Class of 2015 Commencement

Leadership Waterloo Region Core Program, Class of 2015 Commencement

We are excited to announce the Commencement Ceremony for our 2015 Leadership Core Program Class. These amazing individuals, representing local businesses, our government and Social Profit sectors have each demonstrated throughout our Core Program their commitment to becoming outstanding community-minded leaders.

Congratulations to our 2015 Core Program Class, we look forward to seeing your continued impact on Waterloo Region!

Leadership Waterloo Region, Class of 2015

Business SectorGovernment  & Quasi Gov’t SectorSocial Profit Sector
  • Vanessa Ceccato, D2L
  • Lise Curran, Scotiabank
  • Nicole Fernandes, Union Gas Ltd.
  • Samantha Hunt, Raytheon Canada Limited
  • Patricia Johnson, COM DEV Ltd.
  • Darren Juneau, Aardvark Drilling Inc.
  • Jean Markovich, Sun Life Financial
  • Dana Mayhew, Teledyne DALSA
  • Thomas Nielsen, D2L
  • Kirsty Roberts, Christie Digital
  • Yousif Sworesho, COM DEV Ltd.
  • Rhonda Wadel, Consultant
  • David Wigg, exactEarth Inc
  • Kristen Dajka, Region of Waterloo
  • Helen Fylactou, City of Waterloo
  • Nancy Hall-Jupp, City of Waterloo
  • Dennis Purcell, City of Cambridge
  • Beth Rajnovich, City of Waterloo
  • Gwen Stott, City of Cambridge
  • John Goodman, Waterloo Regional Police Service
  • Lorri Detta, KW Habilitation
  • Ana Luz Martinez, K-W Multicultural Centre
  • Bianca Man, University of Waterloo
  • Nicole Neufeld, Kitchener-Waterloo
     Art Gallery
  • Dave Thomas, The Working Centre
  • Jodi Szimanski, University of Waterloo

About Leadership Waterloo Region

We’re a local social profit organization passionate about the development of community leadership within Waterloo Region. We’ve seen the benefit and impact that strong leadership makes in our Region, in business, social profit and our local government as our Region continues to grow and adapt to change in industry, culture and infrastructure.

Built with the busy professional in mind, our 10-month Core Program empowers our participants to engage cross-sector, hone their skills through engaging workshops and project work. These projects with local social profit organizations provide direct and immediate benefits to the community.  In 2015, our class supported the following organizations:

  • ·         DeafBlind Ontario Services
  • ·         REEP Green Solutions
  • ·         OneROOF
  • ·         Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre
  • ·         Interfaith Community Counselling Centre

The intake process for our 2016 class is already underway; we are humbled by the support of businesses and organizations in Waterloo Region. This community has shown time and again it values strong leadership, and the team here at Leadership Waterloo Region is honoured to have the opportunity to prepare our Region’s emerging leaders for their roles in our community.



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