Staff Management

Barry Rooke, Executive Director

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Barry started in campus/community radio at the age of 15 when he was introduced to CFRU at the University of Guelph.  His involvement there as a teenager led him to 3-year diploma in Radio & TV Broadcasting, followed by an HR degree and in-depth research looking at Social Media use by campus/community, public and private radio in Canada for his master's degree.  He also spent time as the technical coordinator, administrator, station manager and chair of the board of directors at CFRU.

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Luke Smith, Director of Learning and Development

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Luke Smith moved from the UK to Canada in 2006 and has been in Ottawa since 2009. Luke has been working at the NCRA/ANREC since February 2015. Currently is working on our training and development strategy and services.  Luke had previously worked for the Ottawa Police Service for just shy of 4 years, as the GLBT Liaison Committee Coordinator. 

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Eloisa Veliz, !earshot Distro Marketing and Outreach Coordinator

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Eloisa moved to Canada from Venezuela almost 10 years ago and has lived in Ottawa ever since. Eloisa graduated from Algonquin College in 2020 with an Advanced Diploma with Honours in Marketing and Advertising Communications Management. She has a high level of proficiency in both Spanish and English. Since graduating she has done volunteer work regarding designing and managing social media platforms.

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