Formerly Business Development Manager, Telfer School of Management. OttawaU. Prior to that Mercedes worked as Dir. of Operations for GNI, a First Nations non-profit org. Was for many years at Queen’s Park, as a senior political staffer with three government minister’s offices. Provincial election Campaign Manager on two occasions.. With a knack for bringing together different levels of government and political parties to work on social issues and projects, Mercedes has worked extensively with youth at risk not only in the projects areas but also as a government liaison to pilot needed programs.