WCHF announces Jennifer Bernard as incoming President and CEO

04/06/2018 3:44:20 PM

Women’s College Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce that Jennifer Bernard will be the next President and CEO of Women’s College Hospital Foundation, commencing August 1, 2018.

Jennifer has had a highly successful career as a fundraising executive for over 20 years with a track record of outstanding results. She is currently Vice President of Development for McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation, a part of Hamilton Health Sciences, which also includes responsibility for the Women’s and Newborn programs.

During her tenure at McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation she played a key role in developing new partnerships while doubling the annual revenue and extending the philanthropic reach of the Foundation. As a passionate advocate for healthcare, Jennifer has played an instrumental role in shaping the strategic vision of that Foundation.

Prior leadership positions have included successfully supporting and executing capital campaigns, major gift and planned giving programs with such provincial and national organizations as the Ontario Science Centre, Royal Conservatory of Music and Trillium Health Centre Foundation (now Trillium Health Partners Foundation).

Jennifer is a highly accomplished and engaging leader with a passion for what she does and a strong personal alignment with our mission. Thank you to Eden Oliver and the entire Executive Search Committee for their comprehensive work throughout the search process and for the success in bringing Jennifer to us. We also thank Mary Dodd for her outstanding leadership during these past few months and the extraordinary team she has led.