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.

Alasdair Smith

Treasurer, 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.

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Alex Browning

Board Director, Toronto

Currently Alex is teaching part time at York University’s Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. Alex is retired after almost 38 years at the LCBO, where he was the Senior Vice Present of Finance and Administration and CFO for 20 years. He is a fellow of both the Certified Professional Accountants (FCPA) and Society of Management Accountants (FCMA). He has an MBA from the Ivey School of Business and a Masters of Education from Brock. He currently serves on the boards of a financial institution, a Wine & Spirits Distribution company and a not for profit charity.

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.

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Michael Lenczner

Board Director, Montreal/Toronto

Michael Lenczner works at the intersection of technology and the nonprofit sector. He splits his time between serving as the CEO of Ajah, a Montreal-based company that develops online tools for fundraisers, and being the Director of Powered by Data, a nonprofit initiative launched by Ajah that helps the nonprofit sector use data to increase its impact. Michael founded Île Sans Fil, a community wireless group now operating over 500 public hotspots in the Montreal area. Working in open data since 2005, he has co-founded national, provincial and municipal lobbying groups, as well as coordinated numerous hackathons. He co-founded Ajah in 2010 and in 2013, Ajah created Powered by Data. Michael is a frequent collaborator on academic-community partnerships and has published peer-reviewed articles.

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.

Head shot photo of Terri Burton wearing paramedic uniform

Terri Burton

Board Director, Muskoka Region

Terri is a Clinical Program Manager with the TLC Muskoka. Terri has been in Muskoka since 1998 and was the Director, Emergency Services, Community Emergency Management Coordinator and EMS Chief for the District of Muskoka. Her education as a critical care Registered Nurse, helped her become the first female critical care flight paramedic for the Sunnybrook Osler Centre for Prehospital Care. She completed her MBA in 2013 and is currently a PHD candidate and a Heart and Stroke Instructor. She is also Past President of the Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs and is active on local and provincial committees to improve patient care in Ontario. Terri has received many awards: including, the EMS Chief’s of Canada long service award, Richard J. Armstrong Award and numerous recognitions from Ontario’s Ministry of Health.

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.