|Board of Directors|
|A board of nine business women, from across Prince Edward Island, govern the Association.|
|April Ennis - President|
April is an Islander who has developed deep roots on Prince Edward Island over the past 30+ years after being transplanted from Ontario at a very young age. She has a vast amount of tourism work experience behind her including Walt Disney World, the Tourism Industry Association of Prince Edward Island, Golf PEI and Rodd Hotels and Resorts to name a few. Most recently April founded Tinker Media which is a boutique marketing company that strives to provide social media consulting and training based on authenticity.
April resides in rural Kings County with her husband Robert and young sons Brandon and Benjamin. When she is not working or volunteering, you might find her singing karaoke, curling in bonspiels or eating (and posting photos via social media) delicious Prince Edward Island culinary delights.
The future of business is bright on Prince Edward Island, and it is her belief that when a business community supports each other, great things can happen. It is her hope that membership will continue to grow and the needs of the association's members will be met in new and resourceful ways.
|Constance Robinson - Vice President|
Constance is a Director of HR Associates Inc. (HRA), a human resources and labour relations consulting firm. She is also a partner in MacLeod Robinson MacLean, a boutique law firm focusing on employment and labour issues. Constance and her family moved to PEI in 1998, and she soon found a career home in HRA. In 2005 she took on an ownership interest in the company, and greatly appreciates the very different perspective one brings to business when a person is accountable for its strategic direction and performance.
A strong believer in the ability of a vibrant business community to create, Constance recognizes the PEIBWA as a vital vehicle for women in business in Prince Edward Island to generate success for each other through the synergies of the group. She is passionate about organizations maximizing the contributions of their people through sound, evidence-based practices. Constance frequently facilitates learning sessions on labour and employment related issues, and is collaborating with others in developing systems and methodologies that help organizations and business people make evidence-based decisions. This doesn’t mean she is all business all the time. Constance also enjoys opportunities for lighter fare, and has taken up Tai Chi to try to maintain some balance.
|Kimberley A Norgaard, CA - Treasurer|
Kimberley is a Chartered Accountant with Bradley Shea Handrahan, Chartered Accountants in Charlottetown. She works with NPOs and small businesses across the Island.
After earning her designation in Calgary with MNP LLP, Kimberley managed the personal tax season for that region. She also mentored CA students by facilitating internal courses as well as grading and debriefing practice exams.
Kimberley recently returned to the Maritimes to be close to family. She lives in Charlottetown with her husband Chris and their dog, Lizzie.
|Catherine Arsenault - Member at Large|
Catherine is the owner of Atlantic Business Alliance operating PEILOCAL.COM here on Prince Edward Island and NSLOCAL.CA in Nova Scotia. Her passion has always been for locally owned businesses. Through hard work and a talented local team she has grown to one of the largest local business directories of its kind in the Maritimes. Using technology to bring independent businesses onto the desk tops of internet users, her passion to support and buy local can be realized. She regularly visits her clients and has framed her business model around these valuable relationships.
Catherine is also actively involved in The Summerside Chamber of Commerce.
Catherine resides in Summerside with her ten year old son Brandon.
|Rebecca Black - Member at Large|
With a radio broadcasting career that stretches back nearly thirty years, Rebecca Black continues to work in the communications industry, currently handling marketing and administrative duties at "GO 4 Laughs - GO Radio" in Charlottetown. Rebecca is an assistant to Comedian "Jimmy the Janitor", scheduling his cross-country tours. She also liasons with radio station clients that carry the "Jimmy the Janitor" feature; and works with car dealerships looking for the top-quality professional radio commercials "GO Radio" produces.
|Cindy Cameron - Member at Large|
Cindy is an Associate at Cox & Palmer, one of the largest full-service law firms in the Atlantic region. Cindy represents clients in family matters, criminal and regulatory prosecutions, civil litigation and real estate transactions. She returned to Summerside, where she was raised, after a decade of practice in Ontario.
Cindy is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Family Place, a resource centre for pre-school aged children and their families. Her past volunteer appointments include positions on the Kingston Community Roundtable on Poverty Reduction, the City of Kingston Affordable Housing Development Committee and the Board of Directors of the John Howard Society of Kingston and District.
|Stefanie Corbett, BBA - Member at Large|
Stefanie is the Manager Small Business at Scotiabank Charlottetown (Grafton St). For over six years Stefanie has partnered with clients to achieve their goals, both personal and in business, by offering sound financial advice and solutions.
She obtained her Bachelor of Business Administration for the University of Prince Edward Island prior to pursuing her career with Scotiabank. Stefanie is actively involved in the business community and frequently volunteers for charitable organizations such as Stars for Life, Junior Achievement, and the Canadian Cancer Society.
Stefanie lives in West Royalty with her husband Anthony as well as her two beautiful children London & Gray.
|Julie Murphy, CA - Member at Large|
Julie is a senior manager with Grant Thornton and has over 12 years experience working in the Summerside and Charlottetown offices. She is responsible for managing and mentoring audit staff and is a key person with respect to ensuring adherence to firm and professional standards on various assurance engagements. She provides accounting, audit and tax services to some of Grant Thornton - PEI's largest corporate and owner managed clients and is responsible for the management of Grant Thornton - PEI's audit engagements which includes the planning and execution of the engagement, overseeing staff and managing the client relationship. She has experience in providing services to significant clients in the municipal, manufacturing and distribution, commercial, and insurance industries.
A chartered accountant (2004), Julie received her BBA from the University of Prince Edward Island (2000). She is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Prince Edward Island. Her previous volunteer experience includes the membership committee, PEIBWA and past treasurer, Summerside YMCA.
She currently lives in Maple Plains with her husband Brian, daughters Ella and Jada, and golden retriever, Hunter.
|Mary Jane Webster - Member at Large|
Mary Jane is a realtor with Re/MAX Charlottetown and on track to graduate from the eMBA program at UPEI in May 2013. After living "away" for many years, Mary Jane returned to PEI in 2003 to join her family's network of businesses.
Mary Jane has also been a recent addition to the PEI Real Estate Association's Board of Director. Mary Jane is an advocate for good governance as this is the vehicle through which opportunities can be created to effect great changes in an industry. PEIBWA is no exception to this - there are tremendous opportunities for women to help other women in the process of entrepreneurship, through non-profit organizations, and public sector.