PRSN Committees

Barbara Sheffield

Barbara Sheffield

Organizational committees are where the work happens; they determine how best to advance the work to reach goals and objectives. Here are two more PRSN committees that you should know about and how they are working for you.


Services Committee 

Chair, Anna Bolotnov,


This committee responds to sponsor need to develop new programs and services to assist sponsors in more effective settlement.  In collaboration with other PRSN committees, the Services committee has developed an online Lunch & Learn offering and is currently ready to conduct a pilot project around its creation of a mentorship program. Sponsors have also asked this committee to develop a sponsor informed resource directory, and consider launching a best practice inventory.  If these initiatives appeal to you, and you are taking a break from active settlement, there is a place on this committee for you. Contact Anna for more information.


Knowledge Exchange

Chair, Bill Croson –


This committee focuses on knowledge management and exchange that will help us with what we need to know to develop any potential advocacy strategy around hurdles that private sponsor groups might face. Currently, the committee is collaborating on one university conducted research project and is monitoring three other projects that are in progress. It has liaised with two universities on creating a secure platform for collecting and storing research related to private sponsorship settlement that can be applied by the Network in its training and service development.  If this is your passion, get in touch with Bill to see how you might participate on this committee.