2018/2019 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, Guelph

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 included 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.

Arnold (Arnie) Francis

Second Vice-President, 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.

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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Donna Armstrong Segal

Board Director, Kingston

Donna has held many leadership roles in Ontario’s health care sector over the last five decades after starting her career in nursing. Recently, Donna was the past Chair of the South East Local Health Integration Network, a Director with Kingston General Hospital and Executive Director of the Health Council of Canada. Donna has also held several leadership roles with the Government of Ontario with both the Ontario Family Health Network and Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

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Alex Browning

Board Director, Stratford

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.

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.

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Allan Katz

Board Director, Kingston

Allan has held progressively senior leadership positions in Ontario’s health care sector. Currently, Allan is serving as Chair of the Stroke Network of Southeastern Ontario and is a Board Director of Shared Support Services Southeastern Ontario. He is the principal of an independent health system planning consultancy. Allan has served in senior leadership roles at Riverside Health Care (Fort Frances, Emo and Rainy River in Northwestern Ontario). South East Community Care Access Centre, Health Care Network of Southeastern Ontario, Deep River District Hospital, Northeastern Ontario Regional Cancer Centre and Muskoka/Parry Sound District Health Councils.

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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.

Genevieve Painchaud

Board Director, Ottawa

Geneviève is a Realtor in the Ottawa area, with extensive community involvement through her volunteer work as a board member of a social services agency, and through the variety of roles she has held in provincial and federal political campaigns. She is a marketing professional, having developed her expertise in her roles with Trimark Mutual Funds (Invesco) and Bell TV, and as a Professor at Collège La Cité in the Business Faculty. Geneviève is also a lay Bencher with the Law Society of Ontario.

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Stephen J. Van Valkenburg

Board Director, Kitchener-Waterloo

Stephen has almost four decades of experience in Emergency Medical Services in Southwestern Ontario. He is currently the Chief of Region of Waterloo Paramedic Services. He has also served in senior roles in Middlesex-London Paramedic Services, Niagara Emergency Medical Services, as well as Lambton Emergency Medical Services, Wallaceburg Central Ambulance Communications Centre and London Central Ambulance Services.

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Graham Woodward

Board Director, Toronto

Graham has more than 25 years in health care planning, policy, research, evaluation and program management. Currently, he is Senior Vice President at CorHealth Ontario. He has also held a number of leadership positions within the Ontario’s health care system such as the Ontario Renal Network, Cancer Care Ontario, and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

Joanne Young Evans

Board Director, Fergus

Joanne is Executive Director of Family Counselling 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.