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Introducing the 2022 AFP Canada Board of Directors

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We are delighted that Canadian members offered their overwhelming support for the 2022 AFP Canada Board of Directors. Congratulations to the following leaders: 
 
Ken Mayhew: Chair
President & CEO
William Osler Health System Foundation
Brampton, Ontario

Paula Attfield: Past Chair
President & CEO
Stephen Thomas Ltd
Toronto, Ontario

Jennifer Johnstone: Chair-Elect
President & CEO
Central City Foundation
Vancouver, British Columbia

Rea Ganesh: Secretary
Vice President, Philanthropy and Strategy
North York General Foundation 
North York, Ontario

Scott Fortnum, CFRE, ACFRE: Treasurer
President & CEO
Children’s Health Foundation
London, Ontario

Imoleayo (Ayo) Adeyeri, MA Philanthropic Studies 
PhD student 
Indiana University- Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Major - Philanthropy, Minor - informatics & public health 
Edmonton, Alberta

Danisha Bhaloo-Shivji, CFRE
Manager of Development and Communications
Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area
Calgary, Alberta

Dane Bland, CFRE
Director of Development & Communications
Rainbow Railroad
Toronto, Ontario 

Rebecca Dutton, CFRE
President & CEO
Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation
St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador

Kevin J. Foyle, MBA, CFRE: Chair, AFP
VP for Development and Public Affairs
UT Health Science Center
Houston, Texas

Mike Geiger, MBA, CPA
President and CEO
Association of Fundraising Professionals
Arlington, Virginia

Katie Greene, CFRE
Executive Director
United Way Newfoundland and Labrador
St. John’s, Newfoundland

David Love, CFRE
Principal
LOVEfundraising
Vancouver, British Columbia

Jane Potentier, CFRE: Chair AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada
Associate Vice-President
Alumni & Development
University of Victoria
Victoria, British Columbia

Tanya Rumble, CFRE    
Director of Development
Faculty of Arts
Ryerson University
Toronto, Ontario

Aaron Sanderson, CFRE, ACFRE
SVP, Advancement & Chief Development Officer
Kids Help Phone
Toronto, Ontario

Shamina Senaratne
Coordinate, Communications and Events
Department of Linguistics
Simon Fraser University
Port Moody, British Columbia

Dino Sophocleous, CFRE
President & CEO
Hospitals of Regina Foundation
Regina, Saskatchewan

Maral Tersakian, CFRE
President
Momentum Accompagnement en Philanthropie inc.
Montréal, Quebec

Lisa Weatherhead, CFRE
Director of Philanthropy
Dartmouth General Hospital Foundation
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
 
Members have been elected to serve for a one-year term beginning on January 1, 2022. Selections were made based on the following criteria:

  • Leadership ability that demonstrates the skills needed to govern a professional association;
  • Previous service to AFP, philanthropy and the community locally, nationally and/or internationally;
  • Participation in AFP activities as a volunteer;
  • Financial support of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada; and
  • AFP membership standing (membership is required for board service).


Additional consideration was given to the following:

  • Relevant professional certification, education or learning;
  • Leadership experience or community perspectives needed by AFP at the time candidates are being considered; 
  • Fluency in both Canada’s official languages;
  • Diversity of geographic location and of chapter size;
  • Diversity of areas of professional practice; and
  • Diversity of all kinds.


AFP Canada, a nonprofit formed in 2017, was created to bring a Canadian perspective to AFP’s government relations and communications. We represent more than 3,100 fundraising leaders across the country working to support causes and missions that help Canadians from coast to coast to coast. We serve as the voice of the fundraising profession in Canada and are part of the larger AFP Global network, the largest community of professional fundraisers in the world. 

Guided by the AFP in Canada Strategic Plan, we focus on government relations and communications. Working in close partnership with 21 local chapters and the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada, AFP Canada strives to stimulate a world of generosity through ethical and effective fundraising.

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