Matisse Hamel-Nelis, ADS, CPACC (She/Her)
Matisse Hamel-Nelis is VP of Communications for AbleDocs and a professor within the Durham College PR and Strategic Communications program. She also holds the role of the Vice President of Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) for IABC/Toronto and the Chair of the International Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) for IABC. Furthermore, she recently launched PR & Lattes, a podcast and blog focused on all things about PR and communications.
An international award-winner, she is best described as a strategic, forward-thinking communicator focused on goal-oriented social PR with accessibility at the fore. She also holds two designations through the International Association of Accessibility Professionals as a Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC) and Accessible Documents Specialist (ADS).