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Meet the Team

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Valoree McKay

Executive Director

Ms. McKay is a seasoned, bilingual, professional and Certified Association Executive (CAE) known for her transformational leadership in the not-for-profit sector, most recently with Certified Professional Bookkeepers of Canada (CPB Canada) where she successfully led a complete rebrand, development of new membership management system and website, and a revamp of its membership and certification structures. With over 20 years of experience in leadership roles at the national level, Ms. McKay brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to IAP2 along with a passion for taking organizations to the next level in reaching their goals and serving their members. A strategic thinker, her areas of expertise include change leadership, increasing innovation, quality improvement, government advocacy, association governance, and partnership development.

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Sarah Alvarado

Marketing & Communications Consultant

Sarah is a seasoned communications professional with more than 15 years of experience in copywriting, storytelling, marketing, branding and web design, social media design, graphic design, strategic planning and project management. She built her career in a diverse range of roles where she excelled at wearing many hats including web content creator, communications specialist, knowledge translation expert, marketing guru, strategic planner and program manager. Sarah is a strategic thinker, skilled at research and communications, and thrives in an environment where she gets to create and implement strategies that engage and inspire target audiences

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Ali Forgie

Training and Administrative Coordinator (Association Management Consultant - Part-Time)

Ali provides a variety of services including Board and committee support, program and event coordination and membership administration. Ali is an organized, responsive, solutions-oriented team member who is committed to excellent client service. Ali has a deep knowledge of computer applications and technology and holds a diploma in Business from Algonquin College.

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Anne Harding

Indigenous Awareness Program Coordinator

Anne Harding is one of IAP2 Canada’s biggest fans, having been involved with the association as a member and volunteer for over a decade. Anne has a deep passion for Indigenous inclusion and reconciliation, which she lives out through her consulting practice at Forum Community Relations and her volunteer work in Community Engagement for the Indigenous Gathering Place Society of Calgary. 

Anne has a Master of Arts in Corporate-Aboriginal Relations and holds a Certified Public Participation Professional (CP3) designation through IAP2 Canada. She is also the winner of a P2 for the Greater Good Core Values Award and volunteers as a Mentor and Core Values Award judge.

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Sarah McCabe

Project Manager (Association Management Consultant - Part-Time)

Sarah is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and has experience in both the corporate and not-for-profit sectors. She has led several projects including the implementation and management of certification programs, sponsorship programs, and membership programs. Sarah has experience in a wide range of areas including strategic planning, governance, marketing and communications, education, and membership. She is committed to team success and personal and professional growth.

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Claudia Sighomnou

Manager, Training & Professional Development

Claudia is a passionate partnership manager and capacity builder with a record of collaborating across national and international organizations to achieve common goals and interests. She is fluently bilingual and comes to us with a wealth of experience in training and professional development programs, partnership management, and business development.

She has extensive experience leading strategic initiatives related to the development and delivery of professional development, licensed designation, and certificate programs and specializes in community building, research and analysis, project management, event planning, curriculum review and delivery, and designing and operationalizing pathways to licensed designation and certificate programs. Her past roles included leading international development programs, global health, and human rights initiatives where she represented their vision, interests, and engagement towards target communities & social actions.

Claudia brings her experience to the IAP2 team to represent the vision, interests, and engagement of our community and help advance the practice of public participation (P2).

Beside her love for gardening and diamond painting, photography and treasure hunting are among Claudia’s many hobbies.

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Christine Toulouse

Membership and Projects Coordinator (Association Management Consultant - Part-Time)

Christine has over 10 years of experience in administration and program coordination in both not-for-profit and government sectors. Christine is involved in program and membership support. Over the past 4 years, she has provided consultant support services for a number of Indigenous organizations, projects and clients. She demonstrates resourcefulness and excellent client service along with organizational skills. Christine holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies from Carleton University and a certificate in Media and Communications from Algonquin College. Christine is an Indigenous Artist, specializing in quillwork. She is committed to sharing Indigenous culture through art.


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