University Relations

Innovation Precinct Annexation 1 (IA1)
3505 Spectrum Court
Kelowna, BC Canada V1V 2Z1

Leadership and Administration

Marten Youssef

Marten Youssef
Associate Vice-President, University Relations

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Suzanne Chorney
Executive Assistant


Suann Brown
Manager, Strategic Campus Events

Ceremonies and Protocol

Alanna Vernon
Associate Director, Ceremonies & Protocol

Erin Podmorow
Events Manager

Communications and Marketing

Leanne Takenaka
Director, Marketing and Communications

Content & storytelling

Viola Cohen
Communications and Marketing Strategist

David Bidwell
Content Strategist and Writer


Digital Marketing & social media

Adam Eisenbarth
Digital Marketing Manager

Alex Howie
Digital Marketing Specialist

Timothy Lynch
Digital Strategist

Creative Design

Wiesje Stoneson
Manager, Graphic Design

Diana Bartel
Communications Design Lead

Jenelle LeBlanc
Communications Designer, Students

Margo Yacheshyn
Communications Designer

Samantha Smith
Associate Communications Designer

Web & Communications

Randy Lievers
Senior Manager, Web and Communications

Chris Guenard
Digital Channels Communications Coordinator

Harrison Crerar
Web Communications Strategist

Helena Merrell
Communications and Marketing Specialist

Public Affairs

Media Relations and Community Engagement

Nathan Skolski
Associate Director, Public Affairs

Angela Han
Community Engagement Strategist

Patty Wellborn
Media Strategist

Alex GrahamĀ 
Internal Communications Strategist