August 5, 2021

RMHC Canada Announces New Board Appointments

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Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada is pleased to announce new appointments to its 2021 Board of Directors.

Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada is thrilled to announce the appointment of four new members to its Board of Directors. The collective leadership, experience, and passion for RMHC’s mission enables us to keep families close across Canada.

Stephanie Hardman, Chief People Officer, McDonald’s Restaurants Canada

Stephanie joined McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Ltd as Chief People Officer in May of 2017. Stephanie brings more than 25 years of Human Resources experience to the role.

In her most recent role at Walmart as Vice President of Organizational Capability, she was accountable for talent management and organizational development strategies that supported their culture transformation. Prior to her role at Walmart, Stephanie held numerous HR roles at a number of fast-paced Canadian organizations in the QSR, retail and foodservice sectors.

To the RMHC Canada Board, Stephanie brings a firm belief in RMHC’s mission and in family-centred care. She hopes to share her knowledge and experience to inform strategies and programs in support of families with sick children.

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Tracey Keighley-Clarke, CEO, Ronald McDonald House Charities Southwestern Ontario

Tracey Keighley-Clarke is the Chief Executive Officer for Ronald McDonald House Charities Southwestern Ontario. RMHC-SWO includes the Ronald McDonald House in London (35 bedrooms), the Ronald McDonald Family Room in Children’s Hospital London Health Sciences Centre, and Canada’s first House in the Hospital inside Windsor Regional Hospital (7 bedrooms).  

Prior to joining Ronald McDonald House Southwestern Ontario in January 2017, Tracey was the Operations Director of the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Program and the Mental Health and Additions Program at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre. A Registered Nurse – she began her career at The Hospital for Sick Children first as a staff nurse and progressed to the role of Child Health Services Leader. Her clinical focus has included a cardiology, general surgery, ambulatory care, palliative care, oncology and mental health and addictions.

Tracey has a Bachelor and Masters in Health Leadership as well as specialty certification as an Oncology Nurse. A wife, mother and passionate volunteer – joining Ronald McDonald House Charities has allowed her to find a balance between her healthcare roots, her love for philanthropy and the ability to make a difference one family at a time.

To Tracey, serving on the board of Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada is an opportunity to serve Canadian children and families on a national level. She looks forward to representing her Canadian colleagues from Chapters across Canada, educating others on the impact our programs have and being the voice of those we serve – one family at a time. 

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Nicole Nakoneshny, Partner and Lead, Knowledge + Insights, KCI

In addition to working with clients to develop highly customized strategies and solutions that meet their unique challenges and opportunities, Nicole serves as Lead, Knowledge and Insights at KCI.

In this role, Nicole curates the knowledge that KCI generates through its various practices and also keeps an eye on the key and emerging trends in fundraising and philanthropy both in Canada and around the world, seeking to translate that knowledge and information into useful insights for charities and fundraisers.

An experienced development professional, Nicole brings close to 25 years of experience in the non-profit sector to the RMHC Board. Fluent in both English and French, her expertise includes strategy development, revenue generation planning, organizational design and development and fundraising program assessment.

In her client work, Nicole partners with organizations from all areas within the non-profit sector and of all scope and size, from large institutions like universities and hospital foundations to small, grassroots charities. Her work with them tends to focus on strategic planning, revenue generation planning, organizational capacity assessments and fundraising program analysis and in the projects works closely with board and senior management teams. Her client list on these projects includes the United Way Greater Toronto, York University, Make-A-Wish Canada, Canada’s National Ballet School, Canadian Women’s Foundation, Branksome Hall and Plan Canada among others. 

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Stacy McLean, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Stacy's practice focuses on investment funds, corporate finance, securities regulatory matters and public company transactions.

She advises Canadian and international asset management companies on the structuring, regulation and registration of closed-end investment funds, mutual funds, structured notes and flow-through limited partnerships and she is the Practice Group Leader of the Firm's Investment Products & Asset Management Practice. She also works closely with investment dealers, financial institutions and companies on debt and equity financings, registration and regulatory compliance, private placements and fund formation.

She has expertise in contested proxy battles and in advising public issuers and their boards on various matters, including governance and shareholder engagement.

Stacy is a member of the Blakes Executive Committee. In addition to joining the RMHC Canada board as a new Director, Stacy also currently serves as the Chair of RMHC Canada’s Governance & Nominating Committee.

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To learn more about RMHC Canada’s Board of directors, click here.