Our People

Get to know the Foundation’s leadership and staff who are committed to meeting the needs of Canadian industry through awareness, advocacy, and education in welding related skills and technologies.

Board of Directors

Sarah Watts-Rynard, Chair
Chief Executive Officer, Polytechnics Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

Doug Luciani, MBA, P.Eng, ICD.DVice-Chair
President and CEO, CWB Group, Milton, Ontario

Jackie Connell
Assistant Superintendent, Senior Years and Career Studies
Frontier School Division, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Nicole Davies
VP Business Development and Strategy, Fluor, Sugar Land, Texas

Bonnie Rose
President & CEO, TSSA, Toronto, Ontario

Shaun Thorson
Chief Executive Officer, Skills Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

Foundation Team

Susan CrowleyExecutive Director

Dayton Block, Technical Education Specialist

Josh Fortin, Technical Education Specialist

Mary Fuke, Program Manager

Matthew LeBlanc, Communications Officer

Leslie McLaren, Marketing and Communication Lead

Alena Riel, Administration and Grants Officer

Joe Saundercook, Manager, Fund and Partner Development

Trish Trenter, Project Manager