Paola is a grateful mom of three, nonna to one (soon to be two). Her family has been graced with two wonderful rescue dogs, Coty and Jessie, both magical mixes. Jessie, who had a knack for opening doors and hearts, served as a greeter/bodyguard in Solstice, Paola's medieval gift shop.
On the professional front Paola is recognized for her integrity and influential role as a leader, partner, coach, and communicator, creating solid relationships and building trust among all stakeholders. Paola brings to CFAS extensive managerial and consulting experience in change enablement, operations, business process optimization, digital transformation, quality systems, and organizational development from several international firms. She earned a Bachelor of Social Work from McGill University and a Master of Science in Organization Development from Pepperdine's Graziadio School of Business and Management. Her volunteer board experience includes serving five years as a director on multi-phase condominium boards and two years on a coalition board. Paola also completed governance training conducted by Women in Governance in collaboration with the Institute for the governance of private and public organizations.