Brenda Kinnie has been working with non-profit organizations in the capacity of Executive Director since 2012. These organizations have included Education, the Arts, and Social Services. Brenda is passionate about leading high-functioning teams, analyzing processes, and confidently establishing appropriate steps to move organizations forward. Bringing strengths in strategic leadership, organizational management, governance, process improvement, problem-solving, and interpersonal management, Brenda leads with courage, boldness, and empathy based in a team mindset.
Brenda has a Master of Business Administration in Executive Management (Royal Roads University, Victoria BC) and credits this experience for locking in her business acumen, developing her inquiry-based approach to work, and for increasing her capacity for managing consecutive projects. Prior to receiving her MBA, she graduated from the education program at the University of Calgary. Brenda is a lifelong learner and continually seeks ways to enrich her knowledge and skills.
In 2022, her second-oldest daughter was in an accident that resulted in a T4 fracture. This changed the trajectory of life’s journey for the entire family. Brenda is honoured to be representing SCI-AB as Chief Executive Officer. With an openness and desire to learn about each person’s lived experience, Brenda is ready to champion and support resources for individuals with a SCI and other physical disabilities. Outside of work, Brenda enjoys spending time available with loved ones, especially her four adult daughters and her precious pup, Louie. She loves to walk, read, cook, travel, work in her garden, and play word games.