Meet the Community Access, Engagement and Research Team

Program and Clerical Support

Vanessa Crawford

Operations Manager
Team Member Since September 2015
Role: Coordinates scheduling and events for leadership team

Connect with vanessa.crawford [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Vanessa) to learn more!

Sarah Marshall

Reception and Intake Clerk
Team Member Since August 2019
Role: Supports main phone and email contact for City School

Connect with cityschool [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Sarah) to learn more about City School!

Nancy Reyes

Project Support Officer
Team Member Since July 2017
Role: Supports City School courses

Connect with nancy.reyes1 [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Nancy) to learn more!

Maeve Weyrauch

Project Support Officer
Team Member Since May 2021
Role: Supports trades and mobile courses

Connect with maeve.weyrauch [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Maeve) to learn more!

Christine Hopman

Project Support and Outreach Officer
Team Member Since May 2021
Role: Supports and promotes Early College Initiatives

Connect with christine.hopman1 [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Christine) to learn more about Early College Initiatives!

Shandi Robinson

Project Support Officer
Team Member Since July 2021
Role: Supports the W.A.G.E. III program

Connect with shandi.robinson [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Shandi) to learn more!

Tanya Kowalewicz

Project Support and Outreach Officer
Team Member Since April 2021
Role: Supports and promotes Early College Initiatives 

Connect with tanya.kowalewicz [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Tanya) to learn more about Early College Initiatives!

Outreach

Cat Maracle

Community Mobilizer
Team Member Since September 2016
Role: Raises awareness about City School programming

Connect with catherine.maracle [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Cat) to learn more!

Learning Support Team

Kimberley Sanzo

Learning Support Specialist
Team Member Since January 2021
Role: Supports participants' journey in the classroom

Connect with kimberley.sanzo [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Kimberley) to learn more!

Dave Parkinson

Learning Support Specialist
Team Member Since August 2019
Role: Supports participants' journey in the trades and technology courses

Connect with david.parkinson [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Dave) to learn more!

Katherine Wawrzkowicz

Learning Support Specialist
Team Member Since September 2021
Role: Supports participants in Programs for Newcomers

Connect with katherine.wawrzkowicz [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Katherine) to learn more!

Meghan Wright

Learning Support Specialist
Team Member Since May 2022
Role: Supports participants' journey in the classroom and Skilled Trades

Connect with meghan.wright1 [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Meghan) to learn more!

Sara Ali

Learning Support Specialist and BIPOC Pathways Coach
Team Member Since July 2022
Role: Supporting BIPOC youth on their path to success within the classroom and beyond

Connect with sara.ali2 [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Sara) to learn more!

Liam Flynn

Wellness Peer Mentor
Team Member Since December 2021
Role: Provides supports for participants' wellbeing

Connect with liam.flynn [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Liam) to learn more!

Brandon Dean

Wellness Peer Mentor
Team Member Since September 2022
Role: Provides supports for participants' wellbeing

Connect with brandon.dean [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Brandon) to learn more!

Employment Supports

Mary Davis

Employment and Service Provider
Team Member Since February 2020
Role: Connects participants to employment pathways for the W.A.G.E. III program

Connect with mary.davis9 [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Mary) to learn more!

Timothy Douglin

Employment Consultant
Team Member Since June 2021
Role: Connects participants to employment pathways

Connect with timothy.douglin [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Timothy) to learn more!

Trades Program Supports

Marla Robinson

Special Projects Academic Coordinator
Team Member Since March 2019
Role: Develops programming for trades courses

Connect with marla.robinson [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Marla) to learn more!

Pete Jarvie

Technologist
Team Member Since July 2017
Role: Operates the mobile classrooms

Connect with pete.jarvie1 [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Pete) to learn more!

John Sullivan

Technologist
Team Member Since November 2019
Role: Operates the mobile classrooms

Connect with John to learn more!

Grant Writing and Project Coordination

Anca Andronic

Training Specialist
Team Member Since September 2021
Role: Coordinates details for the Construction Fundamentals program

Connect with anca.andronic [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Anca) to learn more!

Eryka Kaminsky

Training Specialist
Team Member Since March 2021
Role: Coordinates details for the Employment Access Framework (EAF) initiative serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing Ontarians

Connect with eryka.kaminsky [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Eryka) to learn more!

Nouha Yaacoub-Elsaadi

Training Specialist
Team Member Since August 2019
Role: Coordinates details for trades focused programs

Connect with nouha.yaacoub-elsaadi [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Nouha) to learn more!

Sarah Bradshaw

Training Specialist
Team Member Since October 2017
Role: Coordinates details for postsecondary and Challenge 2025 focused programs

Connect to sarah.bradshaw1 [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Sarah) to learn more!

Research Team

Brittney Glass

Research and Policy Analyst
Team Member Since April 2021
Role: Organizes research for OLMP programs

Connect with brittney.glass [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Brittney) to learn more!

Alan Bourke, PhD.

Professor, Department of Liberal Studies
Team Member Since 2015
Role: Coordinates, reviews and develops research projects and publications

Connect with alan.bourke [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Alan) to learn more!

Leadership Team

James Vanderveken

Dean, Centre for Community Partnerships and Experiential Learning
Founding Member
Role: Oversees projects and programming for the department

Connect with jim.vanderveken [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Jim) to learn more!

Emily Ecker

Associate Dean, Community Partnerships and Learning
Founding Member
Role: Oversees projects and programming for the department

Connect with emily.ecker [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Emily) to learn more!

Jody Brown

Manager, Community Access, Engagement and Research
Team Member Since June 2018
Role: Oversees projects and programming for City School

Connect with jody.brown2 [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Jody) to learn more!

Gwen Zeldenrust

Academic Manager, Community Partnerships and Learning
Team Member Since September 2017
Role: Coordinates and reviews programming for City School and Dual Credit

Connect with gwen.zeldenrust [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Gwen) to learn more!

Bryan Ledgerwood

Manager, Early College Initiatives
Team Member Since July 2017
Role: Oversees Early College Initiatives programming

Connect with bryan.ledgerwood [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Bryan) to learn more!

Beth Gibson

Manager, Workforce Partnerships
Team Member Since May 2018
Role: Oversees Community Employment Services programming

Connect with beth.gibson1 [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Beth) to learn more!

Lorraine McKellar (interim)

Manager, Strategic Partnerships
Team Member Since December 2019
Role: Oversees the Material Handling 4.0 program

Connect with lorraine.mckellar [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Lorraine) to learn more!