Experience in multiple sectors.

  • Community agencies serving traditionally under-represented populations
  • Municipal government department involved in landscape and climate protection
  • Children’s hospital foundation funding programs and equipment
  • Wish-granting organization for regional youth dealing with chronic or life-threatening illness
  • Healthcare support in acute care facilities as well as community settings

A variety of roles.

As a volunteer engagement specialist

  • Extensive experience with the full volunteer engagement cycle including recruitment, screening, training, and retention of volunteers for municipal government, large foundations, healthcare, and grassroots social service agencies
  • Development of job descriptions, marketing materials, and policies and procedures
  • Intensive risk management for volunteer services in acute care facilities, with children and vulnerable persons, and unsupervised community positions

As a fundraiser and special events planner

  • Planning and leadership roles for signature galas, silent auctions, sponsorship walks/runs, and various third-party community events
  • Corporate speaking engagements to solicit support from local business
  • Grant writing, campaign marketing, and fundraising proposals for both monetary and gift-in-kind donations
  • Facilitator for training workshops and networking events

As a program manager

  • Management of paid staff as well as volunteer programs with anywhere from ten volunteers all the way up to 2000 volunteers
  • Operational and strategic planning for nonprofit services, volunteer programs, and community coalitions
  • Creation of recreational and support programming to effectively engage community members and other stakeholders


Extensive community involvement.

  • Reviewer of nominations for Canadian national award program
  • Stewardship committee member with United Way tasked with assessing funding applications¬†
  • Member of early years coalition providing programming for service providers, families, and children
  • Communications Director and President of a volunteer resource management professional association
  • Event volunteer for a variety of local charitable causes