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 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 COORDINATOR

Keely has spent much of the past decade devoted to making a difference in the lives of fellow students, her community and through international outreach. From building homes in Nicaragua, walking alongside the Maasai people of Tanzania, to championing homelessness in Ottawa, she’s followed her passion to advocate for the under-served, and bridge the gap between developed and developing nations. An avid photographer and peripatetic, 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 Hreljac’s, Connie Jensen began her career with Ryan’s Well as a volunteer. Now the Administrative Officer, 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.

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS

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 SARAH GORE, BOARD CHAIR

Occupation: Executive Director & Manager, Environmental Engineering at J.L. Richards & Associates Limited

Elected: November 2019 

Elected Chair: November 2019

Mark-Nowell

MARK NOWELL, EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Occupation: Distinguished Engineer, Cisco

Elected: November 2019

Elected Member of Executive Committee: November 2019

Susan-Hreljac

SUSAN HRELJAC,   SECRETARY

Occupation: Consultant, Ministries of Culture, Health Promotion with Citizenship and Immigration

Elected: November 2019

Elected Secretary: November 2019

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DEVAN PENNELL, INTERIM TREASURER

Occupation: Vice President, Program Office at HEXO Corp.

Elected: November 2019

Elected Interim Treasurer: November 2019

BOARD MEMBERS

Rosemina

ROSEMINA RATHOO

Occupation: Lawyer

Elected: November 2019

Michael

MICHAEL GLOFCHESKIE

Occupation: Retired Teacher

Elected: November 2019

Kevin

KEVIN ROGERS

Occupation: Project Manager

Elected: November 2019

Nancy

NANCY PREST

Occupation: Retired Teacher & Principal

Elected: November 2019

 


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