Board of Directors

Board of Directors

IIBA Ottawa-Outaouais Executive Team

Directors are elected by IIBA Ottawa-Outaouais Chapter members (who must be active IIBA members) at the Annual General Meeting. The board may supplement the Executive with non-board volunteer roles, as needed.

Each Officer performs a combination of governance, administrative, and operational roles. The Board meets on a regular basis to oversee the administrative affairs of the Chapter and develop strategic plans for its growth, plan events, discuss guest speakers, review the certification process, and coordinate conference participation.

2019-2020 Board of Directors


Christina Abbott


Alexei Samarets


J-P Thompson

Vice-President Communications

Magdalena Jaros

Vice-President Certification & President Elect

Nancy Beatson

Director at Large

Vishwanath Sollapura

Vice-President Marketing

Chinyere Ubani

Vice-President Member Services

Alec Lumsden

Vice-President Professional Development

Marian Eke

Visit the Past Board Members page.



Support Roles

Deputy, Member Services - Membership Coordinator

Marie Halsey

Deputy, Member Services - Volunteer Engagement 

Joslin Samuel

Deputy, Communications

Hichem Bouslama

Deputy, Communications

Emilia Chen

Deputy, Communications

Michelle Grandchamp

Deputy, Marketing - Market Research

Sona Varghese 

Deputy, Marketing - Outreach

Anis Ben Omrane

Deputy, Marketing - Sponsorship

Harsh Vaniawala

Deputy, Professional Development

Edwine Job

Deputy, Professional Development

Kendall Welker

Deputy, Professional Development

Ibinabo Garry

Deputy, Certification

Claire Paquette

Deputy, Certification - Mentorship

Helen Racette

Capital BA Day Committee

Committee Co-Chair

Lucie Miguel

Committee Co-Chair

Adina Manoli


Nancy Beatson

Communications and Web Design

Magdalena Jaros


Kristie Marr



Lorraine Vachon



Neeta Pakhale


Interested in Volunteering?

If you wish to volunteer your time in any of the these capacities, please refer to the Become a Volunteer page.