President & CEO / Founder, Cancer Coaching
613-247-1920. Ext. 223
Linda Eagen is a modern-day thought leader who has helped revolutionize the cancer experience for families in Eastern Ontario. For the last fifteen years, Linda has been the President and CEO of the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, working to raise funds for local research, life-saving clinical trials and cancer survivorship care. Under Linda’s leadership, the Cancer Foundation transitioned from a grass-roots, $2-million a year organization to a regional, community-focused $7-million a year organization.
In 2011, Linda founded Cancer Coaching, and the Cancer Foundation opened the doors to Canada’s first Cancer Survivorship Centre. The Centre’s team of professional Cancer Coaches now provides health and social care to people with cancer, their families and caregivers. This innovative community service complements the work of medical professionals, helping people take an active part in their health and wellness.
In 2002, Linda obtained an MBA from the University of Ottawa. Her business education paired with a lifelong career in the not-for-profit sector, a passion for change and innovation, and her dynamic, results-oriented leadership style has resulted in more than $150 million raised over the past twenty years for social services, education, health and the arts.
613-247-1920. Ext. 227
I joined the Cancer Foundation 10 years ago when my Dad was diagnosed with terminal cancer. With a career spanning a quarter century in philanthropy, this has been the most rewarding job I’ve ever had. I feel very fortunate that every day I get to work with volunteers, donors and health-care professionals who share my passion of helping families in our community who are facing cancer – providing them support and hope for the future.
613-247-1920. Ext. 242
Lucie Châtelain is a bilingual multi-talented fundraising and marketing specialist with over twenty-four years of experience. She participated in multi million dollars fundraising initiatives, leading national volunteers committees and professional teams, overseeing policy and programs development and communications activities. She began her career in marketing with Léveillé, Vickers and Benson and soon joined knowledge and practice in all fields of fundraising to her marketing and communication talents.
Notable are her capacity to create and innovate and her motivational skills. She successfully designed and implemented the first membership program and the planned giving program at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, and revitalized the Canadian Pharmacist Association’s national membership program. Alongside with Dr. Jack Granatstein, General Paul D. Manson and the late Honorable Barnett Danson, she oversaw the implementation of a $15 million capital campaign for the new Canadian War Museum. She also participated in major fundraising campaigns at the University of Ottawa and at the Hnatyshyn Foundation.
Since 2008, as Vice-President of Fundraising with the Ottawa Cancer Foundation, she is key to achieving the Foundation’s mission, participating in strategic and operational planning and directing the fundraising team.