Catherina is a leader in corporate strategy, change management, human resource management, and government and stakeholder relations. Catherina brings demonstrated expertise working on complex projects involving many partners including governments, private companies, industry associations, non profits and academia. This work reflects her capacity to gather significant data from research and stakeholder engagement, collate this information for relevancy and develop usable, workable, strategies with actionable items to move projects forward. She is regularly engaged by organizations to consult on human resource policy and process, organizational effectiveness, mediating challenges in work places and helping to build high functioning teams to support client goals of achievement and excellence.
In the past several years she has developed knowledge in immigration policy and the alignment of immigration as a path to solving the labour talent shortage in Canada.
Catherina delivers superior work in strategic planning, feasibility studies, research projects and business planning for the public and private sector, non profits and industry organizations. She is experienced in working with governments at all levels and understands the intersection of government policy and legislation with these groups.
Catherina is an expert communicator with substantial expertise leading group facilitation and the development and delivery of corporate presentations. She has significant training and experience with corporate communications, media relations, and issues, crisis and reputation management.
In 2016 and 2017, Catherina worked in Ottawa managing vital relationships for the Newfoundland and Labrador representative in the Federal Cabinet and managed the operations of the federal government in Newfoundland and Labrador, working on a daily basis with offices of federal ministers, the business community, academia and non-profit stakeholders.
From 1998 to 2004 Catherina was a member of the executive and communications director for the Office of the Premier and Executive Council and several departments for the Newfoundland and Labrador government. During her tenure she successfully managed political and governmental relationships between Canadian provinces and the United States.
Catherina has helped Canadian companies execute on their growth strategies for local, national and international consumption with solid, hands-on advice in brand strategy, brand management and refresh, business plans, and investment proposals. Her sector reach includes: public and private, academia, non profit, information communication technology, oil and gas, green economy, ocean and marine technology, retail, aviation, aerospace and defense, environment, and business and arts.
Catherina holds a Bachelor’s degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland, completed courses in law at the University of London, UK, and holds a certificate in Human Resource Professional Program from Memorial University’s Gardiner Centre.