Our Board of Directors
PLC has a FABULOUS Board of Directors that is made up of leaders in the nonprofit, public and corporate sectors. Each Director brings a unique skillset and a great deal of experience!
Christy Upshall

Christy Upshall

Board Chair

Chief Executive Officer, Our Place Peel

As a dynamic leader in the not for profit sector with 18 years of experience, Christy Upshall became the Executive Director at Our Place Peel in September 2003. As Executive Director, Christy oversees all aspects of the organization, including the residential programs, fundraising, fiscal responsibility and providing leadership support to the management team. Christy works with a Board of Directors to ensure that the agency’s goals, values and mission are being met and lead agency into further expansion. After completing her BA from the University of Western Ontario and her Diploma in Child and Youth Work from Humber College, Christy decided to pursue a career working for a non-profit organization which supported youth. She chose Our Place Peel because it offers a one of a kind program in the Region of Peel, helping empower youth and putting the youths’ needs first and foremost. Christy became a Board Member at the Peel Leadership Centre in 2016 and believes strongly in the power of collaboration of leadership in the non-profit sector.

Darcy MacCallum

Darcy MacCallum

Director

Director of Family & Wellness, The Neighbourhood Organization

Previous to his current role, which began in September 2018, Darcy had been executive director with Erin Mills Youth Centre since 2013. A veteran in the non-profit sector, before coming to EMYC Darcy helped to pioneer the development of Settlement Workers in Schools programs across Canada, including the award winning Newcomer Orientation Week and Welcome and Information for Newcomers programs. He also led a dynamic team in Ajax to launch the Durham Welcome Centre Immigrant Services. He is passionate about community-driven development, collaborating for change, matters of equity and inclusion, and believes in the power and potential of youth to make a lasting, positive impact on the world.

Kenny Leung

Kenny Leung

Director

Legal and Compliance Consultant, Manulife

Kenny is a lawyer with broad corporate and commercial experience in the financial services industry. As a Legal and Compliance Consultant at Manulife, Kenny provides legal and strategic advice to the insurance business and supports regulatory projects. Kenny is also currently pursuing his MBA and CPA designation.

Kenny is licensed with Law Society of Ontario and was called to the bar in 2013. He articled at the Superior Court of Justice, where he conducted legal research and prepared written and oral opinions, Since then, he’s continued a dynamic practice, including advising financial institutions in connection with the enforceability of loans and security agreements and drafting consumer loan-financing agreements in a “fintech” company.

Leslie Barnes

Leslie Barnes

Director

Director of Services, Services and Housing in the Province (SHIP)

Leslie Barnes is presently the Director of Services at Services and Housing In the Province (SHIP). She has over 20 years’ of combined experience working with vulnerable populations including those with mental health, developmental disabilities, addictions, homeless and youth.  The past 18 of which have been in a progressive management role. 

She is a strong advocate for continuous learning, and has successfully completed her Masters of Leadership from the University of Guelph which focused on a research project on Succession Planning within private vs public sectors. The outcome of her research led to the design, implementation and facilitation of a unique leadership curriculum that 52 SHIP staff and managers participated in. Her areas of focus and strengths include Strategic Leadership, Service Management, Service Delivery & Health Equity which makes her a natural leader in people management, strategic thinking, and leading and managing change. She considers herself to be a lifelong learner and is motivated and excited to further her knowledge and pursuit of progressive leadership in the health care sector.

Lloyd Noronha

Lloyd Noronha

Treasurer

Associate Director of Facilities, Business and Community Development, and Chief Financial Officer, Toronto Catholic District School Board

Having worked in the municipal sector for over 15 years, Lloyd Noronha is a financial professional with experience in strategic planning, reporting, budgeting, investments and project management. 

Prior to joining the TCDSB, Lloyd was the Director of Financial Planning and Development Finance and the Deputy City Treasurer with the City of Vaughan. He holds two undergraduate degrees in science and business and is a Chartered Professional Accountant. Lloyd grew up in the Mississauga/Brampton area and currently resides in Caledon with his wife and three small children.

Satinder Klair

Satinder Klair

Director

Manager, Systems Planning and Evaluation at Halton Region

Satinder Klair is an experienced public sector leader with expertise in policy and governance. He currently works with the City of Toronto as a Senior Project Manager, where he provides strategic policy and project advice. Prior to this role, Satinder worked as a Management Consultant with the City Manager’s Office and as a Senior Policy Advisor with the Ontario Government.

Satinder holds a Masters in Public Policy and Governance, and an Hons. BA in Public Policy from the University of Toronto and is currently working towards his Project Management Professional Designation. Satinder is passionate about building leadership, policy, governance, and project management capacity in the non-for-profit sector.

Shari Lynn Ladanchuk

Shari Lynn Ladanchuk

Past Board Chair

President and CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel

With over 25 years of experience in the social service/nonprofit sector, Shari Lynn Ladanchuk truly believes in the value and values of mentoring and volunteerism.  Her 20 years working within the Big Brothers Big Sisters movement has afforded her tremendous opportunity to impact children and youth and their families through her leadership, volunteer endeavours, community development and  collaboration efforts and advocacy work. Since 2008, she has held the position of President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel having previously served as Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph since 1999.  In this role, she has served as an Accreditor with BBBS of Canada and has provided leadership and support to many national projects and committees within the BBBS movement.

Locally, she is a passionate convener of ideas and is often found exploring shared service models/structures and collective impact efforts through her work with Peel Counts and creative support of the Regional Diversity Roundtable. Shari Lynn has served as the Board Chair of the Peel Leadership Centre since 2013.  She believes that good leadership is inclusive leadership and is always looking for ways to unleash and foster the leadership attributes in everyone!

Maggie Wang

Maggie Wang

MBA, CPA, CGA, A.I.M.A.

Manager, Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis, City of Vaughan

Maggie’s career has spanned over 26 years including over a decade of employment in the financial industry; and carries with her a vast spectrum of experience and knowledge offering close to 15 years of municipal finance experience in long range financial planning, development charge study and growth strategies, asset management, fiscal framework and financial policies, business planning and budgeting, treasury management, capital and reserve accounting and tangible capital assets reporting.

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