Our Team


Eltag Elkhalifa

Program Manager

Eltag manages the WR Connectors program by engaging with business, government and community leaders in Waterloo Region.

Eltag moved to Canada in 1993 from Sudan following the military coup. He holds a BSc. in Economics from the University of Gezira. Eltag has lived and worked in Waterloo Region since 1998.

In his spare time he enjoys travelling, hiking and reading books on politics, history and culture.

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Dave Thomas

Connector Manager

Dave helps newcomers build their professional networks.

Dave grew up in southern Ontario and studied at the University of Western Ontario, where he attained a BA in political science and MA in journalism. Before starting at WR Connectors in September 2017, he worked at The Working Centre for 14 years helping newcomers get established in the workforce, and has been active in many community-building efforts.

In his spare time, Dave likes spending time with family and friends, reading, running and listening to classic rock music, especially the Beatles.

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Keith Summers

Marketing Manager

Keith helps spread the word about WR Connectors throughout the community.

Keith moved to Waterloo Region in 2013 after living in the Hamilton area for nearly 30 years. A graduate of McMaster University (BA, MBA), he also completed a certificate in Social Media Marketing from Northwestern University. A self-described “creative guy”, he is involved in the local music scene and the film and television industry in Toronto, as well as providing communications consulting services to a number of local organizations and businesses.