Shannon felt an immediate connection to the vibrant, family-centred community of Fort McMurray, experiencing first-hand the intrinsic role our social profit sector plays in shaping and upholding community values through the delivery of meaningful services and programs. As such, she’s thoroughly invested in various research initiatives that aim to identify the strengths, challenges and opportunities that will collectively support our sector in providing sustainable programs and services for the benefit of our entire community.
Michelle ensures that we are operationally efficient in all we do by maintaining and improving office and central systems based on strong business principles she developed throughout her career. Her innovative approach is instrumental in developing resilient, sustainable, operational excellence.
Shawna is passionate about her community and dedicated to building capacity in the social sector. Her exceptional problem-solving ability and creative approach to sector collaboration will ensure that Fuse Social continues to grow, develop and successfully deliver programming that will add the highest value possible to the social profit sector and further enhance their capacity to fulfil their missions.
Motivated by a strong connection to community and matched by her big heart, Melanie’s enthusiasm for helping strengthen the social profit sector is evident in all that she does. She provides vital organizational support ensuring we continue to build capacity and increase our collective impact through a lens of sustainability and outcome-based delivery.
Jenna is energized by the impact her support and influence has had on youth in our community through her work in arts and recreation as a dance instructor. As the previous Coordinator of the NorthStar Ford Wood Buffalo Volunteer Centre and graduate of Leadership Wood Buffalo 2022, Jenna is dedicated to seeing our social profit sector thrive and knows that the Leadership Wood Buffalo program is a stepping stone toward that vision. Jenna has a passion for cultivating impactful relationships and is excited to guide and hold space for building leadership capacity for emerging leaders in our community.
Melanie has a genuine interest in seeing Wood Buffalo thrive. Her dedication to lifelong learning and relationship building, coupled with her creativity and adaptability will ensure FuseSocial continues to connect our sector with relevant, high-quality training and coaching opportunities that will support organizational capacity, strategic thinking, and collaboration for a stronger community.
Born and raised in Fort McMurray, Sara is passionate about capturing stories and communicating them in a memorable and impactful way. Her goal is to strengthen the connection FuseSocial has with the community of RMWB and increase awareness of the wonderful programs FuseSocial has to offer the social profit sector.
Amy believes that our ability to share stories and experiences is what connects us as a community. She thrives on being able to apply her creativity and artistic skills into her everyday work in a way that supports social profit agencies connect with their audience through meaningful storytelling and great design.
Kayla knows that people are at the centre of every great organization and the single greatest asset a social profit sector has. With a creative approach to problem solving, coupled with her passion for the non-profit sector, Kayla looks forward to providing our partner agencies with dedicated HR support to help build sustainability in our sector.
Rachel moved to Wood Buffalo from Nova Scotia in 2022 and brings with her an extensive history of volunteerism and working with vulnerable populations in the social and government sectors. She is excited to enhance volunteerism in our community and further the mission of the NorthStar Ford Wood Buffalo Volunteer Centre.
With over 20 years of experience and extensive skill in research, program evaluation, and performance management, Christopher has a proven track record of delivering organizations high quality results that meet their unique needs. Christopher brings a strategic and forward-thinking mindset to his work enabling him to support the social profit sector with great expertise and efficiency.
Board of Directors
With an impressive HR portfolio, Tracy is a strong advocate for the role that board, staff and volunteer development plays on the sustainability of the social profit sector. Tracy has also championed inclusion and diversity policies for FuseSocial, believing this framework will positively impact the sector.
Brittany believes that community investment is paramount for a thriving Wood Buffalo. She understands that the business community and social profit sector must come together to achieve this and her vast experience within both the business and social communities has helped foster meaningful relationships for improved collaboration.
John believes that volunteering is core to community development. An entrepreneur and natural leader, his extensive resume of board leadership positions is a testament to his skillset and values and has ensured strong, community-focused leadership at FuseSocial.
Deborah’s vast professional leadership experience in education and administration has been a valuable asset to the FuseSocial board ensuring a collaborative and integrated approach to developing stakeholder relationships and assisting our strategic decisions.
Methodical and detail-orientated, James’ financial and accounting experience has benefited many community groups in our community. At FuseSocial, James ensures we operate with financial accountability and transparency.
A passionate community leader and volunteer, Cliff’s commitment and strategic leadership have benefited many local organizations over the years. At FuseSocial, Cliff has played an instrumental role in developing governance policies and enhancing stakeholder engagement.
Nabil is passionate about community and social development. A big picture thinker, coupled with a strong governance perspective, is reflected in his many achievements and continued efforts supporting the social profit sector.
Austin’s deep community roots and business experience has provided him firsthand knowledge of the impact socially conscious individuals and businesses can have within our community. A strategic thinker and champion for corporate social responsibility, Austin has been a valuable asset to the FuseSocial board.
Thomas is a strong community advocate and believes a prosperous social sector is instrumental in creating a thriving Wood Buffalo. His experience as an entrepreneur and in the social profit and mining sectors have developed a strong foundation for sustainable collaboration. He is thrilled to be joining the FuseSocial Board of Directors for his first term for the 22/23 year.