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Inaugural AFP Canada Board of Directors Announced

April 19, 2017

The Association of Fundraising Professionals is pleased to announce the creation of the inaugural AFP Canada Board of Directors. Through the work of the New Horizons Task Force, as well as New Horizons Transition Task Force, formal recommendations were made to the AFP Board of Directors and implementation is now underway.

The inaugural AFP Canada Board will begin its work now through the end of the year. A second call for nominations will take place in the late summer, with new Board members and the Chair-Elect position beginning their terms on January 1, 2018.

"This has been a labour of love but the result has been extraordinary and is something that is going to benefit AFP members in Canada for many years to come," said Nick Offord, chair of both the AFP Canada New Horizons Transition Task Force and the Committee on Directorship. "I'm proud that we've been so diligent about hearing from all Canadians about what we can do to best serve them. I think we've created a body and a process that will represent and work for all AFP Canada members, as well as keep us linked to the work of AFP International so our efforts and impact are aligned."

The inaugural AFP Canada Board of Directors includes:

Scott Decksheimer, CFRE, Chair
Partner, Vitreo Group
Calgary, AB

Paula Attfield, Secretary/Treasurer
President, Stephen Thomas Ltd.
Toronto, ON

Dana Ades-Landy
CEO, Heart & Stroke Foundation
Montreal, QC

Roger Ali, CFRE. AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada Board Chair (Beginning July 1), Ex Officio
President & CEO, ONEFOUNDATION for Niagara Health System
St. Catherines, ON

Shantal Cashman, CFRE
Director, Development & Alumni Engagement
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC

Leah Eustace, ACFRE
Founder & Chief Problem Solver
Blue Canoe Philanthropy
Ottawa, ON

Ann Hale, CFRE, AFP Board Chair, Ex Officio
Chief Development Officer, Anchorage Museum
Anchorage, AK

Jason Lee, Esq., Ex Officio
Interim President & CEO
Association of Fundraising Professionals
Arlington, VA

Ken Mayhew
President & CEO, William Osler Health System Foundation
Brampton, ON

Pamela G. Simmons
Owner, Coreniche Consulting
Winnipeg, MB

Wayne Steer
Director of Fund Development, Fresh Start Recovery Centre
Calgary, AB

Karen Willson, ACFRE
Senior Vice President, KCI (Ketchum Canada Inc.)
Toronto, ON

"I am honored and humbled to be asked to lead this inaugural AFP Canada Board," said Decksheimer. "It's critical that we start off strong so we can ensure early success and demonstrate to our Canadian members how this new structure will help them. We need to think strategically right from the beginning about our opportunities and impact, as well as infrastructure and processes. I think we are starting from a place of strength with this new board, and I'm looking forward to working with everyone."

Jason Lee, AFP Interim President & CEO, and Ann Hale, AFP International Chair, will be serving on the board in ex officio capacities and will be working to link the new AFP Canada Board to AFP International's overall priorities.

If you have questions about the new board, please contact Lori Gusdorf, CAE, Executive Vice President of the AFP Foundations for Philanthropy, at

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