Pina is the founder of Aequum Global Access.
By establishing a robust strategic influence in organizational accessibility, Pina is a sought-out consultant and speaker, internationally, that actively promotes accessibility and inclusion from both an executive and a grassroots perspective.
Pina has more than 29 years of experience in a large global financial institution, while for the last 15 years has pioneered and founded a cross-institutional hub for accessibility and inclusion.
By way of creating awareness; building accessibility business cases; incubating accessibility at the onset of projects, initial designs & software development; and establishing IT accessibility standards, strategies, roadmaps & solutions – Pina bridges the dynamics of organization, employee, and customer viewpoints, and needs, in order to establish a best-practices environment.
Pina was the Founder and co-Chair of the Canadian Financial Institute on Assistive Technologies (CFIAT); is a Board Member of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP); active member of Job Opportunity Information Network (JOIN), Honorary Chair of Financial Services for G3ict, and Advisor on a number of AODA reviews and initiatives. She is a certified PMI member, and holds a Master’s Degree in Design in Inclusive Design (MDes) from OCADU.
In 2013, Pina received the QE2 Diamond Jubilee medal by Canada’s Lt. Governor the Honourable David Onley, for her work in accessibility in employment.