Associate Director, Fund Development & Communications
Kathleen brings more than 20 years of experience as a fundraiser in the not-for-profit sector. In addition to her interest in the charitable sector, Kathleen has also always had a passion for international development. She lived in Burkina Faso as a volunteer and in subsequent years, her career brought her to Zambia and Honduras.
As a consultant, she has provided expertise to regional, provincial and national charities. Kathleen worked with the Nature Conservancy of Canada, Care Canada, Autism Society Canada and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Her skills include not-for-profit management, strategic fundraising and public relations.
The Association of Fundraising Professionals twice recognized Kathleen for outstanding services to the profession, and in 2011 she received a Medal for Good Services from Scouts Canada in appreciation of her dedication to the organization. She is a founding member of the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorder Alliance, and was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in December 2012.
Kathleen holds a Bachelor degree in Political Science and a Certificate in Public Relations from McGill University. She has also successfully obtained her CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) accreditation in 2007. and has re-certified twice since.