Hailey Short

Chair

Hailey Short is the Marketing and Communications Coordinator for the Greater Sudbury Airport. Graduating from Carleton University with a BA Communications Studies, Hailey moved back to her hometown in 2013.  Hailey is passionate about giving back to the Sudbury community. She is currently the Marketing Lead for the Mudmoieselle Run, and Director of Communications for the Modern Mining and Technology Sudbury (MMTS) committee.

Christine Baptista

1st Vice Chair

Christine is a presentations and public speaking coach who helps her clients look and sound their best when speaking to an audience.  A self-professed “herp-nerd,” she is the Chief Know-It-All at Critical Critters and lectures in the Geography department at Laurentian University.  In her spare time, she’d like to take on an exciting hobby like skydiving, but usually she ends up snuggling with her fluffy kitty and her not fluffy boyfriend.

Emily Franceschini

2nd Vice Chair

Emily is the Co-founder/Ambassador of Buzz at Our Crater. A graduate of Cambrian College’s Public Relations program, Emily was born and raised in Sudbury and she is passionate about highlighting the amazing things happening right here in Sudbury – which is why she started Our Crater.

Jordan Richardson

Treasurer

Jordan is a Director at Freedom where he leads a team of financial advisors to long-term success. In his short stint in Sudbury, he is already part of two non-profit boards, mentors a child in the Big Brother’s Big Sister’s program, and is an active member of the Idylwylde Golf Club and Sudbury Men’s Soccer League.

Emily Gillespie

Director of Membership

Overly optimistic and energic with an even bigger smile. Emily Gillespie is the owner and originator of Sudbury in a Box, she promotes local creating lifestyle gift boxes packed with products made close to home and that deliver character, quality, and variety!

Lindsey Santerre

Director of Advocacy

Lindsey, born and raised in Sudbury, is the owner of Santerre Legal Services and is a practicing lawyer.  Lindsey enjoys playing sports, traveling and volunteering in the community.

Kallie Doucette

Director of Professional Development

Kallie is a Naturopathic Doctor at Vita Chiropractic and Wellness Centre. She is passionate about helping people live a healthier lifestyle. She received her training from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine after completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Kinetics from St. Francis Xavier University. In her spare time Kallie enjoys rock climbing and traveling.

Amanda Zurkowski

Director of Communications

By day, Amanda, is a Business Development Consultant with Northern Business Solutions. Amanda has proven herself in the industry, and has earned Presidents Club Distinction from her employer, as well as being the only female in all of Canada to earn Ricoh Convergence in 2016 in the dealer channel. Although she does not hail from Sudbury, she has ties to the community, having spent some of her childhood on Manitoulin Island and often travelled to “the big city of Sudbury”. For the past 10 years Amanda has lived in Sudbury, and has really worked hard at establishing a place in the community by being involved in different organizations. By night, Amanda can be found volunteering with EastlinkTV as the rink side voice of the Sudbury Wolves broadcasts, as well as writing for Hockey News North. Away from all of that, Amanda can be found spending time with her partner Jeff, and their combined three kids. In her spare time, she likes to combine her two passions, sports and travelling, so can usually be found in a sports stadium or hall of fame somewhere.

Trevor Lalonde

Director of Event Relations

Lindsay Lane

Director of Special Events

Kate Lafantasie

Director of Marketing

Kate is a Communications Specialist at Health Sciences North, specializing in branding and both traditional and digital marketing. Kate is a graduate of Laurentian University’s Communications Program and Cambrian College’s Public Relations Program. 
Kate has a passion for digital marketing and developing communications strategies that inform, engage and resonate with audiences. 
Kate’s personal interests include a dedication to wellness, nutrition and traveling to new destinations.

Corissa Blaseg

Director of Membership

After originally pursuing a career in Recreational Therapy, Corissa recently went back to school to study business administration with a marketing specialization at Laurentian University.