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Our Team

We have extensive experience and it spans multiple sectors. Finley & Associates plays the long game, and we ask our clients to join us, to be forward thinking and nimble. We don’t believe in quick fixes, pre-packaged answers or shortcuts.

 

Finley & Associates stays above the controversy, advising and assisting for profit and not-for-profit organizations and their employees to lead from their strengths. Our focus is on transferring knowledge to build capacity in the organization. Strategists, motivators and catalysts, we ask the tough questions and we work towards the best answer. We have a core team of experienced management consultants, which we supplement with partners and associates as needed.

Our Vision:
Inspiring leaders. Pioneering solutions. Delivering impact.

 

Our Values:
Integrity, Courage, Creativity, Impact, Fun

CORE TEAM

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Donna Finley

MBA PhD

Donna Finley is the founder and senior strategist at Finley & Associates. For 35 years, Donna has repeatedly proven herself to be a big picture strategist, successfully leading transformational initiatives. She has a solid, well-deserved reputation for strategic leadership, governance, training and organizational capacity building.

 

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Rebecca
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BAH

Rebecca’s infectious enthusiasm and positive energy enable her to effortlessly bring people together to achieve common objectives. A natural leader, she excels in positions that consistently challenge her thinking and allow her to help others. A strong communicator and networker, Rebecca easily takes complex concepts and makes them into powerful graphic presentations that tell compelling stories.

 

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Stephen Pariser

BA

Stephen’s experience in business development, strategic planning, and negotiation includes work with consumer packaged goods, environmental consulting, automation, large entertainment venues, and human resources. He has leveraged this experience to work with CEOs, directors, and the boards of companies from two million to over one hundred million dollars in size as they create plans that have grown revenue, delivered operational savings, and generated substantial increases in profit.

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Julie Murray

Julie Murray is a facilitator, professional coach, program developer, curriculum designer, and visual facilitator with over 20 years of experience working in the education sector. Julie has worked as an education advisor and curriculum designer for the Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology (CAWST) and as a social studies teacher at Lakefield College School, Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School, and Edge School for Athletes.

 

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Gord Allan

MBA BSc

Gord is a Senior Consultant who is highly valued for his analytical skills, financial acumen and practical approach. These abilities, combined with his congeniality, make him a highly effective team leader and moderator, particularly when aligning diverse values and perspectives are important. He effectively develops targeted marketing strategies and actionable business plans, including financial scenarios for strategy alternatives. Gord’s strength is in defining new market opportunities.

 

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Emily Buck

BA

Emily’s experience in analysis and stakeholder engagement includes work as an Environment, Safety and Regulatory Analyst and an Aboriginal Relations Coordinator in the oil and gas and pipeline industries. She is a Deputy Board Member of the Canadian affiliate of the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) and holds a Foundations of Public Participation certificate from this organization.

 

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Christoph Peck

BA

Christoph holds a BA in English Literature from Miami University of Ohio. Since graduating in 2010, he has been passionate about helping non-profits and community organizations use data collection and analysis to measure the value and impact of their work. He has worked, and continues to work, in this capacity with dozens of community organizations.

 

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Justine Moore

BA Hons

Currently a second-year student at Western University, Justine is completing her degree in Economics. She seeks to understand how markets and society function in parallel while learning more about financial management.

 

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Jan Burwell

Jan Burwell is a senior consultant, with 30 years experience leading teams to build and implement strategic plans. She has a deep knowledge of strategic frameworks and opportunity assessment tools for corporate, start-up and non-profit organizations.

 

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Cody Dirk

B.Sc

Cody’s passion for health and fitness led to a career helping others to achieve their health and fitness goals. At the University of Lethbridge, he majored in Kinesiology, taking courses in Human Anatomy, Human and Exercise Physiology, Exercise Prescription, Biomechanics, Exercise and Aging, and Exercise with Special Populations.

 

ADVISORS

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Ann Calvert

PhD MBA ICD.D

As a faculty member and Chair of Educational Leadership, Policy and Governance at the University of Calgary, Ann has 20 years of experience in institutional leadership, strategic planning, program assessment and non-profit management.

 

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Gayla Rogers

PhD RSW MSW BA

As Dean of the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary from 1998-2010, Dr. Rogers led the Faculty to become one of the largest and most reputable in Canada with innovative programming delivered across the province and significant achievements in community-based, policy and practice-relevant research.

 

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Brenda Finley

BA (Hons) MFA

An award-winning news journalist and documentary filmmaker with over 30 years of local, regional and national experience, Brenda brings highly honed research skills and is adept at discerning and communicating the issues to her audiences.

 

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Noranne Dickin

Noranne’s skills at forging strong management teams, human resources programs and respectful work environments are invaluable to her energy, mining, education, high-tech and not-for-profit clients.

 

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Joy Claypool

B.Comm

With an exceptional sense for grasping and communicating key issues, Joy leads multi-faceted, interdepartmental projects in organizational change, corporate identity programs, market research and product introduction in international high technology, cellular communications, government and post-secondary education.

 

Portraits by D’Angelo Photography