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Bernadette Conant

Chief Executive Officer

(519) 888-4567x36171

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Dr. Katrina Hitchman

Director of Program Development

(519) 888-4567x37943

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Dr. Bu Lam

Manager of Municipal Programs

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Sunny Chen

Corporate Events Manager

(519) 888-4567 x33288

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Karen Ford

Manager of Finance and Operations

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Jacqueline Heintzman

Communications Intern

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Kim Jusek

Program Manager, Municipal Programs

(519) 888-4567x32106

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Liana Kreamer

Communications Manager

(519) 888-4567x39378

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Dr. Laura Sauder

Municipal Programs Research Intern

(519) 888-4567x39354

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Lyle Schneider


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Shoeleh Shams

Municipal Programs Research Intern

(519) 888-4567x37709

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Amanda Sider

Office Administrator

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Dr. Mark Spanjers

Municipal Programs Research Coordinator

(519) 888-4567x30255

Sunny Chen

Corporate Events Manager

(519) 888-4567 x33288


Sunny joined Canadian water Network in January 2018 and is responsible for developing, managing and executing the organization’s annual Blue Cities conference, events and meetings. 


With a true passion for the non-profit sector, Sunny has held positions at Province of Manitoba, MS Society and Ontario Non-profit Housing Association, managing and implementing provincial, national and international conferences and meetings ranging in size from 1,400 to 20 people.  She is an experienced planner in event management including event design and production, budget management, registration, sponsor development and fulfillment, logistics and marketing. 


Sunny, a native of Taiwan, earned her Bachelor of Arts in Literatures and Languages in Taiwan and later received a Project Management diploma through University of Winnipeg and an International Event Management Certificate.  In her free time, you can find her at a Blue Jays games, a tennis court and an ultimate frisbee field.