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Danyelle Allen; Finance & Administration Manager

Background: Originally from Newfoundland & Labrador; 10 years general/operations management in the most northern parts of Canada; experience in non-profit and financial services; currently working to complete a BA in Integrated Studies at the University of Manitoba with concentrations in Labour Studies and Sociology.
Skills: Problem-solving; multi-tasking; communication and facilitation; a certified adult educator who is highly organized and efficient.
Personal connection to Lake Winnipeg: “Lake Winnipeg and all of the other lakes and rivers in Manitoba are areas that allow me to relax, breath and de-stress.”

 

Marlo Campbell; Communications Director

Background: Journalism, sales, management, creative writing.
Skills: Communicating with diverse groups of people, storytelling, translating complex ideas, relationship building, talking to strangers.
Personal connection to Lake Winnipeg: “I was first introduced to cabin life on the east side of the lake in the late 90s. To me, Lake Winnipeg is synonymous with family fun: beach days, waterskiing, drinks on the deck, Yahtzee games – and 20 people sharing one bathroom.”

 

Alexis Kanu; Executive Director

Background: A PhD in Environmental Science from the University of Manitoba; experience working with diverse organizations in the non-profit and community development sectors.
Skills: Strategic planning, organizational development, proposal writing/development, community outreach.
Favourite thing to do on/around Lake Winnipeg: “Watching my son splash in the water, explore the beaches and discover the wonders of the lake.”

 

Chelsea Lobson; Community-based Monitoring Co-ordinator

Background: B.Sc. in Biological Sciences from the University of Manitoba; experience in freshwater ecology and working on large collaborative projects.
Skills: Communicating scientific results to a wide range of audiences, project co-ordination, engaging youth through science.
Personal connection to Lake Winnipeg: "Growing up, my grandparents had a cottage in Matlock. We would spend our days at Ralph Beach where I loved swimming, building sand castles and walking to the Salamonia Channel."

 

Kirsten Earl McCorrister; Programs Director

Background: Consulting work, development work, project planning, motherhood; 12 years of experience in the non-profit sector.
Skills: Project planning, grant administration, relationship fundraising, international development, public engagement and a whole lot of ‘other duties as assigned.’
Favourite thing to do on/around Lake Winnipeg: “Watching the sun set on my kids as they skip stones on the water.”

 

Johanna Théroux; Lake Winnipeg Indigenous Collective Coordinator

Background: B.Env.Sc from the University of Manitoba; scientific liaison for First Nations; freshwater fieldwork for government; scientific research in environmental health.
Skills: Proposal writing; project co-ordination and administration; relationship building; advising and collaborating with First Nations environmental managers.
Favourite thing to do on/around Lake Winnipeg? “I love fishing and kiteboarding – and, when the wind is low, you can usually find me water skiing.”

LWF publishes a newsletter, The Watershed Observer, twice a year. Our most recent edition includes information on our emerging community-based monitoring network, details about groundbreaking microplastics research made possible through our grants program, and helpful tips on how you can speak up for water by reaching out to decision makers.

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