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Our Team

At every step, highly qualified and dedicated professionals are involved in our operations.

Staff Members

Water First Staff: Dillon Koopmans

Dillon Koopmans

Position: Senior Manager, Education
Categories: Staff

Dillon is an Ontario Certified Teacher of Potawatomi descent who holds Bachelors degrees in geography and education. He has collaborated with schools and community members in over twenty FNMI communities in Ontario, Manitoba & Quebec to deliver STEM-based science workshops and complete watershed restoration & conservation projects. He has significant experience designing and delivering in-class and land-based educational programs at the Primary, Junior, Intermediate and Senior divisions. Dillon has been involved with the delivery/management of programs in over 85 Indigenous communities.

Dillon Koopmans

Senior Manager, Education

Dawnie Codina

Position: Senior Manager, Human Resources
Categories: Staff

Dawnie is an HR professional with over 20 years of experience ranging from various non-profit charities such as children’s mental health, youth criminal justice, health charities and sustainable communities.  Earlier experiences also include working with global conglomerates to start-up tech firms.  With a diverse array of industry experience, Dawnie blends both strategic and grassroots HR practice that enables and supports the mission, vision and people of the organization.

Dawnie Codina

Senior Manager, Human Resources

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