The Give | Team
James Gallagher President & CEO

As a past board member and Chair of the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation, I have witnessed firsthand the impact community giving can have. I am thrilled to join the Foundation in a new role and lead a group of top-notch professional non-profit fundraisers who know and understand their audience and the requirements of their community. They are committed to telling the story of the great work that our world-class hospital does every day. The staff and Board are extremely dedicated to being transparent and ensuring that donor funds are distributed in a way that best meets the needs of patients. I’m incredibly proud to be part of this organization.
(506) 566-0701

Shannon Hunter Vice President

As a creative and driven marketer, I am passionate about working with organizations to bring new ideas and initiatives to life. As a proud New Brunswicker, the most rewarding chapters in my career are the campaigns that have had a direct impact on our beautiful province’s economy and well-being. Having experienced the fantastic care at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Saint John Regional Hospital, I am thrilled to be joining a dedicated philanthropist team supporting the mission of the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation. Sharing the inspiring stories of patients, healthcare providers, and the generous community who make a difference is truly an honor.
(506) 349-5116

Sandra Clark Senior Director, Finance & Administration

Before joining the Hospital Foundation in 2014, I worked at a charity and jumped at the opportunity to work at the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation. It’s inspiring to work with a team that’s passionate and believes in its mission. I think I ended up where I needed to be. My home has some acres in the quiet woods within commuting distance to Saint John. Highway #1 is a good road and even in the winter months, the plows and sanding trucks respond immediately to keep travel safe during the winter storms. Having a cafeteria is a great perk! I appreciate the interesting and diverse food.
(506) 648-6288

Angie Kelly, CFRE Director of Leadership Giving

I left New Brunswick in the fall of 2002 to pursue a career in the non-profit sector. Twenty years later, I am thrilled to return with my husband and daughter and put all I’ve learned to work in my home province. The icing on the cake is that I am joining the incredible team at The Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation. I am acutely aware of the impact the Saint John Regional Hospital has on the lives of people living all over the province, including my closest family and friends. As a professional fundraiser, I am deeply passionate about philanthropy and recognize that donors are at the heart of all we do. I am excited to get to know our supporters and work together to help create a healthier future for all.
(506) 566-1676

Anthony Enman Marketing & Annual Giving Officer

Telling stories is one of the most rewarding aspects of the work I get to do. Bringing to life stories from physicians and clinicians about the impact of your generosity, and sharing the experiences of grateful patients, has brought renewed energy to my role. I got to experience firsthand the care the hospital provides when my dad had a heart attack a few years ago. It means that much more to be part of a team striving to create a healthy future by supporting innovation and improving patient care. I continue to be inspired and look forward to engaging with donors and patients every day.
(506) 343-3844

Margot Grant Community Giving Coordinator

My best work comes when I can collaborate with and engage others. I am exited to see how the relationships within our community contribute to the advancement of patient care and overall exceptional healthcare for our province. Getting to know the people behind the programs that ignite generosity is inspiring. I have seen how events have changed with the pandemic and know how important enthusiasm can be. The Saint Johns Regional Hospital Foundation’s purpose is one that I am thrilled to work with.
(506) 651-9364

Natasha O’Donnell, CFRE Director, Direct & Digital Marketing

I moved to Saint John from Halifax in the fall of 2012, with the intention of making New Brunswick my permanent home. During my time in New Brunswick, I established a Women’s Rugby program at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John, play football with the Saint John Storm Women’s Tackle Football Team and Team New Brunswick, and volunteer with many charity organizations in various capacities. Long story short, being involved in and giving back to the local community is extremely important to me and I strive to be involved in as much, and in as many ways, as possible. When the opportunity arose to come and work for the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation I couldn’t have been more excited, my passion for community involvement and career path intersected. “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life” (Confucius).
(506) 650-8730

Andrea Watling Leadership Giving Officer

I began working for the Foundation in 2012 and it has impacted my life in ways I could never imagine! I’m so inspired by the generosity and compassion of our donors, volunteers, staff members and community supporters on a daily basis. Philanthropy is something that runs in my family – my mom volunteers for the Foundation every week (say ‘Hi’ to Sue next time you buy a wooden rose in our lobby). It’s her spirit of giving that keeps me motivated each and every day!
(506) 343-3750

Kayleigh Perkins Leadership Giving Officer

As someone who grew up in Saint John, there has never been any question in my mind about how lucky we are to have the Saint John Regional Hospital (SJRH) in our community. I bring to the SJRH Foundation a background in Marketing, Finance, and Business Planning; an eclectic mix to some, but my career has been built on a foundation of relationship management, continuous learning, and a deep caring and respect for those I work with. I am a mother of two, both of whom were born at the SJRH, and when I am not running them around to their activities you can find me crocheting, hanging out with friends and family, staying active, gushing about my two cats, and walking around in my best pair of Crocs. Working at the SJRH Foundation is a dream for me. I’m incredibly lucky to get to collaborate with, and learn from, an amazing team while giving back to the community I love.
(506) 333-3952

Michelle Noddin-Scott Grants & Finance Officer

I am grateful every day to have been able to keep my roots anchored in New Brunswick throughout my career. Sciences and more specifically healthcare have always tugged at my core since childhood. Branching out and bringing the unique and diverse transferable skills and knowledge from my professional career to the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation is rewarding. The philanthropic community, from the Foundation team to our Donors, are amazing and continue to inspire and influence the power of community. I enjoy working with the enthusiastic and innovative professionals in various healthcare disciplines who impact the lives of our family, friends and neighbours throughout the province and Atlantic Canada.
(506) 636-1454

Samantha Weldon Financial Accountant

I have been with the Foundation since 2017 and have held 3 different roles. You never know who is going to walk through our doors. Hearing their stories and why they choose to give is so empowering. I’ve worked directly with the community and on the administrative side where I get to see the incredible impact our generous donors are making. It is truly inspiring. I am currently working towards my CPA designation and enjoy anything to do with the outdoors and spending time with my two cats.
(506) 333-5869

Alejandro Joven Avellaneda Data & Analytics Manager

I moved to Saint John from Montreal in October 2020. As a newcomer to Canada and New Brunswick, I have found living in Saint John a great experience – everyone is welcoming, and it is a charming community!

Landing a position in the philanthropic world was something unexpected, but it has been rewarding. As with each time in my professional career, every new challenge has been an opportunity to learn new skills and push my intellectual boundaries forward. Working at the SJRHF, as Database Administrator has helped me understand how a unique and professional team, through the generosity and compassion of our donors, changes lives and health-care around the province.

I have a BA in Telecommunications Engineering, with studies in Database Administration with more than six years of experience in the IT and Data Analysis field in the Telecommunications sector.
(506) 566-1762

Shawna Belyea Digital Marketing Coordinator

Our Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation donors continue to amaze me with their generosity. It is inspiring to see the projects, equipment, and programs they’ve funded come to life and meet the patients and families whose lives they’ve changed for the better. Every day I am so grateful to be working with an incredible team and making a real impact in our community.
(506) 349-3178

Vanessa Kincade Lead Designer

I am a senior graphic designer who graduated with high honors in 2004 from the International Academy of Design & Technology in Toronto. I lived in Toronto for 10 years before returning to my roots here in NB. I am passionate about helping others and am proud to work for the Foundation and what we stand for. We have the most amazing team who are giving back to the community and hospital everyday. My interests consist of staying healthy and attending the gym every morning. My number one passion is family and spending time with my husband and our three kids.
(506) 343-4290

Lisa Bustin Development Assistant
(506) 649-2699

Gabriella Black Stewardship Coordinator

I recently graduated from Saint Mary University with a bachelor’s degree in criminology. After graduation, I worked for Horizon Health as an administrative assistant for the women and children department before taking my role with the SJRH Foundation. I am honoured to be part of a team that stewards your kind gifts to our hospital and healthcare programming. The generosity of donors and witnessing everything they make possible for New Brunswick health care is simply amazing.
(506) 648-6400

Lilia Lastra Gift Services Coordinator

As a newcomer to Canada, being part of the Foundation team has been an amazing experience. I am so excited and proud to work with such wonderful and committed people.

I have over ten years of experience in organizational communication in the mining sector. This new chapter in my life allows me to learn about the world of philanthropy, how our teams work, and the generosity of the donors creating a real impact in health care that benefit thousands of lives around the province.

I love the challenges and learning every day, but the most rewarding thing about my job is supporting the people in my new home.
(506) 566-3632

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