The Earth Rangers Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Tovah Barocas as President effective July 2, 2019.
Tovah has played an integral role in Earth Rangers’ success, serving in increasingly senior positions for the past ten years, most recently as the Vice President, External Relations. Tovah has not only been directly responsible for all revenue development, partnerships and communications; she was responsible for the 2016 launch of our Québec brand, Éco Héros and more recently spearheaded Earth Rangers’ expansion into climate change education.
“Earth Rangers is at an exciting time in its development and is positioned for significant growth. We are thrilled to have Tovah leading us in this next phase of our organization” says Liz Schad, Board Chair. “Tovah brings great skill, creativity and energy to the position of President, and I look forward to working with her to build on her achievements to date.”
Tovah replaces Earth Rangers co-founder and President Peter Kendall, who is stepping down to focus on his role as Executive Director of the Schad Foundation. Peter will continue to support Earth Rangers through the Schad Foundation and as a member of the Earth Rangers Board.
The Board expresses its tremendous gratitude to Peter for his years of service, vision and leadership. Since co-founding the organization with Robert Schad in 2004, Peter has built the organization into the largest youth conservation group in the world, educating and engaging millions of children across Canada.
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 to my predecessor Peter Kendall and the Earth Rangers Board of Directors for giving me the opportunity to lead this incredible organization and represent our over 200,000 members as they fight for the future of our planet”.