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CFDR Board Announces New Executive Director
  • By Laurie Curry, MS, MBA, RD – Chair, CFDR Board of Directors

    The Board of Directors of the Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research is pleased to welcome Greg Sarney as the organization’s new Executive Director as of this past February.

    Greg has spent the last 15 years of his career in the not-for-profit sector, building national and regional healthcare and social service charities. He has led the fundraising and marketing and communications teams for organizations such as Easter Seals, the Canadian National Institute for the Blind and Sunnybrook Foundation in Toronto.
    Most recently he served as National Director of Corporate Partnerships with the Heart and Stroke Foundation, building support of the organization’s mission priority programs with organizations such as Desjardins Insurance, Dairy Farmers of Canada, Unilever and Bayer.

    In his five years as Vice President with Prostate Cancer Canada, Greg worked with researchers at universities and teaching hospitals across the country to develop strategic collaborative research initiatives. He was also part of the team that launched the inaugural moustache-growing Movember campaign in Canada, which went on to become a multi-million-dollar annual fundraising drive.

    “I’m excited to take on the new challenge of growing the body of dietetic research knowledge in Canada with CFDR,” Greg says. “By working with the Dietitians of Canada and its members, corporate partners dedicated to food and nutrition, government and like-minded NGOs, we can make significant in-roads to improving the health of Canadians by supporting dietitians in their practice.”
    Please join the board in welcoming Greg to his new role. He welcomes your input on CFDR and he can be reached at greg.sarney@cfdr.ca or at 416-357-3022.

    Caption: CFDR Executive Director Greg Sarney (left) at the 2015 Fun Run/Walk with board members (left to right): Shaunda Durance-Tod, Laurie Curry, Barb Ledermann, Sarah Hewko and Alison McLean.

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