Norfolk General Hospital Foundation announces new CEO

Norfolk General Hospital Foundation announces new CEO

The Norfolk General Hospital Foundation has a new chief executive officer.

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Emma Rogers, who spent the past five years as CEO of the Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington, will officially begin her new duties on Oct. 2. She replaces Penny Bellhouse, who is now the executive director of the Erie Shores Health Foundation.

Beth Snowden, the hospital foundation’s board chair, extended a welcome to Rogers.

“We are pleased to have a candidate of such outstanding caliber join the NGH Foundation and look forward to increased growth and community outreach with her leadership for the sustained future of our hospital,” Snowden said in a media release. “Emma’s outstanding leadership will play a pivotal role in advancing our vision to expand and innovate, ensuring that our community continues to receive compassionate and cutting-edge healthcare close to home.”

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Snowden said the foundation is confident that Rogers’ passion for the foundation’s mission, her wealth of experience, and her leadership skills will help the foundation achieve even greater success in advancing its goals.

Prior to serving as CEO of the Guelph and Wellington children’s foundation, Rogers was the director of marketing at IG Wealth management and was director of community relations and engagement at United Way.

As the co-founder of Guelph Gives, Rogers initiated a community charitable effort that has inspired civic philanthropy and business engagement since 2014, said the release.

Rogers is the recipient of the Guelph Mayor’s Award, a Rotary Paul Harris award and was recognized as one of the community’s Forty Under Forty for her leadership.

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“I am thrilled and deeply honored to take on the role of CEO at the Norfolk General Hospital Foundation,” Rogers said. “I am enthusiastic about the opportunity to work alongside our exceptional team at NGH and NHNH, dedicated to serving Norfolk County with excellence.

“Together, we will build upon the strong philanthropic foundation that the foundation has established, working towards a future where compassionate healthcare is accessible to all.”

Rogers said she is committed to driving positive change, nurturing meaningful relationships, and igniting generosity to propel the foundation’s mission forward.”

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