Board of Directors

We are fortunate to have the dedication and leadership of a strong Board of Directors who are deeply committed to the vision of Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada as a recognized and respected organization helping sick children and their families lead healthier and happier lives. Our board is comprised of leaders in the fields of business, finance, law, medicine, media and non-profit sectors.

George Cohon

Founder McDonald's Canada/Russia & Founder Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada/Russia

Richard Ellis

Senior Vice President Communications, Public Affairs and Corporate Social Responsibility, McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Limited

Cathy Loblaw

President & CEO, Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada

John Davis

Board Member and Past President, Ronald McDonald House Toronto

John Betts

President & CEO, McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Limited

David J. Hederson


Murray Perelman

Partner, Bennett Jones LLP

Bob Smith

McDonald's Canada Owner/Operator

Derek Nighbor

Chief Executive Officer, Forest Products Association of Canada

Natasha Walji

Head of Industry for Branded Apparel at Google

Trevor Evancic

National Client Group Senior Markets SVP, Managing Director & Head, RBC Royal Bank

Dr. Joel Kirsh

Pediatric Cardiologist, Hospital for Sick Children

Steven Krawchuk

McDonald's Canada Owner/Operator

Michael Barrett

Past Board President Ronald McDonald House Southwestern Ontario

Tammy Forrester

CEO Ronald McDonald House Saskatchewan