Meet the Team

The Ryan’s Well team consists of a passionate volunteer Board of Directors, Staff, Advisers, and Regional Partners who share Ryan’s belief that ordinary people can do extraordinary things. They provide a broad range of skills and insights, as well as a shared commitment to making the world a better place by delivering safe water, sanitation services, and WASH training to those in need.

Staff

RYAN HRELJAC

FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Ryan is the founder of Ryan’s Well Foundation and has been fundraising for clean water projects since the age of six. He attended Kings College University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and graduated in 2014 with a Double Major in International Development Studies and Political Science. Now as the Executive Director, Ryan is determined to reach his goal of solving the world’s water problems by providing access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene education in the poorest regions of developing countries. He is happy to continue to help spread the Ryan’s Well message of how you can make a difference at any age. You can reach Ryan at ryan@ryanswell.ca.

KEELY NOILES

PROJECT MANAGER

Keely joined the Ryan’s Well team in 2018, and has been in the Project role since January 2019. For over a decade, she’s followed her passion to advocate for the under-served, and bridge the gap between developed and developing nations. An avid photographer and lover of travel, Keely has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Memorial University, with a focus in International Development studies, Water Resource Management and a minor in French. You can reach Keely at keely@ryanswell.ca.

CONNIE JENSEN

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

Originally a neighbour of the Hreljacs’, Connie Jensen began her career with Ryan’s Well as a volunteer. Now the Administrative Officer for 10+ years, Connie aids with general inquiries, fields donations, and offers incredible support to the rest of the Ryan’s Well team. If you ever need a question answered, Connie would be happy to help you! You can reach Connie at info@ryanswell.ca.

DANIEL MOGAN

CO-OP STUDENT

A new addition to Ryan’s Well as a co-op student, Daniel is currently completing grade 12 at Académie Catholique Notre Dame right next door to our offices. He is passionate about Mathematics and Chemistry, and will be attending the University of Ottawa in September to obtain a BSc in Chemistry.

SUSAN MACKIE

COMMUNICATIONS CO-ORDINATOR

Susie is thrilled to return to the Ryan’s Well team, having worked for the Foundation in 2013-2014.  Communications is her passion and life’s work – she is excited to have the opportunity to share the many positive messages of Ryan’s Well on a variety of platforms, with joyfulness and imagination.  You can feel free to contact Susie at communications@ryanswell.ca

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS

 ROSEMINA NATHOO, BOARD CHAIR

Occupation: Lawyer

Elected: November 2021 

Elected Chair:
November 2021

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NANCY PREST, 
VICE 
CHAIR

Occupation: Retired Teacher & Principal

Elected: November 2021 

Elected Vice Chair:
November 2021

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DEVAN PENNELL, INTERIM TREASURER

Occupation: Vice President, Program Office at HEXO Corp.

Elected: November 2021

Elected Interim Treasurer:
November 2021

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SUSAN HRELJAC, EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Occupation: Retired Manager and Consultant, Province of Ontario

Elected: November 2021

Elected Member of Executive Committee: 
November 2021

 

KEVIN ROGERS, SECRETARY

Occupation: Project Manager

Elected: November 2021

Elected Secretary: 
November 2021

 

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MARK NOWELL, 
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Occupation: Distinguished Engineer, Cisco

Elected: November 2021

Elected Member of Executive Committee:
November 2021

BOARD MEMBERS

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MICHAEL GLOFCHESKIE

Occupation: Retired Teacher

Elected: November 2021

SARAH GORE

Occupation: Executive Director and Manager

Elected: November 2021

 


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