The KWCF is pleased to welcome Elizabeth Heald as the organization's new President & Chief Executive Officer.
A seasoned senior executive in both the corporate world and the not-for-profit sector, Elizabeth has spent the last 25+ years in diverse leadership roles with Scotiabank. Elizabeth's most recent position with the Bank was as Director & Head of Scotia Private Client Group where she stewarded high net worth client fund holders in the Kitchener and Waterloo region, managing a multi-million dollar growth plan. In May 2014, Elizabethco-founded and launched a national charity, Kawasaki Disease Canada, leading the organization, serving on the Board, and fulfilling the role of passionate spokesperson.
The Foundation Board is very pleased with the Foundation's achievements in 2016, a year of change and renewal. Elizabeth's background and expertise aligns with the Board's vision for a new innovative focus for The KWCF. Our national search for a new CEO yielded a number of very impressive candidates, and Elizabeth emerged as an extraordinary match for The KWCF. She brings the ideal combination of visionary leader and collaborative partnership builder that will help take The KWCF to the next level.
Elizabeth lives in Kitchener with her husband and daughter. In addition to her work at Scotiabank and Kawasaki Disease Canada, Elizabeth has volunteered and raised funds for several local not-for-profit organizations, including Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, St. Mary's Hospital Foundation, United Way KW and KidsAbility.
Elizabeth has a strong affiliation with this community and is excited to leverage the innovation and entrepreneurship that exists in Waterloo Region to lead The KWCF to new heights. Elizabeth officially joins the team today, August 1st, and is looking forward to connecting with The KWCF's partners, donors and supporters from around the Region.Elizabeth can be reached by e-mail at: email@example.com or by phone at 519-725-1806 ext. 201.
Please join us in welcoming Elizabeth to The KWCF team!
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Debbie Currie - Board Chair
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