Shauna is a motivated Administrative professional with eight years of experience as a legal assistant, with a strong background in corporate law, criminal law and estate planning; she also has a background in the financial industry. Shauna is Family Service Regina’s glue and is our staffs’ go-to support; she manages human resources, handles all of our IT, is the lead on new employee orientation and manages our front office. She is very active within our internal community; she sits on the Health & Safety Committee, PQI Committee, is part of the management team and heads our United Way campaign committee.
“I had been a part of the corporate world since 2001 and had always held a strong desire to give back to my community, so I made the change to move into the non-profit sector in February of 2012, luckily a friend had notified me that a position opened with her place of work, which was Family Service Regina. I was interviewed and quickly offered the position and the rest is history!” said Shauna.
When she’s not busy supporting staff, you can find Shauna cheering at Regina Pat’s game because she’s a season ticket holder, or spending quality time with her family. Learn more about Shauna in our Staff Spotlight:
- What three traits define you?
I’m hard-working, I’ll always go above and beyond to meet a goal or complete a task.
I’m a team player, and I’m fair, I tend to put the needs of my team members before my own.
I always try to think about how I would like to be treated and always try to treat others that way. I’m very kind, I don’t complain or grunt when someone needs my assistance I’m happy to help in any way that I can.
- What does true leadership mean to you?
We’re all part of a team that is focused on our mission, and to me, that is great leadership, everyone is able to take part in shaping and cultivating our organization’s vision. We’re always striving to meet the needs of our clients and we’re leading the way to a healthier and stronger community.
- What’s the weirdest task you’ve ever completed that wasn’t in your job description?
One winter at our old location, there was ice build up on the roof and when it would warm up, water would leak into our office space. My first task every morning would be to go around and empty buckets of water and clean up water messes and try to make sure the offices would be ready for the counsellors to meet with clients. Although maybe not that weird, definitely not how I thought I would start my day.
- What is the one thing you absolutely love about working with FSR?
For me it’s to see the change, even though I’m not hands-on dealing with our clients, watching them grow from the moment they walk in our doors to become successful and confident individuals. I remember one woman that started out a little withdrawn when she first came to see us, but over a period of time her demeanor changed and she would make a point to stop by my office and say hello with a huge smile on her face. And that is what makes me love my job!
- Where is the best place you’ve traveled to and why?
The best place I’ve been is to Watchet Summerset England, the town my grandfather was born in. It was a surreal experience, just to see the family café and connect with distant family. I’m already planning my trip back!
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