• Graduation year: 2000
• Program: Public Relations
• Currently: CEO, Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick
• Favourite spot on campus: Student Centre
Known as a passionate leader in the nonprofit sector, Kurtis Sisk has worked his way up the corporate ladder at the Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick to CEO, where he now oversees a team responsible for achieving a significant 126 per cent fundraising growth with over $3.4 million in revenue.
He has worked tirelessly to raise necessary funds in a province where demand for heart disease and stroke care is high and financial conditions for fundraising are tough. Under his leadership, the Heart and Stroke Foundation continues to be a strong and growing presence in New Brunswick.
His achievements include bringing the Hockey Heroes Weekend event to the province, an event that has become the largest fundraiser in Atlantic Canada, raising over $800,000 in 2017 alone. Kurtis is also a current committee member of HealthPartners New Brunswick, having also served as its chair from 2009 to 2013, and was the national chairperson of Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life working group in 2006.
A firm believer in experiential learning, he has provided both summer and co-operative education placements with the Heart and Stroke Foundation to over 100 students. Kurtis is also currently completing his Executive Master of Business Administration specializing in Social Enterprise Leadership at the University of New Brunswick.