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National Team

Robin Markowitz
Chief Executive Officer
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is accountable for the Society’s overall performance. The CEO works with the Board to develop policies and plans, supervises staff, handles the research file and participates in fundraising.

Kathryn AuCoin
Director of Finance  
Leads the Society’s financial process including working with the senior management team to identify and automate reporting, implement necessary changes to our General Ledger that facilitate automated report creation and improve risk management within the Society. The Director works with the team to effectively implement finance initiatives  that will increase process efficiency and reduce costs to the Society.
Ext. 122,

Angèle Bénard, BSW, RSW
Director of Family Services and Community Development
Oversees the Family Service program and supports the Chapter Development team; works with Family Services  and Chapter Development staff to provide integration of activities and services for our supporters and the families we serve.
Ext. 132, 

Jeffrey Hoffman
Director, Development and Marketing
Oversees the Society’s  development, fundraising, annual giving programs and manages the marketing and communications responsibilities. Ensures the Society has sufficient resources, and supports the major gift fundraising programs.
Ext. 125,

Lianne (Lia) Appleby
Communications and Marketing Manager
Provides information to stakeholders about HD and the HSC, manages the Society’s website and email/print bulletin and newsletter programs, as well as media relations and public service announcements.
Ext. 130,

Bruce Mackenzie (Covering maternity leave for Kate Dalgleish)
Senior Manager, Development
Responsible to manage the Bequests and In Memorial programs for the Society; researching new fundraising opportunities, spearheads the Amaryllis Campaign and oversees the Raiser’s Edge data base.
Ext. 126,

Annie Vanexem
Manager, National Events and Chapter Development
Responsible for the sustainable development of communities across Canada to carry out fundraising and informal support, awareness, education or advocacy, as well as National events including Conference, YPAHD Day, and Community Education Forums.
Ext. 127,

Christy-Anne Brunke 
Finance Assistant
Provides assistance to the Finance Supervisor for Chapter finances, accounts payable and receivable; and works with the Director of Finance to maintain financial records.
Ext. 138,

Sara Dutra
Donations Coordinator
Responsible for receipting gifts and stewarding donors. Manages the data entry of donations for gift records, keeps our donor database accurate and efficient, and administers fundraising appeals and mailings.
Ext. 121,

Jen Gulka
Development Coordinator
Responsible for donor relationships, coordinating the Champion of Hope monthly giving program, the Family Fund program and the Amaryllis Campaign.
Ext. 134,

Dorothy Rehberg
Finance Coordinator
Responsible for Chapter finances, general accounting, and works with the Director of Finance to maintain the Society’s financial records.
Ext. 131,

Click here for a listing of our Family Services Team


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