Our Team

Maureen Sullivan, BA, LLB, CTP | President, Legal Editor and Publisher

neci team ceo maureen sullivan with short blonde hair smiling wearing black blazer, glasses and gold earringsMaureen has been an instructor and curriculum designer with NECI since 1995. In 2010, Maureen managed the curriculum development process for the Public Sector Procurement Program (PSPP), that has since been accredited by the Supply Chain Sector Council and won the Summit Award of Excellence for Leadership in Public Procurement.

In 2009, Maureen assumed ownership of NECI.  Under her visionary leadership, she catapulted NECI to become Canada’s leader in developing an engaging, interactive, online learning platform for procurement professionals.

An experienced litigator, mediator and dispute resolution practitioner, Maureen has an in-depth knowledge of both procurement law and contracting issues with particular expertise in negotiations.  In her spare time, she volunteers in Restorative Justice.

Renowned for her engaging teaching style, one of Maureen’s many strengths is her ability to integrate legal concepts with business practices, making often-difficult concepts accessible and understandable for learners at all levels.


Eowynn Bosomworth, CTDP, CAPM, CACE | Master Instructional Designer™ | Curriculum Consultant


neci team female with red hair wearing black shirtEowynn joined NECI in 2005 and currently works as a curriculum consultant on design and development projects. Eowynn specializes in needs analysis, course design, and E-learning development – keeping NECI on the cutting-edge.  She works hand-in-hand with organizations across the country to meet their procurement and contract management training needs.

When Eowynn is not busy at NECI, she enjoys travelling south and days around the house with her family and 2 dogs.

Kim Holl | Program Manager | Digital Media Producer

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Kim joined NECI after 15 years in the USA as a program designer and facilitator for organizations throughout the Pacific Northwest, leading social change initiatives.  She was a speaker and conference presenter and captured client and program success stories using the art of digital storytelling. Happy to be home on the island, Kim now leads NECI’s multimedia marketing strategies and webinar production.


Grant De Gagne | Marketing & Communications Manager

Grant is a marketing and sales powerhouse, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Marketing.  Years working in advertising, internet marketing and technology have provided Grant with a solid foundation to build innovative  strategies and marketing campaigns, and to ensure effective communication with our clients, suppliers and other valued partners.

In his free time, you’ll find Grant playing tennis, rollerblading, fixing cars, tackling off-road terrain in his 1986 Ford Bronco II (this is where the “fixing cars” comes in), snowboarding, skiing, hiking, surfing, camping, and pretty much anything else under the sky!

Chantel Jeffery | Administrative Coordinator

Chantel joined the NECI team as our administrative coordinator in November 2015, offering over 8 years of experience in customer service.   Employing her organizational and multi-tasking skills she is eager to take on any challenge at hand. Chantel will bring great support to all of our staff and clients and she looks forward to getting to know you all.  Outside of work, Chantel likes to hang out with her four nieces, family and friends and loves to go for walks or hikes.


Larry Berglund | SCMP | MBA | FSCMA | Instructor

Smiling older man wearing glasses with black frames and black sweaterLarry has been in the supply chain management field as an author, manager, business trainer, academic, and consultant for many years. Larry has worked in both the private and public sectors. Recently he has been co-facilitating NECI eSeminars, classroom sessions, and online modules. His new book, Good Planets are Hard to Buy, was released in the fall of 2015.


Lise Patry B.A.Sc., LLB, ICD.D | Patry Law | Instructor

neci team smiling woman with brown curly hair in bun wearing professional black blazer and white shirtLise Patry is a commercial lawyer, certified corporate director and former business executive with a passion for government procurement. The majority of Lise’s 25-year career has been spent working on procurement contracts in government and private sector organizations as a commercial lawyer.

She has also worked as senior executive responsible for procurement in a large federal Crown corporation. Through Patry Law, Lise provides general counsel services and offers expertise in structuring business contracts and advising on government procurement and corporate governance matters. Lise also regularly speaks and publishes on matters relating to her areas of practice.

Faye Wardrop | Financial Management and Accounting

neci team smiling middle aged woman with short curly brown hair wearing black low-cut shirtFaye is a principal of Seawest Consulting, a firm providing accounting and business management services to NECI since 2003. Faye brings a strong background in diverse, growth-oriented companies to NECI’s current trajectory toward national leadership in the procurement training field.


Kendra Marks | Legal Researcher and Assistant Editor

Kendra is currently a JD student at the University of Victoria’s Faculty of Law.  She is a freelance editor and researcher, and has worked on numerous legal projects.  She plans to practice in wills and estates, family law, and civil litigation.  She has a Bachelor of Arts degree (2008, First Class Honours) and a Master of Arts degree (2011), specializing in narrative literature and literary theory.

Lindsay Parcells LLM, LLB, MBA | Instructor


neci team smiling older man with short grey hair wearing black blazer, blue shirt, and purple tieJoining NECI’s Instructor Team in 2016, Lindsay Parcells practices local government law with Lidstone & Company, Barristers & Solicitors, a firm specializing in local government law with offices in Calgary and Vancouver. Lindsay has been practicing law since 1991 in Alberta and British Columbia and he was called to the Alberta bar in 1992 and the British Columbia bar in 1995. He completed a Masters’ degree in Municipal Law from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2009 and a combined Bachelors of Laws and Masters of Business Administration degree from Dalhousie University in 1991. In addition to his practice in procurement law, Lindsay also advises clients in municipal law, land use, real property and corporate and commercial  matters. Lindsay is a past Chair of the Municipal Law Section of the BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association and currently serves as vice-chair of the National Municipal Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association.

Lisa Leighton | Managing Editor of The Legal Edge

neci team member female smiling with short grey hair wearing black sweater with white shirt underneathLisa has been managing editor of The Legal Edge since 1998 and worked with NECI on a range of curriculum projects. A professional writer and editor since 1980, she has edited and written for business, trade and government in medicine, law, pharmacy, natural resources, professional sports and the performing arts. Lisa is also a costume designer and manages the Costume Loft at Langham Court Theatre in Victoria, BC.

Debby Shappero Propp, BA, LLB | Instructor

Neci team member female with short brown hair smiling and wearing blue shirtDebby Shapero Propp is a commercial lawyer with a focus on supply chain, technology and health law, providing legal services in the private, public and broader public sectors. Her experience of over 25 years includes private practice and in-house counsel positions at both the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and shared service organizations. Debby provides advice on challenging procurement initiatives, major group procurements and all aspects of increasingly complex supply chain issues and related commercial processes. She acts for her clients in major technology acquisitions and negotiations for both traditional and emerging technologies. Debby also provides virtual general counsel services for organizations and extra-provincial legal services.

Debby has authored numerous articles, regularly speaks and teaches across Canada and has instructed for NECI and other entities. Debby is a founding member of the Health Lawyer Network (HLN)

For more information about Debby, you can visit her website or contact her at 416-576-1154 or debby@shaperopropp.ca.

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