Lori is the newly appointed Director of Social Assistance and Employment Opportunities for the Niagara Region. Prior to taking on the role of Director, Lori was accountable for the development, implementation, leadership and management of Community Services’ employment services. Lori brings with her over 12 years of leadership experience in the area of building partnerships with Niagara Economic Development and Employment Ontario to ensure programs meet the current and future needs of job seekers and employers. Lori has participated on a number of community based boards and is also a member of numerous provincial committees. At present, she is the past Board Chair of Hospice Niagara. Lori is an inspirational leader who fosters a work environment characterized by a commitment to values, engagement, innovation, problem-solving and continuous improvement. Lori holds a Bachelor of Arts from Brock University and is a graduate of Leadership Niagara.