Director, Social Impact
As part of LIFT’s social impact team, Sonja supports the planning, capacity building and scaling of social purpose organizations in LIFT’s portfolio to affect meaningful and measurable outcomes that drive social change.
Sonja began her career in the not-for-profit sector, where she focused on training and development, crisis management, community outreach, and organizational development. Her work with not-for-profit organizations evolved into corporate consulting where, prior to joining LIFT, she specialized in strategic planning, change management, leadership and team development, talent and career management, and executive recruitment.
Sonja holds a BA in psychology from Simon Fraser University and has sat on numerous boards, including the Take a Hike Youth at Risk Foundation. As past president and chair of Take a Hike, Sonja has experienced the impact and success of the not-for-profit organization first-hand and was proud to be part of the team that led Take a Hike to expand into new communities.