Ilse VanderMeulen

Ilse VanderMeulen has a Bachelors degree in Journalism & Communications and started her career as correspondent for newspapers in the Netherlands after her immigration to Canada in 1998. She transitioned to public relations and fundraising work and obtained her post-graduate Diploma in Fund Development at Georgian College in 2017. She is active in fund development on a freelance basis for several organizations and works part time at the Wellington Pregnancy Care Centre in Fergus as Director of Development. She has enjoyed getting to know the Groves community and giving back to the community she lives in since 2008 in her work as vice-chair for the Foundation.  

Ilse is married to Lars and together they have 3 t(w)eens. Ilse has served on several boards and committees, including as chair of the capital campaign committee for Emmanuel Christian High School for the purchase of the historic high school building in Fergus. She is an avid reader and loves hiking and biking on local trails, but also further from home enjoying the beauty of all that is Canada, in places like Algonquin Park and Prince Edward Island.


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