Actua is a dynamic team made up of audacious visionaries and practical instigators. Our diverse skills, perspectives and experiences are bound by our unwavering commitment to curiosity, collaboration and bold purposeful action as a path to achieve our goals.

Board Members

Susan Holt, Chair

Jan O’Donnell, Treasurer

Independent Contract CFO

Kris Smith, Vice-Chair

Executive Vice-President of Refining & Marketing, Suncor

Jennifer Flanagan, Secretary

President and CEO, Actua

Trevor Cuddy

Director, Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Tyler Wish


Marshall Self

Head of Agency, Google Canada

Mary Wabano

Niiyaagaaniid Vice President Anishinaabe Initiatives and Student Success, Algoma University

Flordeliz “Gigi” Osler

Surgeon and assistant professor, University of Manitoba

Staff Members

Jennifer Flanagan, Co-Founder & CEO

Actua CEO

As the Co-founder, President and CEO of Actua, Jennifer leads a national network engaging 350,000 youth each year. Known for its impact with underserved audiences, Actua works extensively with girls and young women, Indigenous youth, rural and Arctic communities and youth facing socio-economic challenges.

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Marliina Pollard


Christina Dornan

Executive Assistant to the CEO and Office Manager

Camille Gauthier-Frigon

Administrative Assistant

Katrina King

Director, Communications

Doug Dokis

Director, National Indigenous Youth in STEM (InSTEM) Program

Valeria Iannitti

Director, Development and Partnerships

Tracy Ross

Director, Network Membership

Jenifer Spencer

Director, Education and Outreach

Virginia Hall

Director, Operations and Research

Mark Zwicker

Director, Information and Systems Management

Laura Bouwman

Senior Manager, Network Membership

Melisa Yestrau

Network Membership Leadership and Development Coach

Jennifer Ladipo

Manager, National Programs

Janelle Fournier

Manager of Education

Kaitlynn Carroll

Senior Manager, Partner Relations

Lauren Dickhout

Senior Manager, Outreach

Aaron Hobbs

Senior Manager, Credentialing

Noreen Demeria

Manager, National Indigenous Youth in STEM (InSTEM) Program

Emmanuelle Provost

People and Culture Lead

Fatima Jama

Social Media and Communications Specialist

Guylaine De Gregorio

Multimedia Designer

Julia Filiplic

Coordinator, Member Services

Abbey Ramdeo

Specialist, Equity Education and Teacher Training

Aimen Aziz

Specialist, Credentialing

Mackenzie Golding

Coordinator, Outreach

Mikayla Ellis

Coordinator, Outreach

Alicia Henderson

Specialist, Outreach and Content

Naomi Bender

Specialist, Outreach and Content