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Sarnia Water Front

Who We Are

Sarnia Lambton Workforce Development Board (SLWDB) is a community-directed, not-for-profit corporation leading Sarnia Lambton in its approach to workforce development and labour market planning.

We function as a neutral broker of research, disseminator of information, and facilitator of collaborative partnership development.

Operating as part of Workforce Planning Ontario, we are one of 26 local planning board areas mandated by the Government of Ontario to conduct and disseminate local labour market research and engage community stakeholders in a planning process that supports local solutions to local issues.

Our History

SLWDB, formerly known as the Sarnia Lambton Training Board, was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization on November 5, 1997. At the time of incorporation, the Board was jointly funded by the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada.

Meet Our Staff

Mikelle Bryson-Campbell, PhD

Executive Director

Mikelle Bryson-Campbell completed her BA and BSc at Cape Breton University, her Master’s at Laurentian University, and her PhD from Western University. Mikelle was awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship in health innovation. Her past research and peer reviewed publications have been surrounding the treatment and management of chronic pain in injured workers and the impact on employment. Mikelle loves research and she is always interested in cultivating new partnerships in the community. She lives in Bright’s Grove with her husband and three kids.

Sohaib Syed Mohammad

Research Associate

Sohaib, originally from India with experience through internships in Project Management, Human Resources, Communications, and Event Management, completed his Post Graduation in Business Management from Lambton College and an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from AMU, India. Sohaib has worked with Indigenous communities in Saskatchewan and Ontario on economic development initiatives and conducts workshops on financial literacy and entrepreneurship in Sarnia Lambton, showcasing his commitment to community empowerment. During his leisure, he likes to take photos of nature.

Samantha Saucier, BBA

Research Associate

Samantha has extensive experience in Research, Marketing, Communications, and Business Development through her previous roles along with a Business Administration Diploma from Lambton College and an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Marketing from Nipissing University. During her spare time, Samantha can be found taking her pups on adventures, volunteering within the community, or gaming.

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Rob Janoska

Research Associate

Rob has attended both Fanshawe College and Western University in London where he studied Recreation and then BusinessRob has worked in the area of entrepreneurship, recreation and social services.  Rob spent 9 years as a job developer and has vast experience managing stakeholder relations and project coordination.   Rob is married with 2 young girls ages 10 and 8. 

Karla Gaton

Research Associate

Karla, who is originally from the Dominican Republic, has extensive experience supporting diverse administrative functions, and spearheading projects. She completed her Postgraduate in Business Management at Lambton College, and a bachelor’s degree with Honours in Social Communication with a specialization in Public Relations from UASD, in the Dominican Republic. During her spare time, Karla finds joy in maintaining a balanced life, spending quality time with her husband and daughter, and volunteering in the community.

Meet Our Board Of Directors

Al Duffy

Board Chair – Business

Andrea Hands

Vice Chair – Education/Training

John Pilkey

Board Treasurer – Business

Cari Meloche


Charlene Sebastian


Christopher St. Amand


Ted Hext


Chad Hogan


Jane Dalziel

Community Member

Elizabeth Brito


Mikelle Bryson-Campbell


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