Resume

Experience:

As a journalist and communications professional my background includes reporting, production management and field producing on CHCH Morning Live and Global Toronto News Making a Difference with Susan Hay. 

My professional Human Resources and People Development experience has been in the field of Employee Wellness for St. Josephs Healthcare Hamilton and the Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board.

In 2013 I wrote my M.A. thesis on Mindfulness Meditation while studying at a Zen Centre in South India. Upon completing this study I took Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction offered through St. Josephs Hospital and Mindful Communication offered through the McMaster University Faculty of Development. I then led the weekly Communities of Practice at St. Josephs Hospital  and became a founding member of Mindfulness Hamilton.

Education:

M.A. International and Intercultural Communication, Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC

Postgraduate diploma - Journalism and New Media, Sheridan College, Oakville, ON B.A.

  Philosophy, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
 
Certifications & Memberships:
 
Mental Health Leadership, Queens University via Morneau Shepell, Calgary AB
Ayurvedic Wellness Counsellor, Centre for Ayurveda & Indian Systems of Healing, Toronto ON
Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Commission of Canada, Hamilton ON
Mindful Communication for Health Care Providers, McMaster University, Hamilton ON
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, McMaster University, Hamilton ON
Registered Corporate Coach (RCC) - Worldwide Association of Business Coaches
Board member – Mindfulness Hamilton
Registered Yoga Therapist – The Yoga Centre of Burlington
 
Honors & Awards:
 
Quality Healthcare Workplace Award, Ontario Health Association – Gold, 2015
Quality Healthcare Workplace Award, Ontario Health Association – Silver, 2014
Mental Health at Work Award, Excellence Canada – Gold, 2013
Alumni Leadership Award, Royal Roads University - Nomination, 2014 & 2015

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