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, Charitable Giving Advisor
Willard is now working as Charitable Giving Advisor to promote legacy giving and assist donors in planning Will bequests and other special gifts in support of GBHS hospitals in Centre Grey, Meaford, Owen Sound, Southampton, Wiarton and Lion's Head. Willard worked as Development Officer for OSRHF from 2002 through 2017, raising funds through the Foundation's planned and major gifts programs and maintains its Caring for Tomorrow Endowment Fund. 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.
Tiffany Robbins, Development Associate
Tiffany is responsible for raising funds for the Foundation through a variety of community giving initiatives including the Curling Funspiel, Charity Golf Classic and the Bayshore Race. Previous to joining the OSRHF team, Tiffany was responsible for generating funds through the special events portfolio at Bruce Peninsula Health Services Foundation in Wiarton.
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.