Mike Van der Vlist (he/him) holds his MBA in Innovation Leadership from the University of Fredericton, his BA in Psychology, a BSc in General Sciences from Lakehead University and his Human Resources Management Certificate from Fanshawe College. Complimenting this he holds his C.I.M. (Certified in Management) designation, is a Certified Coach Practitioner, and has additional certificates and training in project management, online education, strategic management and economic development. Currently, Mike serves as the Chief Executive Officer for two non-profit charitable organizations providing community-based health and housing services in North Bay, Ontario. This has followed serving as an Executive Director for a Habitat for Humanity affiliate, an Executive Director for a Chamber of Commerce, creating Camp Dawn, and working as a supervisor, facilitator and front-line service provider in the developmental services, acquired brain injury, job development, and physically differing ability fields. Adding to his education and professional experience Mike has been an active Board Member and volunteer in many community organizations over the years such as the Rotary, Community Gardens, and the United Way. Mike is excited to be fulfilling a long-term goal to teach at the post-secondary level as a faculty member of Ashton College and be able to lend his education and experiences to the success of those in the Developmental Services Worker program.