Board of Directors

Our Board

The Family Services Ottawa is a charitable organization 107376147RR0001 incorporated in Ontario and governed by a Board of Directors who volunteer their time and talent to improve the lives of those we serve and the community we live in. The Board includes professionals, business leaders and individuals chosen for their unique skills, perspectives, and experiences.

The Board of Directors functions under a policy model of governance and is responsible for governance, financial health, policy, strategic leadership and providing counsel on a wide range of strategic matters.

Harry Binks


Lori Bender

Vice President

Jane Trakalo

Past President

Neha D’Souza


Emily Jamieson


Annemarie Roodal, LLB, LLM, C.S.

Inkosi Lufu, BComm (Hons)

Ratul Dutta, MBA, CFP

Jen Osseni, MHRM, CHRL

Corey Roberts

Corien Kershey

Karla Thorpe

Ian Cullwick

Quin Gilbert-Walters

Interested in joining our board?

Contribute your voice, leadership and experience to Family Services Ottawa.

We are looking for individuals who are passionate about making a difference in our community and who share our commitment to inclusivity. The individuals should want to build a community where families are strong and resilient and have the support they need to live healthy, fulfilling lives.

To compliment the existing Board of Director’s backgrounds, the Board is interested in hearing from individuals from the following professional areas:

Real Estate
Finance and Accounting
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Marketing and Communications

Please submit your expression of interest and your resume to Deirdre Speers, Executive Director dspeers@familyservicesottawa.org

Senior Leadership:

Elyse Schipper

Executive Director

Rebecca Fromowitz

Associate Executive Director