Susan Dusick, CFRE
President & CEO
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Susan Dusick is the President & CEO of St. Mary's General Hospital Foundation.
Following a successful 20 year career in business development and marketing in the private sector, Susan joined the Foundation team in 2005 as Director of Leadership Gifts. She was appointed to Vice President of the Foundation in 2010 and, in 2016, Susan took succession as President.
Over the past 14 years, Susan has been instrumental in raising more than $65 million towards equipment, patient care, and services at St. Mary’s General Hospital.
In 2011 Susan received her Certified Fund Raising Executive designation.
Manager, Finance and Administration
Caroll Watson joins the foundation team as Manager, Finance and Administration, bringing with her 20+ years in the not for profit, Government and foundation sectors in finance, business operations and project implementation.
Caroll is a strong business professional with management and technology expertise in Health Care and Community Services. Her education in Business Administration and Accounting support the business skills.
Caroll’s passion is helping others and giving to the community and is proud to play a role in supporting St. Mary’s General Hospital.
Caroll resides in Kitchener with her partner Brian and their trusted and loyal dog companion. Gardening, art and reading are always on the top of the “to do” list.
Director of Communications & Community Engagement
Amy Hazelwood is the Director of Communications & Community Engagement for the Foundation.
Following a lengthy career in the consumer branded products industry, Amy found herself yearning for an opportunity to dedicate her extensive background in marketing to a cause more worthy.
Having joined the Foundation in June of 2015, Amy now leads communications planning, and the team responsible for the development, promotion, and execution of all events and fundraising campaigns.
In her free time, Amy can most often be found making memories with her husband Simon and two teenaged daughters in Kitchener and on the shores of Lake Huron.
Communications & Design Specialist
David Kreutzkamp, Communication & Special Events Specialist, comes to the Foundation team after seven years in the aviation for-profit and not-for-profit sectors as a senior marketing manager.
David comes to the Foundation with a strong background in running special events, content creation, public relations as well as handling design work. He is excited to be the 2nd generation of Kreutzkamp’s supporting St. Mary’s General Hospital, following after his mother who worked at the hospital as an RN for over 40 years.
In what little free time David has as the father of two busy young daughters, he enjoys canoeing, camping, travelling and sitting down with a good book.
Special Events Manager
Brooke Eby has recently joined the Foundation as Special Events Manager with over 15 years of professional experience in management, marketing, fundraising and event curation.
A successful record of fundraising in the community, Brooke brings a fresh perspective to the special events portfolio that will continue to engage community members in supporting the needs of St. Mary’s General Hospital.
Outside the office, Brooke enjoys community events, working on passion projects and anything outdoors!
Database & Donations Processing Manager
Debbie Grant joined the Foundation in the fall of 2019 as Database & Gift Processing Coordinator. She brings over 10 years experience in the not-for-profit sector including charities The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, Grand River Hospital Foundation, BC Cancer Foundation, Prostate Cancer Canada and Pollution Probe. Her direct experience with Planned Giving, Direct Mail, Events, Gift Entry and Receipting, and Database Manager allow her to support and manage the robust use of a charity’s donor database.
Debbie has happily returned to her hometown of Kitchener after several years away on expatriate experiences with her husband in multiple countries abroad. Her great interest in travel is ongoing – she hasn’t been everywhere, but it’s on her list!
Emma Shulist, CFRE
Annual Giving & Donor Relations Manager
Emma is the Annual Giving & Donor Relations Officer for the Foundation, where she dedicates her time telling stories about St. Mary’s, its staff and its patients and articulating the impact donors have on the hospital.
Propelled forward by her passion and commitment, Emma has worked in the not-for-profit sector for 5 years and became a certified fundraiser in 2019. A generalist in spirit, she’s proud to have held fundraising positions at the JCC, CAMH and now St. Mary’s where she has been able to flex her marketing, relationship building, event planning and project management skills.
If not at work, you can find Emma listening to one of many podcasts, walking or cycling around the city, refurbishing furniture or practicing her cooking chops.
Maureen has joined St. Mary’s General Hospital Foundation in the role of Administrative and Data Assistant and brings 20 years of fundraising experience for a non-profit charity organization.
Maureen is excited to bring her administrative and organizing skills to the Foundation, she is always professional and pleasant in her customer service role.
Outside the office Maureen enjoys walking her dog, golfing, reading and entertaining.
Currently on maternity leave
Penny is the development officer for leadership giving at the foundation. Penny has over 10 years of demonstrated fundraising with a National Health charity. Her education is in journalism where she started her career before she fell in love with the fundraising world during a volunteer position.
Now with a passion for fundraising, Penny joined the team in 2018 and is responsible for supporting the major gifts program at St. Mary’s. She spends her free time with her young family and serves as an active member of the Parent Teacher Association at her son’s school.
Mary is the Development Officer for our major gifts, she joins the foundation team after fifteen years as the director of client engagement and business development in the tech sector. Following a successful career in both the public and private sectors, Mary’s professional experience had dedicated much time to leadership, business development and community engagement.
Volunteering and giving back to the community has always been a way of life. Mary is most proud of holding executive and advisory board positions in the non-for-profit sectors at both a national and international level.
In her free time you can find Mary making memories with her husband Gus, as they enjoying entertaining family and friends while discovering the trails in the tri-city region.