Current Role on AEAAC: Secretary
Subcommittee(s): Membership Committee & It's Not Right Committee
Tenure on AEAAC: 1 year
Education: Bachelor of Criminology, Master of Social Worker, Registered Social Worker
Why Did I Join? I was introduced to the Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Council through a coworker within the City of Edmonton. I was invested in becoming a member of the council within my current role as a Community Development Social Worker with the Seniors Protection Partnership. I wanted to add value to the conversation surrounding elder abuse and highlight trends and gaps we are seeing in the City of Edmonton. In being actively involved with the council, I am hoping we will be better able to provide unified supports throughout the province and address the concerns identified by the community.
A Bit About Me: I have been with the City of Edmonton for approximately 2 years and held a previous position with the Domestic Abuse High Risk Team. I grew up and live within the City of Edmonton. I did my Bachelors Degree at the University of Alberta and completed my Masters Degree at the University of Calgary. Previous to this work I worked within the community with the Centre to End All Sexual Exploitation (CEASE), where I filled many roles; serving as Team Lead for the Victim Service Unit: Project STAR, Financial Literacy Coordinator, and as the Below the Belt: Men's Project Coordinator. Prior experience includes outreach work with E4C CrossRoads Outreach and respite work with Kindred House (Boyle McCauley Health Centre). I have also have volunteer experience with iHuman, The Elizabeth Fry Society of Edmonton and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada. Civil rights, human rights, social action, education, poverty alleviation and social services – are just some of the causes close to my heart.