Sandra Hawken joined Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation as President and CEO in 2015.
Prior to joining Holland Bloorview Foundation, Sandra held senior management roles at Canadian Women’s Foundation, Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, Assaulted Women’s Helpline and Interval House. In her 20-year career, she’s re-engineered operations and inspired high-performing staff teams with innovation mandates to launch record-breaking fundraising, brand-building and engagement campaigns.
Sandra has been a frequent spokesperson in the national media, persuasively reframing complex issues to make them relevant and engaging for Canadians. Her volunteer leadership work has included being vice-chair of Canadian Marketing Association’s Not-for-Profit Marketing Council, past President of Brookfield RPS Charitable Foundation and committee and board positions at several local and national women’s organizations.
Sandra has won national and international awards for innovation in media, partnerships and outreach, and is a graduate of Queen’s University’s School of Business.
not-for-profit, pediatric disability advocacy, philanthropy, sexual assault and harassment in fundraising