Highest degree: Masters Degree. I am currently a PhD Candidate.
Current position: Founder & President of Invictus Psychology & Consulting Inc. (since 2003)
I am currently the co-chair of CPA’s CSIOP EDI Leadership Committee. I am also a member of the CPA’s
VIP Group, The CPA’s Black Psychology Group, The CPA’s Women’s Group.
Licences: C.Psych. (Ontario), R.Psych. (Alberta), R.Psych. (Courtesy Register) (Nova Scotia), Registered
Psychologist (South Africa), CPHR (Ret.),
Credentials: EMDR Certified
- John C Service Award (2021): Canadian Psychologists Association (CPA)
- Key Contributor (2020): Psychologists Association of Alberta
- Recipient of PHD scholarship: University of South Africa (2016- Present)
- Volunteer of the month: Woods Homes (2015)
- Recipient: Best Participant Award, Gordon Institute of Business Sciences (2005)
- Recipient: Best Syndicate Award, Gordon Institute of Business Sciences (2005)
I am a seasoned Psychologist with 20 years of experience specialising in I/O Psychology and Counselling Psychology. I am also an HR professional with over 30 years of experience in all aspects of Human Resources. I also have experience in Change Management and Human Factors Management. I was born in Apartheid South Africa, was an Anti-Apartheid activist and was part of the first wave of BIPOC intelligentsia in Post Apartheid South Africa to transform the country to a democracy. I am a domestic violence survivor and thriver and a single mom. I immigrated to Canada in 2006. Nelson Mandela and my lived experiences under apartheid and post-apartheid, have shaped, sharpened, and refined my advocacy, activism, and social justice skills. I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience, deep-seated commitment, leadership, passion, insight, activism, and resiliency to this role. I am keenly aware of the nuances, challenges, and opportunities that societal change and social justice work entails. I have successfully collaborated with numerous stakeholders and have contributed to several societal changes as well as social justice policy and legislative changes initiatives in South Africa and in Canada. For e.g. In South Africa, I was part of the Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration’s Project Secretariat tasked with the creation of the organisation. In Canada, I collaborated with community partners to successfully introduce amendments to the OHS Alberta legislation to address psychological violence in the workplace in order to protect employees from being exposed to hazardous work environments due to workplace psychological violence. The legislation was successfully amended.
My interests are Policy, Legislative and Societal and Systemic Change; Social Justice (including AntiRacism; Anti-Violence); Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; Domestic Violence and Resiliency, BIPOC Psychology; Women’s Issues
My goals are to leverage my knowledge and experience to advocate for the psychology profession; to inform societal change and social justice; and to be a voice for those who do not have one.