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Board of Directors

Fatal Light Awareness Program (FLAP) Canada is governed by a Board of Directors. FLAP Canada's Board of Directors meet monthly to ensure the effective management of FLAP Canada. No Board director receives remuneration in his or her role as a director. The Board is composed of seven (7) leaders who bring a variety of talents, experiences and expertise to the governance of FLAP Canada.

Please direct any Board inquiries to Susan Krajnc at

Meet our (2017) current Board:

David Lewis, Chair
Past Director

“There are many reasons for the decline of songbird species in our cities. One of them is certainly the bird-building collision issue. Together with my concern for that, and personal interest in the health of our natural environment, I stepped up to Board service with FLAP Canada to volunteer my experience as an environmental consultant. It is also a way to support the organization’s strategic direction and growth.“

Bob Alsip, Vice-Chair
Past Director

“Over the past ten years, I’ve volunteered my business acumen with FLAP Canada to develop bird collision reduction solutions and devise market strategies for its BirdSafe® standards and building risk assessment services. Not only does Board service allow me to further table my business management skills, FLAP’s mandate supports my personal commitment to bird preservation.”

Karen McKillop, Treasurer
Director since 2007

“My relationship with FLAP Canada began in 2003; volunteering to do my small part in bird conservation—searching for migrating songbirds stunned, injured or killed by window-building collisions. I was compelled to expand my service through Board responsibilities that drew on my skills and financial insights to help steward the organization’s assets and chart a realistic and sound course to its future.”

Brett Tryon, Director
Director since 2012

“I’ve devoted my career to conservation. I spent many years monitoring migratory birds, and as an artist, I am inspired by their beauty and diversity. I volunteer on the board of FLAP Canada because the organization spearheaded the movement to make buildings safer for birds. As cities continue to grow, their work is increasingly important.”

Dr Daniel Klem Jr, Director

“For 44 years, as a scientists I have studied, written, and taught about the threat that sheet glass and plastic pose to birds. I am motivated by available and growing evidence that bird-building collisions are an important conservation, building industry, legal, and animal welfare issue for birds and people worldwide. I feel privileged and honored to serve on the Board of an organization that is a model world leader addressing the unintended and unwanted avian mortality resulting from bird-window collisions.”

Albert Koehl, Director