As the Executive Director, Machelle is responsible for bringing effective leadership and governance to our organization. Prior to joining Strong Start in 2010, Machelle owned and operated a commercial printing company. With a reputation for business excellence, she received the Alumnus of Distinction award from Conestoga College’s School of Business and in 2007, was nominated for an Ontario Premier’s Award for Ontario College Graduates. With a passion for community involvement, Machelle is the past president of Conestoga College Alumni Council. She has also served as the Volunteer Campaign Chair for the United Way of Kitchener Waterloo & Area and has been a volunteer for Junior Achievement and the Business & Education partnership of Waterloo Region’s Speakers Bureau. If you’re interested in partnering with Strong Start®, or making a gift, please contact Machelle for more information.