As a highly renowned and award-winning community leader, Simone possesses over 30 years’ Executive Leadership experience in community-based not-for-profit and public sector organizations.
Simone’s expertise includes strategic and operational planning; change transformation leadership; organizational integration management; policy and program development; stakeholder engagement; community-based research; advocacy and community relations.
She is currently the Chief Executive Officer at Vibrant Healthcare Alliance. Prior to joining Vibrant Healthcare Alliance, she previously held positions such as Vice-President, Resident and Community Services at Toronto Community Housing; Director, Community Development and Integration at Mount Sinai Hospital; and Executive Director at the Parkdale Community Health Centre.
She was a faculty member at George Brown College in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences – Assaulted Women’s and Children’s Counsellor Advocate Program for nearly 20 years.
Simone’s experience is complemented by a Masters Degree in Environmental Studies and a Non-profit Management Certificate both from York University and an Executive Leadership Program Certificate from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.