Meet the Team

The Ryan’s Well family consists of a passionate 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 and sanitation to those in need.


Ryan Hreljac, Founder and Outreach


Ryan is the founder of Ryan’s Well 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. Although Ryan’s Well has always been a priority of his, he’s done several different jobs over the years. He’s worked as a Day Camp Coordinator for the North Grenville Municipal Centre, was in charge of deliveries for Tim Hortons, and even worked a brief stint in construction as a General Labourer. Now an official staff member of the Foundation, his main concentrations lie in project work and fund development. He is happy to return to his roots and continue to help spread the Ryan’s Well message of how you can make a difference at any age. You can reach him at



 Mark Hreljac, Executive Director

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Mark Hreljac, a retired City of Ottawa Police Officer, is one of the original founders of the Ryan’s Well Foundation. Mark, heading our project committee on the Board of Directors, set up and managed the Ryan’s Well projects as a  volunteer for 7 years, before the foundations first full-time project manager was hired. Mark was then a part of the project committee until July of 2013, at which time he became the full-time project manager, and shortly after, the executive director of the foundation. He has travelled extensively to all of Ryan’s Well project areas since 2001.You can reach him at



Connie Jensen, Administrative Officer

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Originally a neighbour of the Hreljac’s, Connie Jensen began her career with Ryan’s Well as a volunteer. Now the Administrative Assistant, Connie aids with general enquiries, 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 at



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 underserved, 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