Team

Our Programs are delivered by educators and community leaders across Canada. While each one of you – and the parents and caring adults who support children outside the classroom – are part of “our team,” here you’ll meet the people who keep the WITS Programs fresh, relevant, and responsive to feedback.

Board and Committee Members

Kelly Cardwell

Kelly Cardwell

Director
Fei Gao

Fei Gao

Director
Sangeeta Khurana

Sangeeta Khurana

Youth Director
Kathreen Riel

Kathreen Riel

Secretary
Mark Smith

Mark Smith

Director
Shea Talbot

Shea Talbot

Youth Director
David Valentine

David Valentine

President
Tom Woods

Tom Woods

Vice-President

Personnel

Ena Abdel

Ena Abdel

Advocate (Montréal)
Seneca Ambers

Seneca Ambers

Fundraising, Indigenous Advisor, Program Advisor
Renée Cenerini

Renée Cenerini

Program Advisor, Translation
Marie-Anne Evans

Marie-Anne Evans

Bookkeeping
Sydney Jackson

Sydney Jackson

Photography, Videography, Youth Advisor
Shawn McQuaid

Shawn McQuaid

E-Commerce
Pat Oldroyd

Pat Oldroyd

Literature Advisor, Shipping
Petro Palaroan (deceased)

Petro Palaroan (deceased)

Inclusion & School Engagement
Christine Parsons

Christine Parsons

Program Development
Dr. Tamara Plush

Dr. Tamara Plush

Youth Program Advisor
Sarah Thatcher

Sarah Thatcher

Kindness Ambassador - Pink Shirt Project
Andy Telfer

Andy Telfer

Executive Director

Volunteers

Alexandra Murphy

Alexandra Murphy

Laura Lourdu

Laura Lourdu

Nav Walia

Nav Walia

When we aren’t at work or volunteering, you can find us spending time with our families, enjoying the outdoors, and being grateful that we live, work and play in the beautiful Lək̓ʷəŋən territory.