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Debbie Anderson


Debbie Anderson is a community leader with a diverse background that spans health care, human resources, education, and the voluntary sector, specializing in community development, volunteer management, leadership, and change. She has worked with countless community organizations and partners in business and government. Currently at Niagara Health System, Ontario, Canada, Anderson leads a team of 1100 dedicated volunteers across six hospitals and serves on hospital leadership and human resources leadership teams. She was involved in planning and building of the new hospital and regional cancer center in St. Catharines from 2002 through 2012.

Previously, Anderson taught at Niagara College for the Center for Community Leadership and Continuing Education Department. She was awarded Instructor of the Year and received the Peter F. Drucker Canadian Non-Profit Consultant of the Year, 2006. She also worked for AIDS Niagara as Coordinator, Volunteer Services.

Anderson is known as an energetic and dynamic speaker and trainer. Whether delivering a keynote address, a conference workshop or a customized training program, she inspires, engages, and educates with humor and a facilitative approach that draws on the collective wisdom of her audience. As a consultant, she is committed to helping people grow and strengthening the capacity of organizations to create healthier, happier communities. She is the author of various published articles on Volunteer Management, Leadership, and Organizational Development. She is an enthusiastic learner and is currently studying Adult Education at Brock University.

For those needing assistance to get started on job design, or for those who want someone to facilitate progress on job design in your organization, Anderson can be reached at Anderson Consulting for more information.