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Our Staff

IWK patients, families and supporters are at the heart of everything we do. Meet our dedicated team.

Jennifer Gillivan, President & CEO

What we do is a privilege. Philanthropy is the opportunity to make a difference. Doesn’t matter what we have, what matters is our willingness to help.

~Jennifer Gillivan, President & CEO

Executive Team

Executive Team
Jennifer Gillivan, ICD.D
President & CEO
Gena Walton
Chief Operating Officer
Madeleine Matheson
Executive Assistant to the President & CEO

Philanthropy & Donor Strategy

Philanthropy & Donor Strategy
Patty Baxter
Relationship Manager, Philanthropy
Catherine Coutts
Donor Engagement Coordinator
Trena Crewe
Vice President Philanthropy & Development
Nichole Garnett
Manager, Donor Engagement
Rupinder Kataria
Stewardship Assistant
Dana Lipnicki
Manager, Annual Giving
Jillian O'Fegan
Stewardship Coordinator
Victoria Prostak
Development Information Officer
Catherine Richards
Development Information Officer
Leanne Tully
Director of Development

Community & Corporate Giving

Lissa Mallais
Relationship Manager, NB
Melanie Matheson
Manager, Community & Corporate Giving
Adam Ramsay
Relationship Manager, PEI
Victoria Reid
Relationship Manager, NS
Katherine Thomas
Coordinator, Community and Corporate Giving
Jason Thorpe
Relationship Manager, NS

Planned Giving & Major Gifts

Gordon R. Johnson
Relationship Manager, Major Gifts
Jyl MacKinnon Robinson
Senior Manager, Major Gifts Programs
Leslie Tinkham
Manager, Personal & Legacy Giving


Erin Després
Project & Marketing Manager
Kelly Duggan
Integrated Brand Manager
Lucy Fisher
Digital Specialist
Shannon Kehoe
Digital Strategy Manager
Bobbi MacInnis
Digital Content Specialist
Kimberley Reid
Brand Content Specialist
Heather Creighton Spriet
Vice President Strategy, Brand and Marketing
Jessica Thomson
Graphic Designer
Randal Tomada
Creative Director

Communications & Public Affairs

Lesley Gaum
Director, Communications & Public Affairs

Operations & Support Services

Operations & Support Services
Amy Carr
Manager, Finance
Natalie Foster
Database Management Specialist
Theresa Huntley
IT Specialist
Kristin Iatrou
Director, People & Culture
Adam Leszczak
Director of Technology & Data
Lili Li
Accounting Specialist
Nicole Slysz
Board Coordinator & Executive Assistant to COO
Angie Wang
Finance & Donor Services Specialist