Meet our Team

Julie Allen

Executive Director

Julie is responsible for the day to day management of the OPF and ensuring that the Foundation serves the global digital preservation community. Outside of that, she is the Executive Director of the Netherlands-Canada Chamber of Commerce, and in that role is responsible for the promotion of trade, investment, industry, commercial services and cultural affairs between Canada and the Netherlands.

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3 - Carl Wilson Technical Lead

Carl Wilson

Technical Lead

Carl leads all of our technical activities. An open source enthusiast, he is an experienced software engineer with a focus on software quality through testing. His professional interest is using virtualisation, automation and continuous delivery techniques to improve the software development process.

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Darren Dignam

Systems Administrator

Darren is a versatile software developer and open source enthusiast with an interest in all aspects of system design and implementation. He manages OPF’s online servers and services helping to streamline and develop our automated infrastructure administration.

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Helena Watson

Marketing Officer

Helena is our Marketing Officer and is responsible for developing our brand and leading external campaigns across OPFs channels and platforms. She also assists in coordinating our events, communications and the webinar series.

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Georgia Moppett

Community Officer

Georgia supports our members and the OPF community by facilitating engagement through events, projects and initiatives. Outside of OPF, Georgia volunteers for various heritage networks assisting with digital content creation, access, and intellectual assets. 

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Lana Emerson

Office Manager

Lana manages the financial and administrative functions of the OPF office. She is a part-qualified accountant and an experienced administrator.

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Amanda Slotboom

Administrative Super Queen

Amanda is responsible for the administrative day-to-day tasks of the OPF, project management and tracking. She also provides direct support to the Executive Director and board. When not at the OPF, Amanda volunteers to support veterans and encourage remembrance.

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