Meet Our Staff
Amy McKinnon, Executive Director
Amy joined the Foundation in June, 2017. She comes from the Toronto General and Western Hospital Foundation where she has worked as Director, Development Research & Strategic Analysis and Privacy Officer. During her tenure with TG&WHF Amy held the position of interim Director of Major Gifts.
Amy started her fundraising career with the Vancouver General & UBC Hospital Foundation before returning to Ontario and joining the Royal Ontario Museum’s team during their $270 million capital campaign.
Amy grew up in Amberley and is excited to return to her roots and family and support the community she calls home. She recently relocated to Georgian Bluffs with her husband James.
Willard VanderPloeg, Development Officer
Willard raises funds through the Foundation's planned and major gifts programs and maintains its Caring for Tomorrow Endowment Fund. He has worked for the Foundation since March, 2002. Willard has more than 25 years experience in the charitable sector and in estate & gift planning. He is a long time member of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners.
Lori Morrison, Fundraising Assistant
Lori is responsible for donation processing, receipting, and acknowledgements. She maintains the Foundation's Grateful Patient, In Memoriam, Monthly Giving programs and more. Lori provides support for the Executive Director and Development Officer by preparing various reports and retrieving data etc. She manages day to day office functions. Previous to working at the Foundation, Lori worked as Practical Nurse and in Diagnostic Imaging at the hospital.
Jennifer Wright, GBHS Philanthropy Officer
As Philanthropy Officer at Grey Bruce Health Services (GBHS) Jennifer is responsible for developing and implementing a Legacy Giving Program for GBHS' 5 charitable foundations. Jennifer works with each of the foundations to enhance their Major Gifts and Donor Relations programs. She joined GBHS in August 2016.
Having served 10 years with The Canadian Cancer Society as a Fundraising Specialist, Jennifer brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the 5 foundation partnership. She has worked extensively with the community organizations, individual donors, major philanthropists and fundraising leaders across Ontario.