New executive director at NLHF

Staff to host celebratory open house to send farewells and welcomes

By Dawn Booth, Connect Weekly

Cindy Amerongen

Cindy Amerongen

The Northern Lights Health Foundation (NLHF) is welcoming a new executive director and saying farewell to former ED with a celebratory open house on July 26.

According to a release, the NLHF made the announcement that Susanne Chaffey is leaving the Foundation to pursue new opportunities in Edmonton and representatives stated they “wish Susanne the best of luck on her future endeavours.”

Cindy Amerongen will be filling the position as the new executive director and will commence full time duties on August 19.

“I’m thrilled to join the Northern Lights Health Foundation team as the new Executive Director,” said Amerongen on her new role. “What I’m most looking forward to is working with the Board of Directors and staff, community members, donors and the Alberta Health Services team to advance the scope of health services in our region.”


Amerongen has a long history of volunteerism in the Wood Buffalo region and her commitment has seen her through a variety of leadership positions in education, fundraising, corporate investment and community development.

With a Masters of Arts in Integrated Studies at Athabasca University, Amerongen has lead major capital campaigns in her former positions at IRC Fort McMurray #468 First Nation, CNOOC Nexen and Keyano College.

The open house will take place at the Northern Lights Health Foundation office from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 26.

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