Our Team

Danette Dalton

Danette Dalton

Executive Director

Danette has a passion for community building and workforce development. She has held a series of planning, economic development and community building roles throughout her career, where she worked closely on residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional projects in conjunction with many community agencies and skilled trades. Danette has a BES in Planning from the University of Waterloo, is a Registered Professional Planner and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners.

Kelly Duck

Kelly Duck

Executive Assistant

Kelly’s background includes almost 2 decades working in major market media and radio broadcasting. She enjoys the diverse day-to-day challenges in her position, and also works at Digital Duck Inc., a corporate video production company she owns with her husband, Roger.

Sylvia Hentz

Sylvia Hentz

Communications/Project Coordinator

Sylvia has more than 15 years experience working in non-profit administration, events planning, project development, marketing and community engagement in the heritage, culture and tourism fields. In her current role, Sylvia is involved in the planning and implementing of projects and events; community engagements including liaising with community partners; research, data analysis and report writing; and designing communications and marketing strategies and initiatives.

Mark Skeffington

Mark Skeffington

Communications/Program Manager

Mark joined the Workforce Planning Board in 2009, after a 20-year career as a newspaper journalist, including at the Brantford Expositor. He provides communications expertise to WPBGE’s community projects, activities and outreach. Mark has a Diploma in Public Relations Management (McMaster), a Master of Journalism (Western) and a BA in English and History (McMaster).

Sophie Auger

Sophie Auger

Project Coordinator – connect2SKILLS

Sophie co-administers the WPBGE training program that helps job seekers gain skills that lead to sustainable employment in the local Warehousing-Logistics industry. She has an Honours BA of Social Work from King’s University College and a BA of Media & the Public Interest from Western University.

Kedar Patel

Kedar Patel

Project Coordinator – connect2SKILLS

Kedar coordinates a SkillsAdvance Ontario project titled connect2SKILLS Warehousing-Logistics, which allows individuals with employment barriers to receive targeted training to enter this important industry. He has a BA(Hon) from Brock University in Sociology/Criminology and a focus in Business.

Pedja Perisic

Pedja Perisic

Administrative Assistant – connect2SKILLS

Pedja is the administrative assistant for the Workforce Planning Board’s Connect2Skills program. He is tasked with keeping and managing financial records and ensuring data integrity across the program.

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Wynona Mendes

Wynona Mendes

Labour Market Analyst

Wynona uses local data to identify and analyze trends that can tell us a story about the area’s labour market. She recently completed a Master of Economic Development and Innovation from the University of Waterloo and is passionate about using her newfound knowledge to help partners and employers.