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Board of Directors and Senior Team


Board of Directors

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Ron Anderson

A seasoned business leader with a talent for management, Ron Anderson is the Founding Partner and Managing Director of Nexus Systems Group Inc., a specialized business and information technology consulting company.

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Stuart Hodge
Stuart Hodge

Stuart Hodge is the President and owner of Koallo Inc., a domain name registration and managed services company based in Ottawa. Originally from the United Kingdom he began his technical career with ten years as a member of the Royal Air Force and then as a self-employed consultant.

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Robert Sankey
Robert Sankey

Robert Sankey is Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and also serves on the Board of Directors at Burgundy Asset Management Ltd. Robert has spent the past 12 years at Burgundy, working in numerous roles including Director of Research, Canadian equities, Emerging Markets equities and Fixed Income.  

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Ian Thompson
Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson graduated from Dalhousie University and started his career as a reporter with The Chronicle Herald. He’s Executive-in-Residence, Cox & Palmer, Halifax, a former owner of MT&L Public Relations, a former executive with both TransCanada PipeLines and Emera Inc., former Ottawa representative for the Province of the Nova Scotia and former deputy minister of the Nova Scotia Department of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism.

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Senior Team

Kelly Grover
Chief Executive Officer and President

A proven leader with over 20 years of experience in the health, research and public sectors, Kelly Grover joins Cystic Fibrosis Canada as President and Chief Executive Officer. In her previous role as Vice-President, National Programs and Partners at Ovarian Cancer Canada, Kelly led the organization’s work in the areas of supportive care, advocacy, clinician partnerships and public education while also providing leadership to the regional offices.

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Martha Beaumont
Martha Beaumont
Chief Financial Officer

Martha Beaumont joined Cystic Fibrosis Canada in August 2013. She brings extensive experience in the non-profit sector, specializing in directing the corporate finance function of a multiple-level organization. With over a decade of financial leadership in the health charity area, Martha was most recently the Controller at the Canadian Diabetes Association, a charity with an annual budget of $60 million.

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Jennifer Nebesky
Jennifer Nebesky
Chief Communications, Marketing & National Events Officer

Jennifer Nebesky has 20 years communications experience and has worked at some of Canada’s leading Public Relations and Communications agencies where she has served organizations in the healthcare, financial and consumer industries. Jennifer brings expertise in patient association partnerships, awareness and education initiatives, brand management, media relations, social media and marketing.

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John Wallenburg
John Wallenburg
Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. John Wallenburg joined Cystic Fibrosis Canada as Chief Scientific Officer in March 2015. Dr. Wallenburg spent much of the last 25 years at the interface of technology creation and development. At the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) he established the Commercialization infrastructure (now FACIT) and launched its first investment program.

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Alice Gold
Executive Director of HR and Talent Management

Alice Gold joined Cystic Fibrosis Canada as the Executive Director of HR and Talent Management in September 2016.  Prior to joining the organization, Alice worked as the Regional Manager of Employee and Customer Engagement for Sobeys Ontario, where along with her team, she designed and implemented a national strategic plan to engage and retain customers and employees.

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Jeffrey Beach
Chief Executive Director, Ontario

Jeffrey Beach is the Chief Executive Director of Cystic Fibrosis Canada – Ontario, where he leads a team of staff and volunteers dedicated to improving the lives of Canadians living with cystic fibrosis. His career in non-profit spans over two decades, including positions with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Youth Assisting Youth, the Arthritis Society, the Victorian Order of Nurses, and Willow Breast & Hereditary Cancer Support.

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