Paula was elected to the Board in May 2018. Paula has extensive domestic and international experience in a wide variety of business and technology leadership positions. Most recently, Paula held the position of Business Manager, Traffic Safety and Security Division for 3M Canada Company. In this role, Paula had full P&L responsibility for the Canadian business managing all sales, marketing and business development activities in Canada for a diverse range of industrial and high tech products. Paula joined 3M in 2010 after spending more than 20 years at Nortel where she held senior business management and leadership positions. Paula graduated with a Bachelor of Mathematics in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo and has completed the AEA/Ivey Executive Marketing Program. Paula, her husband Michael and son Andrew live in Ottawa.
Sari has an extensive background in healthcare management and has held leadership positions in hospitals in both Ottawa and Toronto. She currently serves as the CAO of the Ottawa Blood Disease Centre at The Ottawa Hospital, where she focusses on operational excellence, sustainability, and growth. Sari has a clinical background as an Occupational Therapist in the mental health field, and holds a Master’s of Health Administration from the University of Toronto. Sari’s previous Board experience includes several years with Options Bytown Not for Profit Housing, as well as with her children’s former school. Originally from Toronto, Sari now lives with her two young children in Ottawa. She was elected to the Caldwell Family Centre Board in February 2020.
Karen is an experienced technology executive who has spent more than 20 years leading software teams in the Ottawa area. She has held various roles at Nortel, Avaya and Halogen Software. Currently, Karen is the Vice President of Quality and Customer Care at InGenius Software in Kanata. Karen is dedicated to community growth; in addition to various volunteer commitments, she enjoyed a past board position on the Huntley Community Association working on programs within the Carp community. Karen has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Regina. In her spare time, Karen participates in various running races and enjoys biking, skiing and spending time with her family.
Yolaine’s career has spanned all aspects of the public and private educational systems: teacher, special education teacher, vice-principal and principal. For many years Yolaine continued her enthusiasm for learning in her work with student teachers at the University of Ottawa. Her volunteer activities are equally centred on learning and children. She has been a Trustee with the Kanata Public Library Board, a founding member of the Heritage Fair for students in the Ottawa region, a member of the Language of Instruction Commission of Ontario and a member of the French-language committee of the Carlington Community and Health Services Centre.
Yolaine has been involved in various capacities with the Caldwell Family Centre almost since its inception and was re-elected as Caldwell’s Chair of the Board in May 2017. She is stepping down as Chair but is looking forward to continuing as a director and will serve as past chair for the next 3-year term.
Bernard holds a professional CPA designation from the Chartered Professional Accountants association of Quebec. His finance career has taken him into various roles within not-for-profit and government organizations. He also has an executive masters of business administration from the Telfer School of Business and over 25 years of combined experience in the service, government and child and youth care industries. Bernard was appointed to the board of directors to fill the role of treasurer in November 2018 and has been supporting the organization to operate in a sustainable and transparent way.
Jordan is an Ottawa-based lawyer with extensive experience advising the government, education, and non-profit sectors. His legal career has taken him all across the country and to the Supreme Court of Canada. Jordan currently works as in-house legal counsel to Carleton University, practicing primarily intellectual property and corporate/commercial law. He lives in the Carlington area and is committed to giving back to his community.
Marilyn has a wealth of experience in senior positions with multi-service national, regional and local charitable organizations such as: an animal shelter; art gallery; performing arts theatre; poverty relief and health agencies; in both staff and volunteer positions. Born and raised in Ottawa, she has lived and worked in Ottawa, Thunder Bay, Windsor, St. Thomas and London Ontario. She is looking forward to working with the dedicated team of staff and volunteers at Caldwell Family Centre, to meet the challenges of the future. Her son Ian lives in Ottawa, while daughter Laureen, son-in-law Matt and granddaughters Rose and Margaret live in London Ontario.