Dianne is a passionate, values-driven social profit leader. An Executive-in-Residence with Capacity Canada, she helps Alberta’s community organizations build capacity through their renowned Employee Board Leadership Development, MatchBoard™, and Board Governance BootCamp programs.
Dianne has worked in the social profit sector since 2000. Her most significant professional achievement was leading Windmill Microlending (formerly Immigrant Access Fund Canada), a micro loan program helping internationally trained immigrants pay for the licensing and training they need to work in their field in Canada, into Canada’s largest and most successful loan program for immigrants. Prior to joining Windmill, Dianne enjoyed roles in fund development, marketing and communications with The Calgary Foundation and Leave A Legacy™ Calgary. Her corporate sector roles were in the areas of marketing, public affairs and communications.
An active volunteer, Dianne is founding chair of the Calgary Region Immigrant Employment Council (CRIEC) and is a member of their Governance Committee. She was named a Finalist for the 2016 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards in the Social Change Category for her work with Windmill Microlending.