Our Team

Our Team


Executive Director

Heidi Culliton has 20+ years of experience in senior leadership with the charitable sector. She initially joined the Community Foundation as Executive Director from 2012 to 2014, returning to the role in 2018 after serving four years as Vice President, Development and Marketing, at The Sunshine Foundation of Canada. Heidi also served as Executive Director for the MLSE Foundation with Maple Leaf Sports + Entertainment, The Argos Foundation with the Toronto Argonauts Football Club, and Rose Cherry’s Hospice and Respite Home.

An active community volunteer, she is a member of the Rotary Club of Stratford and committee member with the Rotary Respite House and the Stratford Home and Leisure Show.

Heidi is a graduate of Western University in London. She is also a graduate from the Sports & Event Marketing Program at George Brown College in Toronto.

Heidi enjoys being active whether it be a city walk, sports activity, or attending a play or concert. But most of all she enjoys quality time at home with family and close friends. Heidi lives in beautiful Stratford with her husband and family.


Grants and Community Impact Coordinator

Leah Kennedy joined the SPCF team in the summer of 2022 as the Grants and Community Impact Coordinator. She served as the Executive Assistant for a non-profit from 2015 to 2021 and continues to be an active volunteer for local Children & Youth programs. Leah kickstarted ‘Raising Littles’, based out of Avon Church in Stratford, to join a community of moms whose goal is to provide support, encouragement, and friendships.

Leah is passionate about environmental sustainability and choosing clothing options to combat ‘fast-fashion’. She and her family try to reuse, repurpose, and thrift 70% of their total wardrobes while respectfully educating others about the benefits in choosing a similar lifestyle.

Leah lives in a multigenerational household in Stratford with her husband, two children, parents, and their dog Riley. This structure has been a tremendously positive experience, especially within the pandemic years. She enjoys an active lifestyle and adventuring throughout Perth County is a favorite weekend activity.


Donor Relations Coordinator

Mindy is the Donor Relations Coordinator for the Stratford Perth Community Foundation. She previously worked in a similar role at West Coast Environmental Law, inspiring funding for programs that advance environmental protection in Canada and indigenous peoples’ legal autonomy over their lands. Mindy also has many years’ experiences in the Fundraising and Non-Profit sector. She has represented various local and international Charities, such as CNIB, Doctors without Borders and UNHCR; inspiring individuals and organizations to support some of the most dynamic challenges of our time.

Mindy is passionate about pursuing a life that allows the chance to create a positive impact in the world. She is thrilled at the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals who share a similar passion and to support their philanthropic goals.

Mindy lives in London with her husband, her pug and two fluffy kitties. She loves attending local community events, spending quality time with friends and has strong ties to Stratford, where she spends many weekends along the Avon River with her niece and nephew.