Stacey Mitchell, BA, CHRP – Principal Consultant
After quietly joining Directis in October, 2012, Stacey is stepping up to the helm of the company, as the new owner of Directis Consulting.
Her professional journey over the last sixteen years has taken her through a variety of roles and a wide range of industries including hotels, tourism, oil & gas, small start-ups, and government. She is a skilled facilitator, with varied experience in strategic human resources, organizational development, performance improvement, operations, and strategic planning. She is also a trained coach, offering personal development through one-on-one conversations.
Stacey holds the Certified Human Resources Professional designation, as well as being certified to provide the Myers Briggs, FIRO-B, Thomas Kilman and CPI-260 assessment instruments. She has earned a Bachelor of Arts (Geography) from the University of Victoria, and a Diploma of Technology (Human Resource Management) from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
Susan Low – Associate Consultant
Susan Low is the founder of Directis Consulting. After ten years leading the company Susan is stepping into an associate role, working part-time with Directis, in order to free up time to pursue other community projects. Susan has fifteen years of diverse professional experience in business consulting, training, process improvement and facilitation.
Susan earned an MBA from the University of Calgary in 2002. Prior to that she started, built and sold a web design company and worked in quality management documentation, policy development and retail. She also holds a BA in English and Professional Writing from UVic.
Linda-Mary Bluma, BA (Hons), CIA (Certified Internal Auditor) – Financial Management Consultant
Linda-Mary Bluma’s 35-year career in financial management, accounting, consulting, and internal auditing includes 20 years in various retail and industrial businesses, 10 years providing financial direction for non-profit organizations, as well as budgeting and forecasting positions in the BC Government. As a professionally designated accountant for almost twenty years, Linda-Mary possesses an enormous depth of knowledge in managing non-profit organizations with a firm, friendly eye on the finances.
A few of the highlights of Linda-Mary’s consulting work with non-profit organizations include: developing and monitoring program budgets, assessing and developing internal controls, developing and reporting on financials for projects and grant applications, government financial reporting, and charity returns.