Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare Board of Directors 2019-20
Cessidia De Biasio
Cessidia De Biasio is a young professional with a passion for helping others. She has been on the Workplace Excellence Committee at Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare since 2016. She was appointed as a Director at HDGH in September 2017. Cessidia obtained her Bachelor of Arts, Social Work (Honours with Great Distinction) from the Univeristy of Windsor and was awarded the 2015 Board of Governors Medal in Social Work. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce - Honours Business Administration and is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society. In 2014, Cessidia founded The Addolorata De Luca Leadership Scholarship, which provides University of Windsor student leaders with financial assistance and recognizes the strength and sacrifices tat our ancestors endured for today's generation. She also created a grassroots social media campaign entitled Our Journey to Canada, which showcases Windsor-Essex residents' immigration stories to Canada.
Cessidia was the 2017 Athena Scholarship recipient and was awarded a CANADA 150 Award of Distinction for Leadership from the Town of Amherstburg. Since 2015, Cessidia has been working in the Child and Family Access Department at the Windsor-Essex Children's Aid Society. Cessidia was a Board member on the first ever Student United Way Global Leadership (United Way Worldwide) (2016), was a past member of the Child Abuse Prevention Committee for Windsor Essex Children's Aid Society (2014-2015), a former Youth Leadership Council Member for W.E. $uceed Beyond the Status Quo (2014) and was a Selection Board Member for Volunteer Internship Program at the University of Windsor (2013). Cessidia has been involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Windsor-Essex since 2013, first as a Recruitment and Human Resources Committee Member and currently as a Board of Director (2015). Cessidia hopes to pursue her Masters of Business Administration in the future and continue to give back to her community.