Candice Presley, Chairperson

Originally from BC, Candice, an ASL Interpreter, joined the Board in 2008. She has a Linguistics degree from Carleton University and an Interpreter Training and Special Needs ECE from Vancouver Community College. Candice was an Educational Assistant/Interpreter in the School Board for 5 years and has been an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter since 1985. She is a founding member and Director of Operations at Sign Language Interpreting Association of Ottawa Inc. (SLIAO) and a member of the Association of Visual Lanaguage Interpreters of Canada (AVLIC).

Susan Seally, Director

Susan has over 25 years of experience working in Human Resources. She currently holds the top human resource position (Principal, HR) at a government organization of aproximately 600 employees. She works in a unionized environment and therefore brings first-hand experience with collective bargaining, pay equity and other aspects of managing unionized workforces. This experience is highly valuable in a board member, given the importance of HR and union-related matters to TCE.

Clark Lindsay, Director

Clark, retired from the Private Sector, practices as Business Consultant utilizing his diverse background and skills in Government Relations, Policy and Process Development and Conflict Management. Clark provides the Board with support and leadership in strategic direction and ensures the promotion of good governance. 

Moriah Waddington, Treasurer

Moriah is a Chartered Accountant and has worked as a financial auditor and a controller in both the private and public sectors. Moriah has also served as a board member on other non-profit organizations such as the Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre. 

Coreen Blackburn, Family Support Network Representative

Coreen is a retired Early Childhood Educator with an extensive volunteer career spanning 30 years including Children's International Summer Villages (CISV). Coreen was elected as the first Honourary Counsellor of CISV Canada. Coreen is an active volunteer for the Hospice at Maycourt's "Homes for the Holidays" fundraiser. Coreen's brother John is a resident of TCE's home on Riverbend Drive.

Xue Rui, Director

Xue holds a Bachelor of Economics and an MBA from Carleton University. With valuable past volunteer and work experience including Options Bytown, Xue brings her strong financial, communication, interpersonal and management skills as well as her fundraising experience to TCE's Board. 

Qing Sheng, Director

Qing, an internationally trained medical resident with a Bachelors and Masters degree in Medicine also holds a Masters of Health Administration (MHA). Currently employed at Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Center as a Performance Improvement Consultant, Quing has also worked as a resident while completing her MHA at Bruyere Continuing Care. She has many years of volunteer experience with non-profit organizations, most recently the Ottawa Chapter of the Canada-China Friendship Society.

Aline Abi-Khalil, Director

Aline, a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), works as Director of Finance with Assent Compliance. Aline, having worked for 15 years in the financial sector, brings extensive financial expertise, especially in controls, assessment, reporting guidelines, policies, analysis, budgeting, forecastng, management, communication and risk management. 

Pawel Mazurek, Director

Christopher Wilson, Director

Christopher has been teaching for 9 years and is currently teaching grade 7 and 8 at Sir Robert Borden. He has a great deal of experience volunteering with Children's International Summer Villages (CISV) and as a youth hockey and soccer coach. His brother Jamie was one of the first residents at TCE and currently resides at TCE's home on Kirkwood. Christopher is also a member of TCE's Family Support Network.

Marge McCabe, Director

Krista Simms, Director