With three decades of experience in health care fund development and community service, Michelle Campbell works with a professional team of staff and volunteers at St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation to engage community groups, corporations and private individuals who wish to make a difference in local health care by investing in the many programs and sites of St. Joseph’s Health Care London.
Under her leadership as the President and CEO, the Foundation has grown to over $80 million in assets, and built a program that has captured national awards in a variety of community engagement strategies.
A personal passion for her profession and sector led her to design and teach educational programs in fund development at Western University, Fanshawe College and at the Fundraising Institute of Australia (FIA). She is currently serves as a part time professor at Brescia University College in the School of Leadership and Social Change, where she instructs a specialized course in Nonprofit Marketing and Advancement. She holds a Masters degree in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership from Carleton University, where she also serves on the Advisory Council to the program.
Professionally, Michelle has been recognized with local and international awards for her work in the sector. Michelle has served as a member of the International Board of Certification for the Association of Health Care Philanthropy, the Board of Directors for the Canadian Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, and as President of the London & Region Fundraising Executives. She is one of only a few fundraising professionals in Canada to hold a Fellows (FAHP) designation, the highest accreditation possible in the healthcare fundraising profession. Michelle has been active in all aspects of her profession, and is a regular speaker at regional and national conferences.
In 2008, she was one of only 230 young Canadian leaders selected to participate in the Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference. After having served as Regional Chair for Southwestern Ontario for the 2012 and 2015 Conference, she now serves on the national Board of Directors for this unique leadership study experience, where she also Vice Chairs the Alumni Association group.
Locally, she has served as Chair of the Board of Governors and is a lifetime Senator of the Western Fair District; and as Vice Chair of the Covent Garden Market, southwestern Ontario’s oldest urban farmer’s market.
In September, 2018, Michelle was appointed federally to the London International Airport Authority Board of Directors. In October 2018, Michelle was accepted as a candidate in the Institute of Corporate Director’s Education program, a program leading to ICD.D certification.