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Ruth Catana, Executive Director

Ruth Catana joined the St. Patrick’s Home Foundation in December of 2012. Ruth brings with her over 30 years of fundraising, communication and marketing experience.  She previously worked at Nature Canada, a national conservation organization as the Chief Operating Officer where she led all aspects of fundraising, marketing, communications and organization operations. Ruth is very passionate about connecting donors to St. Pat’s to see first-hand the care provided 24/7.

A fun fact about Ruth: She has an extensive collection of shoes and cook books.  She loves to travel and experience all the culinary delights of the countries she has visited – near and far.

(613) 731-4660 ext 350

Sarah joined St. Patrick’s Home Foundation in May of 2017. Sarah is a Certified Fundraising Executive and has worked in special events, community development, annual giving, membership and direct marketing. She is passionate about connecting people with causes they love and improving the donor experience so that donors see the wonderful impact they are having in their community. Sarah previously worked as the Senior Development Officer, Annual Giving & Membership, at Spinal Cord Injury Ontario. She is also passionate about community involvement and is a past board member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Ottawa Chapter and Tech4Good Ottawa, and has also served as Chair of the Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women.

A fun fact about Sarah: She loves to hike, especially in nearby (and beautiful) Gatineau Park, and is a avid baker – her specialty being cupcakes.

(613) 731-4660 ext 352

Sarah McKinnon, CFRE

Development Manager

(613)731-4660 ext 351

Dave Spooner

Manager, Finance

(613) 731-4660 ext 353

Eden Hailemariam

Development Coordinator

Breanne Case

Development Coordinator (Currently on Maternity Leave)