Our Team

Over the years BB&C has developed a talented team, offering a multitude of skillsets gleaned from a broad base of industries.

, has been involved in association management since 1978 and is the founding principal of BB&C.

She has experience in the establishment and restructuring of national and provincial associations, by-law preparation and incorporation, and works closely with elected officials to formulate policy, planning and financial objectives. She has been editor of association publications, produced promotional materials and organized trade shows and educational programs. Amanda is a member of the Canadian and American Societies of Association Executives. She has spoken at International Association of Association Management Companies' conferences and served as president in 2000-2001. Amanda remains the only non-U.S. leader to take on the presidency of this association.

LAURIE ANDREWS joined BB&C in 1991 and was appointed vice-president in 2005.

Laurie has 22 years association, and 15 years public accounting experience. She serves as BB&C Vice President/Treasurer, and Manager of Finance and is responsible for detailed monthly financial reports, development of association budgets and financial forecasts for all BB&C client associations. Laurie works directly with elected treasurers in the preparation of financial analysis, and management of investment portfolios.

, holds a Bachelor of Civil Law and Bachelor of Arts from the Universities of Ottawa and McGill respectively. A native of Pointe Claire, Québec, Mary is fluently bilingual and an accomplished public speaker. Mary joined BB&C in 2000, and works closely with staff and elected leaders of the Association of Canadian Search, Employment & Staffing Services (ACSESS) in providing comprehensive government relations services to members and the industry in provinces (and chapters) across Canada.

ASHLEY CHIARAMIDA holds a BA from Wilfrid Laurier University in Business and Languages. She joined BB&C in October 2011 and works full time with a Provincial Association. Her primary focuses include maintenance of official records for a professional educational program and designation, working closely with a professional development committee and director of education, as well as membership management and event planning.

SINEAD FINNEGAN is a graduate of the E-Business and E-Marketing program at the University of Toronto. She joined BB&C in June 2012 as the Member Services & Chapter Co-ordinator for a National Association. Sinead has over 18 years' experience in business administration, management and event-co-ordination. Her responsibilities at BB&C include support in event planning, education program planning, membership and chapter co-ordination.

MARIE SAINT-IVANY has a background in association management and sales. Marie joined BB&C as office manager in 1990, and now focuses her efforts on sponsorship and advertising sales and trade show management. She also serves as manager for a national association currently focusing on communications, advocacy and brand recognition.

JANICE SCHENK joined BB&C in September of 2008 and serves as director of education for the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario (ACMO). Janice's career has focused on the development, promotion and day-to-day operations of educational programs for professional associations. She has extensive knowledge in the area of professional development seminars, industry designations and global certification. Her focused background and considerable experience working closely with boards of directors, committees and educational institutions brings a new dimension to the BB&C team.

HALYNA TROIAN, CAE joined BB&C in January of 2001. Halyna has over 10 years experience in business administration and project management as well as publishing. At BB&C she works with the Boards of two client associations. Halyna is a thoughtful and strong contributor on association project management and planning initiatives. In 2008 she was the lead staff member in a very successful international conference held in Vancouver and attended by representatives from 32 countries.

has a lengthy career in general accounting and administration, and worked for a major Canadian airline for over eight years before joining BB&C in 2002. Mumtaz works with Laurie Andrews on daily accounting tasks and is responsible for staff support provided for event and trade show management.

DIANNE WERBICKI has been active in corporate and business communications for more than 18 years. She has been both a writer and editor for corporations, associations, non-profits and government clients, and currently serves as editor of CM Condominium Manager Magazine for the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario..