Bina Kamath (she/her)
Founder & CEO
Bina 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 (she/her) Communications Coordinator
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.
Angela D’souza (she/her)
Mentorship Program Director
Angela is a passionate Client Delivery Manager with close to 20 years of dedication to Recruitment and Staffing industry. She is dedicated 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 always willing 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 then success of this organization.
Kaleigh MacDonald (she/her)
Mentorship Program Director
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.
Chantha Nhem (she/her)
Program Development & DEIB Director
Chantha is a HR Professional specializing in global early career professionals' success strategy. She 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.
Megan Wickens (she/her)
Program Development Director
Megan is an experienced leader in talent development, with 15 years of creating solutions for organizations around the world including developing strategic and complex talent programs. As Vice President of Client Solutions, for a global staffing firm, Megan is passionate about people and demonstrates this passion through her devotion to forging meaningful connections. Megan has proven herself as a visionary leader who dreams big and values creativity and innovation.
But Megan doesn't just talk the talk when it comes to valuing employees—she walks the walk by prioritizing mentorship opportunities; she understands that investing in team members’ growth helps everyone achieve collective success. Consequently, she takes responsibility for mentoring others and encouraging them to reach their full potential. Through these actions, Megan serves as a powerful example of how effective mentorship programs can be within an organization or company. Megan is so excited to be a part of the Orion’s Reach team where she can help organizations and individuals realize their potential through mentorship.
Adele Zenide (she/her)
Adele is a Professional Engineer and Project Manager with 18 years of experience in the Energy Industry. A creative at heart, she loves sharing her ideas with others to make positive impacts on her community. Adele has experience developing, implementing, and overseeing grassroots initiatives and processes that focus on enriching employee engagement & culture. Being a multi-national, she has made networking and finding connections her secret weapon. Her vision as Creative Director for Orion's Reach is to create a warm and inviting space where mentors and mentees can thrive to take their careers to the next level. Outside of her professional aspirations, she loves finding beauty in nature, and over the years has become enthralled with endurance sports such as swimming, cycling and running. You will often find Adele talking about the latest outdoor event or the latest sushi restaurant in Calgary. With that, it was only natural that she name her cats: Ginger and Wasabi.