Board of Directors

David Bevan
Interim Chairperson of the Board
Ottawa, Ontario

David Bevan comes to Freshwater Fish after a public service career that spanned 39 years. He spent six years as an Assistant Deputy Minister responsible for fisheries and aquaculture management and four years as the Associate Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and an MBA. During his time at DFO he had responsibility for FFMC and was familiar with the governance of the Corporation. He brings that experience to his current role as Chairperson of the Board.

Stan Lazar
Interim President
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Stan Lazar is a results-oriented senior executive with extensive financial and operational experience gained in national and international corporations. Stan’s professional background and strong organizational, analytical and decision-making skills merge to provide effective fiscal leadership for Freshwater Fish. Interpersonal and communication skills make him the valued leader of the executive team. Stan enjoys the opportunity to work with fishers and employees to contribute to Freshwater Fish’s success today and ensure continued growth in the future.

Bert Buckley
Hay River, Northwest Territories
Occupation: Commercial Fisher

Bert Buckley is a second generation commercial fisher who has practised his trade for more than 50 years. He fishes Great Slave Lake, where he operates a year-round fishing business, supplying the local market as well as Freshwater Fish. Bert is a Past President of the Northwest Territories Fishermen's Federation in Hay River. He also served as a member of the Great Slave Lake Advisory Council for 20+ years, and has been a Director of Freshwater Fish since 1999.

Dana Gregoire
Toronto, Ontario
Occupation: Lawyer

Dana Gregoire is a lawyer at the firm of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, where he is engaged in a broad corporate/commercial and securities law practice. He holds Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Manitoba, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Micah Melnyk
Ottawa, Ontario
Occupation: Consultant for The World Bank

Micah Melnyk is an economic development, market intelligence, and access to finance consultant with The World Bank and other organizations. He has significant experience analyzing/growing markets and enterprises, and developing strategic directions for flagship programming. He holds a B.Sc. in Civil Environmental Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Queen's University, and an MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development, University of Cambridge, UK. He completed the Global Solutions Program at Singularity University, USA.