WOW Planning Team

The WOW Planning Team’s is comprised of representatives of OLIP partner organizations working in multiple sectors.  This group’s dedication and creativity is instrumental to the development and growth of the Welcoming Ottawa Week initiative.  The Team comes together several times a year to plan approaches and engagements to curate the annual WOW activities.  Membership to the WOW Planning Team is open to Ottawa organizations and groups who would like to contribute.  If you would like to be a part of the WOW Team, please contact Nyamulola Kambanji at

Faten Djoudad

Agente de projet, Le Réseau de soutien à l’immigration francophone de l’est de l’Ontario

Lorena Costa

Manager, Employer Engagement , Hire Immigrants Ottawa

Amanda Wilson

Strategic Partnership and Engagement Coordinator, Ottawa Police

Elaine Medline

Former VP of Communications, Champlain Local Health Integration Network

Krista Kreling

Coordinator, Community and Stakeholder Relations, Community and Social Services, City of Ottawa

Jordana King

Librarian, Ottawa Public Library

Laurie Hinsperger

Community Connections, Catholic Centre for Immigrants

Sophia Jacob

Equity and Diversity Liaison, Office of Councillor Rawlson King

Ranjith Mathew

Business Development Manager, NeoLore Networks Inc.

Claudia Salguero

Art Facilitator, Latin Jazz Singer

Sharon Deng

Executive Director, Ottawa Chinese Community Service Centre

Sarah Onyango

Honorary Co-Chair, Welcoming Ottawa Week