The Board of the AFP Central Ontario Chapter

Jamie Campbell, CFRE, bCRE Manager, Alumni Engagement, Annual and Legacy Giving, Georgian College Board President
Jeanette Heywood Principal, The Other Half Past President
Susan Kulkarni, CFRE

Relationship Manager | Resource Development, United Way Simcoe Muskoka

Liz Noonan Manager, Powell Jones LLP Treasurer
Katelyn Lees

Philanthropy & Resource Development Specialist, Barrie Public Library

Membership Chair
Whitney Sallach Interim Director of Development, Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation Communications Chair
Janet Fairbridge, BA, CFRE Foundation Director, Hospice Georgian Triangle Foundation IDEA Chair
Jenn Rae Executive Director, Innisfil Community Foundation Government Relations Chair
Laura Downing Manager, Programs and Services, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada Events Chair
Sue-Ellen Boyes Director of Revenue Development, The CLH Foundation Board Member
Lisa Spinks, CFRE Development Director, Seasons Centre for Grieving Children Board Member

Who We Are

Jeanette Heywood

With more than 25 years as a professional in the charitable sector, Jeanette has a unique skill set to help grow and empower organizations to reach beyond their current situation to further their impact and change lives! Her background includes completing the Recreation and Business Program at Cambrian and the Executive Development Program at McGill University, Yale’s Women’s Leadership program and other senior management/executive training programs. As a coach committed to developing people and teams, opening two state of the art YMCA facilities and exceeding targets, building success oriented strategic plans, her strengths are now focused as a Principal of the Other Half Consultants Inc.

Jenn Rae

Jenn Rae is the Executive Director of the Innisfil Community Foundation. She has lived in South Simcoe for the past decade, and has immersed herself into the community during that time. She is committed to connecting the community to the causes that matter, and seeks out opportunities to partner with and elevate people and organizations. Jenn is a passionate advocate for philanthropy, serving as Government Relations Chair on the Association of Fundraising Professionals Central Ontario board.

Sue-Ellen Boyes

Sue-Ellen Boyes has worked in fundraising and communications for her entire career, including her early days as an arts administration co-op student at the University of Waterloo. She is currently the Director of Revenue Development for CLH Foundation. The foundation raises awareness and gathers resources to benefit individuals served by CLH Developmental Support Services, an agency which provides support to adults, youth and children with developmental disabilities and support needs. Prior to coming to CLH, Sue-Ellen was the Director of Development for the MacLaren Art Centre, the regional art museum located in downtown Barrie. During her ten years there she was responsible for corporate sponsorship, special event fundraising and individual giving as well as the gallery’s marketing and communications.

Katelyn Lees

The act of philanthropy is a continuous inspiration to Katelyn. Since 2012, Katelyn has had the honour of engaging with various donors, volunteers and community partners through her role as the Philanthropy & Resource Development Specialist at the Barrie Public Library. She enjoys building relationships with donors and working together to see their philanthropic desires come to fruition while supporting library services throughout the community.  In earlier years, Katelyn’s efforts include working at CanadaHelps, a Toronto based organization dedicated to building the capacity of our nation’s charitable sector.  With the support of primarily corporate donors, Katelyn assisted with various business development initiatives including sponsorship for nationwide educational opportunities for charities, donor-centered disaster relief landing pages, as well as support for continued advancements to safe and effective online fundraising tools.  Katelyn’s background primarily falls into social services, with experience in working and volunteering with various social service agencies throughout Ontario. Katelyn completed her Fundraising & Resource Development certificate through Georgian College and has since been an active volunteer with various groups including Georgian College’s Fundraising Program Advisory Board, the Planned Giving Council of Simcoe County and the Association of Fundraising Professionals - Central Ontario Chapter.

Janet Fairbridge

Janet Fairbridge is the Foundation Director at the Hospice Georgian Triangle Foundation, raising funds for the community, palliative care organization that operates Campbell House - a ten-bed hospice serving Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Town of the Blue Mountains and Clearview Township. She is very proud to be a Fellow of the 2018-19 AFP Foundation Canada Fellowship in Inclusion and Philanthropy, Chair of the Hospice Palliative Care Ontario (HPCO) Community of Practice for Fundraisers and President-Elect of the AFP Central Ontario Chapter. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2014, Janet worked in television broadcast and media production for 22 years as an Associate Director and Project Manager with S-Media, World Snowsports Events Group, CBC Television, CTV, TSN, Discovery Channel and many others.

Whitney Sallach

Whitney Sallach is the Interim Director of Development at the Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation, and began her fundraising career there in 2017. She started her career as a journalist after earning her BA in Journalism & Human Rights from St. Thomas University. After working at several community newspapers, she decided to make the switch to the non-profit sector, by completing her post-grad in Fundraising and Resource Development from Georgian College. Whitney is the Communications Chair for AFP Central Ontario. She also is the PR Chair and the Community Services Chair for the Rotary Club of Innisfil. 

Lisa Spinks

Lisa Spinks is a Certified Fund Raising Executive. She is passionate about making a positive difference in her community through philanthropy. Her donor centered approach has helped raise millions of dollars in gifts for charitable organizations. Lisa's passion for advancing philanthropy extends to her role on the Board of Directors, with the Association of Fundraising Professionals - Central Ontario Chapter, and previously on the executive for the Planned Giving Council of Simcoe County (former). Currently employed as the development director at Seasons Centre for Grieving Children, she launched her career in the charitable sector in 2005 at Evergreen. Other charitable organizations in Central Ontario that have benefited from her energy and expertise include: Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation, Women & Children's Shelter of Barrie, Simcoe Community Services Foundation (now Empower Simcoe).

Laura Downing

Laura began fundraising and volunteering at the age of 12, and has always had a passion for philanthropy. Her career in the nonprofit sector began in 2016. She is currently Manager, Program Delivery at the MS Society of Canada. In her role she implements programs for people affected by MS. Being involved with AFP is important to her because, although she isn’t in a fundraising role at the moment, she feels it is important to understand fundraising strategies and trends. In her spare time, she enjoys binging Netflix with her partner, hanging out with her cats, and creating pottery. She also volunteers with Kids Help Phone’s Texting Service as a Crisis Responder.

Jamie Campbell

Susan Kulkarni

Liz Noonan