Do you have a conundrum you need help sorting out? Come to this discussion if you want to pose a problem to the group, and get some help solving it!

Speakers
Paula Attfield

President

Stephen Thomas Ltd.

Paula has been a fundraiser for over 20 years. As President, Stephen Thomas Ltd (ST), a fundraising and marketing agency serving non-profits, Paula is responsible for client services as well as the overall operations of the agency. Her passion lies in working directly with the non-profit organizations she is proud to serve. Paula has provided strategic counsel for a number of ST clients including the Canadian Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and Amnesty International among many others. Paula provides strategic insight into fundraising and marketing strategies and crafts multi-channel plans that include the integration of digital and traditional direct response strategies. Paula has been a volunteer for the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) for a many years. She has Chaired the Toronto Fundraising Congress and currently sits on the Congress Management team. On the national level, Paula has served on the AFP Canada Counsel and currently sits on the inaugural Board of Canada’s AFP as Secretary/Treasurer. Paula is mom to two great kids.

Stewart Wong

Vice President, Communications, Marketing and Advocacy

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Stewart has over 15 years of marketing, communications, fundraising and strategic planning experience in the charitable health sector. He currently serves as Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital’s vice president, communications, marketing and advocacy where he provides executive leadership and management to all hospital communications activities. Prior to joining Holland Bloorview, he held a variety of marketing, strategy and communication leadership roles at The Arthritis Society and the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. He brings significant skill in leading teams using collaborative processes to advance organizational growth.  On a volunteer basis, Stewart sits on the board and serves as the vice president of government relations for the GTA chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. He has also volunteered with Imagine Canada as a peer reviewer for their Standards Program and served as a press operations supervisor for the Toronto Pan Am Games.Stewart has 16 years of marketing, communications, fundraising and strategic planning experience in the charitable health sector. In early 2016, he joined Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital as vice president, communications, marketing and advocacy where he provides executive leadership and management to all hospital communications, marketing and advocacy activities. Over the course of more than a decade in leadership positions at The Arthritis Society and the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Stewart brings demonstrated skill in leading teams to advance organizational growth. On a volunteer basis, Stewart serves as the chair of the GTA Association of Fundraising Professionals government relations committee. He has also volunteered with Imagine Canada as a peer reviewer for their Standards Program and in the summer of 2015, he served as a press operations supervisor for the Toronto Pan Am Games.