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Karen Ormerod
MM, CFRE


Background

Karen has been working in the not for profit sector for over 30 years. Described as a visionary leader and organizational change agent, she earned a Master of Management Degree for National Voluntary Sector Leaders, from McGill University in 2003.

Karen is currently the Executive Director for the Humane Society of Durham Region. Some former positions include: Chief Operating Officer, Lakeridge Health Foundation; Executive Director, Durham Hospice; CEO, Institute for Global Ethics; President & CEO, Osteoporosis Canada; Executive Director, ALS Ontario; District Manager of the CNIB, York Region; and the National Manager of Chapter Operations for the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Prior to that, Karen worked in a not-for-profit medical laboratory, and before that, at a large consumer products organization.

In 2011, Karen worked with UOIT’s Management Development Centre to help create their new Not-for-Profit Management Certificate Program, where she teaches the Leadership & Strategy session. She then later co-created and presents at their Volunteer Board & Accountability Workshop held annually.

Karen has served on the Boards of Durham Community Foundation; the Migraine Association of Canada; the York Central Hospital Volunteer Association; the Association for the Education & Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired; and the Coalition of Ontario Voluntary Organizations; as well as on the Steering Committee of the Health Charities Coalition of Canada.

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