Ashley Hoath-Murray believes that innovation, adaptability and transparency are the three most important keys to success for not-for-profit agencies and businesses. Ashley is the Co-Executive Director of Literacy Link Niagara, the adult literacy network in the Niagara Region. She consults and engages key stakeholders about issues relating to literacy through her project work and tries to make recommendations that will produce positive communal change. Ashley is passionate about treating people in a manner that speaks to their needs and experiences. As a former Women’s Studies student with more than a decade of experience serving clients from diverse backgrounds, she believes in client-centered service and implementing practices to ensure that every client has a voice. As progressive practices related to gender, race and economic status are entering the mainstream, she feels it is the responsibility of all agencies and businesses to be aware of changing social norms and expectations.
- Board Governance
- Strategic Planning
- Organizational Development & Restructuring
Brianne Chiarle is the owner and founder of Buck Marketing, a boutique marketing agency in South Niagara. She has lived in Port Colborne her entire life, continuing her education in both Marketing and a post-grad in Public Relations from Niagara College. She leads a team of digital marketing experts and graphic designers to provide communications consulting, educating and strategic marketing services in the region. Brianne is not only an entrepreneur, but also a Brand Marketing Coordinator for one of Canada’s largest wine companies working on national brand campaigns. Brianne is passionate about mentoring others and bringing businesses together to succeed. She’s won an award for her volunteer efforts on both the NEXTNiagara and Women in Niagara councils and continues to volunteer her time and skill set to give back to Niagara communities.
- Graphic Design – Print & Digital Marketing
- Social Media Management & Social Ad Campaigns
- Website Development
Dianne is a versatile facilitator, consultant, and trainer with an established track record of working effectively with multi-stakeholder groups and organizational teams, building their capacity to turn ideas into action. She specializes in designing and facilitating conversations that help individuals and groups clearly articulate their desired future and formulate an action plan to make that future a reality. A highly skilled generalist, Dianne brings over 30 years of planning and leadership experience gained in the not-for-profit, health and government sectors. She is passionate about helping individuals and groups build on their unique strengths to accelerate their success and achieve their goals. Dianne looks forward to helping you turn your ideas into action.
- Strategic and program planning, evaluation & project management
- Stakeholder engagement and partnership development
- Workshop design and delivery
Dorothy’s passion for clear language and design in communication has been honed by work in the corporate, not-for-profit and education sectors. She has over 20 years of experience developing & delivering training and has served on boards of local organizations. Teaching Communications at Niagara College, Dorothy also consulted on writing projects and served on advisory committees for Ontario assessment projects and Essential Skills “WriteForward” from Bow Valley College in Calgary. Let her use her strong analytical skills to help you build your communications to strengthen connections. She can ensure you say what you mean clearly, so everyone hears your organization’s voice.
- Project, Program & Process Evaluation
- Strategic Planning
Susan Perry is the co-author of three best-selling books written for board directors, committee members, board chairs and others involved in non-profit organizations. Call to Order: Meeting Rules, Procedures and Advice has helped thousands of people in many different kinds of non-profits to have more effective, productive and harmonious meetings. The Art of Chairing: How to be an Effective Volunteer Leader of a Non-profit Organization provides practical information, advice and tips for association presidents and board chairs and helps build skills in leadership, resolving conflicts, planning and communications. The Board – A Winning Team provides guidance and advice to quickly move new directors from a group of relative strangers into a performing, enthusiastic and trusting team, and outlines the roles and obligations of directors as well as the relationship between board and staff. These books are essential components to building good boardroom practices, published by Big Bay Publishing (link to: https://www.bigbaypublishing.com).
- Board Governance
- Organizational Health
- Strategic Board Planning
Much like Gay, Terry Romaniuk has found that one of the things he most enjoy in life is helping people solve the problems that they are facing: getting people from a place of confusion and frustration to a place of serenity and satisfaction. When he found that he wasn’t doing this in his previous career, he sat down and tried to figure out how he was assured to do this in his ‘next’ career; next thing he knew he was headed to Osgoode Hall Law School. He finds it truly amazing, and humbling, how he can type words on a page and have those words take someone, or an organization, from that place of frustration and get them to where they want to be; doing what they want to do.
- Corporate Law focusing on the not-for-profit sector including governance
- By-law review and recommendations
- Governance workshops and webinars