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

Charles Conteh, Director

Majid Hassas, Director

Stanleigh Palka, Director

Chris Salvatore, 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

Sarah Webster, Sr. Knowledge Broker

Sara Johnston, Resources Coordinator

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