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Bernadette Conant

Chief Executive Officer

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Dr. Katrina Hitchman

Director of Program Development

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Dr. Bu Lam

Manager of Municipal Programs

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Dalia Al-Ali

Project Manager

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Jennifer Cowie

Corporate Events Manager


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Karen Ford

Manager of Finance and Operations

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Kim Jusek

Program Manager, Municipal Programs

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Liana Kreamer

Communications Manager

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Lyle Schneider


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Dr. Shoeleh Shams

Research Analyst

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Amanda Sider

Office Administrator

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Amanda Sider

Office Administrator

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Amanda recently joined Canadian Water Network in February 2018 as the office administrator. She brings more than seven years of administrative and customer service experience to this role, as well as an educational background in environmental science.  


From 2011-2018, Amanda was the office manager for Hunter Plumbing, Heating & Excavating Inc. After graduating with a BSc from the University of Waterloo, she completed a summer contract as a research assistant in a local watershed. Amanda is also an entrepreneur and successfully ran two businesses.


When she’s not at work, Amanda enjoys country living, travel and fishing in Ontario’s waterways.