Board of Directors

IIBA Ottawa-Outaouais Executive Team

The IIBA Ottawa-Outaouais chapter's executive team is made up of directors who are elected by chapter members at the Annual General Meeting. The Executive team is supported by non-board support roles as needed.

Each board member performs a combination of governance, administrative, and operational roles. The Board of Directors 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 and provide direction for subcommittees.

2023-2024 Board of Directors



Helen Racette, PEng, CBAP®, P2P has led a number of IT and controls projects in the private and public sectors for over 20 years.  From working for an original “Deming’s Disciples” on Statistical Process Control, through the origins of Six Sigma with experience in the automotive industry, to the application of Lean Six Sigma in Nortel as well as Medical and Pharmaceutical manufacturers throughout North America, she constantly strives to develop and share best-in-class deliverables with her teams and clients.  Helen currently works for Health Canada in their Digital Transformation Branch. Helen passed the CBAP® exam in 2017, has been a past speaker at Capital BA Day, and is always looking to expand her network and help share her knowledge while continually learning from others.

As President, Helen is responsible for ensuring that the chapter's activities continue to align with its strategic goals and provide value to its members.

Helen can be reached at:



Sviatlana Huchek has over 10 years of international experience in business analysis, project management, and business operations across a wide range of industries. Nowadays, she is enjoying her role as a Business Analyst in the financial services industry. Sviatlana holds a BSc. in Economics and a graduate certificate in Business Analysis. Currently, she is studying for a Master of Applied Analytics in the Technology Innovation Management program at Carleton University. Sviatlana is excited to be a part of a like-minded community of professionals at the IIBA Ottawa-Outaouais Chapter.

As Secretary, Sviatlna maintains corporate documentation and records of business meetings and official communications of the Chapter. 

Sviatlana can be reached via e-mail at:



Abieyuwa (Abie) Onaeko, CBAP is a graduate of accounting with a professional certification in both finance and business analysis and over 8 years work experience in Oil and gas, Energy, banking and most recently as a business analyst in a consulting firm. Abie is excited about opportunities that integrate people, processes, data and technology to support project delivery and implement digital transformation. She enjoys having insightful conversations with people and is passionate about advocating and promoting business analysis in any capacity. 

As Treasurer, Abie oversees the management of funds for duly authorized purposes of the Chapter. 

Abie can be reached via e-mail at:

Vice President (VP) Communications 


Myla Hum is an independent business analyst consultant currently working for federal government department clients in the information technology industry. She started out as a software quality specialist in the private sector for a software technology company, and has since found her calling in business analysis as a second career. Myla is enthusiastic about learning new things and providing value to stakeholders and organizations by solving problems using various tools and techniques.

As VP of Communications, Myla is responsible for disseminating information to and from the Chapter membership and promoting IIBA® and the chapter through internal and external communications using various channels.

Myla can be reached at:

Vice President (VP) Professional Development 

Surani Peiris

Vice President (VP) Certification 


Ziad can be reached at:

Vice President (VP) Member Services

Ramya Dhyapa

Ramya can be reached at:

Vice President (VP) Marketing


Chinyere Ubani, CBAP®, MBA has over 12 years of experience working in Banking, Information Technology, and Non-profit organizations. She has held several roles as Financial Analyst, Credit Risk Analyst, and Business Systems Analyst. As the Managing Partner in a consulting firm, she has consulted for various companies supporting different digital transformation projects. She has an MBA (Finance) from the prestigious Lagos Business School and holds an Advanced Diploma in Business and Applied Accounting from the Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants (ACCA).  

Chinyere is passionate about Business Analysis and as the VP, Marketing, she connects with professionals and businesses to achieve the strategic goals of the chapter. In her spare time, Chinyere loves to connect with upcoming Business Analysts, mentoring several women and new immigrant professionals in Canada to find their feet and to achieve their professional goals. She loves to meet people and her passion is to create value and make an impact on her community. 

Chinyere can be reached via e-mail at:

Past President


Nancy Beatson is a Certified Business Analysis Professional with over 20 years’ business analysis experience in the information technology industry, working for federal, provincial and territorial government clients in banking, social support programs and private industry. As a seasoned business analyst, Nancy has been living her dream, working with stakeholders to solve their problems and leverage opportunities through effective requirements elicitation and solution analysis. She is passionate about the profession of business analysis and has been helping others who are pursuing their BA certification since joining the IIBA Ottawa-Outaouais chapter board of directors in 2017.

As Past President, Nancy is responsible for providing mentorship, guidance, and continuity to the chapter's leadership based on her experience.

Nancy can be reached at:

Support Roles


Deputy, Administrative Services



Deputy, Finance



Deputy, Member Services - Membership Coordinator

Marie Halsey

Deputy, Member Services - Volunteer Engagement 



Deputy, Communications



Deputy, Communications

Paschal Asadu

Deputy, Communications
Ramya Dhyapa

Deputy, Marketing – Outreach & Market Research

Ndrianaja Randrianandrasana

Deputy, Marketing - Sponsorship

​Rosalind Seale

Deputy, Professional Development Nikhil Shah

Deputy, Professional Development



Deputy, Certification



Deputy, Certification - Mentorship

Claire Paquette

Deputy, Certification - Mentorship Jason Oliver