our committed board members are integral to our work to end extreme poverty

board of directors

Raseema Alam

President, Connected Development Advisers (Toronto, ON)

about Raseema

Raseema Alam is the Founder of Connected Development Advisers, a former Canadian diplomat and served in Afghanistan managing Canadian investments. Since leaving the Government, Ms. Alam has worked with the Gates Foundation and is currently working with the University of Toronto.

Janet Butler-McPhee

Co-Executive Director of the HIV Legal Network (Toronto, ON)

about Janet

Based in Toronto, Janet Butler-McPhee has been working in the non-profit sector for more than fifteen years. She is currently the Director of Communications and Advocacy at the HIV Legal Network. Janet was the Communications Director for the Reproductive Health Access, Information, and Services in Emergencies (RAISE) Initiative and the Averting Maternal Death and Disability Program at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in New York City. Her work focused on public health advocacy and communications in support of reproductive rights and care in development and humanitarian contexts.

Elizabeth Dove

Director, Corporate Citizenship, Volunteer Canada (Toronto, ON)

about Elizabeth

Elizabeth Dove is Volunteer Canada’s Director, Corporate Citizenship. She is the organizational lead on supporting companies in their employee/stakeholder community engagement programs. She convenes the Corporate Council on Volunteering, leads the consulting practice, and collaborates with companies and non profits to create thought-leadership on CSR practices that provide benefit to communities, talent and companies. She has worked as senior staff and consultant on advancing health issues, empowerment of women and youth, the arts, and international development.

Elizabeth holds the McGill-McConnell Master of Management for National Voluntary (Non-Profit) Sector Leaders and was a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for her work on social justice issues.

Beth Gillis, treasurer

Finance Officer, CHEO Research Institute (Ottawa, ON)

about Beth

Beth Gillis is a finance professional with a CPA, CMA designation. Sheh has worked as a Finance Officer at the CHEO Research Institute in Ottawa for the past five years, providing financial administration for a wide range of research grants under her portfolio. Prior to coming to Ottawa, Beth lived in Halifax and worked in the finance department of a private telecommunications company. Beth brings extensive experience in financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting to Results’ Board of Directors.

Evelyne Guindon

Associate Director, Oxford HR (Ottawa, ON)

about Evelyne

Evelyne Guindon has over 25 years of experience working with international non-governmental organizations on a wide range of issues, including sexual and reproductive health and rights, nutrition, natural resource management, and health, as well as humanitarian responses. She has held leadership roles in several organizations, including Vice President of International Programs at CARE Canada, CEO of Cuso International, and Managing Director of Women Deliver Canada. She is currently Associate Director at Oxford HR and a lecturer at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, and Chair of Informed Opinions.

Emrul Hasan

Vice President of Program Effectiveness and Quality, Plan Canada (Toronto, ON)

about Emrul

Emrul Hasan is currently working at Plan Canada as the Vice President of Program Effectiveness and Quality, responsible for leading the Program Effectiveness unit, Gender Equality unit, Technical Quality unit, and Policy and Advocacy unit. He is also a member of CSO Partnership Advisory Group (CPAG) to advise Global Affairs Canada on the implementation of CSO Partnership Policy.

Ahmed Irfan

Enterprise Climate Strategy & Governance, Royal Bank of Canada (Toronto, ON)

about Ahmed

Ahmed Irfan is a social impact and strategy leader with experience across the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors. He is currently a member of Royal Bank of Canada’s Enterprise Climate Strategy team and previously led the strategy function at Nutrition International. Irfan has a background in management consulting, delivering impact-focused projects for clients across Africa, Asia, and North America; and producing thought leadership on topics such as systems approaches to advancing inclusive economic growth. He is originally from the Maldives where he led a human rights advocacy organization and worked in the UN system.

Jean-Michel Laurin, board chair

President & CEO of the Canadian Poultry and Egg Processors Council (Ottawa, ON)

about Jean-Michel

Jean-Michel Laurin is President & CEO of the Canadian Poultry and Egg Processors Council. He has 15 years of experience in government relations, policy analysis, and communications. In that role, Jean-Michel established himself as a credible advocate, spokesperson and policy expert for Canadian industry. Jean-Michel has been involved with Results Canada for close to 25 years. He served as a volunteer in the Montreal and Gatineau groups, as a Director on two separate occasions and as Chair of the Board of Directors.

Aynsley Morris

President, Havelock Consulting Inc. (Ottawa, ON)

about Aynsley

Aynsley Morris is an Ottawa-based, senior-level communications professional in the non-profit sector, specializing in international development and health. A strong commitment to social justice and the environment drives both her professional and personal life. She volunteers extensively to support progressive change. She has served in leadership positions on the Boards of the Sandy Hill Community Health Centre and the Task Force to Bring Back the Don, and is involved in Fora's Girls on Boards program to support young women in governance positions.

Jenn Wani

Co-founder of the South Sudanese Youth of Canada (Regina, SK)

about Jenn

Jennifer Wani is a young leader from Regina, Saskatchewan whose position on Results Canada’s Board of Directors is being supported by Girls on Boards. Launched in 2017 with the support of Department of Women and Gender Equality, Girls on Boards places community-minded, motivated, and trained young women non-profit governance boards in communities across Canada. Jennifer served as a leader on Luther College High School’s Student Representative Council. She is actively engaged in volunteering in her community and has already served as a volunteer with numerous non-profit organizations. She is a Co-founder of the South Sudanese Youth of Canada, a non-profit, nongovernmental organization. She’s been engaged as a youth leader and spokesperson at the national level, covering topics on gender equality, feminism, youth engagement, and activism.