Our Team

Our 2023-2024 Board of Directors

Fred Seller

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.

Shaina Watt

Treasurer & Chair, Finance & Audit Committee
Partner, Hendry Warren LLP

Amy MacLeod

Vice President, Corporate Communications, MDA

Ronald Richardson
P.Eng., ICD.D

Past Chair
Corporate Director, Calian Group Ltd.

Alan Doak

Principle, Proveras Commercial Realty

Dr. Andrew Falconer

President and CEO, Queensway Carleton Hospital

Shannon Gorman, MBA, MPNL, CFRE

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

Susan Finlay

Community Volunteer

Mischa Kaplan

Executive Director, Culture and Enabling Services, Scouts Canada

Dr. Ruchi Murthy

Medical Staff Appointment | Infectious Disease Physician, Queensway Carleton Hospital

Chad Schella

Board of Directors Appointment, Queensway Carleton Hospital | Associate Vice President Government Relations, CIBC

Wynand Stassen

CFO, HammerTech

Fraser Sutherland

Senior Wealth Advisor, Portfolio Manager
CIBC Wood Gundy, CIBC Private Wealth

Our Foundation Team

Shannon Gorman, MBA, MPNL, CFRE

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

For Shannon Gorman, becoming President and CEO of Queensway Carleton Hospital (QCH) Foundation is a dream come true.

After decades of hard work and dedication to helping make the world a better place, she garnered the top job at QCH Foundation in 2020. Just weeks after taking on the role, the world was in the grips of the pandemic. She carefully navigated QCH Foundation through the crisis – one of the most challenging times for the healthcare sector.

Shannon joined QCH Foundation following 11 years with TELUS as the National Director of Community Affairs. During her time with TELUS, she was instrumental in advancing their corporate investment strategy by leading their 13 Canadian community boards and five international boards. Additionally, she launched TELUS’ Internet and Mobility for Good programs in 2016 and the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation (TFFF) in 2019. Shannon served as the founding Executive Director for the TFFF, overseeing its first year of operations and stewarding TELUS’ founding donation of $120 million. Through her tireless efforts, Shannon helped to build a multi-year strategy of fundraising and community investment excellence for the TFFF, ensuring its support of hundreds of grassroots Canadian charities which provide youth-focused programs and services.

Prior to joining TELUS, Shannon worked with the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation as a senior executive for more than 13 years, where she played a key role in raising more than $30 million to increase cancer survivorship in Ottawa.

As a life-long learner with a thirst for knowledge, Shannon holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Ottawa, a Masters in Philanthropy and Non Profit Leadership (MPNL) from Carleton University, is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), and has certificates in Corporate Social Responsibility from both the Harvard Business School and Boston College.

Born and raised in west-end Ottawa, being part of the QCH family is incredibly meaningful to Shannon. She is forever grateful for the opportunity to support the hospital that so lovingly cares for our community.

Judith Scott

VP Operations

Nadine Fowler

VP Philanthropy

Shannon Bain

VP Marketing and Communications | Corporate and Community Partnerships

Steve Karanikollas

Executive Assistant to President and CEO and Governance Coordinator

Susan Parrish

Donor Services &
Database Administrator

Catherine Harwood

Associate Director, Major Gifts

Katie Barrett

Manager, Corporate and Community Development

Darcie De Sousa

Donor Engagement Associate