Leadership Teams

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, MPA
President and CEO

Morgan Bello, MIR, MBA, CHRP
Vice President, People & Culture and Corporate Services

Katie Sexton
Vice President, Employment and Newcomer Services

Cathy Turnbull
Vice President, Transitional Planning 

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.


Susannah Crabtree
Chair
Partner, Career Business Leader,
Mercer Canada

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

Anne Butler
Secretary
Chief Legal Officer,
Peoples Group

Louise Tardif, ICD.D
Treasurer

Corporate Director

Trevor Bhupsingh, MPA
Assistant Deputy Minister
Emergency Management and Programs Branch
Public Safety Canada

Anna Laurence
Senior Manager Atlantic Canada
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

Danial Taggart CPA, CA, CFA
Group Development Controller
Taggart Group of Companies

Tricia Weagant, BA
Principal
Ossington Road Media

Caroline Xavier
Associate Deputy Minister,
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
Canada