our people

Our executive leadership team

ChieF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Andrea Seale

Andrea Seale is the Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS). With more than 20 years of non-profit leadership experience, Andrea is dedicated to empowering people to build the causes that make our world more compassionate, healthy and just. 

Prior to joining CCS, Andrea was head of the David Suzuki Foundation and held leadership roles with Ecojustice and The Banff Centre for the Arts. She founded Blueprint Fundraising and Communications, specializing in building the capacity of non-profit organizations in Canada and the U.S. She sits on the boards of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer and the Health Charities Coalition of Canada. Andrea holds a Diploma in Public Relations from Mount Royal University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from McGill University.

Dr. Stuart Edmonds, Executive Vice President, Mission, Research and Advocacy
Executive Vice President, Mission, Research and Advocacy

Dr Stuart Edmonds

Stuart joined the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) in February 2020 following the amalgamation with Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC). As Executive Vice President of Mission, he oversees the Research and Advocacy teams.

Prior to the amalgamation, Stuart spent 8 years at PCC as Vice President of Research, Health Promotion and Survivorship. He has held leadership roles at several national cancer research institutes and government agencies. Stuart holds a Doctorate in pharmacology from Oxford University.
Dr. Stuart Edmonds, Executive Vice President, Mission, Research and Advocacy
Mihaela Givulescu
Executive Vice President, Digital Strategy and Technology

Mihaela Givulescu

Mihaela is the Executive Vice President, Digital Strategy and Technology at the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS). In this role, she oversees the Digital and IT teams and is responsible for the strategic leadership of digital transformation across all parts of the organization. This includes creating and driving the technology and digital roadmap and ensuring our ability to deliver against ambitious targets. 
 
Mihaela is a multilingual digital transformation technology executive with over 25 years of experience in leadership roles in the technology, healthcare and telecommunications industries. 
 
She holds a master’s degree in Computer Engineering from the POLITEHNICA University of Bucharest in Romania.
Mihaela Givulescu
Dr Stuart Edmonds
Executive Vice President, Mission, Information and SUPPORT Services

Dr Sandra Krueckl

Sandra is the Executive Vice President, Mission, Information and Support Services at the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS). In this role, she leads a nationwide team of staff and volunteers focused on delivering a support system to help Canadians prevent cancer and better manage life with cancer, find community and connection and build wellness and resilience.

Sandra joined CCS in 2005 and has held several positions with the organization, including her previous role of Vice President, Cancer Control.

Prior to CCS, her training and work experience was in the cancer research field. She holds a PhD in Molecular Endocrinology from the University of Victoria and has completed post-doctoral training at the Prostate Centre in Vancouver.

Dr Stuart Edmonds
executive vice  president, Marketing and Communications

Pamela Mollica

Pam is Executive Vice President, Marketing and Communications at the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS). In this role, she oversees nationwide media relations, internal and external communications, issues management, brand strategy and creative. Her portfolio includes strategic communications, fundraising communications, marketing and advertising in English and French.
 
Pam joined CCS as Vice-President, Communications in 2017 following the amalgamation with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF). Prior to her career in the not-for-profit sector, Pam spent 15 years leading communications and marketing teams in the film and television industry.
 
Pam has a Masters of Arts in Communications from McGill University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Wilfrid Laurier University. She has also completed a Masters Certificate in Marketing Communications Leadership from the Schulich School of Business at York University.
Sara Oates, Executive Vice President, Finance and Operations
Executive Vice President, Finance, PEOPLE and Operations

Sara Oates

Sara is Executive Vice President of Finance, People and Operations at the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS). She joined CCS after the merger with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation in 2017, where she was Chief Finance and Operations Officer. In her current role, she leads the organization's finance, people, culture and inclusion, facilities and administration teams.

Prior to CCS, Sara held leadership roles at international not-for-profit and for-profit organizations. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in French and History from the University of Leeds and has earned her Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA, CA) and Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA UK) designations.
Sara Oates, Executive Vice President, Finance and Operations
Jane Parsons, Executive Vice President, Community and Leadership Giving
Executive Vice President, Revenue Development

Jane Parsons

As Executive Vice President, Revenue Development for the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS), Jane leads teams of relationship-based fundraisers working in communities across the country on a variety of fundraising, philanthropic and supporter engagement activities. Jane’s portfolio includes the Leadership Giving team, the Mass Marketing team and our CCS signature events including Relay For Life Community, Relay For Life Youth, Cops for Cancer, CIBC Run for the Cure and a variety of community-led fundraising initiatives nationwide.

Jane joined CCS in 2017 following the merger with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) and served as CCS’s Regional Executive Director, Atlantic Canada until 2020. While at CBCF from 2007 to 2016, Jane held leadership positions in operations and fundraising.

Prior to her career in the not-for-profit sector, Jane worked in the cable television industry. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics from Acadia University.

Jane Parsons, Executive Vice President, Community and Leadership Giving