I began my career as a police officer with Peel Regional Police in 1988. From early on, I took an interest and leadership role in advocating for the needs of my fellow members. Ultimately, this interest led to my involvement with the Police Association, first as an elected member of the Board of Directors, then as a staff member of the Association. In this role my job was to protect the interests of and advocate for the members of the Association. I retired as Association Chief Administrative Officer in 2019. Over my career, I gained extensive experience in the role and responsibilities of Boards and their governance.
I became involved with the TPCU, working with our local branch in managing the Association’s financial reserves. I came to learn that the core values of advocacy and service to the membership which defined my involvement with the Association were directly transferrable to the philosophy of the TPCU. I was appointed by my Board to the local TPCU Advisory Committee in 2015.
In 2016, I was asked by the TPCU Board to fill a vacant Director’s position and was re-elected to the Board in 2017 and 2018. In my 4 plus years as a Director, I have completed the required Director certification program, and have been an active contributor on all Board Committees.
Re-election to the Board will allow me to apply the service, advocacy, and leadership skills I have acquired over my career to the TPCU’s present and future needs.