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  • Office of the President

    John Wilson

    President & CEO

    As the President & CEO of Innovate Calgary, John Wilson is responsible for managing Innovate Calgary’s technology transfer and commercialization activities, and to work c...

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    John Wilson, PhD
    President & CEO

    Peter Garrett

    Special Advisor to the Board

    As the Special Advisor to the Board, Peter Garrett will continue to provide strategic guidance to the Innovate Calgary Board of Directors working closely with the Vice-President (R...

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    Peter Garrett
    Special Advisor to the Board

    Shannon Stahl

    Senior Manager, Office Operations, Executive Assistant to the President & CEO

    As Senior Manager, Office Operations and Executive Assistant to the President & CEO, Shannon Stahl directly supports Innovate Calgary's CEO, management team, stakeholders ...

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    Shannon Stahl, BSc
    Senior Manager, Office Operations, Executive Assistant to the President & CEO

    Jessie Kubes

    Director, Medical & Life Sciences (On Maternity Leave)

    As Director, Medical & Life Sciences, Jessie Kubes oversees the commercialization activities and industry partnerships for the University of Calgary. Expertise and backgrou...

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    Jessie Kubes, MBA, PhD, MSc
    Director, Medical & Life Sciences (On Maternity Leave)

    Stace Wills

    Director, New Ventures

    As Director, New Ventures, Stace Wills is responsible for supporting the commercialization activities of University of Calgary researchers that are creating new ventures ...

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    Stace Wills, BComm, CIM
    Director, New Ventures

    Sue Delesalle

    Director, Special Projects

    As the Director, Special Projects, Sue Delesalle is responsible for the overall management of the Life Sciences Innovation Hub's (LSIH) finances, building operations, and tenant ex...

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    Sue Delesalle, CPA, CGA
    Director, Special Projects

    Tara Barnas

    Associate Director, Marketing & Communications

    As the Associate Director, Communications and Marketing, Tara Barnas leads Innovate Calgary's corporate marketing and communication activities. With over 13 years of dive...

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    Tara Barnas, BA
    Associate Director, Marketing & Communications

    Sherry Wei

    Associate Director, Finance

    As the Associate Director of Finance, Sherry Wei is responsible for managing the financing and accounting functions for Innovate Calgary and its company formation portfolio of comp...

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    Sherry Wei, BComm., CGA
    Associate Director, Finance
  • Finance & Administration

    Shannon Stahl

    Senior Manager, Office Operations, Executive Assistant to the President & CEO

    As the Senior Manager, Office Operations and Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer and Office Manager, Shannon Stahl directly supports Innovate Calgary's CEO, man...

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    Shannon Stahl, BSc
    Senior Manager, Office Operations, Executive Assistant to the President & CEO

    Andrei Edwards

    Associate Director, Corporate Counsel

    As the Associate Director of Corporate Counsel, Andrei Edwards works with Innovate Calgary’s senior management and business departments on a wide range of legal, operational ...

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    Andrei Edwards, MBA, J.D.
    Associate Director, Corporate Counsel

    Tara Barnas

    Associate Director, Marketing & Communications

    As the Associate Director of Communications and Marketing, Tara Barnas leads Innovate Calgary's corporate marketing and communication activities. With over 12 years of di...

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    Tara Barnas, BA
    Associate Director, Marketing & Communications

    Sherry Wei

    Associate Director, Finance

    As the Associate Director of Finance, Sherry Wei is responsible for managing the financing and accounting functions for Innovate Calgary and its company formation portfolio of comp...

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    Sherry Wei, BComm., CGA
    Associate Director, Finance

    Jenny Zhang

    Administrator, Finance

    As the Administrator of Finance, Jenny Zhang supports the accounting functions, including accounts payable and receivable, for Innovate Calgary and its portfolio companies. Exp...

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    Jenny Zhang
    Administrator, Finance

    Venessa Manaloto

    Senior Administrator, Intellectual Property Manager

    As the Senior Administrator and Intellectual Property Manager, Venessa Manaloto is responsible for providing support for Innovate Calgary’s contract and intellectual pro...

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    Venessa Manaloto
    Senior Administrator, Intellectual Property Manager

    Betty Eggertson

    Senior Administrator, Administrative Services and Executive Assistant

    As the Senior Administrator of Administrative Services and Executive Assistant, Betty Eggertson supports the New Ventures Director overseeing the management of Innovate Calgary's p...

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    Betty Eggertson, BSc
    Senior Administrator, Administrative Services and Executive Assistant

    Krista Nguyen

    Associate Administrator

    As the Associate Administrator, Krista Nguyen acts as a key support to the Office Operations in managing the day-to-day activities within the Innovate Calgary office. Krista also p...

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    Krista Nguyen, BA
    Associate Administrator
  • Medical & Life Sciences

    Jessie Kubes

    Director, Medical & Life Sciences (On Maternity Leave)

    As Director, Medical & Life Sciences, Jessie Kubes oversees the commercialization activities and industry partnerships for the University of Calgary. Expertise and backgrou...

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    Jessie Kubes, Executive MBA, PhD, MSc
    Director, Medical & Life Sciences (On Maternity Leave)

    Jacque-Lynne Johnson

    Innovation Manager, Medical & Life Sciences

    As an Innovation Manager of Medical & Life Sciences, Jacque-Lynne Johnson is responsible for assessing new technologies and discoveries in social innovation, clinical and life ...

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    Jacque-Lynne Johnson, PhD
    Innovation Manager, Medical & Life Sciences

    Morgan Guo

    Innovation Manager, Medical & Life Sciences

    As an Innovation Manager, Medical & Life Sciences, Morgan Guo works with University of Calgary researchers to manage intellectual property and commercialization of new discover...

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    Morgan Guo, PhD
    Innovation Manager, Medical & Life Sciences

    Erin Kulhawy

    Innovation Manager, Medical & Life Sciences

    As an Innovation Mangaer, Medical & Physical Sciences, Erin Kulhawy is responsible for managing a portfolio of life sciences technologies and discoveries at the University of C...

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    Erin Kulhawy, PhD
    Innovation Manager, Medical & Life Sciences

    Lin Tang

    Innovation Manager, Medical & Life Sciences, Industry Engagement

    As the Innovation Manager, Medical & Life Sciences and Industry Engagement, Lin Tang works with University of Calgary researchers and industry to develop, facilitate and manage...

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    Lin Tang, PhD
    Innovation Manager, Medical & Life Sciences, Industry Engagement
  • Science & Engineering

    Tony Wigglesworth

    Associate Director, Science & Engineering

    As the Associate Director of Science & Engineering, Tony Wigglesworth is responsible for managing a portfolio of new technologies and discoveries in material sciences, clean te...

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    Tony Wigglesworth, PhD
    Associate Director, Science & Engineering

    Rishi Batra

    Senior Innovation Manager, Science & Engineering

    As a Senior Innovation Manager of Science & Engineering, Rishi Batra is responsible for managing a portfolio of new technologies and discoveries in the fields of oil and gas, s...

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    Rishi Batra, M.Eng
    Senior Innovation Manager, Science & Engineering

    Puneet Mannan

    Senior Innovation Manager, Science & Engineering, CFREF Commercialization Advisor

    As a Senior Innovation Manager, Science & Engineering and CFREF Commercialization Advisor, Puneet Mannan is a member of the Energy Technology Accelerator team that manages the ...

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    Puneet Mannan, MBA, P.Eng.
    Senior Innovation Manager, Science & Engineering, CFREF Commercialization Advisor

    Pej Ghanipour

    Senior Innovation Manager, Science & Engineering, CFREF Commercialization Advisor

    As a Senior Innovation Manager of Science & Engineering and CFREF Commercialization Advisor, Pej Ghanipour works with independent and University of Calgary researchers to manag...

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    Pej Ghanipour, B.Sc., MASc.
    Senior Innovation Manager, Science & Engineering, CFREF Commercialization Advisor

    Jelena Matic

    Innovation Manager, Science & Engineering, CFREF Commercialization Advisor

    As an Innovation Manager of Science & Engineering and CFREF Commercialization Advisor, Jelena is responsible for performing detailed assessments for patentability, technical me...

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    Jelena Matic, BSc
    Innovation Manager, Science & Engineering, CFREF Commercialization Advisor
  • Clinical & Social Innovation

    Jordana Armstrong

    Innovation Manager, Clinical & Social Innovation

    As an Innovation Manager of Clinical & Social Innovation, Jordana Armstrong provides strategic direction for evidence-informed solutions to pressing challenges, which aim to sc...

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    Jordana Armstrong, BA
    Innovation Manager, Clinical & Social Innovation

    Andrea Wall

    Innovation Manager, Clinical & Social Innovation

    As an Innovation Manager, Clinical & Social Innovation, Andrea provides strategic guidance to researchers who are developing evidence-informed approaches to social change that ...

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    Andrea Wall, BA
    Innovation Manager, Clinical & Social Innovation
  • New Ventures

    Stace Wills

    Director, New Ventures

    As Director, New Ventures, Stace Wills is responsible for supporting the commercialization activities of University of Calgary researchers that are creating new ventures ...

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    Stace Wills, BComm, CIM
    Director, New Ventures
  • Life Sciences Innovation Hub

    Sue Delesalle

    Director, Special Projects

    As the Director, Special Projects, Sue Delesalle is responsible for the overall management of the Life Sciences Innovation Hub's (LSIH) finances, building operations, and tenant ex...

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    Sue Delesalle, CPA, CGA
    Director, Special Projects

    Nima Najand

    Associate Director, Business Development

    As the Associate Director, Business Development for the Life Sciences Innovation Hub, Nima leads the team responsible for the management of the LSI Hub Incubator in addition to act...

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    Nima Najand, PhD
    Associate Director, Business Development

    Jim Wilson

    Senior Manager, Talent Development

    As the Senior Manager, Talent Development for the Life Sciences Innovation Hub, Jim is responsible for building innovative learning experiences for Innovate Calgary's commercializa...

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    Jim Wilson, PhD
    Senior Manager, Talent Development

    Chelsea Yu

    Business Analyst

    As the Business Analyst for the Life Sciences Innovation Hub, Chelsea is responsible for managing a portfolio of life science startup companies, providing market, technology and in...

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    Chelsea Yu, BSc, MBA (Candidate)
    Business Analyst

    Bradley King

    Business Analyst

    As the Business Analyst for the Life Sciences Innovation Hub, Bradley is responsible for managing a portfolio of life science startup companies, providing market, technology and in...

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    Bradley King, B.Mgt.
    Business Analyst

    Alyssa Lam

    Community Engagement Specialist

    As the Community Engagement Specialist, Alyssa supports the broader life sciences community through the coordination of key activities to bring together Calgary’s life scienc...

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    Alyssa Lam, BA
    Community Engagement Specialist

    Tracey Leflar

    Senior Manager, Facilities & Building Services

    As the Senior Manager, Facilities & Building Services for the Life Sciences Innovation Hub, Tracey is responsible for the safe and professional management of the facilities and...

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    Tracey Leflar, RPA
    Senior Manager, Facilities & Building Services

    Silvana DiPalma

    Coordinator, Facilities & Building Services

    As the Coordinator, Facilities & Building Services for the Life Sciences Innovation Hub, Silvana is responsible for the provision of client facing services at the LSI Hub. In a...

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    Silvana DiPalma
    Coordinator, Facilities & Building Services

    Alla Bondareva

    Lab Manager, Molecular Biology

    As the Lab Manager, Molecular Biology, Alla is responsible for managing the operations of the shared lab space while acting as the safety and compliance officer for all procedures ...

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    Alla Bondareva, MSc, PM
    Lab Manager, Molecular Biology

    Anthony Blythe

    Lab Manager, Engineering Workshop

    As the Lab Manager, Engineering Workshop, Anthony is responsible for the operation and oversight of the prototype development and testing workshop at the Life Sciences Innovation H...

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    Anthony Blythe, MSc
    Lab Manager, Engineering Workshop

    Carlos Castillo

    Lab Coordinator

    As the Lab Coordintor for the Life Sciences Innovation Hub, Carlos will assist the Lab Manager in overseeing the operations of the shared lab space. In his role, he will support co...

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    Carlos Castillo, PhD
    Lab Coordinator
  • GreenSTEM Fellows

    Dr. Paul Addo

    GreenSTEM Fellow, Co-founder, President/CEO & Director, See02 Energy

    See02 Energy aims to develop a symmetrical solid oxide electrolysis cell (SOEC) technology that efficiently converts carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide and oxygen for specialty ch...

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    Dr. Paul Addo, PhD, Chemistry
    GreenSTEM Fellow, Co-founder, President/CEO & Director, See02 Energy

    Dr. Roger Mah

    GreenSTEM Fellow, Founder, ZoraMat Solutions Inc.

    ZoraMat Solutions aims to prototype and scale Zoralite, a solid sorbent for carbon dioxide capture from large industrial emitters, natural gas separations and other challenging car...

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    Dr. Roger Mah, PhD, Chemistry
    GreenSTEM Fellow, Founder, ZoraMat Solutions Inc.

    Dr. Beatriz Molero

    GreenSTEM Fellow, Co-founder, CTO & Director, See02 Energy

    See02 Energy aims to develop a symmetrical solid oxide electrolysis cell (SOEC) technology that efficiently converts carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide and oxygen for specialty ch...

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    Dr. Beatriz Molero, PhD, Chemistry
    GreenSTEM Fellow, Co-founder, CTO & Director, See02 Energy

    Aseem Pandey

    GreenSTEM Fellow, Founder, InnVTek Inc.

    InnVTek Inc., is developing a prototype technology that enables the transport of bitumen in the form of an emulsion, reducing or eliminating the need for diluents, which are volati...

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    Aseem Pandey, Masters, Chemical Engineering
    GreenSTEM Fellow, Founder, InnVTek Inc.

    Shahrukh Shamim

    GreenSTEM Fellow, Founder, Envicore Inc.

    EnviCore Inc., is developing a novel nanoparticle/biopolymer treatment for sustainable tailings treatment. The technology has applications in oil and gas, coal and mineral mining, ...

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    Shahrukh Shamim, Masters, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
    GreenSTEM Fellow, Founder, Envicore Inc.

    Dr. Mina Zarabian

    GreenSTEM Fellow, Founder, Clean Carbon Tech Inc.

    Clean Carbon Tech Inc., is an engineering company developing a technology to produce massive, pure carbon nanofibers (CNF) from greenhouse gases. CNF is stronger and lighter than s...

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    Dr. Mina Zarabian, PhD, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
    GreenSTEM Fellow, Founder, Clean Carbon Tech Inc.