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Leadership Team

Senior Leadership Team

Led by our CEO, the Senior Leadership Team is responsible to implement the Board’s vision and provide strategic direction and management as it relates to day-to-day operations.  

Bob Gallagher
President and CEO

Jeremy Roberts
CFO and Vice President, Corporate Services

Jack Silverstein
Vice President, Financial Development

Mike Tait
Vice President, Health, Fitness, and Aquatics (Interim)

Cathy Turnbull
Vice President Human Resources, Housing, Employment and Newcomer Services

Board of Directors 

The YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region is governed by a Board of Directors. This group of dedicated and committed volunteers is comprised of professionals who lend their expertise in providing vision, strategic leadership, policy directives and stewardship for the association.

Ross Quane, CPA, CA, CMC, Chair
Chief Financial Officer (Retired)
The Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre
Anne Butler

Vice President, Policy, Research, Legal and General Counsel,
Payments Canada
Susannah Crabtree

Partner, Odgers Berndtson

Iwona Albrecht

Partner, Business and Corporate Law, Corporate Finance & Securities,
Soloway Wright
Brigitte Desjardins*
Director General, Property and Services Directorate, 
Senate of Canada
Alan Doak, CCIM, SIOR
Principal, Proveras Commercial Realty
Gary Katz, CPA, CA
Partner, Logan Katz LLP
Colleen Kelley 
Vice President and Practice Lead, Business Operations,
Stratford Managers Corporation
Jean Laurin, CPA, CA
CEO (Retired), ENCON Group Inc.
Jacques Paquette, ASC
Senior Assistant Deputy Minister (retired),
Department of Employment and Social Development Canada
Gary Simonsen
Chief Executive Officer (retired),
The Canadian Real Estate Association
Louise Tardif, ICD.D 
Corporate Director 
Meredith Thatcher, IFMA Fellow, CFM, Prosci®*
Founder and President, Thatcher Workplace Consulting
*Resigned during term