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ABOUT US

Who is techNL?

techNL is a not-for-profit industry association representing the province’s technology and innovation sector for over 30 years.

Providing a strong voice for the sector, techNL works closely with industry and government partners to help shape policy and advocate for those issues that matter most to members. We embrace the opportunity to work with like-minded organizations towards shared goals. Our programming is focused on talent development, growth and scale-up, and advancing opportunities in priority sectors where we:

Offer programs

conferences, and events through our Export Innovation Program.

Actively work with stakeholders

to develop short-term and long-term solutions for availability of talent to support the growth of the sector.

Lead the growth

of the medtech ecosystem through Bounce Health Innovation.

Co-lead

the delivery of the new Digital Oil and Gas project together with Energy NL.

Meet regularly

with members of provincial and federal government on issues and opportunities related to the sector.

Provide regular networking events

and communications that keep members and partners informed, engaged, and connected.

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Purpose

To enable a thriving innovation-driven economy in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Vision

To become the most sought-after Canadian tech ecosystem, globally recognized for its collaborative community, diversity, and quality of life.

Strategic Priorities

BUSINESS GROWTH SERVICES

VISIBILITY

A COLLECTIVE INFLUENTIAL VOICE TO THE TECH SECTOR IN NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

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Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors help shape techNL’s strategic priorities and oversee their implementation. The board is comprised of leaders from a cross-section of the province’s technology and innovation sector that values the input, ideas, and participation of individuals from diverse backgrounds.

For more information on techNL’s board members, see the profiles below.

Jacqueline Lee

CHAIR

Johanna Brown 

VICE CHAIR

Lynn Sullivan

DIRECTOR

Joe Hickey

DIRECTOR

Colette Goodyear

DIRECTOR

Hasan Hai

DIRECTOR

David Gibbs

DIRECTOR

Neil Coombs

DIRECTOR

Randy Billard

DIRECTOR

Dan Brake

PAST CHAIR

2024-25 board nominations

Jacqueline Lee CHAIR

Johanna Brown VICE CHAIR 

Lynn Sullivan DIRECTOR

Joe Hickey DIRECTOR

Colette Goodyear DIRECTOR

Hasan Hai DIRECTOR

David Gibbs DIRECTOR

Neil Coombs DIRECTOR

Randy Billard DIRECTOR

Dan Brake PAST CHAIR

Past Chairs of the Board of Directors

Through more than 30 years dedicated to driving the success of the technology industry in Newfoundland and Labrador, techNL has worked together with its members to evolve and expand its mandate to meet the needs of the sector. Governed by a Board of Directors comprised of industry representatives, ensuring the prosperity of the technology sector in the province has always underpinned everything we do.

The Chair of the Board of Directors leads the board in its decisions and actions to ensure techNL’s duties to its members are being fulfilled. These past Chairs of the Board have provided the leadership and guidance which has allowed techNL to grow as an association. We thank our past Chairs for their support, dedication and commitment to techNL and the technology sector in Newfoundland and Labrador:

2021 to 2022 Dan Brake

2019 to 2021 Craig Rowe

2017 to 2019 Kendra MacDonald

2016 to 2017 Ajay Pande

2015 to 2016 Chris Dillon

2014 to 2015 Mandy Woodland

2013 to 2014 Chris Spurvey

2011 to 2013 Gerard Duggan

2010 to 2011 Paul Dubé

2009 to 2010 John Harris

2008 to 2009 Barry Dawe

2007 to 2008 Jeff King

2006 to 2007 Todd Hiscock

2005 to 2005 Des Whelan

2004 to 2005 Derek Sullivan

2003 to 2004 Ian Edwards

2002 to 2003 Harold Snelgrove

2001 to 2002 Cathy Favre

1999 to 2001 Emad Rizkalla

1998 to 1999 Paul Hatcher

1997 to 1998 Terry Johnstone

1996 to 1997 Terry Lomax

1995 to 1996 Erin Keough

1994 to 1995 Dennis Young

1993 to 1994 Dr. Jack Clark

1991 to 1993 Gerry Power

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Team

Florian Villaumé

Chief Executive Officer

Marlayne Hardy

Chief Impact Officer

Allison Ryan

Manager, Finance and Administration

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Regan Williams

Member Engagement & Marketing Coordinator

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DIGITAL OIL & GAS INITIATIVE

Dwayne Hopkins

Manager, Digital Oil & Gas

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Hayley Perry

Event Coordinator

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READY TALENT

Liam Flanagan

Manager, Ready Talent

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Melisande Alric

Strategic Projects Lead + Immigration Lead 

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Rahaf HajAhmad, Special Projects Lead

Megan Dobbin

Special Projects Lead

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Rahaf HajAhmad, Special Projects Lead

Rahaf HajAhmad

Special Projects Coordinator

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BOUNCE HEALTH INNOVATION

Andy Fisher

Director, Bounce Health Innovation

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INNOVATION CENTRE

Meagan Kay-Fowlow

President

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Lucas Eldem

Communications & Program Coordinator

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ADMINISTRATION

Maria Vargas

Office Coordinator

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FUTURE TALENT

Mike Mason

Program Manager, Future Talent

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Susan Kelly

Manager, Youth Education and Career Development

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Rob Smith

Engagement Coordinator

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AbdulKabir Sulaiman

Engagement Coordinator

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Marion Penney

Project Finance Manager

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Ruth Gogoe

Claims Officer

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Amy Fitzpatrick

Manager, Marketing and Communication

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Reports

 

Annual Report 2023

Annual Report 2022

Annual Report 2021