Team QCHF Ottawa

Our Team

Our Board of Directors

Fred Seller

Chair
Partner, Brazeau Seller Law

Fred is a founding partner of Brazeau Seller Law, and for more than 30 years has acted as a trusted advisor to a wide range of businesses throughout the world, providing both legal expertise and strategic advice.

In addition to his rewarding legal career, Fred takes great pride in his volunteer work in the community. He serves on the Board of Directors with the Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation and Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation, and is a former co-chair of the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation’s $50 million Courage Campaign.

Along with his community and charity work, Fred has served on the Quality Assurance Committee, the Membership Committee, and Chairman Nominating Committee for Meritas Law Firms Worldwide. He also served a three-year term on Meritas’ International Board of Directors.

In recognition of Fred’s work and contributions to his community, he was a recipient of a National Capital Region Top 40 Under 40 award in 2000. In 2010, he was chosen as one of the National Capital’s Top 50 People by Ottawa Life Magazine. In 2013, he was a recipient of the Rabbi Reuven P. Bulka Award, the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation’s highest honour.

Fred earned his Bachelor of Commerce degree with a concentration in accounting from McGill University in 1983, and his law degree from the University of Ottawa in 1986.

Ronald Richardson
P.Eng., ICD.D

Past Chair
Corporate Director, Calian Group Ltd.

Mischa Kaplan

Vice Chair
Vice President, People and Culture, Cystic Fibrosis Canada

Doug Hewson

Treasurer
Managing Partner, Caribbean Basin, Ottawa, Portland Private Equity

Amy MacLeod

Secretary
Vice President, Corporate Communications, MDA

Alan Doak

Director
Principle, Proveras Commercial Realty

Dr. Andrew Falconer

Director
President and CEO, Queensway Carleton Hospital

Shannon Gorman, MBA, MPNL, CFRE

Director, Ex-Officio
President and CEO, Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation

Ed Herweyer

Director
Vice President, Annis O’Sullivan Vollebekk

Ryan Kelahear

Director
Director, Business Development, Colliers Project Leaders

Cal Kirkpatrick

Director
President, Colonnade Development

Dr. Ruchi Murthy

Director
Medical Staff Appointment | Infectious Disease Physician, Queensway Carleton Hospital

Chad Schella

Director
Board of Directors Appointment, Queensway Carleton Hospital

Wynand Stassen

Director
CFO, HammerTech

Shaina Watt

Director
Senior Manager, Assurance, Hendry Warren LLP

Benson Wong

Director
Community Volunteer

Janet Yale, ICD.D

Director
Community Volunteer

Our Community Champions: 2022 QCH Ambassadors

W. Alan Whitten

Chair
President, Huntington Properties

Alan founded Huntington Properties in 1996 during a period of exceptional economic growth in West Ottawa. Alan’s insight and experience help Huntington create partnerships that amount to successful real estate acquisitions and developments. He is also a co-founder and director of the Stonemont private REIT, which has a focus on retirement residences and seniors’ housing in Ottawa and Nova Scotia.

He obtained a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta, as well as the Institute of Corporate Directors ICD.D designation. In 2013, Alan was a Finalist for the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and is a past Board Member and Chair of the QCH Foundation.

Alan and his wife Marianne raised their family in Kanata during the 80s and 90s with many trips to QCH for various family health-related occurrences, so they know that value that QCH brings to the west Ottawa community. In addition, Alan founded his business, Huntington Properties, in Kanata and greatly appreciates the unparalleled service it provides to residents and the employees of businesses of Ottawa‘s west end.

Stephen Abraham

QCH Board of Directors Liaison

Mark Bonneau

General Manager, Barrhaven Ford

Dave Cimpello

Senior Wealth Advisor, BMO Nesbitt Burns

Alan Doak

Director
Principle, Proveras Commercial Realty

Nishith Goel

Founder, Cistel Technology

Doug Hewson

Treasurer
Managing Partner, Caribbean Basin, Ottawa, Portland Private Equity

Cal Kirkpatrick

Director
President, Colonnade Development

Geoff McGowan

Real Estate Broker, RE/MAX Affiliates

Ronald Richardson
P.Eng., ICD.D

Past Chair
Corporate Director, Calian Group Ltd.

Fred Seller

Chair
Partner, Brazeau Seller Law

Patrick Shanahan

Senior Employee Benefits Consultant, ProCorp Financial Group

Jennifer Spallin

Associate Portfolio Manager, MD Financial Management

Karen Sparks

Executive Director, Wesley Clover Parks

Josh Zaret

President, Gemstone Corporation

Our Foundation Team

Shannon Gorman, MBA, MPNL, CFRE

President and CEO

Judith Scott

VP Operations

Nadine Fowler

VP Philanthropy

Shannon Bain

Director Marketing and Communications |
Community and Corporate Giving

Katie Barrett

Digital Fundraising, Marketing & Communications Associate

Joanne Guido

Executive Assistant to President and CEO and Board of Directors

Catherine Harwood

Fundraising Specialist

Susan Parrish

Donor Services &
Database Administrator