Kenda Allen joined the Board of Governors in 2018 and is the Chair of the Mindful Mornings Committee. Kenda is Vice President Commercial Banking South Central Ontario for TD Bank covering the Waterloo Region as well as the Guelph and Stratford markets. She brings over 30 years of management and financial experience having held various positions in commercial banking throughout Ontario and in the lower mainland of BC.
Kenda has volunteered her time with a number of organizations and held board positions including Chamber of Commerce, Restorative Justice, Rotary, and amateur sports, in the cities where she has lived. She believes in sharing her knowledge to support organizations in her community.
"Life is a gift, and one that can be prolonged for some through the support of a world class healthcare system.
I was not involved with the Grand River Hospital or the Foundation prior to joining the Board. I had recently moved to the city and was looking for an organization where I could volunteer to make an impact. I grew up on a dairy farm and have always loved the outdoors and working on the land. Toiling in my garden and flower beds fills my outdoors desires and brings me a sense of peace and beauty."
One of Kenda's Waterloo Region gems...
"I recently moved to downtown Kitchener and love spending time walking around beauty Victoria Park, particularly in the early mornings and as the sun is setting."