Rea has 19+ years in the sector, with over 13 years in senior leadership roles at hospital foundations and health charities where she has been directly involved in strategic and business planning while managing revenue and staff teams. Prior to joining Scarborough Health Network Foundation, Rea’s roles included Vice-President, Philanthropy and Strategy at North York General Foundation, National Director, Development and Marketing at Children’s Wish Foundation and Vice-President, Development at Crohn’s and Colitis Canada.  She also worked at Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and Heart and Stroke Foundation.

In addition to her day to day, Rea serves as the Board Secretary and Chair of the Governance Committee, Association Fundraising Professional of Canada – the national voice for the fundraising profession. She is a huge advocate for women of colour in leadership roles and is a part of the Women’s Mentoring and Leadership Program.  Most recently, Rea started her Executive MBA at Kellogg-Schulich School of Business.