Celebrated assessment professional joins Yardstick team.
Isabelle is a firebrand for professional assessment and the highest standards in exam development, administration and innovation.
Yardstick Assessment Strategies Inc. (YASI), a 100% wholly-owned subsidiary of Yardstick Testing and Training, is very pleased to welcome Dr. Isabelle Gonthier to the positon of President and Chief Operating Officer. Starting on September 1st, 2017, Dr. Gonthier will report to CEO & Executive Chairman, Chris LaBossiere, and the rest of the Board of Directors of YASI.
“Isabelle is a firebrand for professional assessment and the highest standards in exam development, administration and innovation. We have had the great pleasure to work with Isabelle for over half a decade as she has led the examination programs for Yardstick customer the Financial Planning Standards Council. Isabelle has served her industry in many volunteer capacities, and is highly regarded as a stern defender of psychometric best practices, exam validity and defensibility. With Isabelle leading our exam company, Yardstick’s customers can feel comforted that their program is managed with the greatest degree of caution and respect. Equally important, Isabelle is one of the most enjoyable personalities you can meet in this business, with a vibrant and infectiously fun personality. “
– Chris LaBossiere, CEO
Dr. Isabelle Gonthier earned her Doctorate in Experimental Psychology at the University of Ottawa, has worked previously with Assessment Strategies Inc. and HRSG in Sr. consulting roles, the Government of Canada, and presently the Financial Planning Standards Board & CFP Board (Toronto/Ottawa/Washington DC), as Vice President of Certifications and Director of Examinations, respectfully.
Dr. Gonthier serves in a volunteer capacity as the Vice Chair and Psychometric Commissioner of the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), on the Certification Advisory Committee for the Canadian Network for Respiratory Care, on the Research Advisory Council of the National Dental Examining Board (NDEB), and various industry association and community based organizations.