Roman Martiuk was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Walkerton Clean Water Centre effective September 2014. Reporting to the board of directors, Roman is responsible for the operation of the Centre.
Roman is an experienced senior manager having spent the bulk of his career as a municipal administrator. Roman has held a number of City Manager/Chief Administrative Officer positions as well as senior roles in finance, human resources and public works. He has also been involved in the management of water systems throughout his career. Roman's extensive senior management experience combined with his knowledge of drinking water systems operations will be invaluable as the Centre delivers on its mandate.
Roman is a graduate of the University of Toronto and completed a Masters of Business Administration at McMaster University. He continued his education on a part-time basis completing programs in accounting, human resources and information technology. Roman holds the Professional Engineer, Certified Management Accountant and Chartered Professional Accountant designations.
Hired in 2005, Patricia Ruetz was one of the first employees of the Walkerton Clean Water Centre. As a long-term resident of Walkerton, Patricia has invested a personal commitment to the success of the Walkerton Clean Water Centre.
As the Executive Coordinator, Patricia provides executive support to the CEO and Board of Directors, managing the day-to-day operations of the CEO's office and providing guidance and direction as appropriate.
In addition to the responsibilities of Executive Coordinator, Patricia is also the Ethics Coordinator.
Patricia Ruetz is a member of the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario.
Katherine is responsible for the development of the Centre's annual business plan and annual report. Katherine also supports the day-to-day operation of the Office of the CEO and acts as a main liaison with the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change. Katherine has progressed through a variety of roles since she began at WCWC in 2007, providing her with a thorough understanding of the Centre's programs.
Katherine applies the knowledge and skills she gained at an environmental engineering and management firm, specializing in the operation of water and wastewater treatment facilities for clients in the industrial, commercial, and institutional sectors across Ontario, to her current position as Planning & Government Relations Coordinator at the Centre.
Katherine holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies degree from the University of Waterloo.
Stacey completed her Bachelor of Arts degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, followed by the Human Resources Management Post Diploma program from Seneca College, and possesses the Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation. After deciding to move back to the area in 2005, Stacey took a position with OLG Slots at Hanover Raceway, an Operational Enterprise Agency for the Minister of Finance where she worked as the Human Resources Manager until joining WCWC in 2015.
Stacey reports to the CEO and oversees the Human Resources function for the Centre including recruitment, onboarding, professional development, compensation, performance planning, employee relations and engagement. Stacey also coordinates corporate communications for the Centre including media relations and requests for interviews.
When not spending time with her husband and daughters in various arenas throughout Ontario, Stacey pursues her passion for community involvement and is a member of the Hanover Hospital Auxiliary, Executive Board Member for HARC Community Living in Hanover, and is a member of the Grey Bruce Human Resources Professional Association.
Rebecca joined the Walkerton Clean Water Centre on a one year contract as the Executive Administrative Assistant. In Rebecca's role she provides administrative support to the Office of the CEO.
Rebecca has a Diploma in Human Resources from Fleming College. She possesses the Certified Human Resources Professionals (CHRP) designation and is a member of the Human Resources Professional Association of Ontario.
Rebecca and her family reside in Walkerton and are long term residents of Bruce County.
Brian Jobb has managed the WCWC Training Institute since 2008. Brian has been involved with the development of many of the Centre's training courses and the MOE's mandatory courses and also delivers courses for operators and decision-makers.
Brian Jobb began his career in the water industry with the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change in 1979 and advanced to Field Services Coordinator for the Drinking Water Section. He was responsible for applied research, training, technical advisory and troubleshooting of drinking water plants throughout Ontario. Brian has worked for a coagulant manufacturer and was Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for an equipment manufacturer and continued to provide operator training to clients. His work involved specialized studies on numerous aspects of water plant operation, presenting the results of these studies at conferences, workshops and events. The operator training courses were generally based on hands-on experience with emerging issues and exotic contaminants and were the result of extensive practical experience with research, optimization and troubleshooting of numerous Ontario drinking water facilities. Brian has successfully distilled state-of-the-art research into practical concepts and coached numerous drinking water operators through the maze of modern treatment techniques.
Brian is currently involved in numerous OWWA, AWWA and CWWA Committees and MOE Advisory Groups. Brian is a Past-President (2004 - 2005) of the OWWA, and the recipient of the OWWA Norman J. Howard Award (1999) for sincerity in serving the waterworks industry. Brian has an Honours Bachelor of Science in Environmental Biology.
As Senior Operational Instructor, Venkat delivers water related training courses across the province and also develops new water related courses. Venkat was instrumental in establishing a partnership with Bimose Tribal Council for the delivery of training to First Nation Operators. He is a member of WCWC's Research Advisory Committee.
Venkat started his career as an Environmental Engineer with the Ministry of the Environment (MOE), Government of India. During his 14 years of tenure with the MOE, his key responsibility was enforcement of relevant statutes and legislations to industrial establishments for compliance. During his tenure with Lambton Shores as Infrastructure Manager, Venkat managed the operations and maintenance of Municipality's water distribution system, wastewater treatment and collection system and implemented few capital projects.
During his tenure as an Environmental Services Engineer with the Town of St. Marys, his key role was to ensure that the town's water & wastewater treatment, wastewater collection and water distribution systems complied with the statutes. Venkat played a lead role in evaluating alternatives for biosolids management, conducted pilot scale study for sewage treatment plant upgrade with the Town receiving Biosolids Excellence Award from the Water Environment Association of Ontario for Biosolids Management.
During his tenure as a Junior Engineer with Genivar (formerly Henderson Paddon & Associates), Venkat was involved in the design of several municipal water systems, and participated in Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process for several water related projects. Venkat holds a Master's Degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Guelph and a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from Nagpur University (India).
Venkat is a Registered Professional Engineer in Ontario and a member of the American Water Works Association, Ontario Water Works Association and Ontario Society of Professional Engineers. Venkat is also a member of the Canadian Water Works Association and is on board of OWWA, Small Systems Committee.
Joel's role at the Centre includes developing and facilitating hands-on courses, throughout the Province of Ontario, for both treatment and distribution operations.As a professional engineer, Joel has over 10 years of experience in industrial wastewater treatment design and installation.
Joel is a certified Cross-Connection Control Specialist through the OWWA, and has authored trade articles on the subject of backflow prevention.Joel's roles prior joining WCWC two years ago, include: national wastewater treatment product manager for Atotech Canada, environmental compliance assistance coordinator for the Canadian Association of Metal Finishers and corporate trainer for the School of Engineering, Conestoga College, including remote program offerings on Six Nation's Reserve.
Paula graduated from Lakehead University with a Bachelor of Arts. Paula has spent over 10 years in various manufacturing environments, largely as a Human Resources Generalist. Her past experience with developing, implementing and delivering a variety of training programs lends itself to Paula's role as part of the Walkerton Clean Water Centre's (Centre's) Training Institute.
Paula spent over 4 years as a Drinking Water Training Administrator at the Centre assisting with the general administration associated with providing training throughout the province. After serving in a secondment position as Management Services Coordinator, Paula moved into a Training Coordinator role. As Training Coordinator, Paula participates in the coordination and administration of drinking water operator and management training courses, including the Ministry of the Environment's mandatory courses. Paula works with systems owners and operators to identify training needs and implement solutions based on regulatory and professional development requirements.
Corinne communicates regularly with owners, operators, operating authorities and other stakeholders to discuss training needs and priorities. She works closely with trainers to ensure the Centre provides the highest quality training courses delivered by experts in the field to meet training needs throughout Ontario.
Corinne has been working in adult education and training for over 20 years. Before joining WCWC in 2005, Corinne held the position of Training Coordinator at Wescast Industries. Prior to that, she worked with adults as an educator with a number of organizations including Georgian College and the Walkerton and District Literacy Council.
Corinne acquired a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario and then attained a Diploma in Journalism at Sheridan College in Oakville. After gaining practical experience in adult education and training, Corinne attended Georgian College to complete the Teaching and Training Adults Certificate. Corinne is a member of the American Water Works Association, the Ontario Water Works Association and the Canadian Society for Training and Development.
As the Training Coordinator Carol schedules the mandatory and other director approved training for drinking water operators in Ontario. Carol works with systems owners and operators to identify training needs and implement solutions based on regulatory and professional development requirements.
Carol joined WCWC in 2006 and brings over 30 years of administrative experience.
Currently Lissa provides administrative support to the WCWC Training Operations Department. Lissa assists with the coordination for Drinking Water Training held throughout the province. In past roles, Lissa has been responsible for such areas as procurement, accounting and website management.
Lissa has over 25 years of administrative experience and holds a General Secretarial Diploma from Georgian College.
Andrea assists in the coordination of mandatory and other director-approved training as well as helping with WCWC events.
She graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Arts and has over 20 years of experience providing a wide range of administrative support and customer service.
She has worked in a number of areas of public service including education and municipal government.
Andrea has a strong commitment to providing high quality customer service and believes in the importance of life-long learning.
As the Training Operations Associate for the Walkerton Clean Water Centre, Kelly administers the Mandatory course and assists with the preparation of course materials for drinking water training held throughout the province. She works in the area of communications, doing ongoing website development, marketing and advertising, and provides administrative assistance to the Training Operations Department.
Bonnie joined the staff in 2010. She greets and directs visitors at WCWC. She provides excellent customer service by answering all incoming calls, assisting and directing calls to the appropriate staff members. Bonnie also provides support to each Institute as requested.
Bonnie has a medical administrative background of 25 years. She is a graduate of the Conestoga College Medical Secretarial Program and of the Canadian Hospital Association Health Record Technician Program. Her background includes hospital medical records and Community Care Access Centre.
Bonnie participates in the Canadian Blood Services Partners for Life Program at WCWC as a regular blood donor.
She is a member of the Brockton MedLincs Committee.(Medical Learning in Community Settings) This is an innovative program, providing first and second year Schulich Medical students with a diverse clinical and teaching opportunity in rural and regional Southwestern Ontario. The students also develop a week long health career exploration program for secondary students.
Bonnie is a volunteer at Victoria Jubilee Hall in Walkerton.
Bonnie is a long term resident of the Brockton area.
Dr. Souleymane Ndiongue joined the Walkerton Clean Water Centre in 2005 and is the Manager of the Research and Technology Institute. Dr. Ndiongue played major roles in the implementation of the Centre's first Mobile Training Unit, the implementation and development of the Technology Demonstration Facility and the development of the research and technology team.
Dr. Ndiongue oversees the initiatives of research, technology demonstration and hands-on training programs developed by the Research and Technology Institute. He has been leading and has been actively involved in the development and delivery of innovative training programs for drinking water operators and postsecondary students.
Dr. Ndiongue is the Chair of the WCWC Research Advisory Committee and has authored a number of research papers. He has over 20 years of experience in water treatment and distribution. He holds a Ph.D. and M.A.Sc. in Civil Engineering from école Polytechnique de Montréal, both specializing in water treatment. In addition, Dr. Ndiongue completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the field of maintaining water quality in distribution systems, at the University of Waterloo NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Water Treatment.
He is a registered Professional Engineer of the Province of Ontario and is bilingual English/French.
Devendra leads the Technology Demonstration. Since 2005, he has been part of the team that set up and upgraded WCWC's Technology Demonstration Facility. He is involved in research and has authored several papers. He is involved in the development and delivery of training programs for drinking water operators and postsecondary students.
Devendra became a registered Ontario professional engineer in April, 2005. Devendra worked as an executive engineer for 13 years at the Gujarat Water Supply Department including work as a senior training officer for more than 3 years in Gujarat Jalseva Training Institute (India).
Devendra obtained a Ph.D. degree in Chemical and Biological Engineering from University of British Columbia. He holds a master's degree in Sanitary Engineering from IHE (Delft, Netherlands), an M.A.Sc. degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Windsor and a bachelor's degree in Environmental Engineering from Gujarat University (India).
As a graduate assistant in the University of Windsor, Devendra taught courses for 2 years in drinking water treatment and distribution systems to fourth year environmental engineering students. Devendra's total experience equals more than 27 years in water and environmental engineering.
Xiaohui's primary duties and responsibilities are to contribute to the development and execution of WCWC's research plan. Xiaohui also provides support to other initiatives such as the hands-on training program and technology demonstration. Xiaohui is also a member of the Centre's Research Advisory Committee and OWWA University Forum Committee. Xiaohui has been with WCWC since 2011.
Xiaohui holds a Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering specializing in water treatment from the University of Waterloo. His thesis research focuses on modeling the removal of micropollutants in ozonation and advanced oxidation processes aided by quantitative structure-property relationship (QSPR). Xiaohui's doctoral thesis was selected for the 2013 American Water Works Association Academic Achievement Award (second place).
Xiaohui Jin has a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences from Peking University in Beijing, China. His Master's work has been the identification and quantification of disinfection byproducts of endocrine disrupting chemicals in drinking water treatment processes.
Victoria has been with WCWC since January 2011. She supports the upgrade of the Technology Demonstration Facility and supports the development and delivery of research and training initiatives. Some of these initiatives include the delivery of hands on training, the development of WCWC's Research Plan and strengthening collaborations with drinking water stakeholders.
Victoria has her Master's Degree and a Bachelor Degree in Biology from the University of Western Ontario. She has experience as a research assistant and teaching assistant in a variety of topics involving environmental issues and water.
Victoria is a member of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and a member of the Young Professional committee of the Ontario Water Works Association (OWWA). She was also a recipient of the 2013 OWWA Young Professional Fresh Ideas Award and the secretary of WCWC's Research Advisory Committee.
Lindsay was hired as a Technician at the Walkerton Clean Water Centre in 2010. She supports the operation of the Research and Technology Institute and supports the development and delivery of research and training initiatives. Lindsay is actively involved in delivering and developing director approved courses as well as operating and maintaining the Centre's pilot scale water treatment plants.
Lindsay obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Biology and Technology from Nipissing University and a Diploma in Environmental Protection and Compliance from Canadore College. Lindsay's past experience in the quality assurance field has been invaluable in the Centre's laboratory. She has experience testing a variety of parameters including microbiological samples.
Lindsay is a member of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the Ontario Water Works Association (OWWA).
Jeff supports the operation, maintenance and new installations of the Technology Demonstration Facility. He supports the development and delivery of research and training initiatives for Operators and post-secondary students. Jeff joined the Centre in 2012 and now develops and delivers new and current courses.
Jeff obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Biology from the University of Guelph. His experience as a Water and Wastewater Operator in Training helped him develop his knowledge of laboratory compliance, regulations and mechanical aptitude. He is an active member on the Certification and Education Committee, OWWA and a member of AWWA.
Laura has been with the Centre since 2011 and supports the Centre's research and training initiatives. Some of these initiatives include pilot testing, the delivery of hands-on training, the development of new course materials and reviewing and updating current course materials. Laura also operates and maintains equipment and instrumentation in the Centre's Technology Demonstration Facility and Laboratory.
Laura has an advanced diploma in Chemical Engineering Technology and is a Certified Engineering Technologist with the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT). She is also a member of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the Ontario Water Works Association (OWWA).
Greg's employment as the WCWC accountant commenced in 2006. His diverse skills and knowledge obtained in over 30 years of comprehensive accounting and business experiences supports the dynamic administrative and business requirements of the Centre. Greg obtained his CMA designation in 1988 and has been privileged to serve in various environments in both public and private enterprises.
Greg has been a resident of Bruce County since 1990 and is a member of Certified Management Accountants of Ontario.
Greg joined the Walkerton Clean Water Centre in 2016 as the Information Technology (IT) Specialist responsible for IT services and support for all WCWC employees, the facility, and board members.
Reporting to the Supervisor of Accounting & Facility Management, Greg will be applying 20+ years of IT experience to the day-to-day support of the Centre's computer network infrastructure, servers, desktop/laptops, and manages all IT related policies and projects.
With past work environments ranging from the digital and printed media sector, financial institutions, and enterprise level IT service providers, Greg's experience is a much welcomed resource to the Centre.
Tammy is currently the Accounting & Procurement Associate. Tammy acts as procurement and record practitioner, also assisting with the website development for WCWC. Tammy began her role as receptionist and moved into her current role in 2010.
Tammy has 14 years of experience in an administrative background and is a long term resident of the Bruce County area.
As the Accounting & Facility Associate, Mara's duties include liaising with property managers of WCWC facility, accounts receivable, invoicing, accessibility representative for WCWC working with management and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change representatives, note taking for internal committees, schedules mandatory professional development training for staff at WCWC, A/V and IT support for the WCWC and coordinating of the facility's training room rentals.
Mara graduated with honours on the Dean's List from Georgian College's Executive - Office Administration program. Mara has over 25 years of customer service and administrative experience, acquired from various roles within the insurance, communications, tourism and childcare industries.
Though she grew up in Mississauga, Mara has been a resident of Bruce County for over 20 years.