Meet the Community Access and Engagement Team

Program and Clerical Support

Vanessa Crawford

Learning Connector
Team Member Since September 2015
Role: Supports City School and Dual Credit courses

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!

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 Officer
Team Member Since May 2021
Role: Supports the Construction Fundamentals program

Connect with christine.hopman1 [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Christine) to learn more about the program!

Shandi Ward

Project Support Officer
Team Member Since July 2021
Role: Supports City School courses

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

Annamaria Butler

Project Support and Outreach Officer
Team Member Since July 2021
Role: Supports the Material Handling 4.0 program

Connect with annamaria.butler [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Annamaria) 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!

Lanka Ekanayake

Project Support Officer
Team Member Since October 2018
Role: Supporting data transfer and reporting

Connect with lanka.ekanayake [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Lanka) to learn more!

Outreach Team

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!

Nancy Reyes

Wellness Navigator
Team Member Since July 2017
Role: Connects City School participants to community wellness resources

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

Bryan Webber

Senior Department Officer, Mohawk College Foundation
Team Member Since May 2018
Role: Builds relationships to help continue the City School vision

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

Learning Support Team

Kimberley Sanzo

Learning Support Officer
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 Officer
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!

Jess Geddes

Learning Support Officer
Team Member Since April 2021
Role: Supports participants' journey in the classroom

Connect with jess.geddes [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Jess) to learn more!

Katherine Wawrzkowicz

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

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

Neekee Virani

Learning Support Officer
Team Member Since January 2022
Role: Supports participants' journey in the classroom

Connect with neekee.virani [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Neekee) 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!

Employment Supports

Mary Davis

Employment Consultant/Job Developer
Team Member Since February 2020
Role: Connects participants to employment pathways

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

Suely Anunciacao

Employment Consultant/Job Developer
Team Member Since April 2021
Role: Connects participants to employment pathways

Connect with suely.anunciacao [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Suely) to learn more!

Sarah McMillian

Employment Consultant/Job Developer
Team Member Since April 2021
Role: Connects participants to employment pathways

Connect with sarah.mcmillan [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Sarah) 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!

Andre Brouillette

Technologist
Team Member Since January 2022
Role: Operates the mobile classroom

Connect with andre.brouillette [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Andre) 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!

Danielle Boissoneau

Training Specialist
Team Member Since July 2021
Role: Develops and coordinates the Challenge 2025 Indigenous Strategy

Connect with danielle.boissoneau [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Danielle) to learn more!

Eryka Kaminsky

Training Specialist
Team Member Since March 2021
Role: Coordinates details for employer focused programs

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

Isabel McMurrich

Training Specialist
Team Member Since August 2021
Role: Coordinates details for City School courses

Connects with isabel.mcmurrich [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Isabel) to learn more!

Mansi Patel

Training Specialist
Team Member Since August 2021
Role: Coordinates details for the Material Handling 4.0 program

Connects with mansi.patel [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Mansi) 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!

Sarah Harvie

Training Specialist
Team Member Since May 2015
Role: Coordinates details for City School courses

Connect with sarah.harvie1 [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Sarah) to learn more!

Yudara Weekaroon

Training Specialist
Team Member Since January 2018
Role: Coordinates details for OLMP focused programs

Connect with yudara.weerakoon [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Yudara) to learn more!

Research Team

Britney Glass

Research Coordinator
Team Member Since April 2021
Role: Organizes research for OLMP programs

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

Amanjit Garcha

Research Project Coordinator
Team Member Since January 2021
Role: Organizes research for trades focused programs

Connect with amanjit.garcha [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Amanjit) to learn more!

Clara I. Tascon, PhD.

Research and Project Coordinator
Team Member Since September 2018
Role: Leads research projects for the Access programs (City School, Academic Upgrading and Programs for Newcomers)

Connect with clara.tascon [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Clara) to learn more!

Rida Masood

Workforce Innovation and Policy Analyst
Team Member Since December 2020
Role: Reviews and develops policies

Connect with rida.masood [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Rida) 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!

Martina Zalac-Dimech (interim)

Operations Manager
Team Member Since January 2021
Role: Coordinates scheduling and events for leadership team

Connect with tina.zalac-dimech [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Tina) 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!

Natalie Shearer

Manager, Strategic Partnerships
Team Member Since December 2020
Role: Oversees the Material Handling 4.0 program

Connect with natalie.shearer [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Natalie) to learn more!