My goal is to contribute my skills and experience to the 2023-25 DPCA leadership team to ensure that we can confidently face the morning of November 6, 2024, knowing that we have left no volunteer willing to contribute on the sidelines and spared no effort in pursuit of our ultimate mission: turning out the overseas Democratic vote.
Why I’m Running
Democrats Abroad Leadership Experience
DA Canada Past-Chair, 2021-23
Regional Vice Chair, Americas, 2021-22
Member, Global Fundraiser Committee, 2020
Member, Americas Region 2020 GPP emergency ballot-curing team
DA Canada Chair, 2017-2021
Member, Global LGBTQ+ Caucus Steering Committee, 2019 - present
Member, Global IT Team (WebEx), 2016-2017
DA Canada – DPCA Voting Representative, 2015 - 2017
DA Canada – Toronto Chair, 2015 - 2016
DA Canada – Toronto Co-Vice Chair, 2013 -2015
DA Canada – Toronto Member-at-Large, 2012-2013
Having been a two-term Chair of DA Canada, which comprised 14 chapters, a few very large with most significantly smaller, l led a team of 45 board members holding varying priorities and spread across 5.5 time zones. Everything we accomplished as a Country Committee was managed virtually! I have proven experience within DA for successfully leading remote volunteers to work cohesively in creating opportunities for growth and organizational advancement while simultaneously achieving our Mission.
Canada’s successes over those four years were achieved through the contributions of hundreds of volunteers, 99% of who I would never meet in person. Each is a volunteer like you and me, from the person who made 20,000+ calls to the person who colored postcards at their kitchen table. I was simply the conductor who motivated and supported a virtual orchestra filled with passionate people whose contribution, whether big or small, sitting in the first chair or the third section, found an avenue to contribute their talent to the symphony and was equally valued, respected, and appreciated. As a leader, I also understood when it was time to lay off the gas for people to re-energize. Every country and chapter leader delivered when I needed to lean in at mission-critical times, inspiring the teams they led and usually exceeding our stretch goals. Whether initiatives were developed by a team member or me, only by working together were we successful on all objectives, including a 40% growth in membership.