Cheryl brings over 20 years of corporate and financial expertise, in both the private and not-for-profit sectors, to LIFT. Cheryl serves on the board of directors for Make-A-Wish Foundation of BC & Yukon, and previously served on the board of directors for Women’s Health Research Institute.
After completing a bachelor of commerce at the University of Toronto and her chartered accountant designation, Cheryl worked for Ernst & Young in Mississauga and Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP in Vancouver with a focus on the insurance, manufacturing, high-tech, not-for-profit and mining industries. Later, she directed her attention to the insurance, health care and social service sectors, gaining experience in both systems design and managing complex business models.
After two years as the director of finance and financial reporting at the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, Cheryl served for seven years as the chief operating officer for one of Western Canada’s largest social housing agencies in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Cheryl is a principal of Infocus Management Consulting, a full-service firm, which specializes in strategic performance development. She has been consulting to various organizations in both the private and not-for-profit sectors for the past five years, helping them to translate strategic advice into operational practice with a focus on improving performance.