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Goodwill Board of Directors

Meet Our Board of Directors Goodwill Industries of Alberta is led by a volunteer Board of Directors, who oversees the governance of the organization. The Board is made up of community and business leaders throughout Alberta.

Kevin MacDonald

Committees: Chair, Executive Ex-Officio, All

Kevin is the newest Board Chair of Goodwill Industries of Alberta. He is the Founder and Business Consultant at L6S Business Consulting, helping business owners with overall planning, strategies and increasing operational efficiencies and profitability. Over Kevin’s career, he has taken on various roles which allowed him to lead the IT, Human Resources and Accounting departments of various companies.

Kevin has a family member that is legally blind and suffers from a mental illness. The sleepless nights, frustrations, and heartache that Kevin’s family has gone through is the reason that Kevin joined the Board of Goodwill. If one less Albertan family doesn’t have to go through the same emotional roller coaster, Kevin sees him time at Goodwill as successful.

Jodi Tomchyshyn London

Vice Board Chair

Jodi has over 18 years’ experience encouraging and advancing best practices and policies related to waste minimization, recycling, and a circular economy.

She currently owns and operates JTL Squared Consulting Inc. specializing in overseeing and implementing product stewardship programs and extended producer responsibility programs, encouraging waste minimization.

Teri Muhlbeier

Secretary/Finance & Audit

As long-term resident of the Edmonton community, Teri has been actively involved in volunteering throughout her life as a mentor, board member and chair of fundraising events. Her career has included accounting and leadership positions in non-profit, public and the private sector.

Terri is always looking for opportunities to give back. She joined the Goodwill board because she believes in their mission and wants to help enhance the lives of people living with disabilities.

Werner Pietrzyk

Treasurer/Finance & Audit Chair

Working and living out of Edmonton, Werner’s experience spans from accounting and finance to strategic planning and budgeting.

Werner joined the Goodwill team because of the mission and the business model of the social enterprise. Given his experience working in a cooperative system he felt he was in a good position to help add some additional value to an already amazingly well-managed organization.

Guy West

Governance Chair

For over 29 years, Guy has been involved in the recycling industry in Alberta. As President of Alberta Beverage Container Recycling Corporation (ABCRC), he is an active participant and past president of the Recycling Council of Alberta and has been an enthusiastic member of numerous other waste management and recycling groups.

Guy is also committed to facilitating the development of employees, encouraging growth and stretch objectives. Through both his volunteer activities and in his professional capacity, his goal is to foster transformational improvement in behaviour and values in Alberta’s youth.

Steven Trottier

Committee: Governance

Steven is excited to be part of the Goodwill community and brings previous Board experience from numerous Calgary-based non-profit organizations. As the Director of Temporary Recruitment for TAG Recruitment Group, based in Calgary, he is passionate about helping Albertans find great careers and working with employers to strategize their hiring needs. 

Educated in India, Europe and Canada, Steven has travelled to over 35 countries and looks to brings an international perspective to his work.

Paul Osbaldeston

Committee: Governance

Paul has a history of community involvement, having previously volunteered with Muscular Dystrophy Canada, Student Legal Services, the University of Alberta Faculty of Law, and the Business Link Edmonton where he provided pro bono legal services to Edmonton area entrepreneurs. Currently Paul is in-house counsel to Alberta Innovates, where he practices general corporate/commercial law. Paul has experience and achievement in the areas of contract law, privacy law, IP, and regulatory compliance. In addition to his Board work with Goodwill, Paul currently volunteers with the Legal Education Society of Alberta.

Erin Skinner

Committee: Finance & Audit

Erin wants all Albertans to have opportunities for meaningful employment and is proud to serve on Goodwill’s board. She believes in the power of work, beyond the paycheque, to positively change lives and build communities.

A life-long Albertan, Erin has family and deep roots in both Calgary and Edmonton. In her spare time, Erin is an enthusiastic gardener and is a volunteer judge for Communities in Bloom. She also enjoys DIY projects and upcycling thrift finds from Goodwill.

Evan Kay

Committee: Governance

Throughout 2020 and 2021 Evan has been coordinating with administration and executives to enable growth initiatives within various programs to help support families with children with disabilities (FSCD), Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) and other publicly funded sources. As a Designated Capacity Assessor (DCS), he also has experience in the field of mental health care. In his spare time, Evan takes great interest in fitness and personal wellness.

Leeca Sonnema

Committee: Governance

Leeca is a registered nurse by profession and works as the Director of Clinical Services at the Edmonton West Primary Care Network, where she and her team provide primary care expertise and supports to family physicians and their patients.

Born and raised in Alberta, Leeca has worked in the not-for-profit healthcare sector for over 20 years, first as an ICU nurse and later as a health care leader. She is passionate about advocacy through the preservation of human dignity, promotion of equality, and relief of suffering, to ensure that all Albertans can live their best lives.

Kashmir Gill

Committee: Finance & Audit

Born in India, raised in the UK, and a proud Albertan for more than forty years, Kashmir feels blessed to serve as a volunteer and community-builder. He has brought his extensive public and private sector professional business experience in innovation to support and strengthen many local and international non-profit organizations, and the communities they serve.

Kashmir is excited to join the Goodwill local Board because he believes in the mission of the organization to empower and enhance the lives of people disadvantaged by various types of visible and invisible disabilities and barriers.

John Panusa

Committee: Finance & Audit

Currently the President and CEO of Legal Aid Alberta, an organization that provides legal services and support to vulnerable and disadvantaged Albertans across the Province, John has over 20 years of experience serving individuals who face significant challenges. He has also held a number of leadership positions with WorkSafeBC, an organization tasked with occupational health and safety enforcement and the rehabilitation and re-entry into the workforce of workers injured on the job throughout British Columbia.

As a Chartered Director designation from the Directors College, McMaster University, John looks to use his experience to help guide an organization that means so much to the community and the province.

B. Elizabeth Romo Rabago

Committee: Governance

Holding a Master in Sustainable Energy Development from the University of Calgary, Elizabeth is also a biologist and an impact entrepreneur. As a passionate artist, her upcycled artwork, and environmental consulting work in Mexico and Canada have contributed to divert waste from the landfill and to help the public and private sectors to embed sustainability as part of their core values.

Elizabeth believes in an inclusive society and in the empowerment of people as key for achieving healthy societies and environmental protection.

Wendy Ivey

Committee: Finance & Audit

Wendy brings senior-level banking, risk management, and financial regulation experience to Goodwill.

She believes in giving back to her community, and has volunteered with not-for-profits in Alberta.

She was drawn to Goodwill because it is an organization that’s committed to enhancing lives by providing individuals with opportunities for growth, and is honoured to be contributing to the Board.

Dale Monaghan

| President & CEO

Since joining Goodwill Industries of Alberta as President and CEO in 2012, Dale has provided significant experience in both business and community development.

Goodwill industries of Alberta currently ranks among the top 10 Goodwill’s in North America, for which there are 160. He previously worked with the Mikisew Group of Companies, Alberta Legislature, City of Edmonton and Travel Alberta, providing expertise in business development and marketing at the national and international levels.

Dale is an active volunteer in the community including serving on the Board of Directors for the 2012 Alberta Winter Games and has been involved with the Special Olympics. He is passionate about building a stronger, more vibrant Alberta through Goodwill’s award winning social enterprise model, strengthening people, families and communities through the dignity of a job and the power of work.

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Goodwill Industries of Alberta (Goodwill) is seeking volunteers for its Board of Directors. This is a great opportunity to be involved with an organization that making great strides in enriching the lives of people with disabilities in Alberta.
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