Executive Committee

2010-2013 Executive Committee

Paul Grod (Toronto)

Paul Grod is President & CEO of Rodan Energy, a leading North American smart grid company delivering integrated energy solutions to electricity consumers, distributors and power producers. Prior to founding Rodan Energy, Paul was a corporate and investment banker with CIBC World Markets and a lawyer with Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP practicing corporate finance and M&A law.

Paul actively volunteers his time with a number of charities and is currently the National President of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress which coordinates and represents the interests of one of Canada’s largest ethnocultural communities (1.25 million). Paul is also Vice President of the Ukrainian World Congress. Paul has substantial experience in the electoral process and election monitoring having led several international election observation missions in Ukraine.

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Renata Roman
1st Vice-President

Renata Roman is the 1st Vice President  of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress. Renata brings much community and non-profit sector experience to the UCC. She has been actively involved at the executive of the Toronto UCC and on the Board of Directors of Children of Chornobyl Canadian Fund for the past 17 years. She is currently the President of CCCF, where she oversees medical projects in Ukraine and has lead a medical mission to Ukraine. Recent events in Ukraine have lead to her working on the CUF Medical mission  to Kyiv where she was the the practicing physiotherapist. She is a member of Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce.

Renata has been involved with various community organizations including Plast , UNF , Ukrainian Art Song Project. She was instrumental in developing and organizing the Ukrainian Dragons Competition at the November 2013 UCC Triennial Congress. Renata graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine in Physical Therapy. She practices at her clinic Clarkson Sports & Physio in Mississauga and has been working with Ukrainian and Canadian National Figure Skating teams. She is married to Eugene Roman and has 2 children. They run and operate Rosewood Estates Winery & Meadery in Niagara.

Daria Luciw (Edmonton)
2nd Vice-President

Daria Luciw is a member of the National Board of Directors for the Ukrainian Canadian Congress and President of the Alberta Provincial Council of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress. Daria brings much community and non-profit sector experience to the UCC. She has dedicated her career to working in and for the non-profit sector and is currently President of The DL Group Inc., an Edmonton based consulting company which provides consulting and training services on Non-Profit Management, Governance and Fund Development. She has also been an instructor at Grant MacEwan College in the Voluntary Sector Management Program which trains mature students to work in the non-profit sector.

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Ann Szyptur (Toronto)

Hania Szyptur is a member of the National Board of Directors of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress representing Plast Ukrainian Youth Association of Canada where she was the President from 2004 -2010. As a volunteer in the Ukrainian Community Hania worked in the areas of youth leadership and governance. Over the last decade, she has also volunteered in Ukraine both with Plast and with Help Us Help Children focusing on capacity building and change management activities.Professionally Hania worked for the Government of Ontario focusing on governance and accountability. Currently she is a management consultant providing organizational development, program evaluation and accountability expertise to the public and private sectors.Hania holds a B.Sc. and MBA degrees from the University of Toronto.

Wolodymyr Dlugosh (Winnipeg)

Wolodymyr Dlugosh has been the Chief Executive Officer of Carpathia Credit Union Limited, the largest Ukrainian financial institution in Western Canada. He has held a Certified Management Accounting (CMA) designation for over twenty-two years and is a graduate of the University of Manitoba (B.A.) and Red River College (Business Administration Diploma).He is a member of the Society of Management Accountants of Manitoba, the Ukrainian Professional Business Club of Winnipeg and has over the course of time been involved with a number of community organizations such as the Ukrainian Youth Association  (CYM), Holy Family Home and Immaculate Heart of Mary School.  Wolodymyr is married to Marijka Diakiw and they have two children.

Serhiy Kasyanchuk (Toronto)

Serhiy Kasyanchuk is a member of the National Board of Directors of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress representing Ukrainian Canadian Social Services. He is a member of the Board of Directors in a number of community organizations including the Canadian Ukrainian Immigrant Aid Service, the Foundation of the Encyclopaedia of Ukraine, and the St Demetrius Parish Council. Throughout the last 6 years he was the Head of the Community Development Committee and an active member of the Board of Director of the UCC Toronto Branch. Serhiy is a member and the past President of the League of Ukrainian Canadians Toronto Branch.

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Oleh Romanyshyn (Toronto)

Currently: National President of the League of Ukrainian Canadians, and member of the Board of Directors of the following organizations: Ukrainian Canadian Congress, Ukrainian Cultural Centre (Toronto), Ukrainian Canadian Research and Documentation Centre, Ucrainica Research Institute, Buduchnist Credit Union, Prometheus Foundation, Homin Ukrainy (Ukrainian Echo) Publishing Company Ltd.Past: Member of the Board of Directors of the Ukrainian World Congress; since 1960 active in the Ukrainian scouting organization “Plast” and the Ukrainian students’ movement: founding President of the Ukrainian Students’ Club at the University of Waterloo (Ontario), member of the National Executive of the Ukrainian Student Organization of Mykola Mikhnovsky (Canada) and the Ukrainian Canadian Students’ Union, President of the international coordinating student body – the Central Union of Ukrainian Students.Read More…

Slawko Kindrachuk (Saskatchewan)

Holds a B.Ed from the U of S, is a Hilroy Fellow

  • Graduate of the Consensus Institute with training in conflict resolution
  • Teacher- Saskatoon Public Board of Education for 31 years
  • Work in the Saskatoon Ukrainian community includes Co-chair of the building committee for All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Chairperson of Vesna Festival during its formative years, Prime mover and organizer of the Karpaty Pavilion at Saskatoon Folkfest., a Past President of Saskatoon TYC, was Chairperson of the 54th General Convention of the Ukrainian Self Reliance League of Canada.
  • During 5 years as President of UCC-SB we increased membership from 17 to 31 and developed Bylaws & incorporated UCC-SB. Served as Chairperson of UCC-SB’s Ukrainian Day in the Park. Member of Ukrainian Museum of Canada, UCC-SB and Sask. Ukrainian Business and Professional Assoc.
  • Vice President of UCC-SPC for 2 terms
  • President of the UCC-SPC 2011 – 2013


Michael Hantzsch