Dynamic Leadership to Fight a Devastating Disease
PancONE is led by a dedicated group of professionals and thought leaders from across North America with the collective aim of raising the rate of survival for those facing pancreatic cancer. Together, they steer our research investments, fundraising endeavours, and champion the thousands of Americans that will face a pancreatic cancer diagnosis.
Meet Our Leaders
President & CEO
Over the last two years while the charitable sector has grappled with the COVID-19 pandemic, Michelle has kept her eyes on the future, spearheading the development of the PancONE Network and championing a bold approach to improving pancreatic cancer treatment options and care through unexpected partnerships and collaborations. Prior to being with PancONE Network and our sister organization Pancreatic Cancer Canada, Michelle was a senior staff member of the MS Society of Canada, preceded by a long-term tenure with the Easter Seals Research Institute. At these organizations, she provided leadership on numerous national new business development ventures, resulting in revenues in excess of $1M per year for the charities and a clear increase in brand recognition, employee engagement and a positive charity affiliation for corporate partners.
As the Head of Business & Operations, Chrome OS at Google, Mickey leads the Consumer go to market team that partners with Retailers and OEM’s on building the Chrome OS business in the United States. Prior to this role, Mickey was the Head of Strategy & Operations for Google Canada responsible for enabling and supporting the successful delivery of business plans, market initiatives and overall operational excellence for the digital ads business.
Before joining Google in 2015, Mickey was the Head of the Integrated Customer Experience Division and member of the Canadian leadership team at Apple Canada. Mickey has also held progressively senior roles at TELUS, as well as with Mars and Heinz across sales, strategic planning, channel marketing, operations and training.
Mickey is active in the community and serves on the Pancreatic Cancer Canada board of directors. PCC is a not for profit organization dedicated to improving pancreatic cancer survival. Mickey joined the board in 2017 and was elected to the role of Vice Chair in 2018.
Mickey is a Canadian citizen and currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and two young children. When he is not chasing his kids around, you can find Mickey trying to improve his golf game, experiencing new cuisines or planning the next exciting family vacation.
Board Director and Medical Advisor
Dr. Kirpalani is a radiologist, medical educator, and healthcare entrepreneur with over 15 years of broad practice experience in both academic and private/community settings in Canada and the USA. He has been a staff radiologist at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto since 2009, where he is also the Head of Abdominal Radiology, Chair of Medical Imaging Research at St. Michael’s, and Associate Professor in the Department of Medical Imaging at the University of Toronto. In addition to maintaining a busy clinical practice, Anish has authored over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and has given over 40 invited lectures in radiology, focused mostly in MRI. Anish has a background in both engineering and medicine. He lives in Toronto with his wife and two young children.
Ricky Ray Butler
Ricky Ray Butler is a 15 year digital veteran who has been at the forefront of reimagining the advertising landscape in a world of ever growing digital content. He found Plaid Social Labs in 2009 which was later acquired by BEN. Today BEN is leading the way in connecting brands to the right audiences in non-ad supported media across social, streaming and traditional platforms, and with the recent acquisition of TubeBuddy, has expanded that mission to help the 6M+ creators on the platform.
Butler serves as an advisor and investor for entrepreneurs and charities who share his relentless quest for disruption and deep learning, including applications of natural language generation in gaming with AI Dungeon and powering automated machine learning using unstructured data with Zeff (acquired by DataRobot). As one of AdAge’s 40 Under 40, and a member of Forbes Agency Council, Butler is serving as the catalyst for the next generation of data driven entertainment and advertising. Like any true digital nerd, Ricky spends his free time creating art no one should see and reading about the myriad of ways data has and can improve the 21st century.
Marc St-Onge joined CIBC in 1998 and has held various progressively senior positions within CIBC Capital Markets. His current responsibilities as Managing Director and Global Head of DCM, includes the origination and syndication of investment grade, high yield and government fixed income products globally. Prior to his current role, Mr. St-Onge was Managing Director and Head of Corporate Banking Canada, where he was responsible for CIBC Capital Markets’ Canadian corporate loan portfolio and oversaw the bank’s corporate lending activities in Canada for corporate, government and financial sponsor client base across all major industries. Mr. St-Onge has also worked in CIBC Capital Markets’ U.S. Investment Banking business, where he was responsible for the coverage of U.S. based private equity firms. Prior to joining CIBC Capital Markets, Mr. St-Onge worked for in the Commercial Real Estate Finance group of a major Canadian financial institution. Mr. St-Onge graduated from l’Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales in Montreal in 1994 with a Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance) and was awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1998. Mr. St-Onge is a voting member of several key CIBC Capital Markets business committees including, Global Deals Committee and DCM Capital Commitment Committee. Mr. St-Onge chairs CIBC Capital Markets’ Inclusion and Diversity Advisory Committee. He also chairs the Shaw Festival Boxing Evening, a fundraising event for The Shaw Festival Theatre in Niagara-on-the-lake.
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