Board of Directors 2018 – 2019

Heather Watt-Kapitain (Board Chair)

Heather Watt-Kapitain Board Photo

Also Chair of 42 Carden Shared Space

Term: May 2016 – May 2019

With two decades of entrepreneurial experience in business, healthcare, governance and fundraising, Heather knows firsthand the many ways in which communities collaborate and communicate. She is passionate about purpose-driven work and takes every opportunity to amplify the social enterprise sector through her work with KAP Design and 10C.

As Managing Principal of KAP Design, Heather works with not-for-profit, public and private sector clients. She founded the KAP Design partnership with her husband and information designer Jamie Kapitain to solve a critical challenge facing everyone in our information-saturated world — how to get your information noticed and understood.

Skills & areas of interest

  • Communications
  • Knowledge translation and mobilization
  • Social enterprise
  • Team building
  • Facilitation
  • Event management
  • Fundraising

I’m part of 10 Carden because I’m passionate about the intersection of for profit and not for profit in the social enterprise space. And because of what happens here every day. You can’t come to 10C and not be inspired. By the innovative projects, the hard work, the collaborations and the hope. All driven by the willingness and tenacity of the people you meet here. It is contagious.

As a board member, I can help 10 Carden with community connections, event planning, fundraising, listening and showing up!

Twitter: @hwattkapitain

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Dan Lovero – Treasurer

Dan Lovero Board Photo

Term: August 2018 – August 2021

Dan is an entrepreneur at heart. He enjoys partnering and walking alongside his clients on a journey towards creating a better business landscape. He is experienced in empowering teams and individuals to drive a change process using learning environments. He looks to derive support, potential and meaning to those he works with. Having worked as a marketing director for a franchise company in the United States, he has worked on creating unity and clarity within teams and systems. As a consultant for the Change Alliance ( and BNR Media Group(, he has worked with a broad range of clients from large publicly traded organizations to local small businesses.

Dan has a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Schulich School of Business where he studied Strategy, Branding and Marketing Communications and has an undergraduate degree in Accounting and Finance. During his time in academia, he was able to refine his skills, grow his network and deepen his knowledge in qualitative and quantitative areas to better assist his clients.

Skills & areas of interest

  • Accounting and Financial Oversight
  • Board Governance and Risk Management
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Stakeholder Evaluation and Engagement
  • Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Social Enterprise
  • Facilitation
  • Networking and Partnerships

I’m part of 10 Carden because it aligns with who I am as an individual and what I am working towards shaping in my work. 10 Carden has been active in the Social Enterprise landscape and I want to be a part of the cutting edge of innovation in business. With Telosity, Change Alliance and BNR Media Group, we have created businesses that can help and assist social entrepreneurs. 10 Carden is a great place to see that come to life.

As a board member, I can help 10 Carden with accounting and financial management as well as board governance and risk.

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Email – [email protected]

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Amy Kipp – Secretary (incoming)

Amy Kipp Board PhotoTerm: August 2018 – August 2020

Amy is interested in global, national, and community development issues, and how these issues play out in the everyday experiences of individuals. Amy is specifically interested in using a feminist lens to explore how individuals’ identities influence their experiences with space and social systems. Amy’s background is in International Development and Human Geography, and she currently works as a research associate and project manager in the Population Medicine Department at the University of Guelph. Amy moved to Guelph to study at the University in 2010, and has had many opportunities to engage with the community through research, community-engaged scholarship, and volunteer experiences. This involvement in the Guelph community has instilled in her the value of working with and for communities, and creating spaces where individuals can come together to support and collaborate with one another.

Skills and Areas of Interest

  • Qualitative research methods
  • International development
  • Feminist and human geography
  • Communication
  • Grant and proposal writing
  • Social justice and community engagement

I’m part of 10 Carden because I believe in the importance of community, and creating spaces where community members can come together to support and learn from one another and discuss innovative ideas that promote meaningful change.

As a board member, I can help 10C continue to engage early career researchers, young adults/professionals, and individuals interested in social justice and community change. In my role as board secretary, I can also help organize board meetings and 10C communications.

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Email: [email protected]

Ben O’Hara (at large)

Ben O'Hara Board PhotoTerm: May 2015 – May 2018

Ben operates a small woodworking shop designing and building custom furniture for clients throughout southern Ontario. He is also a sessional instructor in the landscape architecture program at the University of Guelph teaching classes on construction practices and administration.

Beyond this, Ben is a dad to two fantastic boys and partner to Christy who keep him connected with extracurricular activities and daily busyness.

Skills & areas of interest

  • Design and built form
  • Landscape architecture
  • Wilderness travel
  • Woodworking
  • Gardening and agriculture
  • Beekeeping

I’m part of 10 Carden because I truly believe in the vision of the organization and am motivated to help create the space to facilitate the change that 10C can bring to your community. It will be rewarding to see the work of 10C germinate impact for future generations.


email: [email protected]

Anne Bergen – 10C Board Secretary (outgoing)

Term: December 2015 – December 2018

Anne is a consultant who helps people and organizations transform knowledge into action ( Anne moved to Guelph for her PhD training in applied social psychology and liked it so much she never left.   In her professional life, Anne works with diverse stakeholders (nonprofit, academic, community, government) to create evaluation and knowledge mobilization strategies for projects, and programmes, and organizations. She believes that a common understanding of problems and solutions can be built through engaged research and collaborative action. Anne is skilled at navigating through the messiness of collaborative projects and in finding ways to simplify complex processes.  She also really likes making lists, designing surveys, and finding ways to simplify processes.

Anne is excited to be part of the board at 10 Carden, and to be contributing to positive change in Guelph.

Skills & areas of interest

  • collaborative research;
  • facilitation;
  • knowledge mobilization;
  • oral and written communication;
  • program evaluation;
  • project management;
  • qualitative and quantitative methods;
  • social psychology;
  • stakeholder engagement;
  • training

I’m part of 10 Carden because I want to see more accessible community spaces. I think 10 Carden does a great job of hosting and convening. Bringing people together to start conversations that wouldn’t happen in a beige walled office. Finding a way to make this sustainable through 42C is really exciting, and a big part of why I joined the board.

As a board member, I can help 10 Carden with creating and sharing a theory of change. In my current role as board secretary, I can also keep the minutes organized, and help wrangle the shared drive.

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Email: [email protected]


Crista Renner (at large)

Crista Renner Board PhotoTerm: February 2016 – February 2019

Crista is… an engaged community leader with a unique blend of corporate, academic and not-for-profit experience interested in collaborative and sustainable approaches to transformational change. She offers a strong combination of creative and strategic leadership, entrepreneurial and conflict management skills applied in rapidly changing environments where needs-based, people-centered solutions are required.

Skills & areas of interest

  • Mentor, coach and advisor
  • Conflict and change facilitator
  • Entrepreneur & Instigator
  • Social Systems Innovator
  • Strategic planning and communications
  • Sales & Fund Development
  • Digital marketing

I’m part of 10 Carden because I am inspired by the spaces and places that allow people to connect, share, dream and create. 10C is an open and inviting environment that celebrates diverse and critical thinking, bringing together people who can make a difference and contribute to a collaborative economy.

As a board member, I can help 10 Carden …articulate the value it brings to individual, groups and organizations within our community and the province.

LinkedIn –

Twitter – @seedgirl

Email – [email protected]

Lise Burcher (at large)

Term: May 2016 to May 2019

Lise is an urban designer who has devoted her career to creating meaningful engagement strategies and leading governance practices to driving municipal innovation with a focus on the mid-size city. She is a valued thought leader in the realm of community building, nationally and internationally. Lise draws on her academic and applied practice background in community design and research explorations in human behavior in designed environments to support integrated approaches to the planning and design of physical, social and cultural environments.

As a natural collaborator, convener and integrator of knowledge, Lise provides leadership within the public, private and not for profit realms to enhance community livability and sustainability both within her community and throughout the country. Locally, she focuses her energies on community mobilization, enhancing public consultation and engagement processes, and striving for design excellence towards an enhanced quality of life in Guelph.

Lise is a recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee Medal, and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Role of Honour for her contribution to the municipal movement in Canada and internationally.

email: [email protected]

Kerry Daly – (at large)

Kerry Daly Board PhotoTerm: January 2018 to January 2021

Kerry retired from the University of Guelph in 2016 where he completed his career as the Dean of the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences. As a co-founder for the Community Engaged Scholarship Institute at the university, he has had a long-standing connection with 10C and a commitment to collaboration between universities and community organizations. He has done partnership-based research in the areas of men, fathering, and work-life integration. He was a member of the Project Management team at the university for the most recent round of strategic renewal. Kerry is now delighted to be offering his skills in support of the community side of the equation. In addition to his efforts at 10C, he is an active volunteer at Hospice Wellington.

Skills & areas of interest

  • collaborative research;
  • partnership development;
  • strategic renewal and development;
  • organizational structures and development;
  • qualitative research methods

I’m part of 10 Carden because I believe that it is one of the most innovative and successful strategies that has ever been undertaken in Guelph. I admire the risks that have been taken to make this an exemplar for other communities to follow. It is an extraordinary place/space that enriches Guelph in so many ways:  it is a place of integration for the community; it invites experimentation for new initiatives; and it is a welcoming space that builds relationships and fosters serendipitous and unexpected change.

As a board member, I can help 10 Carden with research, community-university relations, and long-term planning and strategic renewal.

email: [email protected]

Ingrid von Cube – (at large)

Ingrid von Cube Board PhotoFebruary 2018 to February 2021

Ingrid von Cube is a leader in identifying ways to achieve exemplary results regardless of the project.   People who work with Ingrid quickly become confident she will assist them to achieve their desired outcomes.  Ingrid’s experience in organizing and planning, has earned her the positive reputation of being able to create the right solution for the right client at the right time.

Her passion for giving back to the community through her volunteer efforts and environmental awareness has enabled and multitude of fundraising groups to obtain and reach higher goals.  This reputation has extended her efforts across Canada and Internationally.

Skills and areas of interest:

  • Project Management
  • Embraces and advocates for differences
  • Training
  • Challenges the Status Quo to think outside the box
  • Encourages innovation
  • Organization skills
  • Makes complex issues easy for others to understand
  • Strategic thinking

 As a Board member of 10 Carden, Ingrid will encourage the team to reach higher results through creativity and innovative thinking.

email: [email protected]

Tracey McGrath – (at large)

also Treasurer of 42 Carden Shared Space

Tracey McGrath Board PhotoTerm: February 2018 to February 2021

Tracey is a Mother of two teenage boys Curtis age 19 and Carter who is 16. Tracey has been a financial advisor for 27+ years and very passionate about assisting people in this capacity. Working with a diverse client base, she acts as a chief financial advisor to her clients, discovering their family, life and financial goals, and creating customized plans to match everyone’s unique situations. Tracey was raised on a farm in Eden Mills and moved into Guelph 8 years ago. She also sits on the board of Bracelet of Hope and Rotary.

Skills & areas of interest

  • Business and Entrepreneurship;
  • Networking and Partnerships;
  • Fundraising and Development;
  • Marketing and Communications;
  • Research and Evaluation;
  • Accounting and Financial Oversight

I’m part of 10C because I love the Guelph community – I also love people that want more out of life, whether starting a new job or volunteering to make a community better I would like to support. The space at 10Carden is inspiring and I look forward to doing my part to help the community thrive there.

email: [email protected]


Ian Digby (at large)

Ian Digby Board PhotoTerm: August 2018 to August 2021

Ian is a Guelph physician who has held numerous healthcare leadership positions locally and regionally since 2001. He has a keen interest in healthcare quality improvement, hospital management, leadership development and community engagement. Ian is interested in non-profit governance and sustainability and has contributed to several arts and education boards.

I’m part of 10 Carden because I want to contribute to this fascinating experiment in community engagement and innovation. I’ve seen the dream of 10C slowly turn to reality with the new building and a thriving hub of energy and innovation in our own downtown. Now I want to learn from what’s going on from the amazing people in this place and help sustain the energy.

As a board member, I can help 10C with my leadership experience in other sectors and contribute to board governance, fundraising and sustainability.

email: [email protected]