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.

DAN CLEMENT

DAN CLEMENT

President & CEO, and Secretary of the Board

Dan leads the United Way Centraide Canada’s national movement for social change, comprising over 1,000 staff and more than 1 million donors and volunteers.

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POYA KHERGHEHPOUSH

POYA KHERGHEHPOUSH

Vice-President, Strategy and Transformation

Poya provides leadership and support to the development of United Way Centraide Canada's strategic direction, including the establishment of shared strategic goals, objectives, and priorities across the network of local United Way Centraides.
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Debra Shime

Debra Shime

Vice-President, Community initiatives

Deb comes to United Way Centraide Canada with extensive experience in the community services sector. She has a proven track record of delivering transformation programs and services to improve the lives of people in the community.

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PAULINE TARDIF

Vice-President, Fundraising & Partnership

Pauline Tardif is the Vice-President of Fundraising and Partnerships. In performing her role, Pauline works with resource development leaders across the network to understand current and emerging trends in philanthropy nationwide.

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Paul Totten

Paul Totten

Chief Operating Officer

Paul oversees United Way's technology, finance and business process initiatives, striving to increase efficiency within the Movement.

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Serena Trentini

Vice-President, Brand Strategy, Marketing and Communications

Serena joined United Way Centraide Canada in July 2021 in the role of Vice President, Brand Strategy, Marketing and Communications.

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DAN CLEMENT

DAN CLEMENT

President & CEO, and Secretary of the Board

Dan leads the United Way Centraide Canada’s national movement for social change, comprising over 1,000 staff and more than 1 million donors and volunteers.

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DEBRA POZEGA OSBURN

Board Chair

Debra brings a wealth of public and private sector experience in marketing, communications, public affairs, fund development, media, government, community, and alumni relations.

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Jason Hatcher

JASON HATCHER

Vice-Chair

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.

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SERGE DESROCHERS

Treasurer

Serge Desrochers graduated with a bachelor in business administration from the University of Ottawa and a bachelor in accounting science from the University of Québec en Outaouais. He is a chartered professional accountant and member of the Ordre des Comptables Professionnels Agréés du Québec.

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YURI FULMER

YURI FULMER

Past Chair

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.

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Karen Macdonald

KAREN MACDONALD

Director

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.

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Danisha Bhaloo-Shivji

Director

Danisha is a Certified Fund Raising Executive and works as the Development & Communications Manager with Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton.

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MOJDEH COX

Director

Mojdeh Cox is a government relations and public policy professional with over a decade of experience in leading and contributing to municipal and federal initiatives.

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PIERRE BARABY

Director

Pierre is a Fellow of CPA Quebec and lives in Montreal. He is a retired partner from Deloitte Canada. As a seasoned bilingual executive, he has a proven track record in enterprise transformations, including in global environments.

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ANN DIVINE

Director

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.

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CHRISTINE HANLON

Director

Christine Hanlon is the Chief Operating Officer at Owens MacFadyen Group, a boutique firm specializing in Comprehensive Wealth Management and Philanthropic Planning.

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JOHN ROGERS

Director

John has been a lawyer in private practice from 1974 to 1999 where he was a partner in a seven-lawyer Newmarket law firm, McChesney Rogers. From 1999 onwards, John has been involved in the municipal sector with the Towns of Newmarket, East Gwillimbury and Aurora – first as a lawyer and then as Chief Administrative Officer in East Gwillimbury and Aurora, respectively.

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CeCe Baptiste

DIRECTOR

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.

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LILY CHANG

DIRECTOR

Lily Chang was elected Secretary-Treasurer of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) at the 29th Constitutional Convention in 2021. She is the first worker of East Asian descent elected to office at CLC.

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AYN WILCOX

Director

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.

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