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 studied communications arts and graduated with honours in Radio Broadcasting from Mohawk College. Her background includes two decades working in radio, serving as a Marketing Director for an Ontario ministry of environment project and Director of Marketing for a large entertainment corporation. She enjoys the diverse day-to-day challenges in her position that requires discretion, a broad knowledge base of business and balancing the priorities of a busy project-based organization.
Wynona uses local data to identify and analyze trends that can tell us a story about the area’s labour market. She has a Master of Economic Development and Innovation (University of Waterloo) and a BA in International Development (Waterloo). Wynona is passionate about using her knowledge to help workers, job seekers, employers, community partners and government leaders make informed decisions about the labour market.
Mark joined the Workforce Planning Board in 2009, after a 20+ year career as a newspaper journalist, including at the Brantford Expositor daily paper. He provides communications expertise to WPBGE’s community projects, activities and outreach. Mark has a Diploma in Public Relations Management (McMaster University), a Master of Journalism (Western University) and a BA in English and History (McMaster).
Sophie coordinates workforce and community development projects, and previously administered the Skills2Advance job training program. She has an Honours Bachelor of Social Work (King’s University College) and a BA in Media & the Public Interest (Western University). Sophie is a Registered Social Worker, with additional certifications in Project Management and Addictions studies. She is passionate about helping the community by implementing projects that promote positive social change.