With over 15 years' non-profit and cooperative operations and human resources (HR) leadership experience, Marie-Claire is passionate about supporting social profit organizations to succeed through effective HR and governance practices. She has successfully supported small and larger organizations to meet the challenges of executive leadership transition, now as an independent consultant and previously as People Solutions Consultant with Central 1 Credit Union. Other prior leadership positions include HR Director with the David Suzuki Foundation, HR Specialist with Vancity Credit Union and Operations Manager with Ecotrust Canada. Marie-Claire has served as a nonprofit volunteer for over two decades; on the board with Better Environmentally Sound Transportation, as a founding member of the West End Residents Association and until recently as a director with the Pivot Legal Society. An enthusiastic knowledge philanthropist with Vantage Point, she engages groups in discussions on governance and strategic planning - usually with a little HR sprinkled in! Her spare time is spent gardening and enjoying family and the outdoors on Bowen Island.