Yvonne graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours, Accounting) after which she received her Chartered Accountant designation.
She worked in public practice before becoming the financial administrator for Beacon Christian School in St. Catharines, the school she attended and for which she also served as a board member. In 2013, Yvonne became the financial administrator for Ontario Alliance of Christian Schools. Her role included processing daily banking transactions, preparing monthly financial statements, overseeing the banking plan portfolio, and insurance programs. She was a valuable member of the Employment Relations Committee, providing expertise in payroll and human resource issues. Yvonne is instrumental in developing Edvance’s financial services program, providing advice on cost-per-student calculations, statistical data, and accounting procedures. She stays current professionally by attending courses and workshops such as the annual Church and Charity Law Seminar. Schools affiliated with Edvance find her to be an indispensable resource in providing support, coaching and advice in all areas of school finance and she willingly shares the knowledge and skills she has gained over the years with Edvance Christian school bookkeepers across the province. She believes that every school needs strong financial personnel in order to succeed and is glad to be part of that journey towards excellence. As Edvance's Director of Finance, she enjoys serving alongside others who are equally passionate about helping Christian schools flourish in every way.