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 of 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.
Terry Fahey, Director
Terry and his family have been involved with TCE ever since their brother Doug moved to Baxter House in 1991. Unfortunately, Doug passed away unexpectedly in 2014 however this has not diminished Terry's commitment or contribution to the organization. Terry is a licensed electrician and an experienced businessman who currently runs several successful businesses. 'Fahey Electric' is the sponsor of the annual summer 'Douglas Joseph Fahey Memorial BBQ' which is staffed enthusiastically by a large group of Fahey family volunteers. He also has previous experience serving on boards (sports league and condo corporation). Terry brings both valuable management experience and a personal connection to TCE with strong support of its philosophy.
Nicholas Wilson, DirectorNicholas was born and raised in Ottawa and TCE has always been apart of his life. His foster brother Jamie was the original resident of TCE and had lived with Nicholas' parents until shortly before Nicholas was born and his parents founded TCE. Nicholas has a degree in computer science and was a relatively early employee of what is now known as BlackBerry. While working at BlackBerry he attended law school and now works as a patent licensing lawyer at WiLAN. Nicholas' favourite passtime is spending time at the local hockey rink coaching his children's teams.
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.
Amanda Iannaccio, Director
Amanda Iannaccio is an enthusiastic communications professional who has navigated the full spectrum of communications from engaging audiences as an ESL teacher to delivering sharp, purposeful information in print and online platforms as a medical editor. She possesses experience in strategic communications, having devised and implemented communications plans that substantially increased readership of medical publications and is a detailed project manager with the ability to oversee the progression of communications projects at each stage of development. As an active member of her community, Amanda has worked with adults and children with developmental disabilities and is eager to bring her knowledge and experience to the TCE Board.
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) and a Chartered Accountant (CA) works as an Assistant Director, Financial Planning and Advice with the Bank of Canada. 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.