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Penny Bellhouse

Penny Bellhouse

Development Officer, Leadership Gifts
519-749-6920

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.
Fleur Cooper

Fleur Cooper

Annual Giving & Donor Relations Manager
519-749-6537

Fleur Cooper joined St. Mary’s General Hospital Foundation in October 2020 as the Annual Giving and Donor Relations Manager, bringing over 14 years of fundraising and communications experience in the non – profit sector in Australia and Canada.

An innovative fundraising and communications professional with extensive experience in fundraising management; corporate philanthropic investment; individual and major giving; marketing and communications; radio broadcasting; workshop facilitation; volunteer management; event management and media relations.

Earning a Bachelor of English degree with a double major in Journalism and History, Fleur used her love of words to travel to Japan, Mexico, and Canada to teach English as a second language before turning her focus to philanthropy.

Fleur is passionate about fostering strong relationships and engaging the public in the important work of the non –profits she has represented. She is excited to focus her skills and expertise to support our health heroes and ensuring they have the equipment and resources they need to do their life-saving work

Fleur is a proud Ausadian with dual Australian and Canadian Citizenship. A self-proclaimed beach snob, Fleur loves traveling, live music, hitting the beach, reading, and watching movies. Fleur moved to Kitchener from Vancouver in 2018, and on the weekend, you can find her exploring Ontario with her husband and young son.

Susan Dusick, CFRE

Susan Dusick, CFRE

President & CEO
519-749-6578 ext 1514

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.

Brooke Eby

Brooke Eby

Community Engagement Manager
519-749-6737

With over 15 years of professional experience in management, marketing, fundraising and event curation, Brooke Eby is executing and elevating St. Mary's signature event portfolio, which includes Hike for Heart, She Shares, The Doubles Open, Pickleball Cardiac Classic, and more. 

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.

 
Amy Hazelwood

Amy Hazelwood

Director of Communications & Community Engagement
519-749-6539

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.
Landon Jennings

Landon Jennings

Senior Coordinator, Leadership Gifts
519-489-0751

Landon has joined St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation in March 2021 as the Senior Coordinator, Leadership Gifts.

Landon is a committed and driven young fundraising professional who has been working and volunteering for not-for-profits in Waterloo Region since 2015 and was born and raised in Waterloo Region. Landon’s fundraising career began in the midst of her master’s degree in 2018, working as the Campaign Coordinator for the University of Waterloo’s United Way campaign, and has come to the foundation from St. Paul’s University College, affiliated with the university, where she was the Advancement and Alumni Relations Coordinator. Here she proved herself to be very adept to problem-solving, planning successful events, cultivating relationships with new prospects, and writing engaging communication pieces on alumni. Over the past several years Landon has been heavily involved as a volunteer with our local United Way and currently holds a position as Membership Chair for CAGP, Waterloo-Wellington’s chapter.

She has a BA degree in Arts & Business, Legal Studies (’17) and a Masters in Sociology (’19) from the University of Waterloo. As someone who enjoys continuous learning Landon is currently pursuing her certificate in Fundraising Management through Ryerson University, and hopes to begin working towards obtaining her CFRE over the next few years.

Landon is passionate about making a meaningful impact in the lives of people within our community as a fundraising professional. In her mind, the hospital is the true epicenter of community, in that, at some point you will need to access care, or know someone who has accessed care, provided by St. Mary’s. She is excited to help build relationships and help to ensure St. Mary’s is equip with necessary life-saving equipment and programs, which will help our community thrive.

In her spare time, you can find Landon walking her 2-year-old Goldendoodle, exercising, baking something indulgent, or eating out at one of our local restaurants!
 


 
Christina Johannes

Christina Johannes

Administrative & Data Assistant
519-749-6797

I look forward to working with you and our community in helping ensure that St. Mary's can continue to provide quality care with state of the art equipment. 

Full Bio Coming Soon!

Carolyn Sheridan

Carolyn Sheridan

Database & Donations Processing Coordinator
519-749-6451

I look forward to working with you and our community in helping ensure that St. Mary's can continue to provide quality care with state of the art equipment. 

Full Bio Coming Soon!

Caroll Watson

Caroll Watson

Director of Business Operations
519-749-6569

Caroll Watson joins the foundation team as Director, Business Operations, 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.
Jaime Wilson

Jaime Wilson

Director of Leadership Giving
519-749-6878

Jaime is a results-driven fundraising professional with a passion for wellness, mental health, and coaching. In her most recent role at Childhood Cancer Canada, Jaime led the amalgamation of two organizations to form the leading voice of childhood cancer in the country. Her previous role was Chief Development Officer at True Patriot Love Foundation where she built a fundraising team which doubled revenue in a few short years. Jaime began her not for profit career at SickKids Foundation where she supported the growth of the peer-to-peer fundraising program, SickKids Leaders.

Jaime received an undergraduate degree in English Literature from York University, Toronto. As a proclaimed lifelong learner, Jaime most recently has completed her Holistic Wellness Coaching certification and is in the process of pursuing her CFRE. She is also a certified Ashtanga Yoga Instructor and has participated in several Expeditions including climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise money for Right To Play’s programs. Jaime has also participated in an expedition to the North Pole and a sea kayak adventure through the Bay of Exploits, NFLD to Fogo Island. She enjoys spending her free time with her 5-year-old son, Henry.
 

Donor Stories

Giving Wall

The main lobby is home to a cumulative giving wall which lists donors who have contributed $20,000.00 or more in their lifetime to St. Mary’s General Hospital Foundation.

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Donor Stories

Hans & Christiane Kahlen’s story

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Donor Stories

Dianne Andernacht's Story

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