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Water First

Our Team

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

Staff Members

Tanya Sackaney

School Engagement Coordinator
Water First Staff: Tanya Sackaney

Tanya Sackaney

Position: School Engagement Coordinator
Categories: Staff

Tanya is an Ontario Certified Teacher and holds a Graduate Diploma of Education in the Primary and Junior divisions, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Physical Geography. Her background includes several years of teaching experience on a First Nations reserve, as well as time spent delivering environmental programming. Her goal is to provide engaging and empowering, land-based learning opportunities for the Indigenous youth she works with.

Teresa McDonald-Thuro

Manager, Development
Water First Staff: Teresa McDonald-Thuro

Teresa McDonald-Thuro

Position: Manager, Development
Categories: Staff

Teresa brings 19 years of experience in fundraising, donor relations and event management to the Water First team. She enjoys connecting and collaborating with donors and community organizations to realize their philanthropic goals while supporting Water First’s mission. She graduated from Carleton University with an Honours Bachelor of Journalism and English.

Board of Directors

Water First Board: Teza Lawrence

Teza Lawrence, B.A.H.

Categories: Board of Directors

Teza is an award winning television and film producer and co-founder of Amaze Film & Television, working with YTV, HBO & Disney among others. She balances the bright lights of the entertainment industry with the bucolic pasture of her Duntroon farm.



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