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Thea Sommerdyk

A group of children with what appears to be coaches or teachers. In the foreground a man has his hand on a child's head.

Thea Sommerdyk is on the board of directors for Veterinarians Without Borders. 

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Thea Sommerdyk, BSc

Having a BSc in biology, Thea started her career working in the Ontario government, protecting areas of scientific interest. Since 1996 Thea has worked for Ericsson Canada fulfilling a variety of roles but is now Site Operations Manager where she leads, guides and develops local teams responsible for innovation, talent development, diversity and inclusion, community engagement, local advisory board, and customer engagement.

Thea has always maintained a passion for animal health and welfare and has been following VWB since she became aware of it when she moved to Ottawa about four years ago.

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