Our Community

Board of Directors

WISE NL is managed by a dedicated volunteer Board of Directors – consisting of professionals in the workforce, post-secondary students and retirees – from a cross section of areas related to science and engineering.

2023 Board of Directors

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  • President – Kelsey Howlett
  • Vice President – Jennifer Jefferies
  • Treasurer – Kerri N. Smith
  • Past President – Gloria Montano
  • Director, Communications – Alison Cox
  • Director, Membership – Sarah McGuire
  • Director, Leadership – Valerie Darmonkow
  • Director, Mentorship – Kourtney Edwards
  • Director, Outreach – Svetlana Barkanova
  • Director, Speaker Series – Esraa AbouAmin
  • Director, Student Summer Employment Program – Morgan Chafe
  • Director Emeritus – Mona El-Tahan
  • Director at-Large – Stephanie Adey
  • Director at-Large – Basma Alfaoury
  • Director at-Large – Jennifer Bessell
  • Director at-Large – Kimberly Byrne
  • Director at‐Large – Rachel Coombs
  • Director at‐Large – Monawar Shahwan
  • Director at-Large – Abygail Pike
  • Director at-Large – Sarah Tuff

Past Boards of Directors

Corporate Members

WISE NL is very fortunate to have the support of many employers in the province whose goals and objectives align with the goals and objectives of WISE NL.  We recognize and thank this year’s Corporate Members.
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2022 Corporate Members

  • Aker Solutions
  • Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science, MUN
  • Fisheries & Marine Institute
  • Halliburton
  • Hibernia
  • Hollett & Sons, Inc
  • Husky Energy
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs (NLOWE)
  • Nalcor Energy
  • PolyUnity


WISE NL works with a number of organizations to further our mission throughout the province of Newfoundland & Labrador and the rest of Canada. Listed below are the organization with whom WISE NL works in close partnership.

  • WISE US – Women in Science and Engineering, Undergraduate Society is one-third of the Newfoundland & Labrador WISE family and a much valued voice for undergraduate students.
  • WISE GSS – Women in Science and Engineering, Graduate Student Society is one-third of the Newfoundland & Labrador WISE family and a much valued voice for graduate students.
  • CCWESTT – Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology is a not-for-profit, voluntary network of organizations across Canada that are working together to promote women in science, engineering, trades and technology, and celebrating their contributions to these fields. WISE NL is proud to have been a member of CCWESTT since 1998.
  • WinSETT Centre – The Canadian Centre for Women in Science, Engineering, Technology & Trades is a national, action-oriented, non-profit organization that aspires to recruit, retain and advance women in science, engineering, trades and technology. WISE NL partners with WinSETT to deliver the WinSETT Leadership Program, St. John’s Series.
  • WISEatlantic – Women in Science and Engineering Atlantic Region aims to inspire girls to learn about science, technology, engineering and math based careers through hands-on activities, and interactions with role models. WISEatlantic offers resources for teachers and parents to teach youth about the diversity within these fields, and provides support to women who use STEM at work through professional development and networking opportunities.

Fellow & Honourary Members

Special membership status is granted to individual who have made outstanding contributions towards the objectives of WISE NL. Read more…