Over twenty years at IBM Canada Ltd in sales, marketing and finance has enabled her to apply her passion for strategic thinking to create solutions that enabled customers and staff to achieve their goals.

Cheryl has a B.A. in Economics from Western University.​​


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Kristen-Yemm.jpgKristen Yemm

Director, Corporate Communications and Engagement

A 25-year veteran of communications and marketing, Kristen has spent the majority of her career leading strategic communications, marketing and event management initiatives for municipalities including Richmond Hill, Aurora and Markham and for more than a decade now, the Conservation Authority.

With a diverse academic background, Kristen took on roles that allowed her to exercise creativity, leading her to the field of communications and marketing. With diplomas in Graphic Design, Event Management, and university courses in marketing, crisis communications and public relations, Kristen draws on her vast knowledge and experience in communication arts as well as her bachelor’s degree in human and physical Geography.

Kristen has curated an exceptional team of talent that excels in delivering innovative communication and marketing strategies to engage, inspire and influence individuals and businesses to leave the watershed (and our planet) in better shape than we found it.

Outside the office Kristen adores creative pursuits including drawing, painting and photography. Living close to forested trails, she also relishes any opportunity to get out for a run or walk and to hug a tree and give thanks for its gifts - no matter who’s looking!