Susan D. Phillips, Carleton University
Susan Phillips is professor, School of Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University, and director of its Master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership (MPNL) – Canada’s only graduate program in this field. She serves as editor-in-chief of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, the leading international journal on nonprofits, philanthropy, and civil society, and is an associate of the Centre for the Study of Philanthropy and Public Good, University of St. Andrews, Scotland. Susan’s research focuses on place-based philanthropy and public policy/regulation of charities and nonprofits. She is co-editor of The Routledge Companion to Philanthropy (Routledge, 2016) and is currently co-editing a book on disaster philanthropy and leading a study team exploring the question “What makes some charities more resilient than others?” Her work in advancing research in nonprofit studies has been recognized by a Distinguished Service Award from the Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research (ANSER) and in public management from the Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration (CAPPA).
Bob Wyatt, The Muttart Foundation
Bob Wyatt is executive director of the Muttart Foundation, a private foundation based in Edmonton. He served as co-chair of the Joint Regulatory Table during the Voluntary Sector Initiative and has remained active in exploring ways to improve the regulatory regime for Canadian charities. He is a regular guest lecturer in the Master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership (MPNL) program at Carleton University, which awarded him an honorary Doctor of Laws degree for his service to the charitable sector. His work on behalf of the sector also led to his receiving the Alberta Centennial Medal and the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal.