Everyone has a goal or a dream for themselves, their family or their community. SHIFT brings the under forties together to turn goals and dreams into reality. We socialize, mobilize, and realize our potential to drive ourselves, each other and Thunder Bay forward.  

SHIFT is an incredibly diverse group of young people representing many professions and backgrounds. From business owners, entrepreneurs and trades people; to students, health specialists, and government employees, the uniqueness and connectedness of our members sets us apart. Every SHIFTer shares a common value that we believe in what's next for Thunder Bay and we want to help drive the community forward. 

SHIFT is led by a 12 member Executive and Board of Directors


SHIFT brings the under 40 demographic together to socialize, mobilize and realize personal, professional and community development.


To retain and attract young professionals in Thunder Bay, and support young professionals to realize their goals while making a positive impact in the community.

  • Socialize [soh-shuh-lahyz] 
  1. to talk to and do things with other people in a friendly way
  2. to take part in social activities.
  • Mobilize [moh-buh-lahyz]
  1. to organize for a purpose
  2. to be or become assembled, excited, ready  
  • Realize [ree-uh-lahyz] 
  1. to make real; give reality to (a hope, plan, dream, goal)
  2. to become conscious or aware of (something)

Board of Directors

The SHIFT Board of Directors is a group of dedicated and hard-working individuals who believe in what's next for Thunder Bay. We encourage members of different industries, organizations, and opinions to participate. Elections are held annually in May at our Annual General Meeting.

Executive Team

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Dani Ashley

President (Canadian Cancer Society)

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Zee Hasan

Treasurer (Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities)

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David George Noonan

Vice-President (Superior Foods)

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Hannah Gladstone

Secretary and Director of Policy & Research (Carrel + Partners LLP Law Firm)


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Madeline Dennhardt

Director of Social Programs (Sleeping Giant Brewing Co.)

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Kateri Banning

Director of Diversity and Community Inclusion (Skaarup Construction)

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Syed Kabir

Director of Professional & Personal Development (The Chronicle Journal)

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Krishna Mohan Tangilapalli

Director of Communications (Bombardier)

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Courtney Huls

Director of Membership Services (Little Lions Waldorf Child and Family Centre)

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Anne Antenucci

Director of Fund Development (The Salvation Army)


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