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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
Vice President, Finance and 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

Jean Laurin, CPA, CA, Treasurer
CEO (Retired), ENCON Group Inc.

Iwona Albrecht
Partner, Business and Corporate Law, Corporate Finance & Securities
Soloway Wright

Anne Butler
Vice President, Policy, Research, Legal and General Counsel
Payments Canada

Susannah Crabtree
Partner, Odgers Berndtson

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

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