Verna Chen joined SHN Foundation in 2009 and has held a few different roles with increasing responsibilities over the years. She now leads our planned giving program with a major gift portfolio. Prior to joining SHN Foundation, Verna was manager of stewardship and donor relations at the faculty of medicine, University of Toronto, and manager of research and stewardship at Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation.

Verna holds a BA in English, an MA in Linguistics, and a master of library and information science. She is a member of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners and the Association of Donor Relations Professionals.