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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.

 Julie Powell

Julie Powell

Director of Leadership Giving
519-749-6878

Julie Powell is the Director of Leadership Development for the Foundation.

Julie's career progressed through 20 years fundraising with a hospital foundation and a national healthcare charity. She joined the St. Mary's team in 2017 and is thrilled to be engaged in such an important cause. Julie is responsible for managing the major gifts program at St. Mary’s.

In her free time, Julie runs, cycles and loves spending time with her family in the great outdoors.
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.
David Kreutzkamp

David Kreutzkamp

Communications & Design Specialist
519-749-6918

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 a busy young daughter, he enjoys canoeing, camping, travelling and sitting down with a good book.

Brooke Eby

Brooke Eby

Special Events Manager
519-749-6737

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!
Debbie Grant

Debbie Grant

Database & Donations Processing Manager
519-749-6451

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

Emma Shulist

Annual Giving & Donor Relations Manager
519-749-6537

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.
Penny Bellhouse

Penny Bellhouse

Currently on maternity leave
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.

Mary Nikolakakos

Development Manager
519-749-6920

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