Session 4 – Tuesday May 30 2023

Raise Your Profile: Strategies on how to build your overall network,
gain a social media following, and canvassing.


  • Hope Jamieson

    In 2017, as a 28-year-old single parent and community advocate, Hope Jamieson ran a dark horse campaign for St. John’s City council–and won. During their time on council, Hope championed such issues as inclusion and affordable housing. As council lead on housing, Hope oversaw the development of the City’s 10-year Affordable Housing Strategy, adopted in 2019.

    Hope has continued to be a leader in the affordable housing space since leaving council in 2020 to work at a national non-profit supporting innovative solutions to the housing crisis.

    They are currently completing the MBA-SEE program at Memorial and have been accepted into MUNL’s PhD in management program starting in the fall, with the intention to pursue research on factors which influence the supply of affordable rental housing in Canada. Hope is Chair of the board of directors of St. John’s Status of Women Council and proud parent to three amazing kids.

Guest Speakers:

  • Jess Puddister Bio TBA.
  • Mandy Woodland

    Mandy Woodland is co-founder and CEO of Amp Health, a digital health company focused on the prevention of chronic disease. With backgrounds in medical research, health ethics, law, and innovation she’s worked in a variety of roles in business and innovation, including as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at MCE/Bounce, and in digital marketing. She is also the Vice-Chair of the Innovation Business Investment Corp (NL) and a Trustee of the Canadian Museum of Nature.
  • Rhonda Pittman

    Rhonda Pittman, a post-secondary educator, has over fifteen years of experience in fostering student success through holistic roles in Higher Education Student Services. Her background and education give her  a unique skill set that focuses on strategic communications, leadership advancement, and case management. She has held various leadership roles in the development of programming, curriculum and government relations. 

    Rhonda currently serves as the Vice Chair at Admiralty House Museum in Mount Pearl,  On the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee for NODA – The Association for Orientation, Transition, and Retention in Higher Education for North America and on St. Peter’s Primary School Council. 

    Politically, Rhonda has been the Chief Communications Officer for the Progressive Conservative Party of Newfoundland and Labrador for the last three years and is Co-Chair of their current leadership selection process. She is a 20 year veteran volunteer with the party.

    Rhonda is a mom of two beautiful little boys, Finnegan (8) and Seamus (6), and a little girl, Everlee, who passed away in 2013. She is expecting another baby this fall (Just two days before the scheduled leadership convention she’s co-chairing!) and can’t wait to bring her newest addition to their first political convention.