Nyamulola Kambanji, Photographer

Nyamulola holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics and Electronic Commerce from the University of New Brunswick. She has 20 years combined experience working in banking, research and not for profits, both in Zambia and Canada. Her expertise includes community partnership development, program management, research, creative design and photography. During the last 9 years, she has worked on key government funded projects mandated to improving immigrant integration in Ottawa. In the last 4 years, she has worked as the lead for the Welcoming Ottawa Week (WOW) initiative and played a critical role in its expansion and subsequent success. In addition, Nyamulola is a freelance photographer and her work is showcased in the photo exhibit “Faces and Stories of a Welcoming City” (2016 and 2017). She is also the founder of “Immigrants of Ottawa” a project that showcases the contributions and successes of new Canadians.

Suzanne Charest, Story Teller

Suzanne Charest has over three decades of experience in communications and project management. During her career, she has led and supported the development and implementation of strategic communications plans for several organizations. She has a strong background in media relations, internal communications and branding. While working for international organizations, including the Canadian Red Cross and CARE Canada, she traveled on overseas missions to Haiti, Philippines, Iran, Kenya, Ethiopia and Turkey. Her work has also focused on the community, through six years working in health care and as the staff person responsible for immigration case work for a Member of Parliament. She studied business administration and public relations at Algonquin College.