Sue was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. She is very much a foodie (both cooking and eating), an avid reader, a lover of all musical genres, and a travel enthusiast. Her personal mission statement is to “leave everything I touch better for my having been there” so much of her personal time is also spent supporting local charities as a volunteer.
What cause are you passionate about?
Animal, health, community support and development, plus environmental causes are at the top of my list, but there are so many amazing causes that need and deserve support!
What did you want to be when you grew up? What happened?
When I was really little, I wanted to be an actress. I was fortunate to tour with a ballet company and participate in many stage productions as a teenager. As I grew older, I was exposed to the many hardships people face in life outside of my “little world.” I knew I needed to work in a field where I could help.
If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?
Wow! Tough question … I have been very fortunate in life. My Family and I don’t have a lot of “needs” so the first thing that I would do is to pay off my entire families’ debts so that everyone could start clean. I would invest a portion – enough that the interest would provide some on-going financial support – and donate the rest to where it could do the most good.
What do you think is the best invention of your lifetime?
If I can only pick one, I have to say 3-D printing, especially as its been used for health practices. The ability to create working limbs and organs to empower individuals (and even animals) to live longer, more fulsome lives is utterly amazing! I can’t wait to see what is coming next!
Where is your favorite vacation spot?
Edisto Beach, South Carolina. With all the technology innovations of the past few years, we are always connected – always available. It is amazing to have so much access at the touch of a button but I truly believe the soul needs time to disconnect and re-charge. At Edisto (fondly referred to as Edi-slow) not only can I disconnect from demands of day to day living but I can stick my feet in the sand, listen to the soothing sounds of the ocean, and re-connect with myself.
For the past 16 years, Sue has had the opportunity to support the nonprofit industry to raise over $300 million to fight cancer (Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario), improve heart health (The Heart & Stroke Foundation, Ontario) and support children in developing countries (UNICEF Canada). Sue brings her unique blend of traditional and technical expertise to our consulting team as our Principal Consultant. Her extensive experience in strategic development and management of integrated programs, including in-depth experience in fundraising development, marketing strategy and digital solutions from conception to launch, offers our clients actionable insights and forward-thinking solutions.