Our Staff

Paul Norris, President

Paul Norris is the President of the OWA. Under Paul’s leadership the OWA has grown to include over one hundred and fifty (150) members with a shared commitment to the advancement of environmentally sustainable economic development and resource management. Paul has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto and is a graduate of Ryerson’s Public Administration Program. He holds an MBA from Queen’s University and the Certified Association Executive designation.

Janelle Bates, Director, Membership Relations and Events 

Janelle Bates is Director of Membership Relations and Events for the OWA. Over the past thirteen (13) years Janelle has led several key initiatives focused on member education, engagement and networking.  Janelle has been instrumental in the growth of the OWA’s annual conference and trade show, Power of Water Canada, which is now the largest hydroelectric conference in Canada. Janelle has a Business Administration diploma from Loyalist College and is pursuing her Certified Association Executive designation.

Stephanie Landers, Manager, Community Relations and Public Outreach 

Stephanie Landers is Manager of Community Relations and Public Outreach and is responsible for the development and implementation of the OWA’s public, Indigenous and municipal outreach strategies and campaigns. She has been with the OWA for six (7) years and manages the OWA’s community engagement initiatives and public outreach events. Stephanie has a Bachelor of Science degree from Trent University in Environmental and Resource Sciences, a Diploma in Recreation and Leisure Studies from Niagara College and the Certified Association Executive designation.

Julie Thompson, Administrative Assistant

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Brianne McMullen, Coordinator of Media and Events

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