Board and staff

Our Board is made up of members elected from across our network.

2017-2018 Board

Board Chair

Laura J. Manning
Executive Director, Lyle S. Hallman Foundation, Kitchener

Vice-Chair

Allan Northcott
President, Max Bell Foundation, Calgary

Past Chair

Bruce Lawson
President & CEO, The Counselling Foundation of Canada, Toronto

Treasurer

Helen McLean
Executive Director, Donner Canadian Foundation, Toronto

Secretary

Michelle Clarke
Executive Director, Burns Memorial Fund, Calgary

Director

Moses Levy
Executive Director, Asper Foundation, Winnipeg

Director

Shelley Uytterhagen
President, Carthy Foundation, Calgary

Director

Mike Flynn
Past Chair, The Catherine Donnelly Foundation, Toronto

Director

Bob Wyatt
Executive Director, Muttart Foundation, Edmonton

Director

Llewellyn Smith
President, The Helderleigh Foundation, Toronto

Director

Grace Laing Hogg
Secretary, The George Hogg Family Foundation, Montréal

Director

Andrea Nemtin
CEO, Inspirit Foundation, Toronto

Director

Bruce Lourie
President, Ivey Foundation, Toronto

Director

Jehad Aliweiwi
Executive Director, Laidlaw Foundation, Toronto

Director

Patty Faith
Executive Director, Medavie Health Foundation, Dartmouth

Director

Kevin Leonard
Executive Director, Echo Foundation, Montréal

Staff

Hilary Pearson

President & CEO
hpearson@pfc.ca

Hilary Pearson is President of Philanthropic Foundations Canada, a national network of family, independent and corporate grantmakers in Canada, representing many of the largest private charitable foundations in the country. Since 2001, when she was appointed President, she has grown the organization to become of the leading voices in Canadian organized philanthropy. She has worked at senior levels in all three sectors, with positions in central agencies of the Government of Canada from 1981 to 1993, an executive role at the Royal Bank of Canada from 1993 to 1996 and a senior consultant at the Montreal strategy consulting firm Secor from 1993 to 2001. An expert in nonprofit governance, Ms. Pearson has served on several national boards of directors, including those of Pearson College of the Pacific, Imagine Canada, the Stratford Shakespeare Festival of Canada, CARE Canada and Indspire. She chairs the Advisory Body of the Coady Institute at St Francis Xavier University and is a member of the Advisory Committee to the Masters Program in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at Carleton University. She holds a BA and MA from the University of Toronto, and was granted honourary doctorates by Carleton University and the University of New Brunswick.

Liza Goulet

Liza Goulet

Director Member Services
lgoulet@pfc.ca

Inès Chaâlala

Manager, Learning and Knowledge Mobilization
ichaalala@pfc.ca

Jennifer-Lee Thomas

Jennifer-Lee Thomas

Director Communications
jthomas@pfc.ca