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Appointee Biographies

Fish and Wildlife Heritage Commission


is a Retired Executive Director for Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters. His community involvement includes formerly serving as Board Member and Chair of Finance Committee for Wildlife Habitat Canada.


Yvonne Brown works at St. Lawrence College in Kingston as an International Admissions Officer. In 2012, she founded Ontario Women Anglers and is a strong advocate for getting women and children outdoor and on the water. As an ambassador for the Keep Canada Fishing initiative, she promotes National Fishing Week and licence-free fishing days at every opportunity. Yvonne has also been an instructor at the OFAH Women’s Outdoor Weekend for the past 7 years writes for a number of outdoor publications and is an avid turkey hunter. In 2016, Yvonne became the first female to receive the Rick Amsbury Award of Excellence, presented by the Canadian Angler Hall of Fame, for her contributions to the sport.


Jim Greenwood is a former Conservation Officer for the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. His community involvement includes serving as President for the Long Point Area Fish and Game Club. He has also served as Chair of the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) Zone J and Norfolk County Environmental Advisory Committee, and member of the Long Point Waterfowlers Association and St. Williams Conservation Reserve Community Council. Jim resides in Norfolk County and has a deep understanding of fish and wildlife related programs and activities in southwestern Ontario.


Brent McNamee was previously CEO of Fresh Air Educators in Ottawa, ON with well known flagship brands and Brent worked closely with Fish and Wildlife agency clients across Canada, USA and Oceania providing progressive hunter education solutions. Brent grew the company internationally over two decades with 50+ employees and sold to a private equity firm in 2017. Brent is an Ontario Hunter Safety Instructor, Canadian Firearms Instructor, licensed Trapper and accomplished big game hunter including completing his Grand Slam of the North American Wild Sheep in 2018. His community involvement includes serving as a volunteer for Ducks Unlimited Canada, Scouts Canada and Hockey Canada.


Greg Farrant is a former special assistant to Whip, Solicitor General (1985-1990) and Minister of Education, Chief of Staff to the Mayor City of Scarborough (1991-1998), Administration Committee City of Toronto (1998-2001), Manager of Government Affairs Communications and Policy OFAH (2001-2017). He also served as a member and Chair of the National Firearms Committee and Co-Chair of the federal Hunting and Angling Panel (HAAP) and as a member of the Minister’s Task Force on Lyme Disease. At the community level he served as Chair of the Trent Hills Police Services Board.