Genesa most recently served as the Executive Director of First United Church Community Ministry Society, an inner-city ministry committed to the struggle for social justice, offering advocacy, hospitality, housing and other programs in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Prior to that, she served as Acting Chief Operating Officer of Dream Corps Unlimited and Deputy Director of Green for All, both in Oakland, California; and as the Director, Community Strategies and Resource Development at Union Gospel Mission. Genesa also held senior roles with Ketchum Canada Inc. (Canada’s largest fundraising consultancy firm), working extensively with VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation, Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation and other fundraising organizations.
Genesa is an experienced, proven and strategic leader and team-builder. She is “beyond excited” to be joining the BC Women’s Hospital Foundation team.
We are, of course, sorry to see Laurie retire from the CEO role after six truly outstanding years of service, but we feel we have found a very worthy successor and are excited about what Genesa will bring to the organization as we look to the opportunities ahead for BC Women’s Hospital.