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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 Gillian, ICD.D
President & CEO
Gena Walton
Chief Operating Officer
Madeleine Matheson
Executive Assistant to the President & CEO and Board Coordinator

Philanthropy & Donor Strategy

Philanthropy & Donor Strategy
Julie Booker
Donor Relations Coordinator
Trena Crewe
Senior Director, Philanthropy & Donor Strategy
Catherine Richards
Development Information Officer
Donna Ross
Administrative Assistant

Community & Corporate Giving

Daisy Cobden
Assistant, Community & Corporate Giving
Hillary Forsyth
Relationship Manager, NS
Lissa Mallais
Relationship Manager, NB
Adam Ramsay
Relationship Manager, PEI
Jason Thorpe
Relationship Manager, NS
Keely Wallace
Manager, Community & Corporate Giving

Planned Giving & Major Gifts

Nichole Garnett
Personal & Planned Gifts Officer
Jyl MacKinnon Robinson
Senior Manager, Major Gifts Programs
Mary Theresa Ross
Manager, Personal & Planned Giving


Erin Després
Marketing and Production Specialist
Shannon Kehoe
Communications Specialist
Bobbi MacInnis
Digital Content Specialist
Penny Sears
Integrated Brand Advisor
Heather Creighton Spriet
Director, Brand Strategy
Jessica Thomson
Creative Specialist
Randal Tomada
Creative Strategist

Health Center Relations & Public Affairs

Kelly Duggan
Advisor, Stakeholder Relations & Public Affairs
Lesley Gaum
Executive Lead, Stakeholder Relations & Public Affairs

Operations & Support Services

Operations & Support Services
Amy Carr
Payroll & Finance Specialist
Natalie Foster
Database Management Specialist
Jeff Hunter
Manager, Human Resources & Administration
Roberta McGinn
Guest Services Administrator
Shannon Publicover
Donor Service Specialist