Board Members

Mauro Meneghetti is the National Director of Western Management Consultants, and is the Chairman of UEnd’s Board of Directors. Mauro brings a deep, multi-disciplinary skill set to clients in a wide array of industries in both the public and private sectors. His areas of focus include Board Governance, Strategic Planning, Change Management, Program Management, Information Technology and Organizational Development.

Roy Moore brings the organization over 25 years of business leadership experience and is skilled in delivering complex projects. He is the former chairman and a founding director of the Light Up The World (LUTW) Foundation.

Ryan McDonald brings his experience in technology management consulting and his enthusiasm to assist UEnd towards the eradication of poverty.

Danny Mah is a CFA Charterholder and brings 12 years of investment banking and corporate finance experience with a major Canadian investment bank to UEnd. His financial expertise will be valuable in helping guide the development of UEnd.

Dr. Sheila Robinson of the University of Calgary holds a B.Sc. in Nursing, an M.A. in Development Studies, and a Ph.D. in Community Health Science. Her 15 years of experience in international health and development spans fieldwork, research, teaching, supervision, project planning, management, and evaluation. She is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Community Health Science and the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary.

Jeff Rayman is the President, Chief Executive Officer, and a co-founder of Secutor Capital Management Corp, an investment advisory firm. Prior to that, Mr. Rayman was the President of Studentawards Inc. from 2000 until 2002 and from 1989 to 2000, Mr. Rayman was the President of Alliance Atlantis Equicap Corp. Mr. Rayman has over 20 years experience in the financial services industry. As well, Mr. Rayman is actively involved in the world of philanthropy as both a fundraiser, and board member of several charitable organizations.

Jason Switzer brings to UEnd considerable experience in sustainable development and management system development. An engineer and Sustainability Advisor in the Integrated Oil Division at Encana, he was formerly a Senior Project Officer for the Environment & Security Initiative at the International Institute for Sustainable Development, Geneva.

Partnership Committee

Dr. Lorne Jaques brings over 30 years of experience in International Development to UEnd. She is the Senior Director of International Development & Research at the University of Calgary, and is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Faculty of Social Work at the University’s International Center. Previously, she was the Director of both U of C’s International Development Center and UNITAR (UN’s Training and Research Institute).

Dr. Sheila Robinson has over 30 years of experience in International Development, and is the Director of U of C and Plan.Net. She has experience in international health and development, spanning field work, project planning, management and evaluation, research, teaching, and professional leadership. She has worked extensively in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Brenna Atnikov brings substantial experience in Community Economic Development to UEnd. Currently she works as the Community Economic Development Coordinator for Momentum ( a Calgary-based CED organization), as well as with Thrive (Calgary’s CED Network).

Dr. Eric Dillman is a member of the International Development and Research Unit of the University of Calgary’s International Centre, and is an assistant professor with the Department of Community Health Sciences in the U of C Faculty of Medicine.