Board of Directors

The NWO Innovation Centre benefits from the experience, connections and talents of our volunteer Board of Directors.  These community focused business leaders don't just have lunch eight or nine times per year, they work hard to set the strategic direction for the organization, ensure financial accountability and provide their insights, access to their networks and support to this organization.  The current Board of Directors is profiled below.


Michael Nitz Picture

Mike Nitz, President

Regional Manager


Eric Tribe

Eric Tribe, Vice President

VP Technology
Health e(fx)



Byron Ball

Byron Ball, Treasurer

Senior Consultant of Performance Allocation
Northwest Health Integration Network


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Andrew Dean, Secretary

VP of Research
Lakehead University



Jim Madder Picture

Jim Madder

Confederation College



Stephanie Ash Picture

Stephanie Ash

CEO & Lead Strategist
Firedog Communications




Dan Munshaw

Dan Munshaw

Manager, Supply Management
City of Thunder Bay



Brian Davey

Brian Davey

Executive Director
Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund




Lindsay Fenton

Lindsay Fenton

Director of Technical Services


Blair Smith

Blair Smith

BDO Thunder Bay



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Hailey Hollinsworth

Co-Founder and Director


Nick JB Purich

Nick JB Purich

VP Finance and CFO
Wasaya Airways



Ryan Reynard

Ryan Reynard

Executive Director
Lake of the Woods Business Incentive Corporation