Background and Qualifications


  • Master of Social Work, University of Windsor, Faculty of Social Work
  • Juris Doctor, University of Windsor, Faculty of Law
  • Master of Arts in Criminology, University of Toronto
  • Honours Bachelor of Arts, University of Toronto, Victoria College

Professional Associations:

  • Admitted to the Law Society of Alberta
  • Admitted to the Law Society of Ontario
  • Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
  • Ontario Association of Social Workers
  • College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario
  • Member Ontario Bar Association
  • Member Canadian Bar Association
  • Member International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy


  • Practiced law in one of country’s largest law firms
  • Corporate experience in fast moving biotech start-up
  • Director of human resources large biotech company
  • First-hand knowledge of pressures in managing a family and a legal career in a two child, two professional career household – know it, lived it
  • Staff counsellor and case manager at Ontario Lawyers’Assistance Program (OLAP)
  • Co-facilitated the Lawyers’ Group for OLAP for several years
  • Designed, implemented and facilitated Women Lawyer’s Forum for OLAP
  • Internship Hospital for Sick Children, Eating Disorders Program, Departments of Pediatrics and Child Psychiatry
  • Continuous learning and professional development both Social Work and Law
  • Informed emerging trends in legal culture and industry
  • Presenter at Ontario Bar Association’s Opening Remarks, The Mindful Lawyer CPD Series – Module 5
  • Contributor to Canadian Bar Association’s National Magazine column, “Healthy Lawyer”
  • Externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Consulting Services for Law Firms
  • Executive Coaching
  • Health and fitness