My Resumé

Sandra J. Horton, M.A. Leadership
21-2358 Ranger Lane, Port Coquitlam BC V3B 0L5 | 778-840-0374 |

Executive Summary

A leader who can strategically analyze complex situations and recommend appropriate actions to be taken. A passionate engager of community and people resulting in successful initiatives and community development outcomes. A skilled coach, mentor, and driver of change, conducting group facilitation, team building activities, and the training and developing of human capital. A deeply experienced in healthcare, multinational corporations, B2B, construction, manufacturing, and not for profit organizations. A skilled entrepreneur and a cofounder of a non-profit organization.

Skills & Abilities 


·   Effective fundraiser

·   Strategic thinker 

·   Builder of strategic partnerships

·   Positive Change and Thought Leader

·   Passionate about purpose-based role 

·   Skillful Collaborator 

·   Effective Problem Solver 

·   Project Leader

·   Engaged Trainer of People

·   Excellent Communicator 



Professional Experience

Share Family & Community Services Society, Coquitlam, BC                                Jan 2019 – present (8-month contract) 

Community Development Coordinator – Community Based Overdose Response Team


  • Project leader in forming the Community Based Overdose Response Team (CBORT)

  • Working collaboratively with the Fraser Health Authority Population Health Team to design and create an Asset Map and Gap Analysis to inform current and future actions of CBORT

  • Conducted interviews and developed surveys for Community Members, Businesses, Institutions, and Associations leaders to better understand the impact of the current Opioid Crisis

  • Working collaboratively with Fraser Health Authority Population Health Team, submitted a CAI grant application 

  • Working across local systems including Fraser Health Authority, Community groups, and local governments connected leaders through conversation to better understand the impacts of the current Opioid Crisis



SHARE Family & Community Services Society                                                            Jan 2019 – present

In collaboration with the Tri-Cities Healthier Community Partnership, Fraser Northwest Division of Family Practice, and the Fraser Health Authority 

(2-month contract)

Project Coordinator, Community Based Alcohol Dialogues


  • Developed and coordinated with primary fund holder and Tri-Cities community partners a community dialogue event on “How the community can work together towards building a healthier drinking culture?” 

  • Prepare and deliver final report to provincial fund provider Community Action Initiatives



Horton Collaborations -The Connection Company, Coquitlam, BC                           2013 – present



  • Developed processes and systems for organizations to increase successful outcomes and improved organizational effectiveness

  • Facilitated strategic planning sessions ranging from small not for profits, medium B2B, and construction-based organizations

  • Provided transformational leadership developmentand coaching to C -Suite level executives

  • Demonstrated expertise as an Emotional Intelligence EQ-i 2.0 & EQ 360 trainer to both individuals, teams, and organizations

  • Facilitated Emotional Intelligence Workshops nationally 

  • Provided coaching sessions of frontline employees to C-suite executives with resulting behaviour and performance improvement

  • Designed and facilitated workshops based upon adult learning strategies and methodologiesfor healthcare, multinational corporations, B2B, construction, manufacturing, and not for profit organizations

  • Designed and delivered sales training for front line sales personnel leading to improved sales force effectiveness for companies 

  • Designed and led a new Comprehensive Medical Review offering Accredited Medical Education to Family Physicians at the UBC Chan Centre for Performing Arts 

Speaker | Workshop Facilitator | Sales & Leadership Trainer 

  • Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce, International Women’s Day Panelist and Workshop Facilitator

  • MHS Assessments: The Emotionally Effective Leader

  • Six Week Leadership Training Program PLL-1 

  • Emotional Intelligence for Sustainable Success 

  • Hot Topics in Leadership – Ten Best Navigation Strategies 

  • How to Increase the Odds of Keeping Your Job: Learning the Power of the 3 C's 

  • Managing Life Transitions - the Ebbs and Flows of Change 

  • Understanding Yourself – Why Do I Do the Things That I Do? 

  • Making Lasting Personal Change – Journey of Self in Reflection


Lundbeck Canada, Vancouver, BC                                                                                           2015 - 2017

Mental Health, BC Specialty Rep


  • #1 nationally ranked sales representative 2016 - 2017 

  • Co-designed innovative programs with Fraser Health Authority (FHA) EPI journal club, Psychiatry speaker rounds, and acted as a peer to peer mentor & sales workshop facilitator 

  • Established relationships organization wide with a primary focus on Psychiatrists in youth and adult mental health services and addictions 


Roche Diagnostics, Vancouver, BC                                                                                                                 2010 - 2013

Diabetes Specialty, Disease Management 


  • Designed & initiated assessments using logic models & the Kirkpatrick Model 

  • Developed & implemented organizational change strategies 

  • Demonstrated ability to influence action across systems in a continuum of corporate and healthcare systems 

  • Developed a comprehensive sales training program


Eli Lilly Canada, BC,                                                                                                                                                    2005 - 2010 

Regional Key Account Manager & Trainer BC & AB


  • Facilitated the roll out and a national pilot training program for physicians, Canadian AC Connect Pilot program 

  • Represented and facilitated critical relationships with the C-Suite and Directors of Pharmacy Operations within Regional Health Authorities in BC & Alberta, along with key retail food and drug banner accounts, like London Drugs, which helped mitigate financial risk and increase company exposure

  • Explored and negotiated partnership opportunities with the aim of identifying future opportunities for enhanced Lilly portfolios and partnerships, which resulted in the following positive outcomes: 

o  Secured a strategic partnership with the Interior Health Authority (IHA) to fund their new Youth Psychiatric Unit  

o  Partnered with the David Thompson Health Region (Red Deer Alberta) on compassionate use program for those persons living with mentally illness  

o  In conjunction with Fraser Health Authority (FHA) developed and implemented a major region wide health and nutrition fitness initiative, called Healthy Body Healthy Mind (HBHM) in 17 mental health centres, hospitals and community programs across the region which was considered a standard of care at that time within FHA 




  • Masters of Arts in Leadership | 2014 | Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC 

Transformational leadership; Systems thinking; Project completed with Fraser Health Authority 


  • Bachelor of Arts | 1986 | University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB 

Recreation Administration; Leadership in Recreation & Leisure Organizations; Sport Management; Human Resources Management 


  • Business Administration | Minor Degree | 1986 | University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB 


  • EITC Emotional Intelligence Certification | 2015



Community Engagement

  • Co-Founder | Women’s Collaborative Hub Society | 2016 – Present 

  • Ambassador | Tri-cities Chamber of Commerce | 2016 - Present 

  • Board of Directors Member | New View Society | 2017 - Present 

  • Family Selection Committee Member | Habitat for Humanity | 2018 - Present 

  • Committee Member | Family Friendly Business Working Group Early Childhood Education (ECEBC) | 2017 - Present 

  • Member | Tri-Cities Homelessness Task Group | 2018 - Present 

  • Coordinator | Tri-Cities Extreme Weather Shelter Program | 2018 – Present

  • Young Entrepreneur Leadership Launch Pad (YELL) Mentor | 2018 - Present

  • GroYourBiz Peer to Peer Advisory Board Chair Tri-Cities | 2017 – 2018