From left, Roger Martin, the new executive director of the Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation, is congratulated by retiring executive director Nancy Warren, Sarah Neadow, manager of advancement, and Karolyn Xie, donor relations co-ordinator.
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The Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation (PRHF) has welcomed a new executive director following the retirement of Nancy Warren.Born and raised in the area, and passionate about serving his community, Roger Martin stepped into his new role on July 29.“Roger is a consummate professional who knows the world of fundraising and the value of communities coming together to support worthy causes,” said PRH Foundation board chairwoman Lisa Edmonds. “I know he is delighted to be joining our local hospital family and we are equally delighted that he chose to join our team.”Martin comes to the PRHF with over 25 years of experience in management, agency relationships, customer service, sales and leadership roles in the non-profit sector.Most recently he worked for the Canadian Cancer Society, assuming more progressive responsibilities over the past eight years culminating in his most recent role as lead for the Renfrew County, Ottawa, Cornwall and Perth branches.“As the newest member of the PRHF, I am honoured to continue my service to the community, as well as my new family within the Foundation and PRH,” said Martin. “I have spent the last 20 years working with donors, sponsors and volunteers and I look forward to continuing this work, recognizing that community is key to the success of our campaigns and the advancement of our services.”Martin will be assisted in his orientation by Warren who has retired after nine years of dedicated service to the Foundation, the hospital and the community.“Nancy was instrumental in building our Foundation into what it is today, laying in a strong base upon which to build future fundraising capacity. Nancy’s positive demeanor and get-it-done attitude will be missed. She accomplished a great deal in her time here and for that we are ever so thankful,” Edmonds said, adding that Warren has expressed her desire to continue her support of the Foundation in other ways as she enjoys her retirement.