Board of Directors

We are incredibly fortunate to have the dedication and leadership of a strong Board of Directors who are deeply committed to the mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada. Our board is comprised of leaders in the fields of business, finance, law, medicine, media and non-profit sectors.

Our mission: as a champion of family-centered care, RMHC Canada is dedicated to supporting and enabling excellence in RMHC programs that help families with sick children.

Karima Karmali

Board President, RMHC Canada and Director, Centre for Innovation & Excellence in Child and Family-Centred Care, The Hospital for Sick Children

Michèle Boudria

President & Chief Executive Officer, McDonald's Restaurants of Canada

Jeff McLean

Senior Vice President & CFO, McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Limited

Stephanie Hardman

Sr Director, Leadership and Functional Development, Global People, McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Limited

John Davis

Past President, Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada

Susan Taves

Corporate Director & Business Advisor

Gemma Pryor

Senior Director, Canada Impact Team, McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Limited

Ross Betteridge

Board Director, Retired Chief Operating Officer at SCM Insurance Services

Katharine Smart

Pediatrician, and President of the Canadian Medical Association

Will Ramjass

Director & Assistant General Counsel, McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Limited

Nicole Nakoneshny

Retired Partner, KCI (Ketchum Canada)

Bob Chisholm

Owner/Operator, McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Limited

Stacy McLean

Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Danny Baldwin

Board President RMHC Ottawa, Consultant

Rob Dick

Senior Director, Global Supply Chain, McDonald’s Corporation

Duane Ledgister

Vice President, Portfolio Manager, Connor, Clark & Lunn Private Capital Ltd.

Simonne Leblanc

Founder & CEO, SLB Impact Inc.

Ryan McCullough

Owner/Operator, McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Limited

Our Founder, George Cohon

Founder of Ronald McDonald Charities in Canada and Russia, and Founder of McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Limited, and McDonald's in Russia.

A longstanding champion of RMHC’s mission and families with sick children, George was instrumental in bringing Ronald McDonald House Charities to Canada in 1981 with the opening of the first RMHC House in Toronto, establishing RMHC Canada in 1982, and launching RMHC’s largest fundraiser in partnership with McDonald’s Canada – McHappy Day.

With his recent promotion to Companion of the Order of Canada, George has been recognized with this honour, in part, for his philanthropic work in establishing RMHC in both Canada and Russia and for his commitment to children’s health and well-being across Canada and around the world.

Thank you, George – our founding and forever champion – for all you have done and continue to do in support of RMHC and families with sick children.