Michelle Quintyn has served as President and CEO of Goodwill Industries, Ontario Great Lakes since 2005 guiding the organization to $47 million in social enterprise revenue and 900 employees, while helping to propel thousands of individuals to overcome barriers, acquire skills and enter the labour market. She led the redevelopment of Covent Garden Market; opening on budget and fully occupied in 1999 when the London Free Press headline declared ‘Civic Project Gone Right’. As founding Executive Director of University Hospital Foundation, she initiated one of the first full-scale hospital development programs in Canada in 1986 leading a volunteer core to raise more than $100 million. As University Hospital Vice President of Development, Michelle played a critical role in the strengthening of London’s health and scientific fabric, co-leading the development of the Centre for the Advancement of Medical Device Technology, and later the evolution of Robarts Research Institute. Michelle also helped launch Edgar and Joe’s Café, Impact Loan, Circles/Bridges out of Poverty, and Innovation Works.
Michelle’s community service is vast including founding the Parkinson’s Society Southwestern Ontario and serving on the Boards of Orchestra London (as chair in 2002), Pillar Non-profit Network, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Fanshawe College Foundation and Goodwill Industries International. Currently she serves on the Fanshawe College Board of Governors, The Canadian Centre for Product Validation and is Chair of Goodwill Industries International, Environmental Sustainability Committee.
Michelle is the recipient of the YMCA Woman of Excellence Award, Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, Chamber of Commerce Business Achievement Award for Environmental Leadership, and numerous design and community relations acknowledgments. She achieved a Bachelor of Science, Occupational Therapy from the University of Toronto and Registered Nursing designation from Ryerson University.