In April 2017, Danielle joined the Foundation to fill the new role of Director of Communications. In this capacity, she oversees the organizations branding and public relations efforts. With more than 25 years’ experience in communications, she brings a strategic approach to how the organization engages with its various publics to achieve its mission and help increase its profile in the community.  Her background includes running her own business for 12 years and working for several non-profit organizations including the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Ottawa Heart Institute and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport. She maintains her accreditation through the Canadian Public Relations Society, where she continues to volunteer her time at the local and national level.