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Old Ottawa South Community Association

OSCA Board Profiles

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The board of the Ottawa South Community Association is made up of 16 volunteer directors. The board meets every third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm at the Firehall (260 Sunnyside Avenue) from September to June. Everyone is welcome to attend. Please contact osca@oldottawasouth.ca to request a place on the agenda. Non-board members are welcome to sit on committees.

Regina Bateson -   

Regina Bateson

 

Regina Bateson

Regina Bateson

 


Gina is an assistant professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa. When she and her family moved to Old Ottawa South in 2019, her kids quickly became regulars at the Firehall. Gina loves community organizing and fundraising, and she brings an activist’s spirit to the Board. Drawing on her experience in US politics, she hopes to help OSCA modernize its infrastructure and expand its fundraising efforts. This past year, Gina has been involved in the "Save the Firehall" fundraising project. Prior to moving to Canada, Gina taught at MIT. She also previously worked for the US Department of State. Gina enjoys knitting, biking, skiing, gardening, playing with her kids, and speaking Spanish.
Jen Bedore -   

Jen Bedore

 

Jen Bedore

Jen Bedore

 


Jen is an international development professional with experience providing support, technical guidance and leadership to complex program, country, and regional teams. She is currently the Deputy Director of Awards Management for Technical & Global Awards at the International Rescue Committee. Jen is the Chair of OSCA’s newly founded Grants Committee.
Eli Duern - Co-Chair of HR Committee, Member of Communications Committee

Eli Duern

Co-Chair of HR Committee, Member of Communications Committee

Eli Duern

Eli Duern

Co-Chair of HR Committee, Member of Communications Committee


Although new to Old Ottawa South, Eli Duern is finding ways to take an active role in supporting the community.  He currently sits as Co-Chair of the newly formed HR Committee, and contributes as a member of the Communications Committee.  Following a career in hospitality, Eli went back to school to study Public Relations at Algonquin College.  His studies led him to work at BioTalent Canada, a growing not‑for‑profit focused on skills development for Canada’s health and bioscience sectors.  His current role is Marketing and Communications Project Manager.  When he’s not out walking his four‑legged community ambassador, Eli can be found photographing the world around him.
Terrance Hunsley - Co-Chair of SWOOS (Senior Watch Old Ottawa South)

Terrance Hunsley

Co-Chair of SWOOS (Senior Watch Old Ottawa South)

Terrance Hunsley

Terrance Hunsley

Co-Chair of SWOOS (Senior Watch Old Ottawa South)


Terry is a former director and CEO of the International Centre for Prevention of Crime, the Biotechnology Human Resources Council, and the Canadian Council on Social Development. He taught part-time at Queen's School of Policy Studies, and also worked for several years as a management consultant. He was appointed to the Council of Science and Technology Advisors to the federal government, and also spent three years on secondment to the Privy Council Office. In retirement, he is a Senior Fellow of the Pearson Centre, and edits SocialCanada.org. He has been a member of SWOOS for two years, active in the areas of seniors' health and housing.

Michael Jenkin

Past President, Acting Chair of Operations Committee, Member of HR Committee, Windsor Park Working Group

Michael Jenkin

Michael Jenkin

Past President, Acting Chair of Operations Committee, Member of HR Committee, Windsor Park Working Group


Michael and his wife Phyllis have been residents of Old Ottawa South for over 40 years and raised two sons here. Michael has been on the OSCA Board since 1998, having served as OSWATCH Chair, Vice-President and recently as chair of the HR working group. He served as President from 2002 to 2013.  A retired senior public servant, Michael worked in a number of federal departments dealing with science and technology, industrial development and consumer protection issues.  For over 8 years he was also the Chair of the Committee on Consumer Policy at the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Michael has a BA (Hons.) in history, politics and economics from Trent University and an MA (Econ.) and Ph.D. in government from the University of Manchester in the UK and has written books and articles on public policy issues. In 2002 he was awarded the City of Ottawa’s Whitton Award for community service, in 2012 the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for public and community service, and in 2014 the Public Service Award of Excellence for Outstanding Career which was presented by the Governor General.
Paul Keen -   

Paul Keen

 

Paul Keen

Paul Keen

 


Paul is currently the Associate Dean of Graduate Student Affairs and a professor of English at Carleton University. He brings significant administrative experience to the OSCA Board from his years at Carleton. Paul has also served as a volunteer on the Board of the Ottawa Suzuki Strings Music School and is currently its President.
Neena Kushwaha -   

Neena Kushwaha

 

Neena Kushwaha

Neena Kushwaha

 


Neena is a scientist and intellectual property professional helping Canadian innovators protect their inventions and Canada build a world-class IP regime. She is currently the Chairperson of the Patent Appeal Board at the Canadian Intellectual Property Office. Neena is a long-time volunteer with Able2, an organization that supports people of all ages across the disability spectrum. She is the Co-chair of OSCA’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) Committee.
Joy Morrow - Secretary; Chair of Governance Committee, Member of Nominations & Elections Committee

Joy Morrow

Secretary; Chair of Governance Committee, Member of Nominations & Elections Committee

Joy Morrow

Joy Morrow

Secretary; Chair of Governance Committee, Member of Nominations & Elections Committee


Joy chose to live in Old Ottawa South in 1985, and has been a home owner and resident since then. During her 30+ years living in the neighbourhood, she has become acquainted with many neighbours, learning their views about the local issues which concern them. Joy’s neighbourhood is very important to her, and her values include a strong sense of community. As a long-time resident, Joy is familiar with the infrastructure, facilities and services in this neighbourhood, and their accessibility. She has observed how these have developed over the 30+ years she has lived here. It is important to her that this community continues to build on the foundations established by past volunteers in OSCA. Joy’s education and ~35 year career as a scientist (BSc, MSc) and private-sector intellectual property lawyer (LLB) facilitate her ability to listen and to understand relevant technical and legal / governance issues. For more than 10 years, Joy served in a volunteer capacity on the Board of Directors and ultimately as President of a corporation which owns and operates a family camp on a not-for-profit basis. Her responsibilities included policy making, legal and regulatory compliance, and oversight of management and finances and programming.
Sue Neill -  Vice President, Chair of Nominations & Elections Committee, Chair of Traffic & Safety Committee, Member of Governance Committee

Sue Neill

Vice President, Chair of Nominations & Elections Committee, Chair of Traffic & Safety Committee, Member of Governance Committee

Sue Neill

Sue Neill

Vice President, Chair of Nominations & Elections Committee, Chair of Traffic & Safety Committee, Member of Governance Committee


Sue is currently the OSCA Vice President Chair of both the OSCA Traffic and Safety Committee and the Nominations and Elections Committee.  She has lived in Old Ottawa South since 2004.  Her interest is in the well-being of the whole community and in particular making the community’s streets and sidewalks safer for all.  Sue retired from the federal government (Department of Canadian Heritage - most recently as Director of International Sport) and before that taught in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.  Her undergraduate degree is from the University of Toronto, Master’s degree from the University of Alberta and Doctorate from Ottawa University.  Sue believes that her experience working on the policy side of government and serving on many volunteer Boards and Executives at all levels is useful in meeting some of the challenges currently facing the OSCA Board and the community.  Sue is a lifelong volunteer.  Her specific sport interest is the sport of field hockey where she held executive positions at the community, provincial, national and international levels for many years.  She is also a keen hiker, cyclist, kayaker, reader and opera lover. 
Scott Proudfoot -   

Scott Proudfoot

 

Scott Proudfoot

Scott Proudfoot

 


Scott has extensive background working internationally for the federal government and is planning to use his diplomatic experience to contribute to his community. He has most recently served as the Canadian Ambassador to the Republic of South Sudan and has previous postings in the Palestinian Territories, London, Vienna, Nairobi and Delhi. He has also represented Canada on a variety of international working groups including the South Sudan Children in Armed Conflict Working Group.
Nicolas Rosenfeld -   

Nicolas Rosenfeld

 

Nicolas Rosenfeld

Nicolas Rosenfeld

 


Nicolas is a data-driven Manager with 20 years of practical experience. He is a Data and Information Architect at uOttawa where he has assessed systems, implemented data management processes and coached teams about data and information principles. He is looking forward to assisting OSCA with a review and possible re-design of existing systems at the Firehall with a view to improving the efficiency and effectiveness of our systems.

Richard Slowikowski

President, Member of HR Committee, Member of Nominations & Elections Committee

Richard Slowikowski

Richard Slowikowski

President, Member of HR Committee, Member of Nominations & Elections Committee


Richard is a long-time resident of Old Ottawa South. He has recently retired from full-time work and runs his own company which offers services focused on increasing effectiveness at the personal and organizational levels. Richard has a broad base of experience flowing from work with the federal government, with the Public Policy Forum, with Saint Jerome’s University, as a consultant, and as a volunteer with organizations such as the Community Foundation of Ottawa. He also holds licenses with global training companies to deliver award-winning leadership development programs.
Laura Urrechaga - Co-chair of Planning & Zoning Committee

Laura Urrechaga

Co-chair of Planning & Zoning Committee

Laura Urrechaga

Laura Urrechaga

Co-chair of Planning & Zoning Committee


Laura has lived in Old Ottawa South for a quarter-century and her love for its unique qualities has only grown over time and as her life has become more and more entwined with fellow OOSers.  Laura is an Ontario and Florida registered architect and a volunteer member of the Federation of Citizen Association’s Planning and Zoning Committee.  By actively participating and sharing her time, skill set and passion, she hopes to contribute to keeping our neighbourhood great as it grows, changes and evolves.  As our city grows, Old Ottawa South will also grow in order to continue to thrive.  Our community association can help us to grow in the right direction by working to ensure that growth reflects the character of our community, respects its zoning by-laws and enhances our neighbourhood.

Last modified on Friday, 13 January 2023 16:40

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