Suanne Miedema is Founder and President of Miedema’s Board Consulting Inc. where she helps nonprofit boards improve their governance with best-in-class Board Policy Manuals. With experience spanning both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors she offers a practical, user-friendly, results-oriented service to her clients. Suanne has developed a special interest and expertise in writing Board Policy Manuals which allows boards the opportunity to take advantage of best-practice governance in the most efficient and effective manner possible. Suanne works with the board to develop customized documents and she provides the follow-up necessary to ensure the board is trained and the governance system is used as it is intended.
In addition to Board Policy Manuals, Suanne also offers Board Policy Manual workshops, Board Basics workshops, Board Governance Gap Assessments and Imagine Canada certification coaching.
Suanne has an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University and an MBA from York University Schulich School of Business. She is a member of the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors and BoardSource with numerous governance courses and certificates from each. Suanne is an Imagine Canada Certified Standards Program Coach and a member of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities and the Ontario Nonprofit Network.
Prior to establishing her consultancy, Suanne managed a multi-million dollar, multi-site organization where she gained experience developing business strategy, providing leadership, building teams and improving processes. She currently serves as a volunteer Director on four nonprofit boards.