The volunteers who make up United Way Centraide Canada’s Board of Directors represent communities across the country and come from diverse backgrounds in business, government and social services.
United Way Centraide Canada’s executive team works closely with the Board of Directors to oversee and execute the day-to-day operations of the organization.
President & CEO, and Secretary of the Board
Dan is the President & CEO, and Secretary of the Board for United Way Centraide Canada where he leads a national movement for social change comprising over 1000 staff and more than 1 million donors and volunteers.
Vice-President, Communications, Marketing & Public Affairs
Louise oversees communications, marketing and branding initiatives aimed at engaging United Way’s stakeholders.
VICE-PRESIDENT, BUSINESS INTEGRATION & TRANSFORMATION
Dan leads the shared systems and solutions strategy for United Way Centraide (UWC), including major business integration initiatives as part of UWCs transformation agenda.
Vice-President, Network Engagement & Governance
Louise oversees United Way’s governance at both the Board and Movement level, as well as the peer-to-peer networking system.
Chief Operating Officer
Paul oversees United Way’s technology, finance and business process initiatives, striving to increase efficiency within the Movement.
Yuri Fulmer has been building businesses since he was 21. Having arrived from Australia a few years earlier, it all began when he was faced with the unexpected opportunity to buy a local franchise while working for A&W. Young, but extremely motivated, Yuri figured out how to put together enough money and made the tough decision to focus solely on running a business, rather than studying them at school.
Caroline Davis is a Fellow of CPA Ontario, and lives in Kingston, where she has been a member of the Board of Directors of the KFLA United Way, and also worked on their campaign cabinet.
Jason Hatcher is the Managing Principal of Navigator Ltd. and leads their Western Canadian operations from Calgary. He specializes in strategic communications, media relations, issues management, and government relations.
Karen Macdonald is the station manager and news director at Global News for Quebec. A graduate of Concordia University's Communication Studies department, she worked as a newspaper and television reporter and previously served as news director for Global News in both Quebec City and Montreal.
JAMES C. CHERRY
James is a bilingual chartered accountant. He has held senior executive positions with Bombardier Inc., Oerlikon Aerospace Inc., CAE Inc. and ALSTOM Canada. James has been actively involved at Centraide of Greater Montréal for nearly 20 years.
Mojdeh is an award-winning leader in community education and advocate for labour and human rights. She currently works in government and labour relations with the Canadian Labour Congress.
Serge is a chartered professional accountant and member of the Ordre des Comptables Professionnels Agréés du Québec. He has worked with many Boards and Audit committees in implementing leading governance practices, more specifically around financial oversight and risk management.
Ann Divine is the founder and CEO of Ashanti Leadership and Development Services. She spends her time working with individuals, businesses and corporations, providing leadership while leading them to build capacity in critical thinking, employee engagement and trust building.
Christine Hanlon is the Vice President of Operations at Owens MacFadyen Group, a growing boutique Wealth Management firm that focuses on financial and philanthropic planning for business owners. The firm has recently expanded from Atlantic Canada to Toronto. In the last 8 years Christine has held several roles in the firm and is now responsible for all aspects of the organization’s strategic plan.
Donald Lafleur is in his second term as Executive Vice-President for the Canadian Labour Congress. A lifelong postal worker, Donald worked his way from letter carrier to shop steward with the Letter Carriers’ Union of Canada (LCUC) and later served the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) as the National Vice-President.
DEBRA POZEGA OSBURN
Debra brings a wealth of public and private sector experience in marketing, communications, public affairs, fund development, media, government, community, and alumni relations.
Carmen is the Chief Financial Officer for the Bank of Canada. Prior to this role, her career focused on financial, operational and information technology assurance and advisory services in the public and private sectors including several years at the United Nations.
John brings to the United Way Centraide Canada a depth and breadth of experience ranging from legal counsel, governance, municipal politics and community involvement, including Chair of the United Way of York Region. Currently, John shares his experience with the Centre for Character Leadership as a senior associate.
CRAIG A. ROWE
Craig is an entrepreneur who has worked, written and presented extensively in the insurance and risk management industries across North America. Craig is a dedicated volunteer for numerous charities across Newfoundland.
Ayn Wilcox is the Executive Director for Diagnostic Services with Shared Health in Manitoba. She is a strategic leader with proven experience in system wide organizational transformation in complex environments.