A graduate of the University of Toronto, Tovah began her career in the film industry; both in her hometown of Miami at the Miami Jewish Film Festival and at the Canadian Film Centre in Toronto. In 2009 Tovah joined the Earth Rangers team, taking on the role of Development Director in 2012 and Vice President, External Relations in 2017. During her tenure at Earth Rangers, Tovah has developed countless partnerships with the private sector and all levels of governments. Perhaps most importantly, she has played an integral role in Earth Rangers’ strategic planning and growth into the largest youth conservation group in the world. In 2017, Tovah was named by the Province of Ontario as a “trailblazing woman who is transforming our province” and for “leading and shaping the future”.
“The passion, optimism and resourcefulness of children never ceases to amaze me. When confronted with the myriad challenges our planet is facing, their response is not to despair, it’s to take action and find solutions. Recent reports on both species declines and climate change indicate the need for swift and decisive action by all segments of society, and that includes youth. I’m thankful for the opportunity to lead this incredible organization and represent our over 200,000 members as they fight for the future of our planet”.
Tovah Barocas, President
Bill Litshauer, Vice President, Programs
Jennifer Adams, Director of Development
Melanie Checkeris, Education Program Director
Stephen Persinov, Director of Finance and Administration
Board of Directors
Elizabeth Schad, Chair
EVP, Consumer Marketing, Paysafe
Corporate Director & Senior Advisor
Partner, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
Vice President, Sales, MiQ
Director, Relationship Investing at Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)
Executive Director, The Schad Foundation
Chief Operating Officer, Ipsos Canada
Vice President, Advancement, University of Toronto
Doctoral Candidate, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at University of Toronto
Jason K. Stewart
President, Youssef-Warren Foundation
Head: Innovation, Citizenship, and Government Affairs, IBM Canada Ltd.
AVP Corporate Citizenship & Sponsorship, Manulife
Program Director, Globe Series
Senior Director, Communications and Community Investment, Vale
Executive Director of Advancement and Alumni, Seneca College
Dr. Justina Ray
President & Senior Scientist, Wildlife Conservation Society Canada
Dr. Bridget Stutchbury
Professor, York University
Advisor, The Ivey Foundation & The Schad Foundation
Earth Rangers’ governance guidelines and policies are available upon request.