Scarborough Health Network Foundation’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Alicia Vandermeer to President and Chief Executive Officer effective January 6, 2020.

Alicia joins the Foundation at an exciting time as SHN Foundation looks to raise $100 million to support the It’s Our Time Campaign to revolutionize health care for the Scarborough community. Alicia will lead the Foundation in highlighting the important needs for space, equipment and technology to provide the best possible care to the more than 800,000 people who make Scarborough home.

The Foundation has ambitious goals and Alicia brings with her years of experience in fundraising to support its mission to support an outstanding care experience for every patient. She joins SHN Foundation from the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), where she was the Deputy Director and Chief Advancement Officer. Prior to AGO, Alicia held various positions at a national fundraising consulting firm, the Canadian Hearing Society Foundation, and the York-Finch Hospital Foundation.

“SHN serves a population of close to 1 million people, putting the need for donor support into sharp focus,” says Paul Torrie, Co-Chair, Board of Directors, SHN Foundation. “Alicia is passionate about bringing her skills in fundraising, branding, marketing and data analytics to lead our Foundation in supporting a healthier Scarborough community.”

Alicia has an Honours Bachelor of Arts with a major in Urban Studies from the University of Toronto, a Master of Business Administration with a Major in Marketing & Entrepreneurial Studies from York University, and is a graduate from Claremont Graduate University’s Museum Executive Development Program.