March 14, 2018

RVH Foundation announces new Executive Director

The Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Executive Director to replace Barb Desilets when she retires in April.

“Sarah Robinson (Cox) has an impressive background in the field of fundraising leadership in Eastern Ontario,” said Foundation Board Chair Jim Lemenchick. “As Executive Director, Sarah will bring a dynamic set of skills and knowledge to our Foundation team. Our Board is excited to have found such a seasoned leader with an in-depth understanding of fundraising and donor relations.”

Robinson comes to the RVH Foundation from the Algonquin College Foundation where she has served as a member of the leadership team since 2016. Before that she worked for United Way Ottawa, where she filled various roles as Director of Strategic Initiatives, Senior Manager of Operational Planning and Development, as well as Project Manager of the Leadership Table on Homelessness. While at United Way, Robinson led a business transformation initiative that greatly increased both donor support and revenues for the organization, as well as focusing on priority programs, strategic positioning and donor engagement.

“With Sarah’s track record, I think the RVH Foundation can look forward to achieving much success in meeting its goals for Renfrew Victoria Hospital and the community we serve,” said Randy Penney, CEO of Renfrew Victoria Hospital. “I share Chair Lemenchick’s delight in welcoming her to the RVH Foundation team.”

A native of the Ottawa Valley, having attended elementary school in Renfrew, Robinson has ties to the area with a family cottage on Norway Lake, and says she looks forward to joining the RVH team.

“For me it will be an honour to be a part of and contribute to the impact that the Renfrew Victoria Hospital and the RVH Foundation will continue to have in the community for years to come.”

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For more information, please contact:
Randy Penney, President and CEO,
Renfrew Victoria Hospital
613-432-4851, ext. 260

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