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 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 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 (6) 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 is pursuing her Certified Association Executive designation.
Lukas Hardonk is the Coordinator of Media and Events and is responsible for marketing and logistical support for all OWA led events, as well as designing and implementing social and traditional media strategies. Lukas has a passion for event coordination and digital marketing, with extensive experience in the energy sector. Lukas has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Ottawa in Communications.
Stephanie Selby, Administrative Assistant
Stephanie Selby is the interim Administrative Assistant for the duration of a one year maternity leave for Kaitlyn Leigh. She is responsible for office administration and provides support to staff members. Stephanie has 15 years of administrative experience in a variety of office environments.
Samantha Clarke, Environmental Policy and Research Media Analyst
Samantha Clarke is the Environmental Policy and Research Media Analyst and is responsible for social media, media monitoring and environmental policy analytics. Samantha has previously worked for the Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry and the Ministry of the Environment & Climate Change. Sam has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies from Trent University, with an emphasis in law and policy.