Hi everyone! I know it has been a while since I last wrote a blog post, sorry about that. With the holidays and life popping up, I just found myself without the time. I am back, and I have news. I got a new job! It’s with the William Osler Health System as a Public Relations Specialist.
While I am looking forward to this new opportunity and “coming home” in a way, I just want to say a few words about my role and time at OPPI.
That role was, and will always be, my first managerial role. While I had an idea of what planning consisted of – I even contemplated going to school for planning years ago – and I had related experiences, I learned so much in my three years with the organization by meeting members from across Ontario and hearing from them. Many of these people are in, or will get to, the top-tier of planning in their profession. It was an awesome opportunity to learn how they think, what makes them tick, and to try my best to support them. Everything in my portfolio reflects the opportunity to grow, try new things and gain new skills.
I also got the opportunity to work with a team of equally top-tier professionals. First and foremost, Tenzing Communications, our marcom firm. Then there’s our Y Magazine editor. There’s our web provider, 78Digital, our event planners, Absolute, and our video production team, Webcast Guru. There are so many more too that deserve my thanks. I’m very fortunate that I got to work with great people and organizations over the years.
I’m looking forward to my new role. It’s an opportunity to “come home” in a way that helps people in Brampton, where I grew up. I also get to tackle the challenge and opportunity of COVID-19, and I get the immense pleasure of promoting the good work the hospital network is undertaking. When I left CAHO, I never said no to a future opportunity in health care again, but it had to be under the right conditions and circumstances. I think this new role offers the right conditions and circumstances to come back. I’m looking forward to a new team, a new challenge and the chance to get better at what I do. Wish me luck!