New CEO for Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation
The Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation has a new CEO.
Jessica Aldred, from the Lower Mainland, has been appointed by the board, said chair Darren Masse in a press release.
Aldred has worked in fundraising for the not-for-profit sector for over 13 years. She is joining Spirit of the North after seven years with Capilano University as executive director of the Foundation. Aldred has always been an active volunteer and most recently served on the City of North Vancouver’s Social Planning Advisory Committee and is a current member of the advisory board for Georgian College’s fundraising program in which she previously taught.
Originally from Ontario, she has lived in B.C. for almost 10 years and is very much looking forward to becoming involved in the community and working with the Foundation. An outdoor enthusiast, she and her husband are keen to explore the region and make it their home, said Masse.
“We are very excited to have Jessica join the foundation,” he said. “She shares our vision for the role of volunteers and philanthropy in ensuring strong, sustained support for healthcare in northern B.C.”
Aldred replaces Don Gowan who stepped down as CEO earlier this year to become the regional manager for Finning.