Calgary Health Foundation is fueled by people who are committed to ensuring our community has access to the best possible health outcomes. Made up of outstanding local leaders, our Board of Directors leverage their professional expertise to provide the Calgary Health Foundation with the leadership and guidance necessary for us to fulfill our mission.
Calgary Health Foundation’s executive team sets the strategy and course for the organization. Their unrelenting passion and unparalleled experience drives the foundation’s current and future success.
Mike Meldrum is the President and CEO of the Calgary Health Foundation, an organization that has been a leader in fundraising for health care in Calgary for 25 years. He joined Calgary Health Foundation in 2019.
Mike’s focus has been on integrating the organization’s charitable efforts with our partners in creating a world-renowned health system to relentlessly advance care, wellness, and research in Southern Alberta.
Mike Meldrum is a senior executive with 25 years of fundraising experience. He started his career in health care before moving to post-secondary education. In 2013, he completed his MBA and took the position of Associate Vice-President of Advancement at NAIT.
In addition to his role with Calgary Health Foundation, Mike is on the Strategic Advisory Board of the Libin Cardiovascular Institute and represents the Foundation at the Community Investment Table for Mental Health which is led by the City of Calgary.
Ray Crossley has been the Chief Financial Officer of the Foundation since 2018.
In addition to Ray’s role at the Foundation, he is on the boards of Obsidian Energy, Alberta Securities Commission, and Canada West Foundation (Chair).
In March 2015, Ray retired from the global professional services firm, PwC LLP, after more than 33 years. During his career at PwC, he served a number of the firm’s largest clients and as a member of the firm’s management, as Managing Partner, Western Canada, and Managing Partner of PwC’s Calgary office.
Ray graduated from the University of Western Ontario, is a Chartered Professional Accountant in Alberta, and holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Throughout his career, Ray has been active in the philanthropic community. He believes that the health of the citizens of the Calgary region is critical to continuing the evolution of the city as a great place to live for long-time and new Calgarians.
Belinda’s role involves connecting health and wellness needs with philanthropic community interests. Her passion for advancing health care goes back many decades to stints as a candy striper and health care aide at Didsbury Hospital. Before joining the Foundation, Belinda spent 12 years in the energy sector, a decade in health care communications, a year overseas in Romania supporting a mining project and eight years teaching post-secondary media and public relations.
Kathleen MacPherson has joined the Calgary Health Foundation as the Vice President, Philanthropy. Kathleen began her career as a fundraiser with the Calgary Health Foundation over 20 years ago with her first job in the field and now it comes full circle. She joins the organization from the University of Calgary where she was the Executive Director, Institutional Development for the past 3 years.
Prior to joining the University of Calgary, Kathleen was the Vice President of Campaign and Resource Development with the United Way of Calgary and Area, spending 16 years with the organization.
Kathleen’s many years in the charitable sector speaks to her dedication and underlying values. Her leadership, project management, campaign best practice, fundraising, and volunteering expertise have made significant contributions over the years. As the driving force for innovative campaigns, her focus to maximize revenues and create opportunities for partnerships consistently results in high impact initiatives, garnering unwavering respect from donors and partners in Calgary.
During her career, Kathleen was been directly involved in raising more than $900 million for various organizations and was responsible for growing the annual campaign at United Way from $28 million when she first started, to over $50 million when she left. She has mentored and coached hundreds of staff, instilling a donor-centred focus on relationships and stewardship. She was the recipient of the Outstanding Fundraising Professional Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals in 2017, which speaks to her successes as a trusted and renowned fundraising professional.
Kathleen is a native Calgarian and proud of it and is excited to be raising her family in such a dynamic city. She is also an active volunteer in her profession and community, having recently Co-Chaired the Sponsorship Committee for the 2022 Council for Advancement and Support of Education District VIII conference in Vancouver in March and has been recently named to the Board of the Lougheed House Conservation Society.
The Calgary Health Foundation is currently recruiting volunteers to join our Site Fund Development Councils. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Laurel Williams at email@example.com.
Fund Development Councils raise funds in support of advancing health care in Calgary and beyond. Fund Development Councils at the sites raise funds for the Calgary Health Foundation in supporting breakthroughs and innovation at each acute care site and the Calgary Zone. Volunteers develop new relationships with the donor community and AHS site personnel. As key volunteer ambassadors, members raise public awareness about the Calgary Health Foundation (CHF) mission to advance care, wellness, and research through active fundraising including and not limited to, identifying potential donors, soliciting, and thanking donors.
Every donor and donation has the power to transform lives. We celebrate individuals who have made significant impacts through their contributions, dedication and long-standing support of the Calgary Health Foundation as Honourary Patrons.
When it comes to making a difference in the health of Albertans, every little bit has the potential to make a big impact – and it’s never been easier.