Hello and Welcome!
Having worked in the non-profit sector for over 15 years as a social worker in front-line, management, research and policy, I bring extensive knowledge about systems, community, organizations and program development.
I have a PhD in Social Work from the University of Calgary and am a Registered Social Worker with Alberta Council of Social Workers. I have published across a range of topics such as gender, domestic/sexual violence, homelessness, and social enterprise and have worked with numerous organizations providing a range of research and evaluation services. Recently, I was invited by the United Nations Programme on Youth to an Expert Group Meeting in New York City to present my doctoral research on women and social enterprise in Canada, with 8 other international experts. Our presentations and ensuing discussions will inform the upcoming World Youth Report 2019 and its focus on Youth Social Entrepreneurship and the 2030 Agenda. Very exciting! My education, blended with my diverse practice experiences, enables me to connect high-level, big picture thinking with direct practice in the social service sector and beyond.
In my spare time, I am an avid cyclist and spend part of my time in the mountains, in Canmore, Alberta.
I am passionate about well-researched, quality work and look forward to exploring how I can help you!