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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.  

R.J. (Bob) Gallagher, M.P.A.
President and CEO

Morgan Bello MIR, MBA, CHRP
Associate VP, People & Culture

Jeremy Roberts
CFO and Vice President, Corporate Services

Jack Silverstein
Vice President, Financial Development

Mike Tait
Vice President, Health, Fitness, and Aquatics

Cathy Turnbull
Vice President, Childcare, 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.

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

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

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

Susannah Crabtree, Treasurer
Partner, Odgers  Berndtson

Dr. Lisa Chillingworth Watson
Co-founder, Agile Work Evolutions Inc.

Alan Doak, CCIM, SIOR
Proveras Commercial Realty

Colleen Kelley
Vice President and Practice Lead, Business
Stratford Managers Corporation

Anna Laurence
Senior Manager, Government Affairs
Rogers Communications

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

Mark Taylor
Vice President Resource Development,
United Way/Centraide Ottawa

Caroline Xavier
Associate Deputy Minister of Immigration
Refugees and Citizenship Canada