MEET OUR

TEAM

The Faces of Our Organization

 It is of the utmost importance to us that our (ever-growing) planning team showcases the diversity and various perspectives of Rotary International Zones 28 & 32.

Find out more about our current team below and join us in bringing this conference to life.

White Background

Co-Founders & Convention Co-Chairs

Rebecca
Avileli

Operations Director

Rebecca started her Rotary journey four years ago with Rotary Interact. She previously served as an Interact President and is involved in seven district committees including RYLA, DisCon, and the Rotaract committee. She is currently in her first year of Rotaract and aids with Rotaract-Interact relations.

University of Lethbridge Rotaract Club

District 5360

Iqmat
Iyiola

Marketing & Registration Director

Since joining Rotary Interact in 2017 Iqmat has been a champion for Rotary youth at the Club, District, and International level. She is in her first year of Rotaract and aids with Rotaract-Interact Relations.

University of Alberta Rotaract Club

District 5370

Kamil
Kanji

Finance Director

Kamil's Rotary journey started with his attendance of RYLA 5360 in 2017. His Rotary career spans at a Club, District, National, and International level. He's currently in his first year of Rotaract and serves as the Co-Professional Development Director.

D5040 Rotaract Club of Vancouver-UBC

D6330 Rotary Club of Global Passport

Committee

Members

Alexis
Jordan-Pitas

Social Media Coordinator

Alexis has been involved in Interact for four years and has served as Club President for three of them. In 2019, she had the opportunity to help plan and host an Interact Conference in her district.

Souhegan High School Interact Club

District 7870

Andrew
Moore

Zone 32 West

Registration Coordinator 

Andrew has been involved in Rotary for as long as he can remember. In middle school he was a member of the Earlyact board for two years. Now he is the freshman representative for his High School Interact board.

Oscoda Interact Club

District 6310

Anja
Trivunovic

Volunteer Coordinator

Anja is in her second year of Interact and currently holds the executive role of Grade 11 Representative within her club.

Western Canada High School's Interact Club

District 5360

Anna
Goyette

Souhegan High School Interact Club

District 7870

Anna joined Interact in her freshman year and has loved it ever since! She is currently a senior and has been Vice President of her club since her sophomore year. Anna has also helped plan two regional interact conferences (throughout New Hampshire and Vermont).

Venue Lead

Aroma
Pageni

University of Calgary Rotaract Club

District 5360

Aroma has been involved with Rotary since her early years in high school. She was previously part of her Interact club's executive team, and is looking to continue her contribution in Rotaract this year. Currently, she serves as Marketing Director on the All Interact Presidents Forum 2020 Board.

Event Design Lead

Ashley
Livingstone

Interact Club of LaSalle

District 6400

Ashley has been involved in Interact for a year and a half. She's currently the Program Director of her club and attended RYLA 2020 in the fall.

Website Coordinator

Binalpreet
Kalra

Safety Lead

Binalpreet has been a committed and active member of her school's Interact Club since 2017. She has previously served as her club’s Executive Director of Public Relations and Vice President. Currently, she is the President of her school's Interact Club.

CPSS Interact Club

District 7080

Cade
McAllister

Zone 28 West

Registration Coordinator

Cade has been a part of Interact for the last 3 years. He has previously served as the secretary of his Interact Club and is currently the President.

Ketchikan Interact Club

District 5010

Carley Kurtz

Workshop Lead

Carley has been an Interact Club President ever since she started her Rotary journey 3 years ago. After attending District 7980's 2018 Fall RYLA, she continued to facilitate for Spring 2019, Fall 2019, and Spring 2020. In 2019 she became an Area representative for District 7980's Interact District board, which led to her current position as one of the District's Interact Representatives.

Cheshire Interact Club

District 7980

Claudia
Marsello

Merchandise Coordinator

Claudia is a tenth grader at VVS. She has been an active participant in her School’s Interact Club for two years now and currently holds the position of club treasurer.

VVS Interact Club

District 7150

EJ
Imbriaco

Pace University

District 7980

EJ has been involved in Interact and Rotary since 2016. He played a role as coordinator for events in his interact club for four years, served as a facilitator for RYLA for 2 years, and was on the interact district board as the events coordinator for the state of Connecticut!

Zone 28 Public Relations Lead

Heba
Manshadi

Zone 28 Rotary Sponsorships Lead

Heba's Rotary journey started in Fall 2019, and she's currently the Vice President of her Interact club. She is also the Chairperson Elect on the AIPF board, and a member of the DisCon 5360 2021 Program team.

Western Canada High School Interact Club

District 5360

Jay
Newman

Interact Club of LaSalle

District 6400

Jay is one of the founding members of the Interact Club of LaSalle. He’s been an Interactor since 2017 and has had roles such as Project Director, Program Director, and Floating Director.  In 2019, he was named Youth Citizen of the Year in the town of LaSalle for his volunteerism. Jay attended RYLA within District 6400 in 2019 and returned as a leader in 2020

Graphic Design Lead

Jesse
Mayreis

Grants Lead

Jesse has been around Rotary his entire life. His own personal Rotary journey started in 10th grade with RYLA. He returned to the student-led program all three years as a RYLArian, Facilitator and Senior Leader. In Grade 12 he co-founded Glen Cove Interact Club and served as the inaugural president.

District 7255

Jill
Dobbin

Kindersley Composite School Interact Club

District 5360

Jill started her Rotary journey four years ago. She is currently the Acting President of her Club. At the District level, she is the Communications Director on the All Interact Presidents Forum Board of Directors and the Conference Co-Chairperson of the Interact Committee.

Zone 28 East

Registration Coordinator

Kavi
Talwalkar

Zone 32 Public Relations Lead

Kavi first got involved with Rotary his sophomore year of high school. He then went on to serve as a RYLA 7980 Student Director, Interact District Representative, as well as his Interact President. Now a freshman in college, Kavi is super excited to carry on his Rotary journey through Rotaract as well as the Interact Convention Team!

Wesleyan University 

District 7980

Lydia
Hodgeman

Bellows Free Academy Interact Club

District 7850

Lydia, currently a Junior in high school, joined her school’s Interact club at the beginning of her freshman year. Interact has shown her that a small group of people can make a huge difference in their communities and beyond.

Lighthouse Coordinator

Mackenzie
Ungur

Zone 28 West

Registration Coordinator

Mackenzie began her Rotary journey with volunteering at trail clean-ups and occasionally attending Rotary meetings. Since joining interact in 2017 she has attended YAIL and served as her Club's Communications Director, International/Community Service Chair, and 2020/2021 President. 

Interact Club of Chilliwack

Majo
Camacaro

Interact Club of London

District 6330

Catering Lead

Majo was President of the Interact Club in Venezuela for the 2017-2018 year. She was also a Rotary Youth Exchange Student in the 2019-2020 year. Majo has volunteered with the Interact Club of London in Ontario since 2020.

Meredith
Marsh

Meredith is a 3rd generation future Rotarian who got her start attending Rotary Club meetings, food drives, exchange trips, and conferences with her Dad. She has joined her schools Interact Club, holding positions like President and Liaison as well as participating in District 7255 RYLA as a Rylarian and Facilitator.

District 7255
Zone 32 East
Registration Coordinator
Pauleanne
Codilla

Inventory Lead

Pauleanne has been a part of the Rotary since 2017 when she joined the Fort St. John Interact Club. She had served as her Interact Club's President and International Director before moving on to join the University of Alberta Rotaract Club in 2020. She currently serves on the Rotaract and DisCon Committees within her home, District 5370.

University Of Alberta Rotaract Club

District 5370

Sabrina
Páez

Rotary Club of Oakville

District 7080

Program Lead

Sabrina has taken part in Interact, Rotary Youth Exchange, and currently Rotaract in three different countries. Originally from Venezuela, she went on a one year exchange to the US before moving with her family to Canada. She still takes the time to attend American and Venezuelan Rotary meetings!

Sophia
Harvey

Sophia’s a senior in Juneau, Alaska, who has participated in Interact for the past 4 years, serving as VP last year and President this year. She was selected to attend RYLA 2020 last year and had an amazing time.

North-Southborough Interact Club

District 7910

North-Southborough Interact Club

District 7910

Workshop Lead

Thunder Mountain High School Interact Club

District 5010

Sravya
Tanikella

North-Southborough Interact Club

District 7910

Sravya has been a part of Interact for six years and served as Club President for the last three. She's aided her district in starting up many new Interact clubs. She participated in RYLA 7910 during 2018 and has become a group facilitator and planning committee member for RYLA 2021.

Corporate Sponsorship Lead

Yasmine
Yahia Meddah

Marianapolis Interact Club

District 7040

Event Design Lead

Yasmine started her Rotary journey a year ago by founding an Interact club in the college she currently attends. She has since served as President and worked with Westmount Rotary and her team to get the club certified, which they achieved this past fall.

Yu Jie
Loh

Southern Saratoga Interact Club

District 7190

Budget Lead

Yu Jie started her Rotary journey in 2018. She previously served as Vice President in her freshman year of high school, and she has been the President of her Interact Club since her sophomore year. In addition to attending RYLA, she has launched multiple projects that built connections with other Interact Clubs around the world.

Zachary
Palazzotto

Connetquot High School Interact Club

District 7255

Zachary has been involved in Rotary for the past three years. He is the Communications Liaison of his Interact Club and participated in RYLA 2020. He ceases every opportunity to serve his local community alongside friends by living by “service over self.”

Swirl

Rotarian

Advisors

Christine (2).jpg

Christine Rendell

D5360 Rotarian Advisor

Past District Governor 2019-2020

Youth Services Chair 2020-2021

New Clubs Vice-Chair 2020-2021

Rotary Club of Calgary East

Tracey Vavrek

D5370 Rotarian Advisor

Past District Governor 2019-2020

Zone 28 & 32 Innovative Clubs Ambassador

Rotaract Canada Professional Advisor of Rotary Innovation & Operations

Rotary Club of Grande Prairie After Five