Mike Malleck

Business Affiliation

Clintar, Owner

Why I Love RMH

In May 2006, my first son Max was born with several complications.  Ronald McDonald House quickly became our home away from home just steps away from Children’s Hospital.  RMHC provided not only a roof over our head and hot meals but also the amazing support of volunteers, staff and the fellow guests that knew exactly what we were going through at the time.  We spent 10 weeks at Ronald McDonald House and the impact this incredible organization had on my family is something I will never forget.  In memory of Max, I will do whatever I can to help carry out the mission of keeping families close at their most trying times.

Rob Reid
Vice President

McDonald's Owner/Operator 

Why I Love RMH

What I love about RMH is the ability to positively impact the lives of so many families when they are the most vulnerable. 

Laura Emmett
Vice President

Lawyer, Strigberger Brown Armstrong LLP

Why I Love RMH

What I love most about the RMH is reflected in one of my first visits to the House. Two sick children were playing together. One said "I'm sick." The other responded "I'm sick too." With that, they went back to playing. That's what RMH is all about. Making kids and families feel comfortable during an incredibly difficult time.

Harry Van Bavel
Past President

Lawyer at Harrison Pensa LLP (Retired)

Why I Love RMH

"I love RMH because of its many fine people who  give of themselves to  drive the mission to deliver real comfort and support to the families of sick children"

Amanda Mulder

Manager of Risk, Risk and Controls, Individual Customer Finance at London Life 

John Simioni
McDonald's Appointee

McDonald's Owner/Operator 

Why I Love RMH

I love Ronald McDonald House because it is proven to improve the probability of children recovering from life-threatening illness. The ability to have their family and loved ones close to them is exactly what RMHC is able to provide and I am honoured to be on the board of this charity


Anne McNeil

Human Resources Manager, Natra Chocolate America

Why I Love RMH

I love RMH because this organization gives back to the community in a way that, as a mom, I feel is important, and the compassionate, caring staff and volunteers inspire me.

Derek Lall

Director, Facilities Management, London Health Sciences Centre

Why I Love RMH

I love the RMH for their impact of compassion and support that is delivered through the staff, volunteers each day to families in need during a difficult time. It is great to be apart of this organization.

Barbara Leslie

President - Leslie & Associates Inc. (Retired)

Why I Love RMH

I have experienced first-hand the tremendous positive impact that RMH has on families. It offers support, on many levels, to families at a time they need it most.


Samantha Parsons

London Health Sciences Centre & University Hospital

Why I Love RMH

I love that RMH provides comfort, support and love during the most challenging times for families. The moment you walk through the doors at the house and the family room you can feel the energy and comfort from all staff, volunteers and other families who support one another in a home-like environment. It truly is the house that love built.

Adam Castle

Director of Venture Services for WEtech Alliance

Why I Love RMH

I've seen first-hand how family is at the heart of all things Ronald McDonald House. Our programs, of course, help keep families close in times of crisis, but that spirit of togetherness goes so much further. From our volunteers, partners, supporters, staff, and alumni. RMHC doesn't just support families, it's created a great big extended family of its own. I am so humbled and appreciative to be a part of that. 

Diane Chantler

Rotary, CHRM

Why I Love RMH

To me, RMH is about a lot of little things that make such a difference in the lives of our
families. It is the hot meal waiting, coffee and treats, a smile or a friend waiting to listen.
It is so many small acts of kindness that mean so much to every person who is living in
the house or using the Family Room. They touch the hearts of every staff member and
volunteer who cares and wants to be part of this amazing place.

Matt Mills

Director of Health, Safety & Well-being, Western University

Why I Love RMH

“I love RMH because of the support it provides to the families of sick children. The genuine care and compassion shown by the staff & volunteers is heart-warming. As a father, I’m inspired by the work of this organization. As an uncle, I’ve seen first-hand the tremendous impact of RMH –the hope they provide and the joy they can restore. My niece is a daily reminder of this! And I’m honoured to serve on the Board.”

John McNeilly


Why I Love RMH

Through highly engaged staff and volunteers, Ronald McDonald House provides impactful care, compassion and support to families during the most vulnerable times of their lives. Truly a remarkable cause!

Kevin Paquette

Ontario College of Teachers

Why I Love RMH

Having a lived experience at RMH London allowed me to experience firsthand what it
meant to “Keep Families Close”. Creating a welcoming home for families when they need
it most is so evident in the attitudes, beliefs, and culture of the employees and volunteers
of RMHC that it feels like a privilege to be a part of that team.

Andria Azevedo

Regional Vice President for RBC Insurance

Why I Love RMH

I love RMH because of the support and positive impact it has on so many families and
the difference it can make when families in our communities need us the most.

Dave Ward

Regional Manager - Member Experience with the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario

Why I Love RMH

I love RMH because it provides something so fundamentally important to families at
a time of their greatest need - but more importantly it does it with caring and the
utmost respect for the dignity and individuality of the families served.

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