Donna has been a professor of Child and Youth Work at Algonquin College’s School of Health & Community Studies for 25 years. She has also worked part-time in Algonquin’s Community Studies Department doing curriculum development, evaluation, as well as the promotion of student strengths and needs. She was involved in the field of Child and Youth Work for many years, including at the Children’s Aid Society, Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa, and as a teacher in the Ottawa Catholic School Board. Donna is a previous board member at YSB, a founding member of Nelson House of Ottawa Carleton and YSB’s William E Hay Centre. Her interests include volunteering with the Stephen Lewis Foundation, the Jane Goodall Foundation, the David Suzuki Foundation as well as fundraising for the Cancer Society of Ontario, the MS Society and Organ Transplant. Donna has degrees in criminology, education as well as post-graduate training in counselling, traumatic event response, peer mentoring, crisis management, violence in schools, and more.