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Joanna Lohrenz
Board Chair

Joanna has spent 16 years with Manulife in various roles working in both the US Division and Canadian Division. Joanna is VP Group Benefits, Customer Experience. Joanna is passionate about her role as board chair at Capacity Canada and enjoys community involvement. Joanna is also the co-executive sponsor of the Global Women's Alliance at Manulife Canada. In her spare time, she keeps busy with her 2 boys and husband Ray and they reside in Kitchener.


Steve Farlow
Board Member

Steve is the founding Executive Director of The Schlegel Centre for Entrepreneurship that operates within The School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo Ontario. He brings his own entrepreneurial background to support student’s education in entrepreneurship including an incubation process that launches new student businesses.


Terry Reidel
Board Member

Terry has served on COM DEV’s Board of Directors since 2007, most recently as Chairman. He also serves on Boards for The Guarantee Company of North America, Linamar Corp and the Board of Governors at Wilfrid Laurier University.



Joe Sehl
Board Member

It’s safe to say Joe Sehl knows his way around a boardroom. He understands the dynamics of decision-making — the need to guide people with different skills and passions to a consensus. To the board of Capacity Canada, Joe, a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University, brings almost 30 years’ experience with IBM, mostly in sales and executive management roles. His career puts him in close contact with the financial-services and small-to-medium business sectors. He builds relationships.


Jeanette Bancarz
Board Member

Jeanette has been the Community Branch Manager for ATB Financial in Fort McMurray since 2010. She is passionate about serving her community, leading great people and creating an amazing client experience. Jeanette believes everyone has a responsibility to contribute positively to the communities in which they live and work. Since coming to Wood Buffalo, Jeanette has volunteered with Leadership Wood Buffalo, The Keyano College Foundation Board, The Rotary Club of Fort McMurray, TedxFortMcMurray, and ConvergenceYMM and now sits as Chairperson of Volunteer Wood Buffalo. Jeanette is excited to be leading the merger of Volunteer Wood Buffalo, Leadership Wood Buffalo and Nonprofit Sector Link.