Call Me Al Podcast - Season 2, Episode 2 - Dr. Keenan Wellar

Al sits down with Keenan Wellar. Keenan Wellar co-founded the LiveWorkPlay organization in 1995, and has served as the Co-Leader and Director of Communications since 1997. LiveWorkPlay helps the community welcome people with intellectual disabilities to live, work, and play as valued citizens. From a startup with just two staff, LiveWorkPlay has grown to a team of 25 with over 150 volunteers and more than 200 community partners. Keenan’s calling to this work started with a happy accident, as he revealed at a 2014 conference panel of the Association for Fundraising Professionals.

Mr. Wellar has undergraduate degrees in history and education from uOttawa, is a certified Ontario teacher, and completed a Masters of Applied Linguistics and Discourse studies at Carleton University. He holds a Professional Certificate in Non-Profit Marketing from the Sprott School of Business and is a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer. In 2018 he became a Core Gift Master Facilitator.

Keenan has authored articles in numerous journals, mainly on topics related to non-profit governance and in 2018 became a regular contributor to Nonprofit Quarterly.

In his personal life, he is an enthusiastic Ottawa RedBlacks football fan, a passion he shares with his wife Julie Kingstone, along with a love for kayaking and photography.

Keenan and Julie are also co-owners of Wellstone Leadership Services Incorporated, providing coaching and consulting services to the non-profit community.