East Kootenay Foundation for Health
The East Kootenay Foundation for Health (EKFH) has announced the appointment of Cassandra Schwarz as its new Executive Director.
Schwarz brings several years’ experience in fundraising, non-profit leadership and community service to the role. She most recently served as the admissions and development co-ordinator for the Aberdeen Hall Preparatory School as lead for donor stewardship and engagement, and the co-ordination of the organization’s annual and capital campaigns.
Wes Rogers, Chair of EKFH said, “We are very excited that Cassandra will serve as EKFH’s next Executive Director. Her experience and knowledge of the non-profit sector will lead EKFH into its next phase of fundraising for the hospitals and health care facilities located in Interior Health’s East Kootenay Service Area.”
Schwarz also brings breadth of experience in strategic planning, collaborative fundraising, research and grant writing. One of her signature achievements was her time spent with the Kamloops and District Elizabeth Fry Society, where she raised funds to create the first women’s second stage housing complex in the area.
“I am honored to be given the opportunity be the new Executive Director of EKFH. I look forward to working with the Board of Directors and the East Kootenay community to continue the great work of the Foundation,” Schwarz said.
An active outdoors person, Schwarz enjoys hiking, mountain biking and wakeboarding. She holds a Masters of Science from University of Glasgow and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Calgary. She replaces outgoing executive director Donna Grainger, who has retired.