Endeavour is governed by a board with a wealth of knowledge and experience in non-profit, consulting, industry, government and academia.
Steve Dobronyi, Chair
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 DUCA Credit Union, Accerta and Securian Canada. 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.
Tony Yu, Secretary
Creative, strategic, and analytical, Tony Yu brings over 10 years of experience in providing consulting service to organizations in the not-for-profit, public, and private sector. He has provided consulting services to international NGOs, ministries, public-sector and the broader not-for-profit sector in Canada. He has successfully completed assignments from Program Evaluation to Service Integration, working with system planners and community service providers.
Erica Clarke, Treasurer
Erica is a strategic growth and operations leader, focused on innovation, risk management and quality assurance. She has an MBA in accounting and business management and is a Certified Management Accountant.
Anton Klunko, Chair of Governance Committee
Anton Klunko is a strategy, consulting, and transformation leader with over 10 years of experience across government, non-profit, legal, and financial sectors. He strongly believes in building diverse, high performing teams and being an effective ally. Anton has been a non-profit Director at various local and national organizations since 2012, with a focus on strategy, governance, and external partnerships.
Andrew Hamilton, Chair of Strategy & Development Committee
Andrew is a Management Consultant with 20 years’ experience working on projects in Canada, the Caribbean and around the globe. Andrew is a founding member and Director of KPMG’s Center for Universal Health Coverage Lead for the Americas and now advises governments and private interests on approaches to health system transformation including funding reform and service delivery transformation. Andrew is known for his success managing large and politically sensitive projects, providing clients with tangible and timely results and supporting the development of teams and colleagues. Andrew is a strong communicator in English and French and has basic communication skills in Spanish. Andrew holds an MBA in Finance and International Business from McGill University and a Bachelor of Arts’ in Economics and French Literature. He is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and a member of the Canadian Evaluation Society.
Frans Amelink, Director
Frans is a seasoned Information Technology executive currently serving as Vice President, Technology Strategy for a large Canadian Crown corporation. In that capacity, Frans is accountable for all aspects of the enterprise technology strategy, providing best in class technology solutions and services that drive value, support evolving business needs and create a competitive advantage. Frans brings experience in technology, innovation, acquisition management, product design, technology consulting and organizational design. Prior to his current role, Frans served as Chief Technology Officer for a FinTech organization and VP Application Development & Innovation for a large Canadian HR Services organization. Frans holds a MSc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Twente, The Netherlands and an ICD.D designation from Rotman School of Management.
Steve Lough, Director
Steve Lough is founder and managing director of LBCG Consulting for Impact Inc and a longtime friend of Endeavour. He brings over 30 years of experience in the public and non-profit sector as a volunteer, senior manager, board member, government policy advisor and management consultant.
Mark Smithyes, Director
Mark is known as a transformational leader drawing on his experience from a 25+ year career in Life Sciences. His extensive career includes various senior leadership positions in pharmaceutical and medical device multinationals like Novartis and Alcon as well as founding, running, and exiting a successful life sciences start-up venture. In 2017, Mark founded Janus Life Sciences Consulting to help other entrepreneurs drive their business success, focusing on seed and early-stage fundraising, strategic thinking, and commercialization. In addition to serving on Endeavour’s Board of Directors, Mark is Chair of the Board of Life Sciences Ontario and is on faculty at the University of Toronto’s Master of Biotechnology program. He holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and the Schulich School of Business.
Special Advisors to the Board
Ada Tsang, Co-Founder
Ada Tsang is the Co-Founder of Endeavour Volunteer Consulting for Nonprofits, and and former Endeavour Vice-President of Human Resources where she leads a team of executives in the recruitment, training, development and retention of volunteers. Ada has also served as a board member at the Four Villages Community Health Center, chairing the Quality Committee and participating in the Finance Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, Governance Committee and Accreditation Committee. In her full-time role, Ada leads a team of product managers, marketing, and sales professionals in the General Diagnostics and LivClear / WorkClear portfolio, providing strategic direction and identifying opportunities to launch new products / services to build a healthier Canada. Her previous experiences include working as a Project and Quality Manager at the Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto, Management Consultant in Deloitte Consulting’s National Health Services practice and as a Patient Safety Consultant at the Ontario Hospital Association. Ada holds an MHSc Health Administration degree and a Bachelor of Applied Science and Engineering (Engineering Science) degree, both from the University of Toronto. She was an Inclusion and Philanthropy Fellow of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (IHQ) where she focused on advancing diversity and inclusion in philanthropy and fundraising for mid-level professionals.
Andrea Wong, Co-Founder
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.
Geoff has substantial experience across the not-for-profit and corporate sectors in senior executive and non-executive director roles. During his career, he has led and managed major programs and teams in complex operating environments through significant periods of change, helping address strategic, operational and cultural challenges. Geoff most recently led a transformative program of work with The Salvation Army, Canada and Bermuda, one of the largest NFP’s in North America. Geoff holds a Masters in Not-for-Profit Management and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.