2016/2017 Board of Directors

211 in Ontario is governed by Ontario 211 Services, a non-profit agency, and provides strategic direction and oversight.

Jim Alexander

Chair, Kanata

Jim is the owner and principal of Seagirt Strategies, a management consulting company. He is also a current board member of the Queensway Carleton Hospital. He was also an Associate Partner, Advisory Services, Public Sector with KPMG and was with the Government of Canada for over 30 years which including serving as the Deputy Chief Information Officer.

Daniel McGoey

First Vice-President, Thunder Bay

Daniel is Executive Director of Wesway, respite care services in Thunder Bay. He worked in Government of Ontario for 18 years and in Community Support Services for 17 years.

Mary Wilson Trider

Treasurer, Carp

Mary is the President and CEO of Almonte General Hospital and Carleton Place District Memorial. She has over 15 years experience in the health care sector. She has also served as Board Chair, United Way of York Region and as a board member of Queen’s University. She is also a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada.

Alasdair Smith

Board Director, London

Alasdair is the Vice President of Finance/Chief Financial Officer of Middlesex Hospital Alliance. He is an experienced Health Care Executive with over 20 years experience. He has the professional accounting designation CPA, CMA and Certified Health Leader. He is active in many health care committees and working groups in the South West Local Health Integration Network catchment area.

Arnold (Arnie) Francis

Board Director, Almonte

Arnie is the Vice President of d4projek management inc., a governance consulting company based in the Ottawa area. Arnie also holds the CISA, CPM and CBM designations. His involvement in community leadership includes founding a local refugee resettlement initiative, exercising a 25-year commitment to advocacy for vulnerable persons, and the promotion of cultural values through community engagement projects.

Dan Clement

Ex-officio, United Way Centraide Canada, Toronto

Dan is an Executive Vice President at United Way Centraide Canada with over 15 years experience with United Way Centraide Movement leading strategic initiatives, including 211, public policy and organizational development. His career includes working with the Ontario Provincial Government and private consulting practice related to affordable housing, urban planning and public policy.

Jason Shim

Board Director, Toronto

Jason is the Associate Director, Digital Strategy and Alumni Relations at Pathways to Education Canada. He is a Director with the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) and a Digital Marketing Instructor at George Brown College Continuing Education.

Joanne Young Evans

Board Director, Fergus

Joanne is Executive Director of Family and Conselling and Support Services for Guelph-Wellington. She has decades of experience in the non-profit sector. She has also been, and longs to return to being, an avid international volunteer.

R. Kent Gillespie

Board Director, Mississauga

Kent is a retired municipal administrator and lawyer with 32 years of experience. He was the executive lead for Peel’s Customer Contact Centre project including 211 and 311. He is also a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Vicki Trottier

Board Director, Toronto

Vicki is a Researcher/Writer with Community Literacy of Ontario. Much of her recent work has focussed on using social media in the nonprofit sector. She is also the President of the Fort York Neighbourhood Association. Vicki has served in the past as the Board Chair of Community Literacy of Ontario, the Northeastern Ontario Network and the Far Northeast Training Board. She was also a coordinator with the Canada Volunteer Income Tax Program in the New Liskeard region.

Mike Nolan

Board Director, Pembroke

Michael is the Director/Chief of the County of Renfrew Emergency Services/Paramedic Service. Chief Nolan’s diverse roles have included serving as a Paramedic, Flight Paramedic, Professor, Deputy Chief of the Ottawa Paramedic Service, President of the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada and Director of Emergency Management for the City of Ottawa.