Below find information about the team members who make up the Intact Centre.
Dr. Blair Feltmate, Head
Relevant Experience: Blair has over two decades of experience leading sustainability programs in business and government. Previously Blair was a Vice President of Sustainable Development at the Bank of Montreal and directed sustainability programs at Ontario Power Generation. Blair holds a Ph.D in Theoretical and Applied Ecology from the University of Toronto.
Role: As the Head of the Intact Centre, Blair is responsible for execution of the Intact Centre’s mission and fundraising.
Cheryl Evans, Director of the Home Flood Protection Program
Relevant Experience: Cheryl has 15 years of experience in environment-focused communications, program development and project management in the KW Region. She holds a B.E.S in Environment & Resource Studies from the University of Waterloo.
Role: Cheryl is responsible for the development, implementation, and continuous improvement of the Home Flood Protection Program.
Natalia Moudrak, Director of the Infrastructure Adaptation Program
Relevant Experience: Natalia has experience in sustainability strategy, operationalization, reporting and business case development across a wide range of industry sectors and client organizations. Prior to joining the Intact Centre, Natalia worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada, Risk Assurance Services. Natalia holds a B.A in Economics and a M.A. in Urban Planning from the University of Waterloo. Natalia is a subject matter expert on the International Organization for Standardization (ISO Technical Committee 224 for storm water management).
Role: Natalia is responsible for the development, implementation and improvement of the Infrastructure Adaptation Program.
Dana Decent, Manager
Relevant Experience and Role: Dana has five years of experience in sustainable business operations, reporting and research across corporate, government and non-profit sectors. Dana holds a B.E.S (Honours) in Environment & Business from the University of Waterloo.
Role: Dana manages the Intact Centre’s operational functions, leads a research project on health and flooding, and provides research support for the Centre’s team members.
Janet Szydlowski, Home Flood Protection Program Assistant
Relevant Experience: Janet has more than 25 years of experience in customer service as a registered insurance broker in the Waterloo Region, and over three years of experience working in community engagement in the non-profit sector.
Role: Janet provides administrative assistance and research support for the Home Flood Protection Program, supporting RFP and RFQ processes.
Maha Rizvi, Operations and Research Coordinator
Relevant Experience: Maha is a current Economics and Business undergraduate student at the University of Waterloo, and is working part-time at the Intact Centre as our Website Coordinator after her successful co-op with the team.
Role: Maha analyzes the centre’s communication initiatives, manages the website and social media, and supports the research and administrative functions.
Rob Leone, Home Flood Protection Program Coordinator
Relevant Experience: Rob has five years of experience leading environmental education and community engagement programs across the non-profit and public sectors. Rob holds an Honours B.A. in Environmental Policy & Practice from the University of Toronto.
Role: Rob manages the large-scale planning, delivery, and evaluation of the Home Flood Protection Program in Burlington, Ontario.
Sarah Lukaszczyk, Home Flood Protection Program Researcher
Relevant Experience: Sarah is a current undergraduate student at the University of Waterloo. Sarah is studying climate change and conflict studies with past co-op placements in green infrastructure and international development.
Role: Sarah helps with program development by researching municipal incentives for basement flood risk reduction, and identifying and evaluating educational resources for homeowners.
Andrew McMurtry, Communications and Digital Media Assistant
Relevant Experience: Andrew is a current undergraduate student at the University of Waterloo, studying Global Business and Digital Arts.
Role: Andrew is on his co-op term with the Intact Centre, and assists with the creation of digital and social media content for the Home Flood Protection Program.