Our Board

Dave McComiskey — Board Chairperson

Dave’s career has focused mainly on the not-for-profit sector, most recently as the international President and CEO of one of the world’s largest non-government organizations. He is currently a self-employed governance and leadership consultant. Dave can be reached at chair@partnersinternational.ca

Jennifer Walter — Board Vice-Chairperson

Jennifer Walter is a writer, editor, and public speaker as well as wife, mother of 5, grandmother of 5, and business partner to her husband, Ryan.

Jennifer Kilback — Treasurer

Jennifer Kilback, CPA, CGA is Chief Business Officer at Hyper Hippo Entertainment where she focuses on implementing operational strategies to improve clarity, consistency, and team communication.

Mat Stevenson — Secretary

Mat Stevenson, P. Eng. is a research engineer who works on projects in energy and environmental clean up.

Ann Chow — Director

Ann brings a wealth of experience as a global strategist, speaker and trainer in conference planning and project management for over 25 years. Her passion for integrating innovative and collaborative ideas into conferences, projects, systems development, and strategic planning provides a fresh approach to organisations in Canada and around the world.

Phil Dempster — Director

Phil Dempster has 50 years of broad experience in business (information technology management; leasing/finance; marketing and systems analysis), government and not-for-profit organizations. He served full-time with Partners International (Global Offices) from 1977 to 1986 in San Jose, California and more recently, on staff of Partners International Canada. His work has taken him to over 100 countries.

Monica Elfstedt — Director

Monica Elfstedt, CPA, CGA is currently the Manager, Finance & Administration for ASBA (Alberta Boiler Safety Association), and mother of 2. She brings 20 years of Financial Controller and Management COnsulting experience, primarily focusing on corporate strategy, finance and risk management.

Peggy Grall — Director

Peggy Grall is the Director of Arrow Entrepreneur, a leadership collective for Christian business owners. She is a Certified Executive Coach and former psychotherapist with 25+ years of experience in the areas of helping people and organizations navigate individual and organizational change.

Erv Krause — Director

Erwin Krause spent 42 years as a businessman in the electrical industry, while also partnering with the Province of Ontario to improve electrical safety. I spent considerable time working on various boards as well as church leadership.

Harding Ng — Director

Harding Ng was a practicing medical doctor for 15 years before answering God’s call to enter the pastorate for the next 25 years in Toronto Christian Community Church, where he is now Emeritus Consulting Pastor. He is still committed to doing discipleship and leadership development both locally and overseas through many mission trips.

Ryan Walter — Director

Former NHL player and coach, Ryan Walter is an executive coach, speaker, trainer, and author who inspires individuals, teams, and companies to increase resilience and sustain their hungry spirit.