Ronna Hope Warsh has worked in non-profit agencies, as well as in both front-line and senior management roles at the municipal and provincial levels of government. She has collaborated effectively with agencies that provide health care, child welfare, employment, social housing, developmental services, early years, and children’s mental health services.
Ronna was the Community Development and Health Commissioner for the City of Windsor, where she was responsible for 850 staff and a budget of $250 million. In this role, she successfully secured millions of dollars from senior levels of government which helped to build better communities for people living in Windsor- Essex.
Ronna is an authentic leader who acts with integrity and is passionate about developing effective leaders who build positive cultures in their workplaces. She has mentored and developed many leaders and established strong collaborative teams who worked with her to improve service delivery for vulnerable people.
Ronna was the founding President of the Windsor Family Health Team and served a three-year term as President of the Windsor Jewish Community Centre and Federation. In 2014, she was appointed to the Ontario College of Teachers as a Board member. She understands and appreciates the governance responsibilities of Boards.
Ronna has a coaching certificate from the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching and has provided coaching to many employees and leaders. Her clients report increased leadership effectiveness, and many attained promotions as a result of working with her. She also provides effective interview coaching with an 85% success rate.
She is certified to administer a 360 Leadership Assessment and a tool to assess organizational culture. Recently, she received a Trauma Informed Certification and is now working with some individuals who are experiencing trauma in the workplace and/or in their lives, helping them to move towards healing and overall well-being.
Ronna loves to express her creativity through art and gardening. When it is safe to do so, Ronna hopes to continue exploring different cultures through travel. She cherishes her family and friends and loves to spend time with them.