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 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.
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 University), a Master of Journalism (Western University) and a BA in English and History (McMaster).
Sophie administers a WPBGE training program that helps job seekers gain skills that lead to sustainable employment in key industries that have a high demand for workers. She has an Honours BA of Social Work from King’s University College and a BA of Media & the Public Interest from Western University.