Lacey Sheng, Chairperson

Lacey, 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, Lacey 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.

Candice Presley, Director and former 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).

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

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. 

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.

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 was a resident of TCE's home on Riverbend Drive.

Ken Anderson, Director

Ken Anderson is a public relations consultant. In 2016, his customized media relations, public speaking and conflict resolution training programs were judged among the Top-10 in North America. He has provided crisis communications and other services to clients in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors for over four decades. Before entering the consulting world, Ken served as a member of the senior management team of the National Arts Centre. For more than 15 years, he appeared on radio as program host, newscaster, assignment editor and reporter. He is an active member, past board member and long-time awards judge of the International Association of Business Communicators.

Krista Simms, Director

Krista is a former TCE employee, she worked as a Residential Counsellor for 13 years in a variety of positions including Full Time, Part Time and On Call. Krista has a diploma from the Developmental Services Worker (DSW) program at Loyalist College as well as a diploma in Sign Language Interpretation from Douglas College. Currently, she works Full Time as a Sign Language Interpreter and Video Interpreter Trainer at Sign Language Interpreting Associates Ottawa Inc (SLIAO).

Marge McCabe, Director

Marge has a Professional Background in Nursing, worked in various medical capacities. She also has marketing and sales experience in real estate. Marge’s 45-year-old daughter Brenda has a developmental disability and is now being supported by TCE. Over the years since her daughter’s birth, Marge been involved in many family groups for people with developmental disabilities. She was one of the Founders and a Fundraiser of Trinity Homes, Saskatoon and a Co-Founder and Executive Director of Families Matter Coop, Ottawa. Marge has volunteered in different capacities on a number of non-profit boards and has been a member of the MCSS Partnership Table and more recently a member of the MCSS Ontario Developmental Services Housing Task Force.

Pawel Mazurek, Director


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.