I am a wife, proud mom of three amazing children (Jhordane, Amoy and Hayden), and a community leader who is passionate about supporting our youth so they are empowered to be our future leaders.

I believe every child should have the opportunity to access the resources and support required to reach their full potential. As a parent in this school board district, I know first-hand the needs of this community and that is one of the many reasons why my husband Alton and I created the very first and only free drop in program in Shelburne! This program is open to all students in Shelburne and the surrounding area and is designed to allow students to come in to play, learn, and develop teamwork, self-confidence and leadership skills in a safe and healthy environment. I believe that the individuals entrusted with our children’s education need access to resources and support to help them succeed. It is my vision to ensure that all families and educators have this access and if elected I will fight to ensure that our educators and families have the tools they need to help our youth to succeed. Having one child who successfully completed high school at Center Dufferin District High School (CDDHS) and one still in elementary school reinforces my desire to ensure everyone succeeds. I am proud of this beautiful community and as a professional in the financial services industry I will bring my leadership experience, as well as new and creative perspective to the table that is inclusive and representative of all. I am approachable, open, courteous and respectful of your individual needs. I will work with the community to find solutions and answers that puts our youth first.

As your candidate for the Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) Trustee, you can count on me to be there, to be #accessible, #visible and #present. I will listen to your needs and advocate for you. If you believe in my vision for UGDSB, please vote for me on October 22, 2018.

Thank you for your support!

Education

BA-Political Science, York University, CIP (Chartered Insurance Professional), MBA Candidate 2018, Leadership & Innovation.

Experience
  • Over 20 years of experience in the Insurance and Financial services industry leading teams and managing change.
  • Several years experience leading and participating in various community events such as diversity events and youth mentoring in Peel
  • Founding member of WLC (Women’s Leadership Council) of Peel
  • Key note speaker on Leadership and Education at the Côte d’Ivoire Governance Conference held at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal 2014
  • Facilitator and co facilitator of various Financial Literacy sessions in Peel with United Way’s Women United Council
  • Experience working with Junior Achievement volunteering in classrooms to deliver Economics For Success program
  • Regular supporter of the JDRF program (riding for the cure)
  • Volunteered at the United Way CN tower Climb
  • Supported the first annual local Multicultural Day event in Shelburne through donations and entertainment recruitment
  • Co-Advertising Coordinator & member of the Shelburne Fiddle Parade Planning
  • Co-founder of Tri-SAS sports with Husband Alton Stephenson – A free non competitive sports drop-in program at Glenbrook Elementary and Center Dufferin District High School offering leadership and volunteer hours for High School Students