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Leadership

2020 Board of Directors

ERDO is a Canadian registered charity, with an autonomous Board of Directors.  The board is comprised of a diverse and professional group of volunteers from across Canada who are dedicated to the mission, vision and values of ERDO.

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Michel Bisaillon
Clergy/Executive

Ivan ButlerIvan Butler
Manufacturing Executive

Mary Ann Charters

Mary Ann Charters
Market Research

Murray Cornelius

 Murray Cornelius
Clergy/Executive

Jennifer Critts

Jennifer Crits
Educator

Doug Crouse

Doug Crouse 
Clergy  

Len Hummel

Len Hummel
Financial Management

Laurie Wallace

Laurie Wallace
Tech Entrepreneur & Investor

David Wells

David Wells
Clergy/Executive
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

ERDO's Leadership Team

ERDO's leadership team is responsible for the development and implementation of strategy to ensure that ERDO’s vision, mission and values and operational goals are upheld. Here is a little bit about each member of the team:

David J. Adcock, CEO

David Adcock, CEODavid Adcock was born in England where he studied his two greatest passions: God and justice. He earned degrees in Law and Master of Divinity. Moving to Canada provided significant opportunities for ministry, using both David's education and giftedness. He began his relationship with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada (PAOC) as a pastor. During that time he volunteered as the Assistant Coordinator for Social Concerns and Coordinator of Chaplaincy and Community Ministries.

David then worked as the National Director of World Vision Canada's NeighbourLink Program and Manager of World Vision Canada's Reception Centre. This position allowed him to understand communities across Canada. His experience at World Vision gave him a glimpse of unique regional diversity as well as common threads.

In February 1998, David joined Yonge Street Mission as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. David's responsibilities not only included overseeing ministry programs, planning and operations but also street work as he led his team to reach out to the core of downtown Toronto through economic, social and spiritual care. Yonge Street Mission gave David insight into issues related to poverty in Canada's largest city.

In the fall of 2009, David joined the team at ERDO as Chief Executive Officer. In many ways coming to ERDO solidifies his overall experience, bringing together international development, community development, justice and spiritual leadership.

 

 

Daniel Lepojarvi, Director of International Programs 

Before joining ERDO in 2020, Daniel served for 15 years in a variety of development and mission roles with Fida International, the Finnish Pentecostal missions, development and relief agency. Daniel served Fida in East Africa, based in Tanzania, and Southeast Asia, based in Cambodia. He followed with a term in the Finland national office and, most recently, has served as the Regional Director for East Africa, Middle East and Central Asia, based in Jordan. Prior to his time at Fida, Daniel served as youth pastor in the Oulu Pentecostal Church in Finland.

Daniel brings a lifetime’s wealth of experience to this critical role at ERDO. He is a skilled and strategic administrator and a leader who expresses a strong sense of calling to the vulnerable, giving voice to those he serves.  Working with local Finnish congregations as well as national governments and local program partners, he understands best practices within the relief and development context, bringing a heart of ministry to all he does.

 

 

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Gillian Rumney, Senior Program Officer

Gillian joined ERDO in 1990 and for almost 30 years has been a key contributor to the growth of our programs.  Gillian was instrumental in starting ERDO's child sponsorship program, ChildCARE Plus (CCP) in 1992. ChildCARE Plus has grown today to assist over 8,000 children through education, access to nutritious food and other basic necessities of life.

Gillian represents ERDO at the Canadian Foodgrains Bank and is a key contributor to establishing best practices for international development in all of ERDO's program designs.

 

 

 

Carol Froom, Director of Resource DevelopmentCarol Froom

Joining ERDO in 2010, Carol brought over 25 years of experience in fundraising and communications. A graduate of the University of Toronto and Sheridan College, Carol started her career in the publishing industry.

In the late 1980's through the 1990's Carol held senior leadership roles at World Vision Canada (WVC).  After leaving WVC and another senior marketing role in the banking industry, she started her own writing and design firm.  In 2000, Carol joined the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) as Director of Development and contributed on a global level to their animal welfare fundraising activities.  In 2005, Carol joined Christian Children's Fund of Canada as the Vice President of Marketing and Communications. She also participated on several international fundraising and communications committees within the ChildFund Alliance.

Having travelled extensively through many developing countries, Carol has photographed and written about the needs of children and their families living with the effects of poverty.  It is Carol's mission to tell these stories and move people with resources towards a joyful gift of support.

 

Tricia Baboolal, Director of Finance and Administration

Tricia Shaw, Director of Finance and OperationsTricia Baboolal holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto where her studies focused on accounting and economics.  After graduation she worked at KPMG LLP, one of the largest multinational accounting firms, in the Toronto audit practice.  She led audit teams in executing financial statement audits for public and private clients reporting under Canadian and U.S. GAAP in the manufacturing and distribution sectors with sales in the range of $20 million to $900 million.  While working at KPMG, she obtained her Chartered Accountant designation.   

In 2008 Tricia joined ap Valuations Limited, a boutique valuation firm, as an Associate and began pursuing a Chartered Business Valuator designation which was achieved in November 2012. 

Prior to joining ERDO in July 2012, Tricia worked as the Chief Financial Officer of a Christian charity where she managed the centralized finance department in effectively maintaining the accounting systems for twenty-one Canadian locations as well as human resources, operations and legal matters. 

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