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The most important member of our team is YOU. At MDL we become a part of your team, integrating and combining our resources with yours to tailor the best possible solution for your needs.
Take a look at our in house team…
(CEO, Lawyer, Senior Consultant)
After graduating from UNB Law School, Michele began practicing family law where she honed her skills in managing difficult relationships. Recognizing that her strengths lie in negotiation, she ventured into the labour world. In 1992 Michele was appointed Chair of the Labour Relations Board of Prince Edward Island. Seeing the commonalities between family and labour, Michele transitioned to a full-time practice in labour relations and human resources in 1996. Since that time, she has become a well-respected HR/LR practitioner. Focused on the elements that make relationships work, Michele has combined her experience and knowledge to build strong relationships with her clients and those they work with.
Michele understands the fundamental principles that ground human relationships. She uses this intrinsic understanding to develop an empathetic approach in finding solutions for conflict. In working through difficult situations with her clients, Michele establishes a foundation of trust and credibility that allows clients to work through big changes and strengthen their primary relationships.
Mergers, amalgamations and acquisitions all involve significant human resource issues. Michele has far-reaching experience in leading large-scale change for various employers. Her experience in working through the complex problems involved in combining work forces demonstrates her proven ability to minimize problems and maximize solutions to organizational change challenges.
Michele is a believer in the power of community and works hard to give back to hers. Other professional organizations that Michele is involved with include:
- PEI Family Violence Prevention, Board Member
- Mental Health Commission of Canada, Family Caregiver’s Advisory Subcommittee Member
- CHANCES Family Center, Co-Chair
- PEI Newcomers to Canada, Board Member
- Criminal Code Review, Board Chair
“I strongly believe the way in which we do our work in the labour and employment field, can apply very successfully to other legal relationships.”
– Michele Dorsey
As a Human Resource Specialist, Wendy brings experience, knowledge and ambition to MDL. Through working in private, public and not-for-profit sectors, Wendy understands the impact of HR practices on organizations and businesses. She thrives on learning about people and organizations, looking at relationships, and connecting the dots. Her supportive personality and strong analytical skills have enabled her to build strong relationships with employers, employees, partners and other stakeholders in the business community. With her guidance, clients have successfully employed innovative approaches to their HR issues.
Wendy has been practicing HR since 2003 holding positions including HR Consultant, HR Manager and HR Advisor. She holds the national designation of Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) and has been on the Board and Chapter Executive for the Human Resources Association of Nova Scotia and the PEI Chapter of HRANS. Wendy believes in the business community and has participated in various internal HR committees, and is currently a member of the HR Committee with the Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce.
Wendy strives to understand the goals and vision of the client. She works in partnership with the client toward achieving those goals and vision, through viable and efficient Human Resource strategies.
(Administrative Assistant/Client Services)
As an Administrative Assistant specializing in Client Services, Andrea is the first point of contact at the office and on the phone. Acting as a liaison between clients and associatess at MDL, Andrea is passionate about providing the best service and support to our clients from the beginning of every encounter, right through to the end.
Andrea contributes to the MDL philosophy of building relationships through her natural ability to communicate with anyone she meets, and by going above and beyond to ensure that every client knows they are very important to us.
Andrea easily applies her 13 years of top-notch client service experience from the retail and service industries. As a former owner and operator of a local esthetics business, she knows that every detail is of the utmost importance when it comes to client satisfaction.
Roy comes to Michele Dorsey Law Inc. with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the Labour Relations field. As Former Director of the Labour and Industrial Relations Division and CEO of the Labour Relations Board, Roy is well prepared to handle any of your workplace issues.
Well respected by employers, employees and unions, Roy specializes in mediation, and employment standards law. He will work towards finding the best solution for your workplace issues.
Gabe has been an integral part of Michele Dorsey Law since it’s inception in 2011; handling financial administration, IT services, and business development. To supplement his hand-on experience, Gabe decided to return to school in September 2012 to pursue a degree in economics at the University of Prince Edward Island. Since dollars and cents are where his true passion lies, he now performs a more focused roll at MDL as the firm’s Financial Administrator. Although he spends most of his time dealing with financial statements, the office calls upon Gabe for advice on nearly everything. He has a wholesome sense of the company’s needs and sees to it that all these needs are met. Clients and staff know that if they’ve got a question, or need some advice, they can “just call Gabe”.
(Law Student Intern)
Maria has been a contributor to the growth of MDL since joining in 2011. Her role continues to evolve, as she supports marketing, business development, and communication functions within the company. Over the years, Maria has developed a keen interest in law – from both a business perspective and as a result of her undergrad work at the University of Prince Edward Island. Following this pursuit, she is very excited to be studying law at Dalhousie University, beginning in September 2013. There is no doubt that the skills she will be developing while in Halifax will help build her keen business sense, and when not studying, you will find her in the MDL office, playing an active role in the company’s success.
At MDL we believe in collaboration and community. When it makes sense we partner with other businesses and individuals in the community in order to better suite your needs. Stay tuned as we bring you some of the folks who love their work as much as we do…