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, Strategy and Transformation
Poya Kherghehpoush is the Vice-President, Strategy and Transformation at United Way Centraide Canada where he leads the strategic direction of United Way Centraide and supports network leadership in establishing and maintaining a focus on our shared strategic goals, objectives and priorities.
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.
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.
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.
Danisha was raised in Edmonton, currently resides in Calgary, and has been involved with many local organizations. She is the Development & Communications Manager with Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton. Danisha has been recognized for her contributions to the community by the Government of Alberta, University of Alberta, Avenue Magazine, Edmontonians' Magazine and Correctional Services of Canada.
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.
Larry Rousseau was elected as CLC Executive Vice-President at the CLC’s 28th Constitutional Convention in May 2017. Previously, he served as the Regional Executive Vice-President of the Public Service Alliance of Canada’s National Capital Region, and as the Regional Vice-President of PSAC’s Union of National Employees.
Marie-Karlynn Laflamme was a manager for more than 10 years at the Centre de santé et de services sociaux de Lac Saint-Jean, first as the senior advisor, communications and then as the director of the physical health program and communications, before assuming the position of Director of Communications and Public Relations at Université du Québec à Chicoutimi in 2015.
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.
CeCe Baptiste, a member of Little Pine First Nation, holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree as well as Certified Professional Accountant and Institute of Corporate Director designations. Her career spans senior positions in a variety of sectors, including provincial ministries, banking institutions, crown corporations, and higher education.
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.