Sheryl guides community development in various informal and formal roles. As the Chair of the West End Citizens’ Action Network, she uses her finely honed collaborative teambuilding approach to seek solutions to social and neighbourhood issues and, in doing so, builds strong and enduring relationships with elected representatives, police, media, and other community leaders. Through her vision, creativity and initiative, she has made communities safer while encouraging others to do the same.
A member of the Vancouver Police Board from 2008 until 2014, Sheryl chaired their Human Resources and Compensation Committee and also served as Vice-Chair to the Community Advisory Committee of the Downtown Community Court until 2014. She is a member of the Safety & Security Committee of the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association. Her commitment to successful problem-solving has also been evident in work she has done with Directions Youth Services Centre with Family Services of Greater Vancouver, Our House Addictions Recovery House and Beauty Night Society, to name a few. Having garnered the attention of the broader community, Sheryl was nominated as one of the YWCA’s Women of Distinction (Community Building) in 2008 and received a 2011 BC Achievement Foundation award for her dedicated work in creating cohesion among the groups with which she worked.
In business, as a COO and founding partner of a small private company, Sheryl led her team to a BC Psychological Healthy Workplace Award before selling her interest so that she could focus her attention on providing insightful and intuitive facilitation to organizations, groups and individuals.
Sheryl specializes in:
- Conflict resolution
- Whistleblower protection