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National Capital Region

Regional Board

Co-Chair: Sally Douglas | Principal, Earnscliffe

Co-Chair: Kristal Felea | Executive Producer and Partner, Banfield Agency

Director of Mentorship: Cathryne Lillian Milburn | Senior Communications Officer Public Information and Media Relations, City of Ottawa

Mentorship Subcommittee: Sarah Bain | VP External Affairs, Nesta

Treasurer & Mentorship Subcommittee: Sara Kemp |  Senior Director,  Burson Cohn + Wolfe

Co-Director of Marketing & Communications: Sharon Cheung | Communications Specialist, Public Affairs and Reputation Management, NAV CANADA

Co-Director of Marketing & Communications: Andrea Lanthier-Seymour | Director, Public Information and Media Relations, City of Ottawa

Director of Community Engagement: Huzaifa Saeed | Policy Advisor, The Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Director of Membership Relations: Diane Watson | OSS Connected Partner Program Manager, Nokia

Director of Design: Madison Foran | Multimedia Designer,

Director of Events: Leanne Lovsin, Marketing Lead, Speedyrails Inc.

Director of Social Media: Jasmin Bollman, Marketing Manager, Social Media and Content,

Sponsorships and Partnerships Outreach: Franca Palazzo | Executive Director, Internet Society - Canada Chapter

Sponsorships and Partnerships Outreach: Lara Vronick | Development and Special Projects Coordinator, Actua

Director at Large: Émilie Gagnon | Press Secretary, Cabinet of the Minister of National Revenue

Director at Large: Christine Guyot | Manager, Government Relations, BDC

Director at Large: Heather Bakken | Deputy Publisher, iPolitics

Director at Large: Jana Dybinski | VP Marketing & Culture,


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Regional Mentorship Circles

WCT-NCR is pleased to annouce the return of the local mentorship circles, which connects groups of mentees with leaders from the National Capital community for a year-long mentorship relationship. This creates the perfect forum to meet new members of your community, reflect on your past experiences, career (and life) objectives, and future goals, all in a safe environments in confidence. 

Learn more about mentorship circles

Feel like you have a few things you'd like to tell your younger self? Become a mentor in the program! Use this opportunity to give back to the community, expand your network, and develop leadership skills all through being a mentor. If you are interested, please let us know by email or Twitter @WCT_NCR


The 2018-2019 Mentors will be announced shortly. 

This unique mentoring program connects WCT members with some of Ottawa’s most influential and experienced ICT experts.


  • Elizabeth Gray-Smith
  • Matthew Gamble, Principal Technologist, EGATE Networks Inc.
  • Michelle McLean, Senior Vice-President, Hill+Knowlton Strategies
  • Rosemary MacLellan, Vice-President, Strategy and Industry Affairs, Gay Lea Foods Co-operative Ltd
  • Sarah Goldfeder, Principal, Earnscliffe Strategy Group
  • Katlyn Harrison, Senior Consultant, Summa Strategies Canada Inc.
  • Rob Rosenfeld, Vice-President, National Capital Region, Morneau Shepell
  • Jo-Anne Polak, Vice-President, Communications and Public Affairs, Canada Post
  • Catherine Cano, President and General Manager, CPAC
  • Mary Burke-Cameron, Investment Advisor, RBC Dominion Securities
  • Joan Wright, President, Canadian Public Relations Society, Ottawa-Gatineau
  • Sandra Saric, Vice-President, Talent Innovation, ICTC
  • Kristal Felea, Account Director and Partner, Banfield
  • Serge Blais, Director of Continuing Education, University of Ottawa
  • Jack Burkom, Senior Vice President, Brookfield Renewable Energy Group
  • Chamika Ailapperuma, Senior Policy Advisor at Government of Canada, Innovation, Science and Economic Development
  • Danelia B. Bolivar, Parliamentary Affairs Consultant
  • Della Vaslet-Thomson, Consultant
  • Donna Reid, Director of Marketing at March Networks
  • Erika Lalonde, Bilingual Communications Specialist at the University of Ottawa
  • Erin Blaskie, Director of Marketing at L-SPARK
  • Heather Bakken, Deputy Publisher & VP Growth at iPolitics
  • Jason DiTommaso, Strategic Partnerships at Ontario Society of Professional Engineers
  • Daniel Bernier, Partner, Earnscliffe Strategy Group
  • Kelly Kubrick, President and Owner, Online Authority
  • Isabelle Perreault, Principal, Blueprint Transformation
  • Angella Goran, Founder, SokJok Inc.
  • Janice McDonald, CEO, The Beacon Agency
  • Isabel Metcalfe, Owner, Public Affairs Counsel 
  • Frank O'Dea, Co-Founder, Second Cup and Young Professionals In Training
  • Catherine Christie-Luff, Producer, Canadian Public Affairs Channel
  • Prakash Amirtharaj, Senior Director at Adobe
  • Daniel Bernier, Earnscliffe Consulting
  • Andrew Lee, VP, Client Services, IBM
  • Jackie King, Senior Vice President and General Manager, H & K Strategies
  • Sally Douglas, Deputy Publisher, iPolitics
  • Melanie Coulson, Director of Content and Engagement, Canada 2020
  • Dr Meenaakshi Gupta, Senior Director of Research and Policy, Information and Communications Technology Council
  • Lena Trudeau, Director of Global Growth at Amazon
  • Douglas Duncan, Founder & Chairman of Mad Ads Interactive
  • Kassia Clifford, Changemaker
  • Kelly Rusk, Digital Director/Partner at Banfield
  • Kristal Felea, Executive Producer and Partner at Banfield Agency
  • Robyn Hulan, Chief of Staff at Canadian Armed Forces, Canadian Army
  • Sara Kemp, Senior Vice President at Burson Cohn & Wolfe
  • Sharon Cheung, Communications Specialist, Public Affairs and Reputation Management at NAV CANADA
  • Vicki Iverson, CTO & Co-founder at Iversoft
  • Wendy Knight Agard, Squad Group Leader, Coach, Performance Consultant at Nokia


NCR Events

From wine tastings to panels on advancing women in the digital economy, our events are must-attend networking opportunities.

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