The Gentleways Board

Our Board of Directors

Katherine Parker

Katherine Parker is honoured to have the opportunity to support GentleWays. Katherine is a seasoned federal government Executive who has worked in both private and non-profit sectors. She has held senior federal government positions including Director General of Human Resources, and Chief Audit Executive. She recently completed the Osgoode Law Certificate in Workplace Mental Health and brings in-depth experience in a range of management skills including Human Resources, and Organizational Development. Katherine has a degree in psychology and a Master’s in Business Administration.

Siobhan MacManus

Siobhan MacManus is a nature lover and freedom fighter. She believes in a fair and just world and does what she can to steer life in that direction for herself and others. Siobhan has been serving as a volunteer for over two decades and is very excited with this first opportunity as a Board Member at GentleWays. Previous passion projects have included mentoring youth through education programs and providing support to adults challenged with mental illness, along with strong beliefs in education and lifelong learning. As a Board Member with GentleWays for our Planet, Siobhan is delighted to share interests in ethics and decision-making, modeling accompaniment, building community, and respecting the natural world along with the people that live on planet Earth. Siobhan would love to hear about what makes you frolic in nature and welcome’s your contact using LinkedIn.

Teke Rerri

Teke Rerri has been an active volunteer with GenleWays since its early development, working closely with Aïda Warah, Executive Director and Founder, on projects to restore ecological balance to our planet.

Teke believes that nature should be enjoyed and must be protected, and he is eager to support climate justice on the GentleWays board of directors.

Teke loves being outdoors with friends, spending most free time exploring parks, hiking trails, and beaches. 

As a graphic designer and musician, he tries to merge his passion for art and nature as much as possible.

Teke earned his Joint Honours Bachelor of Social Science degree in Political Science and Communication from the University of Ottawa, where he assisted with campus waste reduction, climate change research, and local sustainability projects.

Teke has also received a certificate in Digital Marketing from Google and a certificate in Climate Change Solutions from the University of Exeter.

As a lifelong learner, Teke is excited for new opportunities to nurture our wonderful plane

Aïda Warah

Aïda Warah is the founder and executive director of GentleWays for OurPlanet. She has committed to devote her full time and energy to support individuals take pro environmental action. Aida believes that today, restoring the ecological balance on the Planet is the most important and most urgent goal that everyone could help achieve. Aida is a former Canadian federal public service executive, with twelve years at Environment and Climate Change Canada. Her work experience is in the area of university teaching and research, ethics, good governance, and leadership. She is also a psychologist and a poet, with a Ph.D. in psychology (UO) and postdoctoral studies in organization development and alternative dispute resolution.

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