As Manager, Communications & Operations, Kelty leads the Foundation’s development, implementation and execution of its strategic communications plan. She manages a portfolio of outreach communications and events that build the Gairdner brand and its reputation as well as educate a broader audience on the importance of philanthropic support of the Foundation and its mission. Kelty also supports the establishment and growth of relationships with key Gairdner stakeholders and supporters including government, donors and corporate sponsors. Prior to joining the Gairdner Foundation, Kelty was a communications advisor in the Office of the Premier of Ontario where she managed the communication strategies and outreach of multiple government ministries. She holds a degree in political studies from Queen’s University, and is an avid traveler.