Meet our team

Thought leaders focused on the things that matter most to the West and Canada

Hon. Gary G. Mar, KC
President & CEO
Canada West Foundation

Colleen Collins
Vice-President
Canada West Foundation

Carlo Dade
Director, Trade and
Trade Infrastructure

Janet Lane
Director, Skills, Innovation
and Productivity

Marla Orenstein
Director, Resources, Environment and Economy

Office of the President and CEO

Gary G. Mar, President & CEO

Colleen Collins, Vice-President


Jodi McCaw, Executive Assistant to the President
and CEO
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Research

Colleen Collins, Vice-President
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Carlo Dade, Director
Trade and Trade Infrastructure
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Janet Lane, Director
Skills, Innovation and Productivity
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Marla Orenstein, Director
Resources, Environment and Economy
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Stephany Laverty, Policy Analyst
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Lin Akkad, Policy Analyst
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Ryan Workman, Policy Analyst
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Sharon Zhengyang Sun, Trade Policy Economist
(academic leave of absence until September 2024)


Operations

Mai Lam, Director of Operations
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Sophie Lacerte, Creative Director
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Ruth Klinkhammer, Communications Director
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Ethan Johnson, Communications Specialist
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Executive in Residence

John Law, Executive in Residence


Jeff Mahon, Executive in Residence


Jeff Griffiths, Senior Fellow

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