Heather Clark, Vice President, Direct and Digital Marketing

Heather Clark She/Her/Hers
Chief Marketing Officer


Heather Clark joined SickKids Foundation in January 2016. In her role as Chief Marketing Officer, Heather is responsible for driving innovation and growing the direct and digital marketing portfolio to increase fundraising revenue.


Heather is an accomplished senior marketer with experience in B2B and B2C marketing, including brand strategy, mass media advertising, digital marketing and direct marketing. She has a proven track record of developing and implementing customer-centric solutions with ROI-driven business models for some of the world’s biggest brands, such as Chatelaine, Coca-Cola, FedEx, Joe Fresh, Maclean’s, Tim Hortons and Today’s Parent. 


Heather graduated from the University of Guelph with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree in Marketing Management. She is an award-winning marketer, developing the strategies for twelve different campaigns that have gone on to win top awards for achieving results. She has been recognized by Marketing Magazine as “one to watch”, and she was the chosen alumnus to provide the keynote speech at the University of Guelph President’s Welcome, Class of 2010.


In her spare time, Heather writes fiction. She is the bestselling author of two novels, Chai Tea Sunday and Elephant in the Sky. Heather also enjoys travelling, SCUBA diving and reading, but her greatest joy comes from spending time with her husband and three children.

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Mark Goldbloom He/Him/His
Vice-President, General Counsel and Chief Risk Officer

Mark Goldbloom is a seasoned lawyer with a background in Corporate/Commercial Law, Charitable and Not-For-Profit Law, Intellectual Property Law and Employment Law. Mark articled and spent 8 years with a large Bay Street law firm. In 2008 after a successful career in private practice, he joined The Hospital For Sick Children Foundation as its General Counsel. Mark is currently responsible to manage all facets of the Foundation’s legal needs, including providing legal advice and services to minimize risk and maximize value to the Foundation, providing legal consultation services and general corporate governance advice, responding to all inquiries related to drafting and revising agreements, management of estate litigation and administration, developing and revising Foundation’s policies, establishing and managing the Foundation’s precedent system, providing legal advice and services to the Foundation’s foreign entities and outside counsel management. Mark is responsible for the Foundation’s Enterprise Risk Management Framework and has been appointed its Chief Risk Officer. Mark also serves as the Foundation’s Privacy Officer and manages all privacy-related requests.


In addition to his work at the Foundation, Mark also supports several charities through Board and Board committee work.  Mark currently serves as the Chair Emeritus of the Board of Workman Arts, a charity that supports artists with mental illness and addiction issues. Mark is a member of the Governance and Nominating Committee of Canada’s Children’s Hospital Foundations which represents the thirteen major paediatric hospital foundations across Canada. He also serves on True Patriot Love Audit and Finance Committee, a charity that supports Canadian veterans.


Mark has a Law Degree from Osgoode Hall Law School and graduated with distinction with a Bachelor of Commerce from Concordia University.  Mark most recently earned his ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

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Colin Hennigar He/Him/His
Chief Development Officer

Colin Hennigar is the Chief Development Officer at SickKids Foundation, responsible for leading strategies for individual giving. Prior to joining SickKids as an Associate Director in 2010, Colin held a number of roles at the Royal Ontario Museum Governors Office during the largest fundraising campaign in the Museum’s history, Renaissance ROM. He is an Advisor to the Sandals Canadian Foundation and he is also Major Gifts Cohort Co-Chair for the Woodmark Group of North American children’s hospital foundations. Colin graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art History and Classical Civilizations and a Master’s Degree in Museum Studies.
Neeraj Mathur, Vice President Business Intelligence and Information Technology, SickKids Foundation

Neeraj Mathur He/Him/His
Chief Information Officer

As the Chief Information Officer, Neeraj is responsible for business intelligence, digital transformation, and the data and technology operations at SickKids Foundation.


Neeraj is a seasoned technology executive experienced in developing and implementing information technology strategies for business growth and running business critical platforms at large global companies.


During his international career, Neeraj has lived and worked in 4 different countries across 3 continents. Most recently, he held senior leadership roles with the pharmaceutical group Sanofi in France and Canada. Prior to that, he had a successful decade-long consulting career with Deloitte Consulting in the United States and Canada.

Neeraj holds a Master’s degree in Statistics from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), and has completed executive and leadership development programs at York and McGill universities.

Neeraj has a keen interest in art and non-fiction literature. He also enjoys running and traveling across the world with his wife and two children.
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Emily Pang She/Her/Hers
Chief of Staff and Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Secretary

Emily Pang joined SickKids Foundation in January 2018. In her role as Chief Operating Officer and Corporate Secretary, Emily is responsible for a broad portfolio, including Finance, Human Resources, EDI, Legal, Granting & Hospital Relations and Board governance. 

Emily is a seasoned business executive with a diverse range of experience, including strategy, accounting and taxation, communications and investor relations, human resource matters, data integrity and reporting, as well as governance.  She has held roles both in Canada and abroad, driving and implementing transformational change in large organizations.  Prior to joining SickKids, Emily worked in the banking, consulting and postal/logistics industries.  

Emily is a CPA CA who earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University.  She is also a graduate of the joint Kellogg-Schulich MBA program.  She most recently earned her ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.  She currently sits on the boards of Ontario Non-Profit Network (ONN), Quantum Valley Ideas Limited and Granite REIT. 
Julie Garcia Sjogrim

Julie García Sjögrim She/Her/Hers
Vice-President, Corporate and Community Partnerships

Julie García Sjögrim is an accomplished leader in partnerships with a career spanning The Coca-Cola Company, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC). At COC, she oversaw the partnerships, business development, and commercial affairs portfolios, driving the organization's largest revenue source. Despite challenges like the pandemic and the postponed Tokyo Olympic Games, Julie and her team successfully expanded and secured Team Canada partnerships with top-tier national and international brands and diversified revenue streams. 

Julie's experience at the IOC involved leading the Partnership Marketing team, managing relationships with worldwide Olympic partners, and collaborating with Olympic organizing committees globally. At Coca-Cola, she was an integrator, aligning marketing efforts with the Olympic strategy and implementing the first sustainable Recycled PET uniform program. 

A proud mother of three, Julie recently completed her Executive MBA at Queen’s University's Smith School of Business. Recognized with the 5 to Watch Award in Canada’s Sport Business Community and selected for the Leaders Under 40 Class, Julie is committed to leveraging the power of partnerships for meaningful impact. She is passionate about her role as a leader and mentor. 
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Kieran Shanahan She/Her/Hers
Vice President, Donor Experience & Impact

Kieran Shanahan joined SickKids Foundation in February 2024 as VP, Donor Experience & Impact at SickKids Foundation. She brings deep experience and successful delivery in customer experience, CRM and digital transformation.

Kieran joined most recently from Mastermind Toys, where as VP of Digital and Customer Experience she led Mastermind's digital transformation and tripled their digital market share. Prior to that, she led Customer Relationship Management to enable a guest recognition transformation at Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts.  She has also led Service Recovery at United Airlines and drove digital and large scale change programs as a consultant with PwC in the United States, working with travel, hospitality and non-profit clients.  

Originally from Chicago, Kieran holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Harvard University along with a French language citation.  She enjoys cooking, singing, and traveling with her husband and two children.  
Kate Torrance

Kate Torrance She/Her/Hers
Vice President, Head of Brand, Content and Communications

Kate Torrance joined SickKids Foundation in 2015, originally serving as Director of Integrated Brand Marketing. Now, as Vice President, Brand Strategy & Communications, Kate is responsible for ensuring SickKids remains the number one charity brand (and continues to be one of the top overall brands) in the country. Kate was an integral part of the team that launched the globally recognised and award-winning VS brand platform for SickKids. In addition, Kate collaborates with all the fundraising portfolios at the Foundation to provide communications strategies that drive business results, while ensuring alignment to the brand platform.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Kate spent 20 years working for top-tier advertising agencies, and led national integrated advertising campaigns for top brands including Bell, Budweiser, Corona, Starbucks, Coca Cola, and Quaker. Kate holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Toronto. An active volunteer, Kate currently sits as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for nabs/bec Canada, a not-for-profit that exists to support the health & wellbeing of the people of the marketing and communications industry, as well as sitting on the board of Until the Last Child, a not-for-profit focused on finding permanent, loving homes for children in foster care.