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  • Office of the President

    John Wilson

    President & CEO

    As the President & CEO of Innovate Calgary, John Wilson is responsible for managing Innovate Calgary’s technology transfer and commercialization activities, and to work c...

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    John Wilson, PhD
    President & CEO

    Peter Garrett

    Special Advisor to the Board

    As the Special Advisor to the Board, Peter Garrett will continue to provide strategic guidance to the Innovate Calgary Board of Directors working closely with the Vice-President (R...

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    Peter Garrett
    Special Advisor to the Board

    Shannon Stahl

    Senior Manager, Office Operations, Executive Assistant to the President & CEO

    As Senior Manager, Office Operations and Executive Assistant to the President & CEO, Shannon Stahl directly supports Innovate Calgary's CEO, management team, stakeholders ...

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    Shannon Stahl, BSc
    Senior Manager, Office Operations, Executive Assistant to the President & CEO

    Jessie Kubes

    Director, Medical & Life Sciences (On Maternity Leave)

    As Director, Medical & Life Sciences, Jessie Kubes oversees the commercialization activities and industry partnerships for the University of Calgary. Expertise and backgrou...

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    Jessie Kubes, MBA, PhD, MSc
    Director, Medical & Life Sciences (On Maternity Leave)

    Stace Wills

    Director, New Ventures

    As Director, New Ventures, Stace Wills is responsible for supporting the commercialization activities of University of Calgary researchers that are creating new ventures ...

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    Stace Wills, BComm, CIM
    Director, New Ventures

    Sue Delesalle

    Director, Special Projects

    As the Director, Special Projects, Sue Delesalle is responsible for the overall management of the Life Sciences Innovation Hub's (LSIH) finances, building operations, and tenant ex...

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    Sue Delesalle, CPA, CGA
    Director, Special Projects

    Tara Barnas

    Associate Director, Marketing & Communications

    As the Associate Director, Communications and Marketing, Tara Barnas leads Innovate Calgary's corporate marketing and communication activities. With over 13 years of dive...

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    Tara Barnas, BA
    Associate Director, Marketing & Communications

    Sherry Wei

    Associate Director, Finance

    As the Associate Director of Finance, Sherry Wei is responsible for managing the financing and accounting functions for Innovate Calgary and its company formation portfolio of comp...

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    Sherry Wei, BComm., CGA
    Associate Director, Finance
  • Finance & Administration

    Shannon Stahl

    Senior Manager, Office Operations, Executive Assistant to the President & CEO

    As the Senior Manager, Office Operations and Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer and Office Manager, Shannon Stahl directly supports Innovate Calgary's CEO, man...

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    Shannon Stahl, BSc
    Senior Manager, Office Operations, Executive Assistant to the President & CEO

    Andrei Edwards

    Associate Director, Corporate Counsel

    As the Associate Director of Corporate Counsel, Andrei Edwards works with Innovate Calgary’s senior management and business departments on a wide range of legal, operational ...

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    Andrei Edwards, MBA, J.D.
    Associate Director, Corporate Counsel

    Tara Barnas

    Associate Director, Marketing & Communications

    As the Associate Director of Communications and Marketing, Tara Barnas leads Innovate Calgary's corporate marketing and communication activities. With over 12 years of di...

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    Tara Barnas, BA
    Associate Director, Marketing & Communications

    Sherry Wei

    Associate Director, Finance

    As the Associate Director of Finance, Sherry Wei is responsible for managing the financing and accounting functions for Innovate Calgary and its company formation portfolio of comp...

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    Sherry Wei, BComm., CGA
    Associate Director, Finance

    Jenny Zhang

    Administrator, Finance

    As the Administrator of Finance, Jenny Zhang supports the accounting functions, including accounts payable and receivable, for Innovate Calgary and its portfolio companies. Exp...

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    Jenny Zhang
    Administrator, Finance

    Venessa Manaloto

    Senior Administrator, Intellectual Property Manager

    As the Senior Administrator and Intellectual Property Manager, Venessa Manaloto is responsible for providing support for Innovate Calgary’s contract and intellectual pro...

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    Venessa Manaloto
    Senior Administrator, Intellectual Property Manager

    Betty Eggertson

    Administrator, Administrative Services

    As the Administrator of Administrative Services, Betty Eggertson supports the Intellectual Property Management teams overseeing the day-to-day administration, coordination and mana...

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    Betty Eggertson, Bsc
    Administrator, Administrative Services
  • Medical & Life Sciences

    Jessie Kubes

    Director, Medical & Life Sciences (On Maternity Leave)

    As Director, Medical & Life Sciences, Jessie Kubes oversees the commercialization activities and industry partnerships for the University of Calgary. Expertise and backgrou...

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    Jessie Kubes, Executive MBA, PhD, MSc
    Director, Medical & Life Sciences (On Maternity Leave)

    Nima Najand

    Senior Innovation Manger, Medical & Life Sciences

    As the Senior Innovation Manager of Medical & Life Sciences, Nima Najand helps lead the team to commercialize innovations involving therapeutics, diagnostics, medical devices, ...

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    Nima Najand, PhD
    Senior Innovation Manger, Medical & Life Sciences

    Jacque-Lynne Johnson

    Innovation Manager, Medical & Life Sciences

    As an Innovation Manager of Medical & Life Sciences, Jacque-Lynne Johnson is responsible for assessing new technologies and discoveries in social innovation, clinical and life ...

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    Jacque-Lynne Johnson, PhD
    Innovation Manager, Medical & Life Sciences

    Morgan Guo

    Innovation Manager, Medical & Life Sciences

    As an Innovation Manager, Medical & Life Sciences, Morgan Guo works with University of Calgary researchers to manage intellectual property and commercialization of new discover...

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    Morgan Guo, PhD
    Innovation Manager, Medical & Life Sciences

    Erin Kulhawy

    Innovation Manager, Medical & Life Sciences

    As an Innovation Mangaer, Medical & Physical Sciences, Erin Kulhawy is responsible for managing a portfolio of life sciences technologies and discoveries at the University of C...

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    Erin Kulhawy, PhD
    Innovation Manager, Medical & Life Sciences

    Lin Tang

    Innovation Manager, Medical & Life Sciences, Industry Engagement

    As the Innovation Manager, Medical & Life Sciences and Industry Engagement, Lin Tang works with University of Calgary researchers and industry to develop, facilitate and manage...

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    Lin Tang, PhD
    Innovation Manager, Medical & Life Sciences, Industry Engagement
  • Engineering & Physical Sciences

    Tony Wigglesworth

    Associate Director, Engineering & Physical Sciences

    As the Associate Director of Engineering & Physical Sciences, Tony Wigglesworth is responsible for managing a portfolio of new technologies and discoveries in material sciences...

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    Tony Wigglesworth, PhD
    Associate Director, Engineering & Physical Sciences

    Rishi Batra

    Senior Innovation Manager, Engineering & Physical Sciences

    As a Senior Innovation Manager of Engineering & Physical Sciences, Rishi Batra is responsible for managing a portfolio of new technologies and discoveries in the fields of...

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    Rishi Batra, M.Eng
    Senior Innovation Manager, Engineering & Physical Sciences

    Puneet Mannan

    Senior Innovation Manager, Engineering & Physical Sciences, CFREF Commercialization Advisor

    As a Senior Innovation Manager, Engineering & Physical Sciences and CFREF Commercialization Advisor, Puneet Mannan is a member of the Energy Technology Accelerator team that ma...

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    Puneet Mannan, MBA, P.Eng.
    Senior Innovation Manager, Engineering & Physical Sciences, CFREF Commercialization Advisor

    Pej Ghanipour

    Senior Innovation Manager, Engineering & Physical Sciences, CFREF Commercialization Advisor

    As a Senior Innovation Manager of Engineering & Physical Sciences and CFREF Commercialization Advisor, Pej Ghanipour works with independent and University of Calgary ...

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    Pej Ghanipour, B.Sc., MASc.
    Senior Innovation Manager, Engineering & Physical Sciences, CFREF Commercialization Advisor

    Jim Wilson

    Innovation Manager, Engineering & Physical Sciences

    As an Innovation Manager, Engineering & Physical Sciences, Jim Wilson is responsible for managing a portfolio of new technologies and discoveries in the fields of environmental...

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    Jim Wilson, PhD
    Innovation Manager, Engineering & Physical Sciences

    Jelena Matic

    Innovation Manager, Engineering & Physical Sciences, CFREF Commercialization Advisor

    As an Innovation Manager of Engineering & Physical Sciences and CFREF Commercialization Advisor, Jelena is responsible for performing detailed assessments for patenta...

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    Jelena Matic, Bsc.
    Innovation Manager, Engineering & Physical Sciences, CFREF Commercialization Advisor
  • Social & Clinical Sciences

    Jordana Armstrong

    Innovation Manager, Social & Clinical Sciences

    As an Innovation Manager of Clinical & Social Sciences, Jordana Armstrong provides strategic direction for evidence-informed solutions to pressing challenges, which aim to scal...

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    Jordana Armstrong, BA
    Innovation Manager, Social & Clinical Sciences

    Andrea Wall

    Innovation Manager, Social & Clinical Sciences

    As an Innovation Manager, Social & Clinical Sciences, Andrea provides strategic guidance to researchers who are developing evidence-informed approaches to social change that ai...

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    Andrea Wall, BA
    Innovation Manager, Social & Clinical Sciences
  • New Ventures

    Stace Wills

    Director, New Ventures

    As Director, New Ventures, Stace Wills is responsible for supporting the commercialization activities of University of Calgary researchers that are creating new ventures ...

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    Stace Wills, BComm, CIM
    Director, New Ventures
  • GreenSTEM Fellows

    Dr. Paul Addo

    GreenSTEM Fellow, Co-founder, President/CEO & Director, See02 Energy

    See02 Energy aims to develop a symmetrical solid oxide electrolysis cell (SOEC) technology that efficiently converts carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide and oxygen for specialty ch...

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    Dr. Paul Addo, PhD, Chemistry
    GreenSTEM Fellow, Co-founder, President/CEO & Director, See02 Energy

    Dr. Roger Mah

    GreenSTEM Fellow, Founder, ZoraMat Solutions Inc.

    ZoraMat Solutions aims to prototype and scale Zoralite, a solid sorbent for carbon dioxide capture from large industrial emitters, natural gas separations and other challenging car...

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    Dr. Roger Mah, PhD, Chemistry
    GreenSTEM Fellow, Founder, ZoraMat Solutions Inc.

    Dr. Beatriz Molero

    GreenSTEM Fellow, Co-founder, CTO & Director, See02 Energy

    See02 Energy aims to develop a symmetrical solid oxide electrolysis cell (SOEC) technology that efficiently converts carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide and oxygen for specialty ch...

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    Dr. Beatriz Molero, PhD, Chemistry
    GreenSTEM Fellow, Co-founder, CTO & Director, See02 Energy

    Aseem Pandey

    GreenSTEM Fellow, Founder, InnVTek Inc.

    InnVTek Inc., is developing a prototype technology that enables the transport of bitumen in the form of an emulsion, reducing or eliminating the need for diluents, which are volati...

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    Aseem Pandey, Masters, Chemical Engineering
    GreenSTEM Fellow, Founder, InnVTek Inc.

    Shahrukh Shamim

    GreenSTEM Fellow, Founder, Envicore Inc.

    EnviCore Inc., is developing a novel nanoparticle/biopolymer treatment for sustainable tailings treatment. The technology has applications in oil and gas, coal and mineral mining, ...

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    Shahrukh Shamim, Masters, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
    GreenSTEM Fellow, Founder, Envicore Inc.

    Dr. Mina Zarabian

    GreenSTEM Fellow, Founder, Clean Carbon Tech Inc.

    Clean Carbon Tech Inc., is an engineering company developing a technology to produce massive, pure carbon nanofibers (CNF) from greenhouse gases. CNF is stronger and lighter than s...

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    Dr. Mina Zarabian, PhD, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
    GreenSTEM Fellow, Founder, Clean Carbon Tech Inc.