PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY – The Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation team has grown with the addition of a new administrative coordinator.
Andrea Walters moved to the County from Georgetown in February with her husband, David, and high-school aged son, Michael, in February.
She has joined executive director Shannon Coull and senior development officer Briar Boyce in the foundation office as the team forges toward its goal of raising $16 million for the Back the Build campaign to have a new hospital built in Picton.
Coull said Walters will be a valuable member of the foundation office.
“Andrea brings a combination of finance, administration, donor relations and non-profit working experience to our team (and) has hands-on experience managing financials, budgets and preparation of board reports,” Coull said. “She takes great pleasure in building and sustaining relationships with donor organizations, community partners and volunteers and she understands non-profit organizational culture.”
Walters said she is excited to see the campaign to build the new facility progress.
“I hope to be the best support possible to help the foundation achieve its mission,” she said. “I’m really excited about being a part of that. I see incredible momentum and that was a big part of the appeal for me. This is something that is a big part of the community and it’s so successful, so vibrant and so meaningful.”
She will be supporting both Coull and Boyce as well as the PECMH Foundation board of directors and Campaign Cabinet in their business activities and will be tasked with keeping her teammates organized as they work toward building a new hospital in Prince Edward County.
A native of Newfoundland, Walters previously worked as an executive director for an adult learning centre and was a job developer/career coach with Job Skills. Walters has volunteered with the Reach Out Centre for Kids (ROCK) and Ontario Track 3 Ski Association.
In her spare time, she enjoys sailing, cycling and spending time with her family at their home in southern Prince Edward County where they belong to Prinyer’s Cove Marina.
Walters said her family is finding life in the County similar to her early days in Newfoundland.
“We’ve been blessed with so many people who have been helpful to us since we moved here,” she said. “People go out of their way to help and to me, it’s very much like life back in Newfoundland.”