Skilled strategy and operations leader joins Heart & Stroke

Dave Culbert appointed senior vice president, strategic operations and impact investing

Heart & Stroke is pleased to announce the appointment of Dave Culbert as senior vice president, strategic operations and impact investing.

“I am thrilled to have Dave join our executive team. His experience with major change initiatives and his strong business and financial acumen will help Heart & Stroke put robust plans in place to achieve more mission impact,” says Doug Roth, CEO, Heart & Stroke. “Since joining the organization last year as lead for integrated planning and growth, Dave has already had a positive impact on our business operations.” 

In this role, Culbert is responsible for integrated planning and project management oversight across the organization, as well as the Impact Fund, an investment fund that supports research, strategic innovation and social enterprises. He also provides strategic insight, leadership and solutions for the finance and legal and estates administration teams. 

“Getting to work with the passionate team at Heart & Stroke is so fulfilling,” said Culbert. “Every day I look forward to leveraging my business experience and skills to support the organization in promoting health, saving lives and enhancing recovery with the ultimate goal of beating heart disease and stroke.”

Prior to joining Heart & Stroke, Culbert served as director, strategy and corporate development at George Weston Limited. In this role, he led and supported strategic initiatives and merger and acquisition projects across George Weston Limited’s holdings, including Loblaws, Weston Foods and Choice Properties. He also has extensive experience advising clients in a variety of industries including financial services, not-for-profit, energy, health care and private equity, which he gained while working as a consultant for global management consulting firm, Bain & Company.
Culbert holds a bachelor of arts degree from Colorado College and a masters of business administration  from the Yale School of Management.

About Heart & Stroke

Life. We don’t want you to miss it. That’s why Heart & Stroke leads the fight to beat heart disease and stroke. We must generate the next medical breakthroughs, so Canadians don’t miss out on precious moments. Together, we are working to prevent disease, save lives and promote recovery through research, health promotion and public policy.  @HeartandStroke


Jessica Weingarten
Senior Manager, Communications