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Engineering Sector Hub Facilitator

Darya Duma, PEng, PMP, PRINCE2 Practitioner
President
4DPM

Darya is the President of 4DPM, providing consulting and instruction in project management. Past history includes being Vice-President of Procept Associates Ltd, Quality Manager responsible for maintaining Procept’s ISO 9001 registration, and projects developing national and international standards for CSA and ISO, developing PM governance frameworks and managing elevator installations for a mechanical contractor.

Practice areas include PM methodology design, PM software implementation, and course design and delivery. Darya was a member of the PMI REP Advisory Board, and is a member of the Canadian Advisory Committee on TC258 for Project Management.

Morning Sector Hub Panelists

Pauline Meyer Lebel, P.Eng
Manager, Licensure
Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO)

Pauline Meyer Lebel is a professional chemical engineer with over 20 years of experience in industry. Her background is varied and includes chemical process development, proposal preparation, project management, training and consulting.

She has also been involved in teaching engineering and computer courses at both Sheridan College and Conestoga College. She is currently the Manager, Licensure at Professional Engineers Ontario.

Aftab Khan, P.Geo
Registrar
Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (APGO)

Aftab has over thirty-five years’ experience as a Geoscientist in the upstream oil and gas industry holding various positions experience in various technical, sales and management positions in Singapore, Indonesia, Netherlands, UAE, Kuwait, Oman, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Qatar. His global experience was enhanced by working for international organizations such as Schlumberger, Halliburton, ADNOC, Landmark Resources, Geophysical Services Inc. and Reliance Geosciences Canada Inc.

Aftab has been responsible for running regional and country level Exploration & Production (E&P) business operations. He holds a Master's Degree in Geophysics.

Brian Brophey
Registrar & Director, Member Relations
Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI)

Brian Brophey is the Registrar and Director of Member Relations of the Ontario Professional Planners Institute, the professional association for approximately 4,500 urban and regional (spatial) planners in Ontario.

Brian is a lawyer by training who has specialized in professional regulation, and previously worked at the Ontario College of Pharmacists.

Barry Billing
Deputy Registrar
Ontario Association Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT)

Barry is the Deputy Registrar at OACETT and is responsible for admissions, certification, and registration for its 25,000 members. He also provides senior project management for association mandated special projects and OACETT-wide initiatives.

Barry holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science and his background includes working within the Ontario postsecondary education sector for 20 years as a Senior Business Analyst, as well as an Associate Registrar at Conestoga College, Fanshawe College and Georgian College.

Anne Egan, M.Sc. (Eng.), P.Eng.
President
Ontario Onsite Wastewater Association (OOWA)

Anne is a Professional Engineer and Onsite Wastewater Specialist with the consulting firm of R.J. Burnside & Associates Limited, where she leads a team of professionals specializing in onsite and decentralized wastewater management. The team services a broad client base with a variety of projects involving the assessment, design, approvals, construction and operation of onsite and decentralized wastewater treatment systems.

Anne earned both her B.Sc.E. and M.Sc.(Eng.) in Civil Engineering from Queen’s University. She is the current president of the Ontario Onsite Wastewater Association, a provincial not-for-profit association dedicated to promoting the benefit and value of onsite and decentralized wastewater management.

Harry Alakbarov
Learning & Development Program Manager
Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE)

Harry is a Learning & Development professional with over 13 years of experience in oil & gas, hospitality, and education sectors. Most of his career has been with British Petroleum, where he managed the engineering capability development teams and delivered multi-million dollar projects for development of existing and prospective employees.

His focus areas are resource demand planning, university engagement and graduate recruitment, training needs analysis, instructional design and delivery, organizational development, training program management and succession planning. Harry has a master's degree in Communication from University of Central Florida.

Afternoon Sector Hub Panelists

Daniel Ankomah P.Eng., PMP, MBA, MSC(Eng.), BSc (Hons)
Project Coordinator
SNOLAB

Dan is professional mining engineer in Ontario and PMP certification holder.

He has Bachelor of Science (BSc.) Degree in Mining Engineering from Ghana, West Africa, MSc (Eng.) in Environmental Engineering and Project Management from University of Leeds, UK and MBA from Bradford School of Management, Bradford UK with about 15 years’ experience in civil and mining engineering industries as well as project management in three continents.

Dan is currently chair of PMI Southern Ontario Chapter Northern Ontario Community.

Mehemed Delibasic, M.Sc., P.Eng.
Manager, Transportation Planning
WSP Canada Inc.

Mehemed Delibasic is a Professional Engineer with 17 years of extensive engineering experience in the transportation sector. He holds a Master of Science degree in Traffic/ Transportation Engineering and is currently the Manager of Transportation Planning at WSP Canada Inc.

Mehemed is a dedicated volunteer at Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE), having served on several committees. He is also a volunteer at the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO), Licensure Assistance Program (LAP). Further, he currently serves as Chair of the OSPE’s Infrastructure and Transit Task Force.

In addition, Mehemed is a member of various engineering organizations including Past President of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Toronto Section.

Caroline O'Shea, CHRL
Director, Talent
IPEX Management Inc.

Caroline is the Talent Director for IPEX Group of Companies. She is a seasoned HR Professional with over 25 years’ experience, in the manufacturing industry. She was instrumental in building the HR function at IPEX and now focuses her efforts on developing Talent strategies for the IPEX Companies. She is a HRPA member and member of the Strategic Capabilities Network.

The IPEX Group of Companies is the Leader in Thermoplastic Piping Systems where the largest, most recognized and diverse range of integrated piping products designed and manufactured – Everything professionals need to manage the full spectrum of today's municipal, industrial, commercial and residential challenges.

David Fortin, BASc, MBA, P.Eng
CEO
DataRealm Inc.

Dave's career started in Finance at Ford Motor Company, Powertrain division. During his 9 years at Ford he also worked in Manufacturing Controls engineering and Manufacturing Data Systems. He later worked at Flow (a water jet manufacturer) as a Product Manager and General Manager of Flow Software Technologies (Division responsible for Developing Robotic Simulation and Offline development software.

Dave founded DataRealm Inc. which helped introduced corporate wide data collection (via 3rd party app) into Ford. DataRealm has grown and now has 35 employees, is incorporated in Canada, US, and Mexico. Customers include Ford, GM, Chrysler/FCA, Honda, ABB Robotics, Thyssen Krupp Systems Engineering, Jamieson Vitamins.

Nataliya Tkach M.Sc., P.Geo., PMP
Senior Hydrogeologist
exp Services Inc.

Nataliya is a senior hydrogeologist and a project manager with the Hydrogeology Group of the Environmental Services at exp Services Incorporation. The Hydrogeology team provides a wide range of professional consulting services related to groundwater resources and its protection to a broad client base in both private and public sectors on a variety of civil projects.

Nataliya is the current provincial director (Ontario) with the Canadian National Chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists, which is a scientific and educational organization that promotes the study and knowledge of hydrogeological science and its application.

Rene McKeown CHRP, RPR, ICMP
Director, Human Resources
The Municipal Infrastructure Group (TMIG)

Rene is the Director of Human Resources for The Municipal Infrastructure Group. Rene is a Generalist in Human Resources. However, a large part of her time is spent in the area of acquiring and developing talent in the field of civil engineering. Rene was a member of the OSPE Career and Professional Development Committee where she offered insight into the world of engineering from an HR perspective.

Currently she is a volunteer mentor with the Human Resources Professional Association where she mentors HR graduates who are just entering the field of Human Resources.