The Board of Directors of the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital (HGH) Foundation has announced the appointment of Mrs. Erin Tabakman as Executive Director, effective immediately.

Tabakman’s long-time role as Donor Relations Officer of the HGH Foundation means she is a familiar face and voice to many of the foundation’s donors, partners and volunteers.

“The Board is thrilled to welcome Erin to this key role in our organization,” said Nathalie Ladouceur, HGH Foundation Chair. “Erin is a valued member of our team and her connection to donors and passion for access to healthcare services for our region have been an integral part of our success.”

“Moving forward, her combined experience, competencies and vision are pivotal to ensuring the continued impact of the HGH Foundation’s role in our community.”

Erin spent a significant portion of her career in the not-for-profit sector before joining the HGH Foundation in 2015. In 2019, she was granted the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation after having met a series of standards that include tenure in the fundraising profession, education, and demonstrated fundraising achievement.

“I am delighted and honoured to be chosen to now lead the HGH Foundation and to continue the success of my good colleague and predecessor, Pierre-Luc Byham,” Tabakman shared. “The HGH Foundation has a long-standing history of impact on healthcare services offered to our community.”

“I feel very fortunate, not only to lead such a wonderful organization, but to be a firsthand witness to the incredible kindness and generosity of our donors.”

The HGH Foundtion’s new executive director can be be contacted at 613 632-1111, ext. 21102, or by email at [email protected].

About the HGH Foundation

The HGH Foundation’s mission is to raise funds in order to improve the care and services offered to the community by the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital.

The Foundation’s current campaign, There’s No Place Like Home, aims to enhance services in orthopedic surgery, urology, ophthalmology, endoscopy and advanced mammography. More information can be found on the HGH Foundation’s website at or by contacting them directly at 613 632-1111, ext. 21101.