Shannon Foster, BSN, Director of Communications
Shannon Foster, BSN, comes to Change Talk Associates with 10 years of marketing and communications experience gained from a broad background in healthcare research, non-profit PSO’s and grassroots sport organizations.
After years as a surgical nurse, Shannon fortuitously found herself in the field of research working at the BC Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health. There she assisted multi-faceted research teams in FASD, addictions, trauma, women’s health and Motivational Interviewing research projects such as ActNow BC Healthy Choices in Pregnancy and Trauma Informed Practice. It was during that time with BCCEWH that she found her niche in grant/proposal writing, and managing events and marketing platforms. This wonderful experience also ignited a passion for gender issues in health and sport.
Since then Shannon has contributed thousands of hours advocating for gender equity in sport with provincial and national sport organizations and leading research studies on gender participation and retention in soccer. Shannon is a past volunteer with Canada Soccer, BC Soccer, ProMOTION Plus and viaSport and is a workshop facilitator for the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women in Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS).