Board Members

A group of dedicated community volunteers serve on the Niagara Research and Planning Council (operating as Niagara Connects) Board:

Anne Hepplewhite, Chair

Melenie Neamtz, Vice Chair & Treasurer

Marcia Young, Secretary

Stanleigh Palka, Director

Margie Manker, Director

Carolyn Triemstra, Director


The Niagara Connects team of Associates includes people skilled in community engagement, knowledge exchange, translation of evidence to practice, communications, data-sharing, statistics, research, analysis, evaluation, IT and design. A core group leads this work:

Mary Wiley, Executive Director

Sara Johnston, Resources Coordinator

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