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MANAGEMENT PROFIL

Creative thinker and leader with a proven track record of successfully employing best management practices.  Extensive experience planning, organizing, managing processes and procedures to streamline activities, and enhance project performance and outcomes. 

I am a multi-skilled bilingual professional with 10 years proven background in Project/Program coordination/management and in the marketing/communications field.  

Experienced in strategic/operational planning, organizational policies and procedures development in link with Accreditation Canada, grant writing, human resources, financial activities, cost reduction, etc.

A proactive professional in managing and implementing small to complex functional projects in various sectors (Health, Aging, Social Services, Mental Health, Economic Development, Communications, marketing, etc.)

result driven professional with experience in leading high performance teams. Well practiced in lean management, an approach that supports the concept of continuous improvement and a long-term strategy that sees changes in processes in order to improve efficiency and quality. Skilled in organization's financial activities to fund operationsKeen understanding of business priorities and genuine team player who excels in bringing the best in team members and creating positive working environments.

Performance-driven professional with progressive expertise and extended leadership in both Project Management and Event Management industry.   Rich exposure in leading and directing full Professional Training Program and Event Planning projects from initiation to closing phases. 

Talented and dynamic professional with in the marketing and communication field.  Proficient at collaborating with multiple stakeholders to determine audience interest and develop strategic go-to-market communication plans that align with the full range organizational priorities. 

Education and Certification

Masters Certification in Project Management (MCPM) | Schulich School of Business – Executive Education Centre (York University) & Sprott School of Business (Carleton University)

B.A. (Hons) Public Relations and Journalism | Laurentian University

Result Based Management (RMB)

Joint Health & Safety Committee Certification | Ministry of Labour (MOL)

Project Management Professional (PMP) | Project Management Institute (PMI) - In completion

Education

Area of expertise

  • Project/Program Lifecycle Coordination & Management | New program implementation
  • Stakeholder Needs Assessment & Fulfillment
  • Grant Writing/Proposal |Creative & Innovative Strategic Planning
  • Event and Conference Management |Professional Development/Training Program
  • Procurement & Negotiation
  • Resource Management | Team Mentoring & Coaching
  • Risk Management | Quality Control & Assurance
  • Strategic Public relation |Relational and Direct Marketing | Web Conception & Development

WORK HISTORY

Sep 2015Apr 2016

PROJECT MANAGER (currently under contract)

MONTFORT RENAISSANCE INC.

Proactively conceived and implemented numerous strategies for all projects phases focus on the enhancement of the well-being of vulnerable citizens through a positive return on investments of services.  Leveraged successful deployment, collaborative solutions and management of all efforts by working collaboratively and strategically with the Executive Director, Directors and Managers.

  • Analyzed, developed and administered corporate policies and procedures in link with Accreditation Canada. Led and conducted an environmental scan and market analysis.
  • Acted as the key Health and Safety (H&S) representative to drive a strong safety culture throughout the organization through the best practices and the Ministry of Labour (MOL) guidelines.  Carried out strategic direction, organization team, problem analysis/troubleshooting, risk assessments, incident investigations & interpretation of applicable legislation.
Oct 2013Sep 2015

PROVINCIAL FRENCH LANGUAGE COORDINATOR

Valoris for Children and Adults of Prescott-Russell Valor Institute / Solution-s 

Program Name: La Ressource des services spécialisés en langue française (La Ressource)

Created and directed all phase of program focused on improving province-wide access to specialized clinical services in French, in collaboration with Ontario agencies serving Francophone adults with developmental disabilities and mental health needs, challenging behaviours and complex needs.

  • Administered and conducted full implementation of the 1st province-wide French Language Program aimed to significantly improve accessibility to specialized clinical services.
  • Developed and orchestrated three (3) Provincial Professional Development/Training Program conducting over forthy (40) major training events.
  • Coordinated all aspects of fundraising and community visibility events, including developing and managing budgets, soliciting donations, negotiating vendor contracts and securing high-profile speakers.
  • Tailored, carried out and monitored inter-regional/provincial, cross-sectorial strategic and business plans.  
  • Developed approaches for measuring and evaluating best innovative practices in training and event deliverance.

Oct 2012Sep 2013

REGIONAL COORDINATOR

Valoris for Children and Adults of Prescott-Russell Valor Institute / Solution-s

Program name: Ontario Community Networks of Specialized Care (CNSC)

Played a key role in coordinating and monitoring the Eastern region’s specialized service response provided by the Networks. Supported the development of linkages between various health sectors.

  • Negotiated contracts and managed all aspects of events execution to include expense and revenue data, budget development, sponsorship sales management, marketing material development, purchasing, advance and day-of logistics, compliance, and organization and analysis of information.
  • Administered (3) Provincial Professional Development/Training Program conducting over forthy (40) major training events.
  • Leveraged excellent support in assisting provincial ministry for program consultation, evaluation & implementation of sharing efforts to maximize access and effectiveness of delivering specialized services.
  • Managed, coached and mentored the annual giving and event project team; oversaw their production and professional development to achieve a cohesive team and successful events.
Sep 2011Sep 2012

COMMUNICATION AND PUBLIC RELATION MANAGER

RDÉE ONTARIO

Conceived, developed and executed numerous integrated communications and marketing plans to strategized overall six (6) Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship programs key to venture growth maximization and economic prosperity. Defined projects, company vision, strategies and tactics.

  • Created and led production, graphic and web-design of highly successful print/web corporate communication materials for on-going activities such as; entrepreneur workshops and Annual Gala for Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) of Ontario.
  • Evaluated and managed new strategic business opportunities with upper management. Developed and led a full grant writing proposal generating and securing an additional annual operating capital of $550,000 to a SMEs and Business to Business (B2B) program.
20092012

PROJECT MANAGER 

ASSEMBLÉE DE LA FRANCOPHONE DE L'ONTARIO 

Project Name: Centre d’information en ressources financières(CIRF) - Information Center of Financial Resources

Leading strategic planning processes, program model development, project planning and work plan development.  Created and directed all phase of the Assemblée new project focused on ensuring the financial diversification or the francophone organization and institution in Ontario.

  • Administered and promoted synergetic networking activities and professional events such as; the Ontario Symposium on Official Languages and the 400 years recognition of Franco-Ontarians Gala welcoming more than 600 ministry and community delegates.

  • Demonstrated outstanding leadership as the main pivot point between non-profit organization representing fourteen (14) different sectors and all government and private funding programs.
  • Engaged funding representatives to invest in diversifying their funding base programs with new potential community partners holding operational and project based activities aligned with their priorities.

Technical Skills

Knowledge of using wide range of office software, such as project management software; Content Management System (CMS); Drupal, Joomla, WordPress, Adobe Suite: Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop; and Microsoft Office Suite.

References

Available upon request