ABOUT MBC Inc.
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.
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 a guest blogger and Certified Standards Program coach for Imagine Canada and is also 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 is seen to be a creative, collaborative problem-solver and adept at establishing and nurturing partnerships. With a strong analytical skill set, she adds value in both long and short term scenarios. Suanne is generous and civic-minded, serving charities through board leadership. She currently serves as a volunteer Director on the following nonprofit boards:
- World Vision Canada, Canada’s largest private relief and development agency
- World Vision International, World Vision’s global centre
- VisionFund International, World Vision’s global microfinance division
- Mission Aviation Fellowship of Canada, reaching remote communities through aviation and technology