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

Entrepreneur

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

Jennifer Flanagan

Co-Founder & 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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Staff Members

Administration and Operations

Marliina Pollard

Controller

Apurva Goydani

Controller (acting)

Virginia Hall

Director, Operations and Research

Christina Dornan

Executive Assistant to the CEO and Office Manager

Camille Gauthier-Frigon

Administrative Assistant

Outreach and Education

Jenifer Spencer

Director, Education and Outreach

Lauren Dickhout

Senior Manager, Outreach

Mikayla Ellis

Coordinator, Outreach

Janelle Fournier

Manager, Education

Abbey Ramdeo

Education Specialist, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

Alicia Henderson

Specialist, Outreach and Content

Aaron Hobbs

Senior Manager, Credentialing

Aimen Aziz

Specialist, Credentialing

National InSTEM Program

Doug Dokis

Director, National Indigenous Youth in STEM (InSTEM) Program

Andre O’Bonsawin

Associate Director, National Indigenous Youth in STEM (InSTEM) Program

Noreen Demeria

Manager, National Indigenous Youth in STEM (InSTEM) Program

Network Member Services Team

Tracy Ross

Director, Network Membership

Laura Bouwman

Senior Manager, Network Membership

Melisa Yestrau

Network Membership Leadership and Development Coach

Jennifer Ladipo

Manager, National Programs

Julia Filiplic

Coordinator, Member Services

Communications

Katrina King

Director, Communications

Fatima Jama

Social Media and Communications Specialist

Guylaine De Gregorio

Multimedia Designer

Emmanuelle Provost

People and Culture Lead

Development and Partnerships

Valeria Iannitti

Director, Development and Partnerships

Kaitlynn Carroll

Senior Manager, Partner Relations

Brianna MacAulay

Senior Grant Writer

Benoit Saumure

Administration Manager

Systems and Information Management

Mark Zwicker

Director, Information and Systems Management

Zach Wynen

Technology Systems Coordinator