Our Board of Directors

 

Nancy Barber

Nancy Barber

President, WIA-Canada

An aerospace senior executive with over 20 years of in-depth experience in operations, supply chain, and program management.

Eva Martinez

Eva Martinez

Vice-President, WIA-Canada

Eva graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada and the Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Technology and Engineering holding a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Engineering Management with a specialty in Aerospace.
J. Leigh Kras

J. Leigh Kras

Program Coordinator & Administrator

J. Leigh Kras (she/her) has spent decades cultivating wide-ranging experience in administration, event management & planning, consulting, and customer service.

 
 
Val Wilson

Val Wilson

Director

An energetic aerospace professional with over 25 years of senior managerial experience in business administration and financial management. 
Silvia Bianchi

Silvia Bianchi

Director

Silvia Bianchi is the Director of Aircraft Architecture at Deutsche Aircraft, based in Munich, Germany.
Wintta Ghebreiyesus

Wintta Ghebreiyesus

Director

Wintta is a PhD candidate in aerospace engineering at Toronto Metropolitan University.
Ginelle Johnston

Ginelle Johnston

Director

Ginelle Johnston entered the aerospace industry in 2015, where she joined the CSeries (A220) program during its final phase of certification.
Damineh Akhavan

Damineh Akhavan

Director

Damineh Akhavan is a Professional Engineer with over 17 years of experience in the aerospace industry and is a Senior Engineer and Transport Canada Designated Engineer at De Havilland Aircraft of Canada.
Denise Buklis

Denise Buklis

Director

Denise has been an aviation professional for over 25+ years, licensed Engineer, and has always been intrigued with all things aviation.

Rebecca Hatton

Rebecca Hatton

Director

Rebecca Hatton is Senior Communications and Marketing Specialist at Commissionaires Ottawa Group.
Barbara Moser

Barbara Moser

Director

Barbara hold degrees in Physiology and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto, an M.B.A. from York University’s Schulich School of Business, and holds a Six Sigma Black Belt.
Tony Karadimas

Tony Karadimas

Director

Tony is a dedicated Executive, with over 24  years of Global business development, Operational & Quality in a C-Suite role.
Lucinda Lew

Lucinda Lew

Director

Lucinda Lew, Project Engineer, APU Programs, Pratt & Whitney Canada.