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OVC Board of Directors


Giulia Brutesco, Chair

Giulia is the Senior Director, Industry Standards at Fertilizer Canada and focuses on developing solid environmental performance policy through a multi-stakeholder, consensus-based approach.  She also leads the development of industry codes of practice that maintain high operating standards for the safe and secure handling, storage, and transportation of dangerous goods.  Previous environmental experience includes managing the environmental department of a steel mill and policy development for the electricity industry.  Giulia joins the A&WMA board with 10 years of regulatory development and compliance experience relating to air emissions, wastewater, safety, security and hazardous waste management.

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David Cotsman, Past Chair

David Cotsman joined RWDI AIR Inc. in 2005 and is a Project Manager and Air Quality Specialist in RWDI's Ottawa office.  He is also a licensed Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario.  David has been involved in technical aspects of many air quality-related projects including: comprehensive environmental impact assessments; emission inventories; advanced air quality dispersion modelling; regulatory emission reporting; regional airshed modelling; fugitive dust impact assessments; and Environmental Compliance Approvals.  David specializes in dispersion modelling, odour assessments, and fugitive dust assessments and mitigation and worked extensively in the mining industry.


Holly Dole, Student Representative


Holly is a Professor at Algonquin College for the Water and Wastewater Technician and Biotechnology programs. She obtained her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Ottawa, where her project focused on the removal of volatile organic compounds from the air using nano-structured catalysts and the application of the phenomenon of electrochemical promotion. Holly also has experience in several different research projects in her co-op placements, all having aspects of environmental concern, ranging from environmentally-friendly coatings for parts for next generation nuclear reactors to using non-toxic chemicals to electroplate coins.

Emily MacKay, Secretary


Emily MacKay is an Air and Noise Specialist with Golder Associates Ltd. in Ottawa.  Emily has over 5 years of environmental consulting experience focusing in air compliance, permitting, and assessment, as well as noise.  Emily holds a Bachelor of Engineering in environmental engineering from the University of Guelph and is a registered Professional Engineer with Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO).  Emily joined the Board of Directors of the Air & Waste Management Association Ottawa Valley Chapter in January 2013. In addition to her full-time work as a Air and Noise Specialist, Emily is currently serving as Secretary and Communications Chair on the Board.



Camille Taylor, Treasurer

Camille Taylor is senior air quality engineer at Golder Associates Ltd. in Ottawa.  She is a licensed chemical engineer in Ontario and Quebec with 13 years of experience in air quality and environmental compliance.  Camille’s expertise in air quality includes air, odour, and greenhouse gas assessments including reporting, modelling to support environmental assessments and environmental compliance.  She is also a licensed Toxic Substance Reduction Planner. In addition to her full-time work at Golder, She is currently serving as a Director and the Treasurer of the Air & Waste Management Association - Ottawa Valley Chapter and is a member of the Algonquin College - Environmental Management and Assessment Program Advisory Committee.  Camille has been an active member of the A&WMA Association serving at various Board positions of the OVC Chapter and Ontario Section, and A&WMA International since 2007.   In addition to being an A&WMA volunteer, Camille also volunteers her time with the Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization.



Julie Clement


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Carol Pietka

Carol Pietka is an Engineer in Training (EIT) with DST Consulting Engineers Inc. in Ottawa. Carol holds both a B.Sc. in Biochemistry and a B.A.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Ottawa and is a registered EIT with Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO). Carol joined the Board of Directors of the Air & Waste Management Association Ottawa Valley Chapter in January 2017. In addition to being an A&WMA volunteer, Carol also volunteers her time at the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority.



Zachary Hart

Zachary Hart is currently studying his Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Ottawa and is entering into his third year. Zach has actively worked at Payments Canada as a Payments Analyst since June 2016. He has been an active board member of the Air and Waste Management Association since December 2016.


Shazadi Rana

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