Meet our team

The conference services team at Brock University is proud to work together to ensure that our guests receive the friendly, professional and unique services required to have a memorable experience on-campus.

Sonya Forsey

Conference Manager

Sonya is thrilled to lead the student team of summer conference assistants each season with 15 years of experience in program management and delivery within education and social service organizations in the Niagara Region. With a passion for customer service and working with other to see that their goals are met, Sonya provides creative ideas that are sure to impress new and returning guests to campus. Her attention to detail, enthusiasm and flexibility makes it easy for organizers to enjoy their time at Brock University alongside their invited delegates.

Jessica Petrella

Senior Conference Coordinator

With over 10 years of experience as a sales manager in the tourism sector, and her extensive knowledge in marketing, Jessica is more than just a Conference Coordinator. From promoting Brock Conference Services through travel and tradeshow attendance to meeting with former and new clients to plan their events on campus, Jessica is focused on building strong client relationships and ensuring Brock guests have an exceptional experience. She knows what it takes to go above and beyond to make sure that clients satisfied and would be happy to assist in the planning of bringing your group to Brock University.

Heather McFarlane

Conference Coordinator

Heather is a recent Brock graduate of the sport management program and joins the Conference Services team after working in the Brock Alumni office. She has been part of the team for over 5 years now, and focuses mainly on sport groups but it is here to make any event a success. From organizing your catering to coordinating your parking needs, Heather can provide you with a one stop shop for all your event requirements.