Sue Moen bio

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Sue Moen currently resides in Black Creek on Vancouver Island and is active in the social services, environmental and political communities on the North Island. She is currently self-employed as a non-profit consultant and dog care provider; and as a community worker with the street-engaged populations of Campbell River. She owns and operates A Country Life Dog Care, specializing in large and problem dogs and consults to various non-profit organizations for strategic planning, event production, fundraising and communication.

Moen’s previous experience includes acting as the Chief Executive Officer of LUSH Valley Food Action Society, as the Administrator for the Comox Valley Community Arts Council and as the Executive Director at A Loving Spoonful in Vancouver. She came from seven years as a care-team volunteer in the AIDS community and two years managing an HIV Drop In for street-involved transgender clients. Moen was a leader in the Food Provider community in Vancouver with a particular passion for capacity mapping and development and was member of the regional Health Board's Food Advisory Committee. Moen also sat on the Board of Directors of the Association of Nutrition Services Agencies and was chair of the Program Evaluation & Outcomes Committee for this international association. She also had a founding seat on the Vancouver Food Policy Council.

In various paid and unpaid roles, Moen’s responsibilities included Fund Development and Donor Relations, Human Resource Management, Promotion and Communications, Strategic Planning and Financial Coordination. She has volunteered with several Comox Valley and North Island organizations at all levels. Moen was the federal candidate for the Green Party of Canada in the 2011 election and then managed the 2015 Election Campaign for the North Island-Powell River Greens.

Prior to paid employment in the non-profit sector, Moen worked and studied at the Vancouver Film School. She managed student services and the accounting department there and studied acting for eight years. She performed on stage and in student and independent productions during her tenure at VFS and for several years afterward. She also studied and performed as a stand-up comic.

Her job experience also includes management in a financial institution, special event production, retail bookkeeping and small business owner.

Moen is a graduate of the Leadership Vancouver Program and a practitioner of lifelong learning through online and community courses.

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