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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
Carolyn Gallant
Executive Assistant to the VP, Philanthropy
Nichole Garnett
Manager, Donor Engagement
Rupinder Kataria
Stewardship Assistant
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
Victoria Reid
Relationship Manager, NS
Katherine Thomas
Coordinator, Community and Corporate Giving
Jason Thorpe
Relationship Manager, NS

Planned Giving & Major Gifts

Kristy Power
Relationship Manager, Personal and Legacy Giving
Jyl MacKinnon Robinson
Senior Manager, Major Gifts Programs
Leslie Tinkham
Manager, Personal & Legacy Giving


Heather Creighton
Vice President Strategy, Brand and Marketing
Erin Després
Projects and Engagement Manager
Kelly Duggan
Integrated Brand Manager
Lucy Fisher
Digital Specialist
Angie McAuley
Director of Integration, Brand & Philanthropy
Kimberley Reid
Brand Content Specialist
Jessica Johnson
Graphic Designer
Randal Tomada
Director, Creative & Content
Oriol Salvador Vilella
Digital Specialist

Communications & Public Affairs

Lesley Gaum
Director, Communications & Public Affairs
Sarah Greening
Writer, Communications & Public Affairs

Operations & Support Services

Operations & Support Services
Natalie Foster
Database Management Specialist
Kristin Iatrou
Director, People & Culture
Heidi Jamieson-Mills
Director of Finance
Adam Leszczak
Director of Technology & Data
Lili Li
Accounting Specialist
Shawntaya MacLean
Data Entry Specialist
Nicole Slysz
Board Coordinator & Executive Assistant to COO
Angie Wang
Finance Coordinator