Nancy Griffin

Public Relations / Communications Professor & Program Coordinator · Cambrian College

Nancy Griffin is an expert in the fields of public relations, media and communications.

Media Relations Public Relations Crisis Communications Corporate Communicaitons Marketing

Andrea Kwasnicki

Regional Director, Manitoba/Nunavut · Diabetes Canada

Andrea Kwasinski is Regional Director for Manitoba and Nunavut at the Diabetes Canada.

Volunteer Development Community Development Community Mobilization Event Planning Advocacy

Marc-Andre Pigeon

Director, Financial Sector Policy · Credit Union Central of Canada

Experienced financial services professional, researcher, and credit union advocate

Credit Unions Policy Finance Advocacy Research

Stephen Fitzpatrick

Vice President, Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer · Credit Union Central of Canada

Experienced finance professional in the Canadian financial services industry

Credit Unions Policy Finance Accounting Lending

Faye Matt

Chief Executive Officer · Special Olympics Saskatchewan

Non-profit executive serving people with intellectual disabilities through sport.

Special Olympics Non Profit Management Advocacy Volunteer Administration Sport Administration

Brenda O'Connor

Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary · Credit Union Central of Canada

Experienced Canadian financial services leader

Credit Unions Policy Finance Lending Advocacy

Karen Coulson

Program Manager at Food Skills For Families · Diabetes Canada

Program Manager at Food Skills For Families

Nonprofit Event Management Leadership Training Policy

Deborah Cullinan

Chief Executive Officer · YBCA

Deborah is a leading advocate on the pivotal role artists & cultural organizations play in shaping our social & political landscape.

Nonprofit Management Civic Engagement COVID Recovery Unemployment Philanthropy

Kahir Lalji

Provincial Director, Government Relations & Programs · The United Way of British Columbia

With 15+ years of non-profit leadership experience, Kahir has extensive experience in community-based initiatives and government relations.

Advocacy Program Development Community Engagement Non-Profits Gerontology

John Robinson

President, CEO and · Our Ability

CEO, Our Ability, Inc.

Advocacy Media Production Video Production

Douglas Knight

Chief Connector · Connect The Dots Movement

Nonprofiteer. Social Enterpriser. Communicator. Activator.

Non-Profits Board Development Public Speaking Public Relations Social Enterprise

Betsy Candler

Lecturer in Law · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: candlerbetsy@uchastings.edu

Legal Writing Fundamentals of US Law Mediation Legal Research Advocacy

Dr. John Beard

Director of Ageing and Life Course · World Health Organization

Dr John Beard, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., is Director of Ageing and Life Course with the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva

Fostering Healthy Ageing Population Ageing Epidemiology Public Health and Ageing

Spike Jones

General Manager, Strategic Services · Khoros

Word of Mouth Marketing & Brand Ambassador Expert, Social Media Curmudgeon and Published Author

Word of Mouth Marketing Branding and Identity Social Media Building Brand Ambassador Programs Engaging Brand Advocates

Cynthia Kimball Davis

Graduate Program Director of the Master of Interdisciplinary Studies (MIS) Degree · Southern Utah University

Specializing in Heart-based Hope Communication, Culture, and Leadership

Educational Outreach & Professional Development Belonging How to Market Interdisciplinary Studies Heart-based Hope Communication, Culture, and Leadership Advocacy

Monica Perez Jolles

Assistant Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Focus areas: health policy, mental health service, implementation of complex interventions such as patient-centered and trauma informed care

Behavioral Patient-Centered Care Complex Health Interventions’ Implementation Science Organization/Workplace Patient-Centered Medical Home Care Implementation Science

Omar Lopez

Director of Workforce Development Stipend and Scholarship Programs; Clinical Professor of Social Work Field Education · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Specializes in the administration of grant-funded initiatives with a focus on workforce development programs that train MSW students.

Advocacy Social Services for Families Workforce Development Initiatives Immigration Social Work

Elliott Silverstein

Director, Government Relations, Insurance · CAA Club Group

Elliott manages and executes key elements of CAA’s provincial advocacy role, and overseeing municipal advocacy efforts.

Travel Industry Government Relations & Public Affairs Issues Management Legislation Policy Analysis

Richard Newmyer

Senior Lecturer of Social Work Virtual Academic Center · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Senior Lecturer specializing in administration, facilitation, community organizing, governmental relations, social advocacy, and fundraising

Strategic Planning Facilitation Leadership Management Administration

Leesa Bringas

Technician / Coordinator · Cambrian College

A skilled and talented multi-disciplinary visual artist whose art has been showcased in Canada and abroad.

Multi Disciplinary Visual Arts Arts Advocacy Artist-Run Centres