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KCI’s Leadership Team /

Celeste Bannon Waterman

Celeste Bannon Waterman

Partner / Lead, Research + Analytics

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Allison Bone

Allison Bone

Associate Vice President

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Sylvie Battisti

Sylvie Battisti

Vice President, Search + Talent

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Tara George

Tara George

Partner / Lead, Search + Talent

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Paul Koreen

Paul Koreen

Partner / Chief Operating Officer

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Nicole Nakoneshny

Nicole Nakoneshny

Partner / Lead, Knowledge + Insights

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Michael Logue

Michael Logue


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Ellie Rusonik

Ellie Rusonik

Associate Vice President, Search + Talent

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Susan Storey

Susan Storey


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Karen Willson

Karen Willson


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Philanthropic Trends Advisory Board /

Our articles, podcasts and reports are enriched immensely by the deeply valued insights of our Philanthropic Trends Advisory board. Thank you!

Jan Belanger

Vice President Community Relations (Ret.)
Canada Life Assurance Company

Penny Blackwood

Executive Director, Alumni Affairs & Development
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Malcolm Burrows

Head, Philanthropic Advisory Services
Scotia Wealth Management

Richard L. Frost

Chief Executive Officer
The Winnipeg Foundation

Ted Garrard

Chief Executive Officer
SickKids Foundation

Barbara Grantham

President & CEO
CARE Canada

Tennys J. M. Hanson

President & CEO, Toronto General& Western Hospital Foundation
Vice President & Chief Development Officer, University Health Network

Susan Horvath

President & CEO
ROM Board of Governors

Michael Kiefer

Senior Philanthropic Advisor, Presidential Initiatives and Principal Gifts
Dartmouth College

Ken Mayhew

President & CEO
William Osler Health Foundation

Bruce MacDonald

President & CEO
Imagine Canada

Wendy McDowall

Chief Development Officer
YMCA of Greater Toronto

Susan McIsaac

President & CEO
Right to Play International

Jeff O’Hagan

Vice President, Advancement
York University

Marnie Spears

Chair Emeritus

James Stauch

Director, Institute for Community Prosperity
Mount Royal University

Jayne Watson

Chief Executive Officer
NAC Foundation

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access (IDEA) @ KCI /

As a firm, KCI has a strong commitment to equity and inclusivity. We are proud that our own staff represents various dimensions of diversity, including gender, racial, sexual orientation, regional/ geographical, age, education, physical abilities, and language.

KCI has been intentional in building the diversity of our own team to benefit from a variety of diverse perspectives and experiences. 80% of KCI’s Leadership Team is comprised of women, and more than 20% of KCI’s nation-wide staff identify as racialized.

One of our firm’s core values is an “openness to new ideas” and, to this end, an ongoing commitment to personal and corporate learning is critical. KCI’s staff have benefitted from proactive and ongoing exploration, dialogue, and training in diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and reconciliation. The firm has a collective commitment to continue to grow our team and culture through strong principles of inclusion, diversity, equity, and access.

Our KCI Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) working group is leading the implementation of an organization-wide learning plan for all staff to bolster their skillsets and eliminate unconscious bias. As part of this plan, all KCI employees have recently completed a four-module Indigenous Cultural Awareness Training course that is provided by the Indigenous Leadership Development Institute. In addition, our KCI Search + Talent team has developed a framework entitled ‘Reducing Unconscious Bias in Hiring’ that guides both our approach to ensuring equitable and inclusive searches for our clients, and our own recruitment efforts at KCI. Finally, several of our Partners and staff are actively involved in IDEA work at the national and international levels of AFP.

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