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AFP Canadian Council Announces Members for 2015

February 10, 2015

The AFP Canadian Council has announced its roster of members for 2015 under the new leadership of chair Karen Mercier, CFRE.

"I am looking forward to working with the council we have in place for 2015,” said Mercier, who works as director of development for the Regina Humane Society.  “With a forward-looking strategy in place, the council will work diligently to further the development of the fundraising profession in Canada. The members we have in place are the right people to carry out all activities tied to the plan.”

The following volunteers began their terms as AFP Canadian Council members on Jan. 1.

Karen Mercier, CFRE: Chair
Regina, SK 

Scott Decksheimer, CFRE: ex-officio
Calgary, AB

Giovanni Festa-Bianchet, MBA
Vancouver, BC 

Derek D. Fraser, CFRE
Calgary, AB 

Chantal Gelinas, CFRE
Montreal, QC

Pati Greenwood, CFRE, MBA : ex-officio
Toronto, ON 

Andrea McManus, CFRE: ex-officio
Calgary, AB 

Laura Mikuska
Winnipeg, MB 

Heather Smith, CFRE
Belleville, ON 

Jackie Jacob
Burnaby, BC 

Vivian Ann Smith, CFRE: ex-officio
Langley, British Columbia

Wayne Steer
Calgary, AB

Ellen Townshend
Halifax, NS 

Andrew Watt, FlnstF
President & CEO, AFP

Ms. Karen D. Willson, CFRE
Toronto, ON 


AFP Staff

Lori Gusdorf, CAE
VP Membership & Chapter Services

Jason Lee, JD
Dir., Government Relations & General Counsel

Cynthia Quigley
Director, AFP Canada Services