a senior project and
operations manager with more than 20 years of
experience in the non-profit sector.
Mary has led projects and processes to develop and implement change
management strategies, new service delivery models, and strategic
and operational plans that have contributed to enhanced
As Manager of Business Transformation at the VGH & UBC Hospital
Foundation, Mary is currently leading and facilitating staff teams
through transformative changes across a number of business functions
in order to make sustainable improvements to their productivity and
Previously Mary was with United Way of the Lower Mainland where she
managed and participated in internal, community, and movement-wide
initiatives that resulted in plans, activities, and breakthrough
results that benefited United Ways and their stakeholders.
Prior to that, Mary was with the University of British Columbia
during their $262 M World of Opportunity Campaign—at the time, the
largest capital campaign ever in Canada. While there, she developed
a board operational base of experience in finance, administration,
human resources, research, change management and strategy planning.
Mary is a graduate of the University of BC and the British Columbia
Institute of Technology.
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yourself with the applicant’s resume and have a prepared set of
questions. Mind the time but be willing to follow the natural flow
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questions, and listen well.
Sources of Funding.
It is fiscally prudent for organizations
to have diverse sources of revenue.
A summary of practical and commonly given advice on communicating
change in organizations.
Organizations with agile planning, budget and forecasting
capabilities are best positioned to weather uncertain economic
times. By instituting a standardized planning system, an
organization will have a clear vision of where it wants to be in
future and a blueprint to readily improve, adapt, and monitor
progress toward goals.
Position Reclassification. Good
organizations strive to ensure fair and equitable compensation of
employees in relation to their duties. In order to do this,
periodically the need to reclassify a position arises.
Policy Statement. Use to draft your own policy statement.
Project Management. Good
overview presentation on the ins and outs of project management.
Sample Job Descriptions.
Status Reporting. What is
a status report and what should the report include?
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