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Board of Directors

IAP2 Federation is governed by a representative, nine-member Board of Directors.  The Board is appointed by the national Affiliates; officers are elected by the Board.

The 2016 Executive Committee members are Noreen Rude (Presiding Member), Leanne Hartill (Deputy Presiding Member), Ken Smith (Treasurer), and Kylie Cochrane (Secretary).  IAP2's Executive Manager, Ellen Ernst serves as a non-voting member of the Executive Committee.



Noreen Rude

Presiding Member

IAP2 Canada

Noreen is a delegate for Canada. She works for the City of Calgary, Alberta, where she has held leadership roles for over 30 years. She has a passion for inclusive and transparent public involvement, reflected in her strong facilitation skills and can-do attitude. Noreen applies her talent for collaborating with others to ‘get things done’ to the development and operation of a regional recreation facility in north central Calgary and as Chair of the Learning Disabilities Association of Calgary. Noreen is a Certified Management Accountant and holds a Masters Certificate in Municipal Leadership, and a Local Government Management Certificate.



Leanne Hartill

Deputy Presiding Member

IAP2 Australasia

Leanne is a Social Worker with around 30 years of experience in both state and local government agencies in Australia. She has worked in metropolitan, rural and remote areas throughout Western Australia in child protection and community development before moving into marketing/communications and policy/legislative development roles. Leanne’s current position is at the City of Melville in Perth Western Australia as Manager of Neighbourhood Development with responsibility for portfolios including social sustainability, community engagement, grant funding, volunteering, arts and events, community development and stakeholder management for over 40 community facilities. She has been an IAP2 member since 2007.



Ken Smith


IAP2 Southern Africa

Ken is Director of KSE-uKhozi and former Chair of IAP2SA (2013). He also held the position of Treasurer from 2011 to 2015. Ken has been involved in various aspects of environmental management since the mid-eighties. He began his career briefly in the agricultural industry after having studied Veld and Pasture Management. He then joined the Amcoal Research and Development Department involved with the rehabilitation of opencast mines, moving on as the Rehabilitation Officer at a large open cast mine. The challenge of a broader and integrated environmental management function led him to join BHP-Billiton. Ken then started out on his own as an independent environmental practitioner, having been registered in 1993 as a Professional Natural Scientist with SACNASP.

Ken became increasingly involved with the public communities with the introduction to the mining industry of the principle of Integrated Environmental Management, and the consequent public participation process.  He is a Life Member of the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2), a member of International and South African chapters of the International Association of Impact Assessment (IAIA), has been certified as an Environmental Assessment Practitioner and was accepted as a member of the South African Institute for Mining and Metallurgy in 2011.


Kylie Cochrane


IAP2 Australasia

Kylie is passionate about engagement and is committed to promoting the professionalism of our practice. She has almost 25 years' experience in community and stakeholder engagement, strategic communication and issues management. She loves working on challenging engagement projects. She has had the privilege of serving on the Board for the last two years and chaired the Governance and Finance Committee in FY15. She helped reshape the IAP2 Australasia Core Values Awards, she introduced more governance and rigour to IAP2 Australasia and she helped ensure IAP2 Australasia was profitable.




Aldi Muhammad Alizar

IAP2 Indonesia

Aldi has 19 years of professional experience in various fields of sustainable development. He has worked with international development organizations, such as UNDP, national and international consulting firms, such as Townland, Golder Associaties and ERM, and is currently with Medco Energi Internasional, a multi-national energy company from Indonesia. From 2010 to 2013, he led over 10 core multi-talented and skilled teams in managing a broad range of projects up to 2 million USD. And in 2013, he developed a new Integrated Social & Environmental Sustainability division, where he led the integration of (E&S) performance standards to comply with the equator principles (EP) 3rd version & IFC Performance Standards (PS) 2012 for two major Gas Development Projects.

Aldi's passion in public participation began with his work with UNDP in 1999-2004. In 2005, he won the World Bank Indonesia award for Development Marketplace in the "Corporate-Community-Village government" engagement category for a rural development program in East Kalimantan which used a multi-stakeholder engagement model.

He has published several articles and technical papers released for national and international media and conferences, such as at the 32nd and 33rd Annual Conference of Indonesia Petroleum Association (IPA) and the International Association for Public Participation. In 2011, Aldi led the development of the IAP2 Affiliate in Indonesia.



Jan Bloomfield

IAP2 Canada

Jan started her Edmonton-based company Strategy Plus in 1997 after over 24 years of public sector experience in parks, environment, tourism, and economic and community development. She continues to provide expertise in stakeholder consultation, and strategic and business planning to public and private sector clients. Jan has been a licensed trainer for the IAP2 Certificate (now Foundations) Program since 2005, and is a founding member of the Canadian Trainers Collective (CTC). A member of IAP2 since 1997, Jan served on the IAP2 Wild Rose Chapter Board from 2001 to 2012, and on the IAP2 Canada Board since 2012, currently as Secretary and one of its representatives on the IAP2 Federation Board. Jan has an Hon BA in Geography from the University of Western Ontario and an MA in Geography from the University of Ottawa.



Anne Carroll


Anne Carroll has been a member of IAP2/IAP2 USA since 2000, serving on the international, U.S., and Midwest chapter boards and numerous committees. She has been a public involvement consultant and strategic planner for 30 years, serving almost exclusively the public sector. Anne specializes in collaboratively designing authentic and transparent public participation processes and in bringing unheard voices to the table. She developed and teaches a recognized 2-day professional development course on designing processes to successfully engage underrepresented stakeholders. Her P2 project content varies widely, from a statewide consultation on early childhood education standards, to community visioning, homelessness, comprehensive planning, transportation, and others. Anne has also taught public participation design to graduate students at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs and co-authored the Public Participation Fieldbook with Dr. John Bryson. In addition to the IAP2 Federation and USA boards, Anne serves on the board of E-Democracy, the Minnesota Education Equity Partnership, and for 16 years was an elected member of the Saint Paul, Minnesota Board of Education. See for more information.



Antonella Giunta

AIP2 Italy

Antonella has nearly three decades consultancy experiences as Social Researcher (applied social research, social-demographic studies, action-research, qualitative approach with involvement of citizens, opinion leaders and stakeholders) for several Social Research Institutes in Italy and Germany, for public authorities, non profit organizations and the European network Euro*Idees. From 2001 to 2009, also expert on Social Management, Sustainable and Participatory Local Development, has been managing public governance processes of the Observatory for Social Policies of the Province of Pisa and of the Vast Coastal Area in Tuscany for the knowledge and analysis of citizens’ needs to planning health and social policies. She worked with FORMEZ – Training and Studies Institute and the Region Tuscany-Department of the Right to Health and Solidarity Policies, in order to produce Indicators for Monitoring and Evaluation of Social Policies. She has participated in several European Projects in the field of social inclusion funded by the European Union such as Equal Community Initiative or SAMPLE Project funded under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). She has written several research reports in the fields of socio-economic analysis, social inclusion, needs of young people, elderly people, women, and immigrants in the area of Pisa. Since 2009 she has been engaged as consultant by an Association for Social Promotion, entrusted by 15 Municipalities in Valdera (Tuscany) to work in the field of social housing.

Antonella was active in the 1980s in Peace Movements and Women Movements in Italy; was co-founder and active member of the International Peace Office against Cruise Missiles in Sicily (Italy). She is currently member co-founder of the executive-board of Active Citizens in her country.

Since 2008 she has been working on public deliberative processes on various issues such as Climate Change, Cultural (Biological Testament), Urban and Landscape Planning, in several Electronic Town Meetings in Tuscany planned and managed by Avventura Urbana team. She is a highly experienced facilitator and in E-TM, experienced member of the central team (Theme Team), and experienced in management of focus-group. In 2011 was co-founder of the AIP2 Italy, elected by the members of the Association as member of the National Board, has been nominated Vice President and entrusted to represent the AIP2 Italy on the International IAP2 Board. Antonella has a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Philosophy), has been Student Grant Post-Lauream by DAAD-German Academic Exchange Service, at the Freie Universitaet of Berlin–Department of Political Science, has a Master in advances School of Social Welfare and a Master in Social Management and Local Development.




Francesca Patricolo


Francesca Patricolo is a Planner and Public Involvement Specialist for the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation. Among many things, she designs Community Outreach & Engagement Plans, organizes and runs public engagement events and outreach processes, summarizes and interprets public feedback to impact Bureau plans and public policy, and evaluates and improves upon Bureau engagement efforts. Two of the biggest issues she has been working on lately include the City’s Transportation System Plan update, Citywide Parking Strategy, and investment planning for access to transit.

Prior to joining the City of Portland, Francesca worked for the Oregon Metro regional government on public involvement for a long-range high-capacity transit project for the Department of Planning and Development. Also prior to joining the City of Portland, Francesca ran a successful private practice community engagement and outreach consultancy, Voice Public Involvement (VPI). Her work experience spans compelling engagement processes across the state of Oregon including parks master planning, community visioning, and transportation projects. Francesca holds three degrees from the University of Oregon: a BA in Planning, Public Policy and Management, a Masters in Conflict & Dispute Resolution, and a Masters in Community & Regional Planning. She is also a trained mediator from the University of Oregon School of Law.


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