Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation Announces New President

June 08, 2012   Health News
(PRLEAP.COM) Dougal Macdonald, Chair of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation Board today announced the appointment of Tracey Bailey as President and CEO.

"This is a very important day for the organization. Tracey Bailey is a seasoned professional with more than 25 years experience as a successful fundraiser and a passionate advocate for kids with disabilities. She is a well known and respected leader in the non-profit sector," said Dougal Macdonald, Chair of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation.

"I am extremely honoured to be named as the President and CEO of Canada's largest foundation dedicated to improving the lives of children with disabilities. I look forward to working with our incredibly loyal donors, dedicated board, the hospital and the children and families we serve. It is a thrill to support the hospital's vision to create a world of possibility for children with disabilities," said Tracey Bailey, President and CEO, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation.

Tracey is a top fundraiser with more than two decades experience. Prior to joining Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation, Tracey was a Vice President with KCI (Ketchum Canada Inc.), where she led a number of goal-breaking campaigns in the education and health sectors, and provided strategic counsel to organizations like The University of Waterloo ($620 million), Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Ryerson University, The Michener Institute, St. Joseph's Healthcare Foundation (Hamilton) and William Osler Health System Foundation.

Tracey has a comprehensive understanding of Holland Bloorview and the impact the organization has on children and their families. She was a client of the organization from 1962 to 1979, and has been associated with Holland Bloorview her entire life. In March 2010, Tracey became Vice President, Development of the Foundation and Campaign Director of the Foundation's $80 million No Limits Campaign for Childhood Disability. From 2002 to 2005, she was the Campaign Director for the Foundation's $45 million Defy Disability Campaign.

"We are very excited to have Tracey Bailey as President and CEO of our Foundation. Tracey has a wealth of fundraising experience and has tremendous passion for the cause of childhood disability. We look forward to working closely with the Foundation to support the children and families we serve," said Sheila Jarvis, President and CEO, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital.