A nurse by profession, Hilda started her career as an ICU nurse and progressed in educational and management roles in Ontario and Alberta to become Director of Nursing in Critical Care, OR and Emergency at Scarborough General Hospital. She joined her husband in 1996 when he began iTRANS Consulting, a professional transportation engineering firm. With a shared vision to create a great company, the company became known for its quality service, quality work and great workplace. Hilda managed the administration, HR, IT, finance and corporate expansion from its start-up to 120 staff with 7 offices across Canada.
She is people focused and is a sought after mentor. She takes a creative collaborative approach to building, developing and managing organizations. iTRANS became a nationally recognized award winning workplace, placing Top 10 in the Best Workplace in Canada in two consecutive years. Other recognition for iTRANS included Entrepreneur of the Year with the Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce as well as Top 10 recognition of Best Small to Medium Size Enterprise (BSME). When they decided to sell the company in 2009, Hilda played a key role in the successful acquisition and transition to the new company, HDR, a 7,000+ US based firm. She became the Administrative Department Manager – Canada Engineering for the next 4 years. Her strong background in growing a business from start up to mid-size and her passion for mentoring and supporting others makes her new role her a natural fit.
Hilda attended University of Toronto obtaining a B.Sc.N and an M.H.Sc. (Administration). A desire to give back to community, she has served on Boards and Committees including Markham Stouffville Hospital, Ontario Nursing Information Group, Ontario Hospital Association Regional Council of Executives Committee, United Way York Region, Human Resources Professional Association York Chapter, and Unionville Home Society.