About Us

 

LAURIE SIMPSON, PRESIDENT

Laurie is a committed and dedicated Program Manager and has been responsible for numerous multi-million dollar programs that have taken her to several North American centers. The programs managed are often focused on the technical elements, yet Laurie never loses sight of the human component in all that she does.  Her passion about customer and team advocacy is proof of this commitment.

Laurie has also been seeking ways to contribute that take her beyond the scope of her professional work.  In the hope of sharing the benefits of her project management expertise, she has directed a portion of Just Projects Inc.’s revenue to fund a not-for-profit position of Director, Corporate Relations.  Funding this role allows Laurie to ‘pay it forward’ with her extensive background in Project and Program Management. 

Laurie has designed both a project management toolkit as well as a communication matrix; specifically targeting small businesses that are seeking to launch volunteer initiatives.  By creating the role of Director of Corporate Relations, it is Laurie’s intention to provide no-cost service to those that are seeking assistance with their volunteer initiatives by combining both these practical tools as well as the multi-level volunteer experience of her Director of Corporate Relations.

 

DIANE WADHAM, DIRECTOR, CORPORATE RELATIONS-

Diane has been an active volunteer for over twenty four years.  With a sales and administrative background, Diane has incorporated this work experience into a rich and diverse volunteer career.  Her volunteer exposure ranges from public administration and liaising with provincial bodies to youth sports administration and launching multiple initiatives.  

Diane’s diverse volunteer background includes one-on-one support to palliative care patients as well as parents that experienced the loss of a child, to board level positions that have overseen large-scale initiatives.  Diane has served on several boards and multiple committees (chairing many of them) that involved policy development and implementation as well as contracting and negotiating.

It is through this experience that Diane assists those that are foraying into the volunteer realm.  By sharing her experience in volunteer strategies and techniques, coupled with the practical applications of the JUST PROJECTS planning toolkit, Diane will facilitate the planning and launch of a small business’s volunteer initiative.

 

 

 

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