About the Facilitator
Ronna Hope Warsh has a depth of experience in human services in a variety of leadership roles. She has worked in non-profit agencies, and in both front-line and senior management roles at the municipal and provincial levels of government. During her tenure, she has collaborated with agencies that provide health care, child welfare, employment, social housing, developmental services, child-care and childrens mental health services. She has also been a leader on several Boards of Directors in a volunteer capacity. During her career, Ronna secured millions of dollars which helped to build better communities for vulnerable people.
Ronna has mentored and developed many staff that blossomed into great leaders. She has developed strong collaborative teams who have worked with her to improve service delivery. She understands the changing landscape in the non-profit/public sector world and is a strategic thinker. Throughout her career, Ronna has been an authentic leader who has always acted with integrity. She consistently brings passion to her work and seeks input from others. She is a strong proponent of collaborative partnerships and, using this strategy, has been able to effectively leverage resources resulting in many innovative new programs.
Ronna held the position of Community Development and Health Commissioner for the City of Windsor, where she was responsible for 850 staff and a budget of $250 million. She was known as an inventive and transparent leader.
Ronna received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Ontario Municipal Social Services Association and a Community Service Award from Community Living Windsor. In 2014, she was appointed to the Ontario College of Teachers as a Board member.
Ronna has a coaching certificate from the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching, and she provides coaching to people on an individual basis, enabling them to move forward toward attaining their leadership goals. She is also certified to administer and interpret results from a number of Human Synergistics Leadership and Organizational Culture tools.
Ronna works with a number of public sector agencies, delivering workshops and managing progressive projects. She also provides strategic advice to organizations, based on her years of experience as an executive leader.