Meet our consultants
Camilla Leigh has worked as a strategic fundraising consultant in Montreal since 2006. Prior to consulting, Camilla served as Director of Development for the Faculty of Arts at McGill University; Campaign Director for the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford; Senior Development Executive at the University of Aberdeen; and Development Executive for UK-based non-profits. A native of the UK, she holds a B.A. from the University of Surrey, England.
Camilla is Chair of the Advisory Board for UK based GoodBox– an award-winning contactless giving solutions company. A native of the UK, Camilla holds a B.A. from the University of Surrey, England.
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Prior to consulting, Elizabeth was the Vice-President of Community & Legacy Giving at the Montreal Children’s Hospital; the Executive Director of the McCord Museum Foundation; and the Director of Development at McGill University’s Faculty of Arts. She is a former civil and commercial litigator and was a journalist for the South African Broadcasting Corporation in Johannesburg.
Unlike traditional consultants who work ON your business FOR you, Danielle works IN your business WITH you to ensure deeper, more purposeful and lasting results.
Prior to consulting, Danielle worked in various leadership positions with the Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation, the Friends of the Moncton Hospital Foundation and the Canadian Cancer Society. A former museologist, she still suffers from an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. On weekends you can find her indulging in extreme sports and listening to heavy metal music.
communications, and education, specializing in project management, strategic consulting, and facilitation. Heather’s deep project management skills and experience come from being both a leader and integrator in many large and complex assignments. Able to communicate and inspire, with a keen eye for deadlines and budgets, she has served the third sector, government, small businesses, and international and national corporations from strategic planning through to implementation.
Heather is an expert in simplifying the complex, from concepts to projects. Driven, action-oriented, and always positive, Heather’s approach is to plan, act, measure, and react – in that order.
Prior to joining Philanthropica, Tamara worked for several years at CauseForce, a company that works with non-profit organizations to help them raise money for their missions. CauseForce has raised over $850 million globally since 2002 and has produced over 165 lifestyle events including the Ride to Conquer Cancer and The Weekend to End Women’s Cancer, both benefiting the Montreal Jewish General Hospital. Tamara created her own role as National Sales Training Manager, traveling to all local offices, coaching and training teams on best practices for peer-to-peer fundraising.
Tamara has a BA in English from McGill University.
A native Montrealer, Tamara fell in love with fundraising when she was only a teen. Inspired by a chocolate bar fundraiser in high school to raise funds for children in need, she enlisted her friends and family and raised the most money in her ninth grade class. This ignited her deep passion for charitable work and a need to work in the non-profit world.
For the past decade she has worked for various healthcare organizations where she built a strong base in database administration as well as strategic communications, helping to lead several multimillion-dollar campaigns, including the groundbreaking McGill Interdisciplinary Initiative in Infection and Immunity at the McGill University Health Centre Foundation.
Nicole has a BA in Sociology from Concordia University, which is where she was first introduced to statistical analysis. This fascination with data is what informs her attention to detail, while her interest in patterns allows her to maintain focus on the big picture. She also studied Fine Arts and Creative Writing, which facilitate an emphasis on illustrative narrative in fundraising and awareness building. Her passion is storytelling, both within philanthropy and in general.
Jessica brings to Philantropica 10 years of experience in Project Management, Change Management and Continuous Improvement. Working with non-profits on local, national and international levels, she’s improved organizational and operational efficiencies, executed critical programs and projects and ensured alignment to strategic goals. She has spent time in developing countries helping locals start their own businesses, working on humanitarian health initiatives and integrating new technologies into the ecosystem. Her efforts were recognized by being awarded a Red Cross Humanitarian Award in 2016. Jessica has spent many years working with large corporations leading up to $1M projects with over 100 people and led a supply chain division with a $170M budget. Her talent for getting things done is through teamwork, seeing the big picture and thinking “outside the box” with her entrepreneurial nature. Jessica holds a Masters of International Business from Hult Business School in San Francisco and London England, and a Bachelor of Philosophy, Leadership and Neuropsychology from the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick. She has obtained certifications in Project Management (PMP), Change Management (Prosci ADKAR) and Continuous Improvement (Six Sigma, Green Belt). In her free time, if she’s not reading, doing yoga or hanging out with friends you can find her preventing Maya, her alpha pomsky, from overtaking the world.