Gemma Villanueva

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Public Affairs Coordinator

As a Public Affairs Coordinator, Gemma provides communications and administrative support to the Santis team and its clients.

Previously, Gemma was the corporate communications intern at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), where she had the opportunity to develop content for internal and external communications. Following that internship, she assisted the communications and public affairs team at SickKids Foundation during the launch of their brand campaign, SickKids VS. She was involved in internal communications, social media strategy and media relations.

As a past Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme participant, Gemma spent three years in Japan where she taught language classes and strengthened Canada-Japan bilateral ties. She gained experience in community engagement and cross-cultural communication.

Gemma holds a combined honours bachelor’s degree in journalism and English from Carleton University, and a public relations postgraduate certificate from Humber College.

gemma.villanueva@santishealth.ca