- How did you get into health care philanthropy?
I started my career with the Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada, but after I had my first child I found it emotionally difficult to get to know so many children and their families that had debilitating and in some cases, terminal illnesses. I still wanted to help make a difference in the lives of people and to do something that helps so many people in the community.
- Why did you choose to make health care philanthropy your career?
My experiences in health care philanthropy have given me the opportunity to see firsthand how much of an impact donations can make to the care that is provided close to home. The feeling I know I have helped to make that difference is something that keeps me motivated and driven to reach goals.
- What has been the #1 factor in your career success so far?
The top contributing factor in my career success is my commitment and dedication to the foundation and causes I work for, as well as the ability to help educate philanthropists as to why supporting a health care institution is vital to the community. I continue to challenge myself to reach new goals and strive to always learn and grow.
- What is your greatest passion and why?
My children, I have a 15 year old and a 4 year old and want them to grow up to value the importance of community and family. To know that they are never alone in the world and that everything they do will have an impact, either positive or negative, and that is something that they should always be mindful of.
- What are your future aspirations?
To continue to be part of a team of passionate, dedicated individuals that work toward the betterment of the community and to help make it possible for health care professionals to continue to provide the best possible healthcare they can.