We’re back for another instalment of our MAHE Board Member Interview series. Today we’re talking with Tricia Meaud the Director of Member Relations.
Who are you and what do you do?
I’m Tricia Meaud and I am a Program Officer with the Growing Forward 2 Secretariat. I work on the Innovation and Transformation programs. I help people navigate the process to receive funding for innovative projects for researchers, food and agri-product processors.
How long have you been a MAHE member?
I have been a MAHE member since 2013, and on the board as Director of Member Relations since 2014. Prior to that, I was a member of the Alberta Human Ecology and Home Economics Association (AHEA) since 2002.
What do you enjoy most about being a MAHE member?
What I enjoy most about being a MAHE member is the chance to meet and network with other Professionals. I really enjoy learning about what other people do and having a peer group who share a similar approach but work in a variety of industries.
What piece of advice could you offer to new PHEc’s or IPHE’s?
I would encourage new PHEc’s or IPHE’s to get involved in the organization. Attend events and volunteer on committees or as a member of the board. We love the enthusiasm and ideas of new members and you never know when a connection can help with a career change, or new way of looking at a problem you may be facing. I’ve really enjoyed the leadership opportunities I’ve had from being a member of the board – the skills I’ve learned on governance have been useful in both my career and with other volunteer group’s I have been a part of.
Looking for more? Check our last month’s interview with Alison Delf-Timmerman.