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 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.

Sylvia Hentz

Sylvia Hentz

Project and Marketing 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.

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.

Mark Skeffington

Mark Skeffington

Senior Communications Coordinator

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 Auger

Sophie Auger

Project Coordinator – Skills2Advance

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

Isaac Kozicki

Isaac Kozicki

Program Assistant – Skills2Advance

Isaac provides supports to Skills2Advance participants so they can be successful in the training program. He also assists the Project  Coordinators with recruiting new participants for future Skills2Advance classes. Isaac has a Diploma in Executive Office Administration from Conestoga College, and a background working in warehousing and manufacturing.

 

Kedar Patel

Kedar Patel

Project Coordinator – Skills2Advance

Kedar coordinates a SkillsAdvance Ontario project titled Skills2Advance Warehousing and Manufacturing, which allows individuals with employment barriers to receive targeted training to enter these important industries. He has a BA(Hon) from Brock University in Sociology/Criminology and a focus in Business.

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