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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.

Erin Skinner

Board Chair

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.

John Panusa

Vice Board Chair

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.

Steven Trottier

Secretary/Executive Committee

Steven brings experience from non-profit, for-profit and educational environments. He is passionate about Alberta’s success and promoting Goodwill’s mission of assisting Albertan’s with disabilities in gaining meaningful employment. Steven is a Business Instructor at Bow Valley College and past positions have spanned operations, human resources and marketing.

Educated in India, Europe, Africa and Canada, Steven has travelled to over 35 countries and brings an international perspective to his work. He is an active volunteer in the community and current PhD Candidate, exploring the impact of student loan and consumer debt on Canada’s millennial population.

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.

Kevin MacDonald

Chair of Governance Committee

Kevin 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

Committee: Finance & Audit

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.

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.

Gloria Hartl

Committee: Finance & Audit

As Vice President of Risk Management with TC Energy, Gloria brings her experience in oversight and governance of risk management policies to Goodwill. 

Gloria holds a Masters of Business Administration, Certified Risk Management Porfessional designation and has acheived the Institute of Corporate Directors, ICD.D designation. As a champion for inclusion, equity and diversity at work and in her community, she is excited to contribute meaningfully to Goodwill's mission and add value to the 60+ years of the non-profits operation in Alberta.

Erin Bilawchuk

Committee: Governance

Specializing in Community Economic Development, bringing a versatile background spanning for-profit and non-profit realms, Erin works with a many Albertan organizations. She champions efficient gift management, extensive grant writing, and assists organizations with the identification of creating new funding opportunities. She is also engaged with the University of Alberta Pandas Hockey as a Fund Development Committee member. 

Committed to Alberta's progress, Erin joined Goodwill to uplift fellow Albertans by overcoming employment barriers.

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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