Skills and Knowledge

Over the years,

I have increased my proficiency in strategic planning, project management and resource development for several not-for-profit organizations.

Overall, my career as a leader, facilitator and director has been rewarding. I continue to develop my professional skills by expanding my knowledge of adult education, technology, systems thinking and user design principles.

Facilitation Skills
  • Delivered several workshops and training sessions to help participants achieve a common goal.
  • Strong facilitation skills in an organizational setting utilizing teleconference platforms Zoom, Teams and Slack. 
  • Facilitated creativity workshops to deepen reflection, create joy and exploration of the self.

Mixed media art workshop

Online open studio process workshop

Technical Skills
  • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop & Premiere.
  • Skilled with the learning management system Absorb & Google Classroom.
  • Skills in using WordPress and social media tools.
  • Experience in e-authoring tools.
  • Experience with digital video production using Filmora and Premiere.
  • Experience with MS Office products,  Canva, Power BI, Planner, Salesforce and Sharepoint.
Research & Writing Skills
Leadership Expertise
  • 2006 – Employed by Ministry of Economic Development and Trade to manage the Business Enterprise Centre based in Cornwall, Ontario. Developed and organized several “ARTpreneur” conferences for local artists. I was recognized as the Non-Business Woman of the Year award in 2009 with small business owners and artists.
  • 2010 – Led the Agapè Centre, Cornwall’s local food bank, community kitchen and thrift store as the Executive Director. In 2013, the Agapè Centre was recognized as a “Good Food Organization” by Community Food Centres Canada.
  • 2012 – Elected Vice-President of the Canadian Federation of University Women’s Cornwall chapter.
  • 2015 – Graduated with distinction from the Canadian Women’s Foundation Leadership Institute for Emerging Leaders at St. Francis Xavier University.
  • 2020 – I am currently the Senior Director of Training, Quality and Customer Relations at the Strongest Families Institute. I am leading four female senior managers and believe it is my responsibility to empower and inspire my team members to attain the mission and goals of our department and of the overall organization. As a leader, I am often enthusiastic about challenges as I can use my creativity to develop solutions. I encourage my team to cultivate new skills and not be afraid to take risks and bring ideas to the table.