About Us

Putting Childrens' Health Needs First

NEO Kids Foundation is dedicated to building awareness for children’s care needs and raising funds for services, equipment, and research to help our youngest and most vulnerable patients.

A healthy beginning builds a healthy life.


The NEO Kids Foundation raises funds to support the health of children and youth in Northeast Ontario. Funds raised are used to help advance healthcare through the purchase of medical equipment, investments in capital, and other programs advancing patient care for children, youth and their families.


We want our children cared for closer to home.

Our Values


Build relationships based on trust and accountability


Compassion and empathy are embedded in everything we do


Foster a community to form a healthier future

About NEO Kids

NEO Kids is Northeastern Ontario’s hub for specialized children’s care located at Health Sciences North in Greater Sudbury.

NEO Kids is a “system of care”. It is an important part of the future of health care in Northeastern Ontario. Its realization will ensure a long term, sustainable system of care for some of the most vulnerable and fragile members of our community.

The goal of NEO Kids is to ensure as many children as possible can stay in Northeastern Ontario to get the care they need, in a child-and youth-centred environment.

NEO Kids Believes That

Children receive the best health outcomes when they are treated in an environment that caters exclusively to them.

Children’s health outcomes and quality of life improve when care is provided as close to home as possible.

From before birth to 18 years of age, the NEO Kids & Family Program provides care for families and children through a continuum of services–inpatient care, outpatient services, and care in the home and community.

The NEO Kids and Family Program at Health Sciences North include the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Pediatric Unit, Pediatric Ambulatory Care Unit (ACU), NEO Kids Care Centre, Children’s Treatment Centre, Infant & Child Development Services, Birthing Centre and the Violence Intervention Prevention Program (VIPP).


Anthony Keating President and CDO of Foundations and Volunteer Groups at HSN
Cassandra Watters Fundraising, Annual Giving & Communications Officer
Cecilia Aparicio Philanthropy and Stewardship Officer
Daniel Wereszczynsky Director of Finance and Administration
Debra Dawe (On leave) Manager, Community Engagement
Heather MacArthur Development Coordinator
Jennifer Ashcroft Senior Director of Major Gifts
Jessica Lopatka Senior Manager, Brand Marketing and Communications
Kasandra Henry Digital Communications Officer
Lindsay Brabant Events Assistant
Lori Fiorino Executive Assistant, President & CDO of Foundations and Volunteer Groups
Mindie Mullen Donor and Administrative Coordinator
Shane Gordon Manager, Lottery and Websites
Shanna Crispo Director, Marketing Communications and Community Engagement


Nick Foligno Honorary Chair View Bio
Rick Cousineau Chair View Bio
Michael Macnamara Vice Chair View Bio
Alyson Laking Secretary View Bio
Matthew Albiani Treasurer View Bio
Richard Spadafora Past Chair View Bio
Sherri Koren Director View Bio
Mike Commito Director View Bio
Stephanie Dales Director View Bio
Pamela Therrien Director View Bio
Patricia Sevean View Bio
Mark Hartman Executive Member View Bio
Anthony Keating Ex-officio View Bio
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