Meet the Team

Edified Projects’ team of talented professionals love what we do, and we do it with passion.

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Founders & Directors

Alicia Hibbert
Founder & Managing Director
Becca Shortt
Director
Monica Naber
Director

Affiliated Consultants

Lena BouSalehTwiladawn StonefishDestiny ChalifouxKyle Durocher

Alicia Hibbert, MA PMP

Founder & Managing Director

Email: alicia@edifiedprojects.com

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Pronunciation: ah-LEE-sha h-IH-bert

Pronouns: she/her

Certified Aboriginal Business

I’m Métis through my mom – both maternal grandparents were Métis: the Naults from Richer, MB and Champagnes from Giroux, MB, go back at least 8 generations in the Red River Settlement area. I was born in Manitoba (Treaty 1) and raised in Alberta (Treaty 6). I am now based on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (kwikwetlem).

I have a Masters in Anthropology, a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, I’m a member of the Indigenous Editors Association, and I have Certificates in Agile Leadership (UBC) and Human Resource Management (UofC). I’m very passionate about using agile and traditional project management methods for community and workplace impact.

Broadly, my work is centred on health and well-being, with a particular interest in Indigenous community wellness, the social determinants of health, and workplace well-being. As a freelance editor, my focus is on working with Indigenous authors and non-Indigenous authors writing about Indigenous communities and topics.

I get a lot of joy from working collaboratively and I love making plans, seeing patterns, and figuring out how to achieve maximum impact.

Key areas: EDIB, workplace well-being, strategic planning, evaluation, facilitation, editing, writing, and project management.

You can also view my profile with the Indigenous Editors Association here.

Current consulting projects:

Administering and developing “Building Inclusive Workspaces for Métis Apprentices” for Rupertsland Institute, along with a Train the Trainer program for their staff.

Métis-focused Moodle course development for an Indigenous organization.

Inuit-focused program review for a federal government department.

Indigenous student-focused program evaluation for a tri-institution partnership.

Becca Shortt, MA

Photo credit: Lisa Walker

Citation Editor and Fact-Checker, Evaluator, & Facilitator

Email: becca@edifiedprojects.com

I am a settler born and raised on Treaty 6, just outside of Amiskwaciy Waskahikan (Beaver Hills House – Edmonton, A.B.). Currently I live on the unceded territory of the Lekwungen speaking peoples, known today as the Songhees and Esquimalt nations (Victoria, B.C.). Reciprocity, relationality, and gratitude drive the focus of my work in Indigenous engagement and allyship.

I have an MA in Community Engagement with a specific focus on Indigenous/non-Indigenous ethical relationships and collaboration as well as 5 years experience working with Indigenous communities throughout Treaty 6 and Treaty 8. I am passionate about working with diverse groups of people who bring their own worldviews, experiences, stories, and knowledge into a collaborative learning space. I believe every individual has gifts they bring that help build a stronger collective.

Monica Naber, M.C., R. Psych (AB)

Registered Psychologist, Mental Health Strategic Consultant, & Facilitator

Email: monica@edifiedprojects.com

LinkedIn

I am incredibly grateful to be currently living and working in Amiskwaciwaskahikan (Edmonton) in Treaty 6 territory. As a second generation immigrant in Canada I am honoured to live in this country. I love watching the joy and wonder around me that this country offers. My happiness and fulfillment in life are achieved by hearing my children laugh and growing together with them, having loving and kind reciprocal relationships with people and nature, and empowering others to find their joy and wonder. 

Life is busy, complex, and at times difficult. I am passionate about supporting people and sharing information that can lead them down a path of happiness, managing stress, improving their relationships, building family wellness, and navigating this complex world where we stay kind to ourselves. Everyone deserves this. I believe this wholeheartedly.

I have been a registered psychologist since 2015 and have worked in the field of psychology in both the private and public sectors. I have experience providing counselling and pediatric assessments. Through this experience, I grew a strong passion for supporting child development and family wellness. As a working mother, I appreciate the complexities that the day-to-day can bring, and aim to support family wellness through virtual and psychoeducational methods.


Affiliated Consultants

Lena BouSaleh

DEIB Consultant & Facilitator

Email: lena@edifiedprojects.com

LinkedIn

Pronunciation: LEE-na Boo-Sal-Ay

Pronouns: She/Her

Born and raised on Treaty 6 territory and currently living and working in Amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton), my passion is people and creating spaces that encourage critical thinking and growth. I have a Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology combined with over 10 years of leadership in the financial services industry. I believe that strategic focus on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in the workplace will drive the change we want to see in our communities. Leveraging my energetic presence and a touch of humor, my goal is to engage in dialogue and action toward meaningful change.

Living on the hyphen – as I describe it – of being a Lebanese-Syrian-Canadian, I continue my DEIB work past the 5 o’clock hour, acknowledging my unique experience as a daughter of immigrant settlers and the privilege that offers me, offering education and finding ways to tackle barriers for others within my community. Known to choose a book over a party, my current “to be read” stack won’t stop me from buying another to add to the pile.

Current Projects:

Administering and developing “Building Inclusive Workspaces for Métis Apprentices” for Rupertsland Institute.

Sharing Knowledge:

March 27: “Building Inclusive Workspaces for Métis Apprentices” for Rupertsland Institute.

Twiladawn Stonefish, PhD

Organizational Psychology Consultant & Facilitator

Email: twiladawn@edifiedprojects.com

Pronunciation: t-WHY-lah-dawn stone-fish

Pronouns: she/her

Dr. Twiladawn Stonefish is a proud mother of four strong Lenape youth, privileged to live and work on the traditional land of the Three Fires Confederacy: the Odawa, Potawatami and Ojibwe. The Three Fires Confederacy shares this land with its neighbours, the Lunaapeew of the Eelunaapéewi Lahkéewiit (Delaware) Nation and the unceded territory of the Bkejwanong (Walpole Island) First Nation.

She holds a PhD in Applied Social Psychology and certifications that include Gender-Based Analysis Plus and Tri-Council Policy on Research Ethics. She has extensive experience with qualitative and quantitative research (methodologies and synthesis) both academically and professionally. She has more than 16 years of literature review, environmental scan, and research synthesis expertise across multiple disciplinary domains.

Additionally, she has 22 years of experience working with Indigenous knowledge holders and in communities. She organized a national conference on Indigenous youth employment, and her previous work experiences have also enabled her to work with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit community members and government bodies on a number of projects promoting inclusive HR practices, skills inclusion, cultural sensitivity programming, and training trainers for internal organizational capacity development. She was responsible for national Indigenous engagement and session facilitation for qualitative research on an award winning Community Engagement Indicators Playbook. Twiladawn easily creates comfort and synergy in groups and is skilled at leading workshops, focus groups, engagement sessions, and roundtables.

Current Projects:

Administering and developing “Building Inclusive Workspaces for Métis Apprentices” for Rupertsland Institute, along with a Train the Trainer program for their staff.

Sharing Knowledge:

March 27: “Building Inclusive Workspaces for Métis Apprentices” for Rupertsland Institute

Destiny Chalifoux

Facilitator, Sensitivity Reader, & Editorial Assistant

Email: destiny@edifiedprojects.com

I am a Metis woman born and raised in Fishing Lake Metis Settlement. I love to create things, interact with new people and I find fulfillment through helping others. When I am not in school or working you will find me rewatching a netflix series for the 5th time, taking my cat for a walk, or visiting with my family. 

I’m currently an Indigenous Student working towards a BA of Native Studies and BEd Elementary education. I have about 5 years professionally working with Indigenous communities. I love to help, to educate and to learn from others. I’m excited to share knowledge with you!

Kyle Durocher

Facilitator (Land Acknowledgements)

Email: kyle@edifiedprojects.com

Hello, my name is Kyle Durocher and I am from Buffalo Lake Metis Settlement. I have my bachelor’s degree in general management at NAIT. At the moment I am currently residing in Edmonton to attend school. I have worked with The Life Skills Journey program that works with youth in Metis Settlements since 2016. Teaching youth about general life skills and mentoring youth. I am very passionate about working with indigenous youth and love being able to mentor them.


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