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Bina Kamath - Founder & CEO (she/her)

Bina Kamath, CEO & Founder of Orion's Reach has a passion for helping others pinpoint their joie de vivre, whether that be professionally or personally. Her story is both motivational and aspirational. She started as a stay-at-home mom with two children and eventually realized she wanted to get into the workforce to make a name for herself.  Bina relentlessly and tirelessly climbed the corporate ladder to achieve her goals and exceed everyone’s expectations. Orion’s Reach is truly a labour of love and her pride and joy. 

Julia Kowalewski - Communications Coordinator (she/her)

Julia is an HR Generalist for a Canadian Oil and Gas company. She holds a certificate in Business Administration from Bow Valley College. She enjoys all things organizational, and analyzing and reporting data. In a previous life, Julia was a manager and visual merchandiser for a large retail company. In this role, she greatly enjoyed the one-on-one customer service, and managing a large team. In her spare time, she enjoys all types of crafts, as well as spending time with her friends, family, and cat Penny.

Chris Kapusta - Creative Director (he/him)

Chris is a talented recruiter who is dedicated to helping the next generation of business professionals. He volunteers his time mentoring students, recent graduates, and business professional on how to create their professional brand and leverage it to capitalize on career opportunities. Like many others, Chris found himself forced into a career transition because of the recent Global Pandemic. With the help of his network and mentors, he was able to find a new opportunity which is a perfect fit. Chris is grateful for the mentors he has had during his career and looks for anyway to pay-it-forward.  

Angela D’souza - Mentorship Program Director (she/her)

Angela is a passionate Client Delivery Manager with close to 20 years of dedication to Recruitment and Staffing industry. She is dedicated, passionate, and committed to her work, which are the attributes that have led Angela to a successful career within the recruitment industry. Angela has an eagerness to invest in people and is passionate to share her knowledge. She is eager to help support community members in a respectful manner. Angela’s expertise include resume writing, interview preparation and will always provide honest feedback, guidance and advice. Angela is thrilled to be a part of Orion’s Reach and is looking forward to making contributions to ensure great success.

Kaleigh MacDonald Mentorship Program Director (she/her)

Kaleigh is a multi-dimensional and multi-passionate leader, creator, and connector who finds her greatest purpose in empowering others into their own authentic leadership. She values love, freedom, truth, and growth above all else. She serves as a Strategic Advisor and Consultant on the Advisory Board for Orion's Reach. She has 8+ years of experience as a Project Manager and Engineer in the Energy Industry. She is a mentor and a mentee in many spaces. Outside of her work, she loves to write, meditate, be in nature, create recipes and cook, and spend time with her loved ones.

 Nima Macci Events Director (she/her)

Nima is a final year Chemical Engineering student at the University of Calgary, with experience in research and development, and project engineering in the oil and gas industry. She has a strong technical foundation built through academic achievements, extensive interpersonal skills accumulated through community involvement, and a passion for problem solving. Through her numerous leadership roles on the APEGA Student Liaison Committee, Women in Leadership Calgary chapter, and serving as the head organizer of the 2021 Alberta Student Energy Conference, Nima continually demonstrates her passion for empower others through opportunities to accelerate their personal and professional growth.

Chantha Nhem DEIB Director (she/her)

Chantha Nhem is an inclusive leader who is passionately committed to championing, advocating, and building a more inclusive world for all. She truly believes that change happens when we listen to each other’s experiences, advocate for ourselves and others, work together collaboratively and collectively and choose to challenge the status quo. She is a certified Inclusion & Diversity Influencer, holds a Business Administration Diploma, and has 10+ years of experience in managing several diverse teams in the corporate telecommunications industry. Her expertise and knowledge are in the areas of inclusive leadership practices, DEI strategies, emotional agility, people development, coaching, mentoring, team building and process transformation. She currently resides in Ottawa, Ontario with her spouse and two young children. She enjoys nature adventures, biking, reading, baking, traveling, and incorporating new eco-friendly practices.

Kendra Johnson Mentorship Program Director (she/her)

From a young age, Kendra has had an unrelenting, inquisitive longing to understand what makes people tick. This curiosity paired with her innate ability to reframe perspectives and naturally mediate situations through communication landed her the roles of connector & mediator for friends and family. Kendra launched her own consulting company under the title of "Business Therapist" in 2018 and has since successfully helped hundreds of Business Owners, Directors, Executives, and Leaders across all sizes of organizations to look inward so they can show up for their teams with the most impact.