HealthPartners is pleased to announce that on July 17, 2023 Shauna Almas joined the HealthPartners team as Senior Director, Business Development.

Shauna is a purpose-motivated leader passionate about improving the health and well-being of Canadians.  As a Business Development professional with a career path that has been unconventional by design, Shauna has been driving revenue growth and profitability across commercial, public and not-for-profit industries for over 15 years. 

Most recently, Shauna has served as Director of Development for the Canadian Cardiovascular Society. Prior to that she spent the better part of a decade in the life sciences industry building experience across a variety of roles and functions – including regulatory, sales and marketing. The track record that Shauna brings will benefit HealthPartners greatly as it works to enhance connectivity to, support for, and impact of the growing collaborative of Canada’s largest health charities. 

“We at HealthPartners are thrilled to benefit from Shauna’s expertise and leadership as we work to grow the impact we have for the 17 national health charities who are our members,” says Kimberley Hanson, CEO.

Specializing in fostering innovative relationships and identifying new business opportunities, Shauna is inspired by a favourite African proverb – “Alone, we go faster.  Together, we go further.” 

In her spare time Shauna likes to be traveling with her family, outdoors gardening, taking on sizeable DIY projects at home, and experimenting in the kitchen – sporadically successful at best, but certainly a lot of fun. 

“I am humbled and grateful for this opportunity to lead efforts elevating corporate social responsibility to impact the health and well-being of all Canadians.  Together with our talented team I look forward to connecting employers and their employees to the impact our leading health charities have on all Canadians.  Because we all have a role to play in building a healthier Canada.”    

HealthPartners is a national charitable organization connecting Canadians to 17 of Canada’s most respected and well-known health charities, which represent some of the most devastating chronic diseases and serious illnesses faced by Canadians. Since 1988, its campaign work has brought employers the tools they need to build more engaged and healthier workplaces while its targeted campaigns have raised in excess of $200 million for life-changing research, programs and community services – benefitting millions of Canadians.

Photo: Shauna Almas as Senior Director, Business Development of HealthPartners