ANNOUNCEMENT: QCH Foundation Appoints Shannon Gorman as CEO

The Board of Directors of Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Shannon Gorman as the Foundation’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

“We are thrilled to have Shannon Gorman on board as our new Foundation CEO,” said Karen Sparks, Chair of the Foundations’ Board of Directors. “The Foundation and Hospital will benefit hugely from Shannon’s depth of corporate experience in the non-profit arena, and her passion for the charitable sector.”

Shannon Gorman joins Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation following an 11 year tenure as the National Director of Community Affairs for TELUS. Shannon was instrumental in advancing TELUS’ legacy of giving programs. More recently, as Executive Director of the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation, Shannon achieved unprecedented fundraising success ensuring vital support is available to countless grassroots charities across Canada. Prior to joining TELUS, Shannon was a senior executive with the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation for over 13 years, where she raised more than $30 million to increase cancer survivorship in Ottawa.

Shannon holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA), a Masters in Philanthropy and Non Profit Leadership, is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), and is a popular speaker in the areas of Corporate Social Responsibility, philanthropy and leadership.

Shannon will join the Foundation team in early January, 2020. Until that time, Judith Scott will continue to serve as Interim CEO. The Board is deeply grateful to Judith, who has led the Foundation with grace, compassion, and wisdom during this time of transition.

Shannon’s first order of work will be to meet and get to know our donors, volunteers, partners and Foundation and Hospital teams, and to understand our mission and goals – so we can continue to build and develop fundraising strategies that will engage donor support to ensure the best possible future for Queensway Carleton Hospital and its patients.

About Queensway Carleton Hospital & Foundation

Located in fast-growing west Ottawa, Queensway Carleton Hospital has built its reputation as a leading acute care hospital by seeing the person in each of the nearly 500,000 people who turn to it for care each year. Queensway Carleton Hospital’s agility and collaborative culture enable it to respond quickly to the most pressing healthcare challenges facing its vibrant and growing communities through advanced programs that reinvent models of patient care. By supporting Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation, you are investing in advanced patient care and healthcare excellence for our community.