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.


Eric Tribe

Eric Tribe, President

VP Technology
Health e(fx)


Stephanie Ash Picture

Stephanie Ash, Vice President

CEO & Lead Strategist
Firedog Communications





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Andrew Dean, Secretary

VP of Research
Lakehead University


Taras Manzie

Lake of the Woods Brewing Company Inc.



colinkellyColin Kelly

Dean, School of Engineering Technology, Trades, & Aviation
Confederation College



Dan Munshaw

Dan Munshaw

Manager, Supply Management
City of Thunder Bay



Lindsay Fenton

Lindsay Fenton

Site General Manager


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Hailey Hollinsworth

Co-Founder and Director




Wayne VanderWees

Wayne VanderWees

Freight Managers Inc.




Farhan Yousaf

Executive Director
Lakehead University Student Union