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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 see how to apply here.

Please stay tuned to our mentorship page for updates on the current season.


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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