Staff MEMBERS


President & CEO

Oksana Exell was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Western Transportation Advisory Council in October of 2014.

She sets WESTAC's strategic direction as it advances its role as the premier forum for transportation industry leaders in Western Canada.

Lisa Baratta
Director, Administration & Program Delivery

Lisa Baratta joined WESTAC in 2000 and was appointed Director, Strategy in 2008 and Director, Administration & Program Delivery in 2016.

Lisa provides ongoing operational and strategic advice and is responsible for the financial administration of the Council and serves as Corporate Secretary.

Jennifer Perih
Manager, Communications & Member Engagement

Jennifer joined WESTAC in October of 2007 as a Communications Coordinator.

She was appointed Communications Manager in 2011 and Manager, Communications and Member Engagement in 2016.

Jennifer oversees WESTAC’s communications strategies, events, and manages the member and government relationship programs at the Council.

Phil Allmark
Transportation Analyst, Intern

Phil is a recent graduate of UBC where he completed a Commerce degree with a specialization in both Finance and Transportation and Logistics. Phil is a very number oriented person, and this is what drove him to learn about Finance and logistics. He currently assists WESTAC with the production of a weekly info services product and research and analysis into transportation issues.