Endeavour is governed by a board with a wealth of knowledge and experience in non-profit, consulting, industry, government and academia.
Board Chair: Cecelia Paolucci, MBA, CFRE
Cecelia is a strategic, results oriented leader with 25+ years of management and leadership experience across both corporate and not-for-profit sectors. She is a relationship and partnership builder, collaborator, creator of frameworks to drive results and leads teams through transition/change. She has been recognized for her a positive and dynamic attitude and strong motivation to build capacity and increase efficiencies. Cecelia has held senior leadership roles with FitSpirit, United Way of Peel Region, United Way of Greater Toronto, Toronto Summer Music and Canadian Stage. She is a strong advocate for volunteerism and has contributed thirty years of service on non-profit boards. Cecelia holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Athabasca University, an MBA from Schulich School of Business – York University and is a Certified Fundraising Executive. She is an avid traveler and adventure seeker.
Past Chair & Director: Murray Glow, MBA, FCMC, Principal, PSF Consultants
Murray Glow was a founding partner of the ARA Consulting Group, Partner in KPMG Consulting and Managing Director in BearingPoint LP. He has broad experience in strategic planning, organizational design and development, human resources management and program evaluation. In Canada, Murray has consulted to federal departments, provincial ministries, local governments, professional services firms and not-for-profit organizations. His international development experience focused on capacity building for public sector institutions. He has led major assignments in Barbados, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti, Indonesia, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Nigeria, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, South Sudan, Thailand, Uganda, Ukraine, Vietnam and Zimbabwe. Murray holds an MBA from the University of Michigan and was awarded the Fellow Certified Management Consultant (FCMC) designation in recognition for his significant contributions to clients, to their Institutes, to the profession, and to society.
Director: Whitney Caelers, MBA, Business Transformation Engagement Lead, BMO
Whitney works with BMO leadership to develop and implement business strategies. She leads teams in assessing challenges and opportunities for Canadian Personal Banking and creating customer, product, and marketing strategies. Prior to joining BMO, Whitney advised senior clients as a Manager with Accenture’s Financial Services Strategy practice. Whitney also supported non-profit clients with strategy development, organizational design, and program development. Whitney has been a member of Endeavour’s Board since 2015 and previously volunteered as both a Consultant and Engagement Manager. Whitney holds an MBA from Ivey Business School at Western University and a BBA from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Director: Steve Dobronyi, ICD.D
Steve Dobronyi is an independent Corporate Director, Chief Executive Officer and business leader with 35 years of experience in insurance and financial services. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Accerta insurance company, DUCA Credit Union and Junction Craft Brewing. Steve’s primary areas of expertise are governance, strategy, people, finance, and mergers & acquisitions. Steve has an ICD.D designation from the Rotman School of Management. He’s an Associate of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and the Society of Actuaries and a graduate of Western University.
Director: Andrew Donovan, Director, Member Engagement and Business Development, Life Sciences Ontario
Andrew Donovan is the Director, Member Engagement and Business Development for Life Sciences Ontario. His success lies within his desire to build mutually beneficial relationships with members/donors in order for the investments for both to follow. Prior to returning to the non-profit/charitable sector, Andrew ran a successful consulting business specializing in fund development, communications and special events management. His company boasted a roster of national as well as internationally recognized charities where he played an integral role in helping to formulate both fundraising and communication strategies designed to inform, educate and engage their various audiences. Along with his volunteer roles at Endeavour as well as other charitable initiatives, he is also father to 12 year old triplets.
Director: Anna Dopico, MBA, President, A Dopico Consulting Inc.
Anna has been a member of Endeavour’s Board since 2017 after serving the organization as an Engagement Manager and Co-Director of Training and Development. Anna brings more than 20 years of management experience with expertise in strategy planning and large-scale transformation. She recently wrote and self-published an award-winning business book and has spent the last few years on a global book tour. Anna holds an Executive MBA from Kellogg-Schulich and a Chartered Director designation as well as a Project Management Professional designation.
Board Secretary & Director: Anton Klunko, Senior Manager, Scotiabank
Anton Klunko is currently a Senior Manager with Scotiabank, leading a team of consultants focused on improving bank’s productivity. He brings 9 years of consulting and management experience across government, non-profit, legal and finance sectors, helping organizations execute on global transformations. Anton’s involvement in non-profit sector began in 2012 in student services sector, where he held executive positions on boards of local and national organizations. He focused on governance and building external partnerships to support improved services for students across the country. Currently, Anton continues to serve as a Director in a local community organization, providing management oversight and helping bring improved services to the community.
Director: Ellen Pekilis, LLB
Pekilis is an independent board director with expertise in governance, risk management, and strategic planning. She was formerly General Counsel with CSA, a major not-for-profit with 22 subsidiaries in 14 countries. She was accountable for global enterprise risk management, compliance and privacy in addition to legal services. She has global M & A and post-acquisition integration experience and writes about organizational governance and women in leadership. Her board experience includes the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) and the College of Optometrists, where she Chairs the Quality Assurance Review committee, past Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee, and Chairs discipline tribunals as required. Ellen writes for several organizations on the topics of compliance, governance and women in leadership.
Director: Tka Pinnock, Executive Director, University of Toronto Students’ Union
Tka is actively committed to community service and has spent over ten years volunteering and working in the non-profit sector and in the Afrodiasporic community. She currently serves on the boards of the Caribbean African Canadian Social Services and the Lifelong Leadership Institute, organizations committed to enhancing the life outcomes for youth through education and leadership development. Tka is the Coordinator of the Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community & Diaspora, Faculty of Education, York University. In 2012, she received the Town of Markham’s Recognition Award for Community Service.
Director: Mark Smithyes, MBA, Management Consultant
Mark is well recognized as a transformational leader with over 20 years’ experience in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device industries. His extensive career includes numerous leadership positions in multinationals like Novartis and Alcon as well as start-up ventures. Currently, Mark is President of Life Sciences Consulting where he advises startup companies on strategy, financial forecasts, commercialization, communications and early stage fundraising. Mark is a regular contributor and speaker at industry conferences and has extensive corporate governance experience. In addition to currently serving on Endeavour’s Board of Directors, Mark is also Chair of the Board of Life Sciences Ontario. Mark holds a BA from Western University and an MBA from the Kellogg and Schulich Schools of Business.
Treasurer & Director: Michelle Yuen, CPA, Finance Manager, TD Bank
Michelle Yuen is a Finance Manager within the Enterprise Project Finance team at TD Bank, where she supports bank initiatives by developing business cases and providing financial modelling. Prior to this, Michelle supported the Risk Advisory practice at EY focusing on the financial services sector. She is an active volunteer within the community and is also a Board of Director at Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities, a health organization that supports the diverse and holistic health needs of the communities. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and holds a Bachelor of Accounting and Financial Management from University of Waterloo
Senior Advisor to the Board: Andrea Wong, Co-Founder, Endeavour, Manager, Community Investment, United Way Greater Toronto
Andrea Wong serves as Senior Advisor to the Endeavour Board of Directors. As Founding President from 2007 to 2018, Andrea provided strategic vision and leadership for the start-up and growth of Endeavour. During her time as President, Endeavour developed and launched pioneering pro bono and skills-based volunteering programs in partnership with the community and corporations, engaging over 1000 volunteers in delivering $8.15 million in pro bono consulting to 118 non-profits. An advocate for pro bono and skills-based volunteering, Andrea has represented Canada at Global Pro Bono Summits and in the Global Pro Bono Network. Andrea’s career has spanned a decade in the non-profit sector, including community investment at United Way Greater Toronto and health finance at the Ontario Hospital Association. She holds a Master of Public Policy, Administration and Law from York University and a Bachelor of Commerce with High Distinction from the University of Toronto.