CPAWS Newfoundland Staff


Suzanne Dooley
Co-Executive Director

Suzanne started working with CPAWS-NL in April 2009. She has a Bachelor in Environmental Studies and a three-year diploma in Marine Environmental Technology. Before working at CPAWS-NL, Suzanne worked in South East Asia with an organization to promote sustainable fishing practices. In addition, Suzanne has worked with other NGOs, where she gained valuable experiences and a dedication to our natural resources. Suzanne loves the outdoors and traveling to remote places on the island with her partner, toddler and two dogs.

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Tanya Edwards
Co-Executive Director

Tanya joined the NL chapter of CPAWS in January 2004. She has a Masters of Environmental Science and a Bachelor of Science degree obtained from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador. She has considerable academic and work experience in promoting environmental protection through sustainable use and establishing protected areas across the province. She has experience in developing, coordinating, supervising and implementing various conservation projects. Tanya has a passion and love for the outdoors and enjoys spending time camping, boating and hiking with her husband, son and daughter.

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chris miller
Chris Miller Ph.D.
National Conservation Biologist

Chris is the National Conservation Biologist for CPAWS.  He works to create networks of protected areas across the country, including the protection of critical habitat for boreal woodland caribou.  Chris is actively involved in the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement, working at both the national level to ensure the delivery of high-quality science products, as well as at the regional level directly with negotiations for new protected areas.  Chris has a Ph.D. in ecology from the University of Waterloo and a B.Sc. in biology and earth sciences from Dalhousie University. Chris has been working with the Chapter on the terrestrial file.