Board of Directors

Michael Kruse is a senior construction manager with the Major Capital Project Group at Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions. He is responsible for overseeing a team responsible for the production, maintenance and accuracy of cost plans, schedules, risk management and contract management for a national account with annual volume in excess of $250M. Michael has been a part-time teacher of the Civil Engineering Technician program at Algonquin College.  Previous volunteer experience includes the United Way and the CHEO Foundation. In 2008, Michael co-managed the funding for and construction of RVWS’s wildlife rehabilitation centre, and continues to manage construction projects.

Susan Henry is the office administrator for the Canadian Society of Forensic Science, a non-for-profit membership for forensic professionals. The CSFS has over 500 members and 12 board members. Susan also coordinates CSFS events, which consists of registration for workshops and seminars, and arranging venues, speakers and catering. Susan currently oversaw the launch of the new website and was instrumental in its design and content. Before working for the Canadian Society of Forensic Science, she worked for World Heart as the executive assistant to the CFO. Susan has volunteered for RVWS in various roles over the last six years.

Linda Laurus is a policy and communications consultant, having provided policy and regulatory analysis, and writing and editing services to government clients for more than 25 years. Linda has been rehabilitating wildlife since 1996. She volunteered with the former Ottawa-Carleton Wildlife Centre and the Wild Bird Care Centre, and founded the Rideau Valley Wildlife Sanctuary in 2005. Linda is a former director of the Ontario Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Network, and member of the National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association and the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council. Linda is the Executive Director of RVWS.