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OneFoundation for Niagara Health System recruits Roger D. Ali as President & Chief Executive Officer

Posted Dec 13th, 2016

OneFoundation for Niagara Health System (NHS) is pleased to announce that Roger D. Ali is joining OneFoundation in the role of President & Chief Executive Officer on January 16, 2017.

In  this  important  fundraising  role,  Mr.  Roger  D.  Ali,  will  be  responsible  for  the  strategic  and  operational leadership of OneFoundation for Niagara Health System, ensuring that the Foundation’s mission is achieved.  He will direct and oversee the effective development of revenue through the generous support of individuals and organizations interested in supporting Niagara Health and the hospitals’ capital needs including equipment and buildings.

“As the CEO of our Foundation, Roger D. Ali will not only lead development operations, he will set the trajectory of the foundation to ensure its ongoing success,” said Joe Maggiolo, Chair of OneFoundation for NHS. “Given his track record and eagerness to take on this role, we are confident that Roger is the right person for the job.”

Niagara Health President Suzanne Johnston adds: “We are delighted about the recruitment of Roger to this key leadership role. The philanthropic spirit and incredible generosity of our community, along with the important work of our Foundation, are instrumental in Niagara Health fulfilling our mission to create extraordinary experiences for our patients, their families and our teams. I look forward to working with Roger and his team as we continue to build a healthier Niagara.

Roger D. Ali brings twenty plus years of experience, having held progressive leadership roles in the non-profit sector in the health and education fields, to his new role at OneFoundation for NHS.

"I am delighted to be joining the OneFoundation for Niagara Health System and looking forward to working together with Niagara Health to fulfill the vision for a healthier Niagara," says Ali.

Ali will be leaving his role as Vice President, Development at Hamilton Health Sciences, with oversight for fund development for Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre and Planned Giving/Endowment Giving for the overall foundation, to join OneFoundation.

Ali has raised close to $90M in philanthropy, through his leadership roles at Hamilton Health Sciences, Bishop Strachan School Foundation, Parkinson Society of Canada, and the United Way of Burlington Hamilton. Ali is excited to bring forward his expertise and contribute to OneFoundation’s success in the coming years.

Ali holds an EMBA through Athabasca University and is a Certified Fundraising Executive. Ali also currently serves as the Chair elect for the Association of Fundraising Professionals - Foundation for Philanthropy, Canada and is a regular presenter at conferences including the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) Canada.

Roger D. Ali will be commencing his new role on the 16th of January, 2017.

About OneFoundation for Niagara Health System

Supporting the Niagara Health (NH) in its mission, OneFoundation for Niagara Health System raises funds for the advancement of healthcare in Niagara. OneFoundation offers donors an opportunity to direct their charitable giving in a way that affects the well-being of virtually every Niagara resident by ensuring that caregivers are well-equipped with the tools they need. The Foundation, along with its community partners, is committed to playing an active role in supporting extraordinary health services for the residents of Niagara. For more information, visit

For more information, contact:

Shelby Riddell
Communications Specialist, OneFoundation for Niagara Health System
Direct: 905-378-4647 x 32315 |  Cell: 905-246-7596 | Main: 905-323-FUND (3863)

Niagara Health System