Melanie is an accomplished professional with diverse managerial experience. Since the late 1990s, Melanie has excelled in management positions within the private/public sectors. Melanie has been a part-time faculty member with Laurentian University (Native Studies/Social Work Department) since 2000, and, respectively, with Northern College (Social Services and Business Administration) from 2004 to 2012. Melanie worked in collaboration with the Indigenous Studies Department of Laurentian University in developing the first French Undergraduate Program in Indigenous Studies.
Melanie is the President of her own management consulting company, Trimeda Consulting Inc. Since its inception, Melanie’s consulting firm has worked with various professionals, specifically in the areas of strategic planning and development, policy development, and business coaching. One of her main portfolios is corporate training where she specializes in leadership and management development, customer service excellence, corporate wellness, mental health first aid, and team building, to name a few.
Melanie is a Board Member of the Timmins Chamber of Commerce Board (2016) and in 2017 became part of the Executive Committee and is now the 2nd Vice-Chair. Melanie is also a member of various Chamber Committees such as Municipal Affairs and the Employer Council Committee. Melanie chairs the Camber’s Non-Profit Hub Committee.
Melanie became a Board Member of the Northern Credit Union in 2017. Melanie is also a member of Northern College’s Indigenous Council and the City of Timmins’ Indigenous Advisory Committee.
Since 2015 and in partnership with one of her siblings, Melanie became the owner of four Fuel and Service Stations within the Timmins and District area.
Melanie possesses an honors BA in Psychology and Native Studies an MA in Humanities and an MBA. In addition, she is a Corporate Coach and Performance Motivator.
In terms of leisure and self-care, Melanie teaches spin and other fitness classes at a local gym, performs contemporary dance at a local dance academy and enjoys family with her son and spouse as well as her cats.