TORONTO, March 31, 2014 /CNW/ - The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC) has named Shelagh
Tippet-Fagyas as its new president, effective March 31, 2014.
Tippet-Fagyas will lead LLSC in its efforts to find cures and ensure
access to therapies for all blood cancer patients in Canada. She will
be working with the LLSC Board of Directors, reporting to Gilles
Legault, Chair of the Board, of Montreal, Quebec.
"Shelagh has a proven track record of achievement in fund development,
strategic planning, and building relationships with potential donors,
internal and external stakeholders for national health charities," said
Legault. "We look forward to the leadership skills she will contribute
to LLSC, its Board of Directors, senior management and staff in her key
Most recently Tippet-Fagyas was a principal consultant for
UrbanKinistics Consulting Group, where she consulted for more than 30
organizations in the social service, health, fitness and education
sectors. She previously served as the national vice president, revenue
development for The Arthritis Society. Her vast executive and senior
management background also include experience with the Alzheimer
Society of Ontario, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Canada, Canadian
MedicAlert Foundation and ParticipACTION.
Tippet-Fagyas earned her B.A. and Master's of Science in Applied Health
from the University of Waterloo in Ontario. She is a graduate of the
executive business development program, Richard Ivey School of
Business, University of Western Ontario, in London, Ontario, and the
executive marketing program, Queens University, Kingston, Ontario.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC) is dedicated to finding
cures and better treatments for blood cancers, as well as providing
support for patients going through a cancer journey. Headquartered in
Toronto, Ontario, there are five regional offices across the country
based in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax. The mission
of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada is to cure leukemia,
lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma and improve the quality of life
of patients and their families, and is a registered charity in Canada. www.llscanada.org.
SOURCE: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada