Our Team

 
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Catherine Warren

Chief Executive Officer

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Kris Cotter, CPA, CMA

Director, Finance & Administration

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Erin Gobolos

Director, Marketing & Communication

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Darrell Petras, PAg

Director, Community & Business Development

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Barbara Engelbart McKenzie

Director, Strategic & Operational Growth

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Jane Leadbeater

Manager, Placemaking & Activation

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Maureen Easton

Specialist of ERIN Operations

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Meagan Oyejide

General Administrator

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Heather Klimchuk

Government & Agency Liaison

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Shalon McFarlane

Manager, Research

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Fatima Farah Mohamed

Community Research Coordinator

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Shamelle Pless

Manager, Marketing & PR

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James Hampshire

Manager, People & Culture

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Jaime Hayes

Accountant

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Nevin deMilliano 

Content Strategist

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Cory Sellar

Marketing & Communications Specialist

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Seanna Baxter

Executive Assistant to the CEO

 

Startup Edmonton

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Maria Teodora Barbu

Program Coordinator, Startup Edmonton

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Maxan Ferguson-Dyer

Community Coordinator, Startup Edmonton

Scaleup Edmonton

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Chloe Chalmers

Head of Scaleup Edmonton

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Janna Verrall

Project Coordinator, Scaleup Edmonton

Accelerate Edmonton

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Dawn Newton

Head of Accelerate Edmonton

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Colin MacDonald

Program Coordinator, Accelerate Edmonton

Program Delivery

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Nathan Ip

Manager, Integrated Program Delivery

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Tristan Ham

Program Facilitator, Startup Edmonton

 

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Allan Waine

Program Facilitator, Startup Edmonton

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Christina Garies

Program Facilitator, Accelerate Edmonton

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Hasnain Baloach

Program Facilitator, Accelerate Edmonton

   

Innovate Edmonton Land Acknowledgement

Indigenous innovation has taken place on these lands, Amiskwaciwâskahikan/ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ, Edmonton since time immemorial. At Innovate Edmonton, we recognize, appreciate, and celebrate the First Nations, Metis, and Inuit innovators whose footsteps have marked these lands for generations. We respectfully acknowledge that we are situated on Treaty 6 territory, traditional lands of the Cree, Dene, Blackfoot, Saulteaux, Nakota Sioux, and Metis. We also encourage, support, and promote the resurgence of Indigenous knowledge and practices and are committed to empowering Indigenous innovation in the spirit of Reconciliation.

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