Maria Sánchez-Keane, M.Div., MBA is the Principal Consultant for the Centre for Organizational Effectiveness, an organization she founded in 2000. An international management consultant, trainer and facilitator since 1994, as well as having over 10 years of senior management experience in the non-profit sector, Maria’s areas of expertise include systems, community and strategic planning, organizational development and change management, and program evaluation. In the context of today’s rapidly changing environment, she has designed, facilitated and managed a wide variety of processes for systems, communities and organizations to increase their capacity and operate more effectively. Maria has also used her strong facilitation skills when working with groups experiencing challenges, including conflict, and has assisted in creating high-performance work groups.
By her work she aims to improve the health and well-being of people, particularly those most vulnerable and marginalized in society, through organizational, community and systems improvements and change.
Maria’s systems, community and organizational background has given her clients the ability to develop strong implementation plans with clear performance measures, which effectively evaluate the success of initiatives undertaken. She has worked with various sized groups, from teams of three to organizations with thousands of employees across many communities. She has worked with community, organizational, municipal, provincial and national leaders.
Collective Impact, Developmental Evaluation, Explore and Experiment, Policy Engagement, Scaling Impact, Social Enterprise
Pathways Skills Development
Behavioural Supports Ontario – South West LHIN, Community Supports Services – South West LHIN, London Family Health Team, East Elgin Family Health Team, Addiction Services Thames Valley, Canadian Mental Health Association (London/Middlesex Branch, Oxford & Grand River Branch, Middlesex Branch), Community Support Services Huron & Perth, Health Units across Southwestern Ontario (Elgin, Oxford, London/Middlesex, Huron, Perth), Health Zone Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic, London Health Sciences Centre - Adult Mental Health Program, One Care Home & Community Support Services, Regional Mental Health Care, South West Community Health Centres & South Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre, Thames Valley Family Health Team, VON Elgin-Middlesex, Windsor Regional Hospital, Brescia University College, Ontario Association of Children Aid Societies, Child & Parent Resource Institute (CPRI), Children’s Aid Society (Oxford County, Brant County, Dufferin, Halton, Wellington), Children’s Mental Health organizations across Southwestern Ontario, City of London, City of St. Thomas, Oxford County, Fanshawe College, Huron University College, King University College, School Boards (Niagara, Thames Valley, London District), Southern Ontario Library Services, Western University's Local Employment Planning Council, Women’s Community House, Anova, Ontario Association of Children Aid Societies, Across Language, Big Brothers Big Sisters of London & Area, Childreach, Community Employment Services Oxford County, Community Services Coordination Network, Cross Cultural Learners Centre, Family Services Thames Valley, Great Lakes Goodwill Industries, Hutton House, London Community Chaplaincy, Mission Services, Pathways Skill Development, Sexual Assault Centre London, St. Leonard’s Society, United Way (London/Middlesex, Elgin/St.Thomas, and Oxford County), WCA - Women’s Christian Association, WIL Employment Services, Workforce Development Board, WrapAround (Thames Valley, Waterloo, Seniors)