WiDS Executive Team


Jana Lee Murray, CAE

Executive VP:

Kristine Osgoode, Independent Management Consultant

VP, Affiliations and Sponsorship:

Astrid Neuland, THALES Canada

VP, Events:

Denise Lemay, DND

VP, Professional Development:

Jackie Pothier, DEW Engineering

VP, Communications:

Lorena MacKenzie, General Dynamics Missions Systems Canada

VP, Finance:

Bal Mahal, CADSI

VP, Government Liaison:

Lynn Smith, Public Safety Canada

VPs, Liaison Defence and
Security Industries:

Lori Watson, PwC and Ann Garber, Optiv

VP, Membership:

Yetta Riegel, David Pratt & Associates

VPs, Scholarships:

 Heather Hrychuk, DRDC / RDDC and/et Shelley Kelsey, NRC

Directors at Large:

CPO2 / PM 2 Cheryl Bush, CAF / FAC


Michael Doucet, SIRC / CSARS

Southern Ontario Regional Rep:

 Jessica Bland, Strategic Shipping

Western Canada Regional Rep:

Kimberley Van Vliet, WāV

Project Manager:

Denise Lemay