Team and Associates


Jane Rowan, Ph.D.

Jane Rowan, Ph.D., Design and Evaluation Project Manager
jrowan@otec.org
416-622-1975 ext. 235

As Design and Evaluation Project Manager, Jane contributes to managing the execution of projects within the Tourism SkillsNet Ontario portfolio as well as managing the operationalization of program evaluation strategies. This includes working closely with OTEC project teams and partners to ensure projects continue to contribute to high quality workforce development solutions.

Dr. Jane Rowan is an anthropologist specialising in culture, tourism and development. She has worked globally in the tourism sector with numerous partners including UNESCO, UNWTO and the European Union, as well as social enterprises, local authorities, NGOs, private sector and local communities. Prior to joining OTEC, Jane  was responsible for developing, managing and researching projects in tourism and cultural heritage, with a focus on widening participation. Jane also has experience in the UK university sector, teaching tourism management and community leadership as well as coordinating numerous widening participation programs. Jane brings a passion for supporting others to reach their goals and has helped provide socially and culturally appropriate solutions for complex development settings.
 
Jane holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Culture, Tourism and Development from London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom, having supported the development of intangible cultural heritage trails in West Bengal, India. Jane also holds a Master's degree in Responsible Tourism Management from the University of Greenwich, London and an Honors Bachelors degree in Anthropology and Global Studies from Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo.


Camila Borghetti

Camila Borghetti, Manager, Executive Support and Communications
cborghetti@otec.org
416-622-1975 ext. 265

As Manager, Executive Support and Communications, Camila Borghetti provides administrative and operational support to the President and CEO and the leadership team as well as executing special projects. Camila is also responsible for internal communications and assisting with the management of Board of Director’s related initiatives.

Previously, Camila supported C-level executives in technical and logistical tasks for business planning and project management, ensuring smooth organizational operations. Camila is also a specialist in executing events, and in developing employee-focused communications and engagement initiatives including reward and recognition programs.

Camila holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree, a Masters in Marketing Management from UCS University, Brazil and Public Relations and Social Media Management diplomas. 



Alicia Lynch

Alicia Lynch, Manager, Tourism & Hospitality Emergency Response Project
alynch@OTEC.org


Kelly Brintnell

Kelly Brintnell, Industry and Community Liaison
kbrintnell@OTEC.org
416-622-1975 ext. 267

In OTEC’s newly created Industry and Community Liaison role, Kelly Brintnell provides support, assistance and industry information to the Eastern Ontario Region Regional Working Groups, focusing on the many diverse projects being led under the Tourism Skills Ontario (TSO) framework.

Kelly’s career in sales and customer service industries has focused on interacting with corporate, government, tourism, conference and trade sectors. Most recently, Kelly worked with Queen’s University and prior, with Tourism Kingston where she managed the Meetings & Conferences and Travel Trade portfolios. With her background in hotel sales as well as her trade of hairstyling and makeup artistry, Kelly has a wide range of networks and connections within the Eastern Ontario region.

Kelly specializes in all aspects of people management including communication, stakeholder relations and strategic partnership development. She is dedicated to facilitating meaningful working groups and exploring new regions to grow OTEC’s reach. She describes herself as bringing an attitude of collaboration and positivity to everyone she meets including colleagues, clients and partners. Her passions include volunteering with local organizations that give back to the community and maintaining her network of professional and social contacts.   


Kieran Wells

Kieran Wells, Industry and Community Liaison
kwells@OTEC.org


Emma Dixon

Emma Dixon, Assistant Manager, Client Solutions
edixon@otec.org
416-622-1975 ext. 245

At OTEC, Emma manages business development activities for OTEC’s valued customers. Managing client communications and promotional outreach, Emma handles client services for public sessions and client contracts and provides Senior Executive support. Emma’s strong customer service experience helps OTEC to maintain existing client relationships. Employing her solid communication skills to expand OTEC’s reach online contributes to OTEC’s growth and reputation.

Emma has over 8 years of customer service related experience in the retail and hospitality sectors. She holds a BA Honours degree in Professional Communications from Ryerson University and a minor in Public Relations and Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Emma was active on several associations at Ryerson University including Ted Rogers Students’ Society, Ryerson Communication and Design Society and the Human Resources Students’ Association.


Christopher Espana

Christopher Espana, Assistant Project Manager
cespana@otec.org
416-622-1975 ext. 250

As Assistant Project Manager, Workforce Strategy Projects, Christopher is on the project team supporting research and workforce development projects with a focus on leveraging and enhancing workforce technology to improve training and employment outcomes for job-seeking Canadians. Incorporating strategic planning, partner engagement, field testing, and the exploration of technology-enabled assessment models, he has an essential role in OTEC’s consulting work researching and defining the future of work.

Christopher join’s OTEC with a strong background in project management in the not-for-profit and financial sector. Has successfully led a workforce management technology project that empowered, engaged and increased performance of frontline staff throughout 300 financial branches. In addition, using data analytics to develop workforce strategies which resulted in the implementation of branch operations efficiencies and the creation of new job roles. Christopher holds a Business Administration diploma with a specialization in Business Management from Seneca College and a Project Management Certificate from Ryerson University.


Rosy Blaggan

Rosy Blaggan, Assistant Project Manager, Workforce Strategy Projects
rblaggan@otec.org
416-622-1975 ext. 222

Rosy plays a crucial role  implementing two of OTEC’s provincial projects supporting workforce development for the tourism and hospitality sector. Her responsibilities include executing sector-focused partnerships and programs to support the delivery of pre-employment, employment, and post-employment skills training and services. Engaging stakeholders including regional tourism organizations, employers, educational institutions, employment service providers and workforce planning boards Rosy will help facilitate the development of collaborative strategies to assist our regional partners in supporting job seekers and incumbent workers in advancing their employment.

Rosy joins OTEC with an extensive background in financial services as well as employment services with a focus on program development for at-risk youth communities within the GTA. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with Honors and a specialization in Management and Finance from the University of Toronto.


Pinar Uzunkaya, MSc

Pinar Uzunkaya, MSc, Assistant Project Manager
puzunkaya@otec.org
416-622-1975 ext. 240

As Assistant Project Manager, Workforce Development, Pinar is responsible for coordinating OTEC’s workforce development projects supporting partnerships and pre-employment training programs serving newcomer and refugee jobseekers. She coordinates the Ontario delivery of the hospitality-focused Destination Employment project, in partnership with Tourism HR Canada and a network of provincial/territorial organizations, immigrant serving organizations and hospitality businesses.  The provincial administration of emerit Training Solutions is also managed by her.
 
Pinar has held two previous key roles at OTEC including Client Services Coordinator and Training Coordinator and prior to this, gained experience in the hospitality industry and  international work experience in Communications & Advertising.

Pinar holds a Master’s Degree in Public Relations from Marmara University in Turkey and has certifications in Publicity & Public Relations from the University of Toronto.


Silvana Romero

Silvana Romero, Assistant Project Manager
sromero@otec.org
416-622-1975 ext. 260

As Assistant Project Manager, Silvana supports workforce development for Ontario’s tourism and hospitality sector through OTEC’s provincial projects.

Silvana brings expertise in project management and data analytics. She executes sector-based partnerships and programs to support the delivery of pre-employment, employment and post-employment skills training and services. Her role includes the engagement of diverse stakeholders including educational institutions, employers, employment service providers and regional tourism organizations. Silvana also facilitates the development of collaborative strategies to assist OTEC’s regional partners in supporting job seekers and incumbent professionals in advancing their employment in the tourism and hospitality sector.

Silvana holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Economics from the University of British Columbia, where she was the recipient of the Outstanding International Student award.

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Adam Morrison
President and CEO, OTEC
416.622.1975 ext. 236
amorrison@otec.org