2000 Scott Street
Charitable Registration Number: 12985 6340 RR0001
After a federal public service career spanning over 30 years in operations and corporate management in federal departments, the Treasury Board Secretariat and the Canada Post Corporation, Camille retired to launch a human resources consulting practice and devote more time to volunteering in the community.
Camille holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hon) and a Certificate in Public Sector Leadership and Governance from the University of Ottawa, a certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution from the Canadian International Institute of Applied Negotiation and a certificate in not-for-profit governance from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Camille is currently serving as Chair of Ottawa Salus, is on the Board of Directors of the Royal Ottawa Golf Club and volunteers with Dress for Success. She previously served on the boards of Big Sisters, Ashbury College and Rideau Rockcliffe Community Resource Center. In June 2016, Camille was appointed as a Senior Fellow at the University of Ottawa.
“When I watched close friends and their family members grapple with severe mental illness trying to gain some autonomy and a stable life for themselves, I learned of Ottawa Salus and how, for over 40 years, they have been supporting the citizens of Ottawa to find hope through supportive housing and programming. I had to become involved.”
Bernie volunteers on the Salus board because it’s one way to help an organization that has helped so many in our community with persistent mental illness to live with dignity and security in affordable housing.
With his international, communications and marketing background, Bernie is proud to contribute to the work Salus does to shape that conversation and be a part of a team of fellow board members who believe in the Salus mission.
Fiona’s work and volunteer activities have taken her around the globe. After honing her marketing and event-planning skills in Europe and the United States—including six years with the public affairs team at the Canadian Consulate in New York—she landed back in Ottawa following 9/11 where she was offered the position of executive assistant to Maestro Pinchas Zukerman, the National Arts Centre’s (NAC) Music Director. While at the NAC, Fiona was appointed a director of the Zukerman Foundation for Young Artists and a director of the NACO Music Instrument Foundation.
Since 2010, Fiona has continued her work as a private development (fundraising) and event consultant raising several million dollars for charities in Canada and the United States. She is excited to bring her expertise, passion and skills to Ottawa Salus where she hopes to contribute to this most amazing organization.
Fiona holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Loyola College at Concordia with an Honours in Human Development from McGill University. She has been on the Ottawa Salus Board of Directors since 2019 where she continues to Co-Chair Soirée Salus. She also currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Rockcliffe Park Foundation.
“As a teen, I had a good friend with serious mental health issues whose life was quite literally saved by a local organization I later found out was Salus. I am both grateful and honoured to work with this highly motivated and compassionate group of people who are making such a difference in our community.”
Janet Yale, ICD.D, is an accomplished leader and senior executive with many years of management experience in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. She served as the President and CEO of the Arthritis Society (Canada) from June 2012 to January 2020 after a long career in the telecommunications and broadcast sectors.
During the course of her distinguished career, she received a number of awards including the Queen Elizabeth II Golden and Diamond Jubilee Medals. She was also named as one of Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network.
A lawyer and economist by training, Ms. Yale is certified in governance by the Institute of Corporate Directors. A long-time volunteer, Ms. Yale currently serves on the boards of Ottawa Salus, the Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation, WPBS and Business for the Arts.
“I chose Salus because of my commitment to addressing the issue of homelessness and mental health in the Ottawa community.”
Lindsay is a child and family mental health practitioner who is currently working in private practice. She is a passionate advocate for mental health awareness and support, and is relentless in her efforts to end the stigma faced by individuals with mental health issues.
Prior to working in private practice, Lindsay spent many years working in community and educational settings. She has seen the impact that community organizations have in providing support to those who need it.
Lindsay chairs the Philanthropy Committee at Ottawa Salus, and believes wholeheartedly in the idea of giving back to the community, whether the contribution is financial, creative, or simply with time spent volunteering.
“I became involved with Ottawa Salus because I believe it is a priority to end homelessness, and that there is a significant mental health aspect to consider when thinking about homelessness. Without an address, it is exceptionally difficult to maintain meaningful social connections and stable employment. By providing a home, as well as necessary supportive resources, Ottawa Salus helps individuals to feel a sense of belonging, and to feel hopeful that their future holds many opportunities.”
Mélanie Vadeboncoeur is a lawyer and consultant who works with corporate and public sector clients in various areas of the law, including contracts and privacy. She previously worked for two of Canada’s national law firms in the area of civil litigation. Prior to earning her law degree, she also obtained an honours degree in translation, and now continues to provide translation services to her clients.
For more than a decade, she has sat on multiple boards of directors for not-for-profit organizations in Ottawa, including the University of Ottawa Brain and Mind Research Institute, and the Thirteen Strings Orchestra. Mélanie was previously involved with the Women for Mental Health philanthropic program at the Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health. She has also supported countless fundraising initiatives in the community.
Mélanie first became involved with Ottawa Salus in 2014 as a member of its Fund Development Committee.
“In joining Ottawa Salus’ Board of Directors in 2020, I have continued to build on my long-standing support of mental health care services and permanent housing for people living with mental illness in the Ottawa community.”
After working several years in management for large national financial institutions, Michel started a company specializing in mortgage consulting and brokering services for commercial and multi-family property owners and developers. He advises clients on the best financing options available in the marketplace, allowing them time to focus on other areas of their business. Michael lends his extensive financial expertise to Ottawa Salus’ board of directors.
Michael’s leisure time is spent on sports (hockey, golf, curling), music (drums) and travel. He’s been a member of an Ottawa-based band for many years.
“I enjoy my time spent as a board and committee member at Ottawa Salus. I think it’s important to give back to our community if you’re in a position to do so.”
Myles Kirvan, Chair of Ottawa Salus Strategic Policy and Planning Committee, graduated from both Carleton University and the University of Ottawa. A former Associate Deputy Minister of Public Safety Canada and a former Deputy Minister of Justice and Deputy Attorney General of Canada, Myles has served as a Director of Desjardins Sécurité Financière, as a Director and Vice-Chair of the Institute on Governance, and as a Member of the National Security Transparency Advisory Group.
Myles serves as Chair of the RCMP Departmental Audit Committee. He is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and was inducted into the Common Law Honour Society of the Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa. He is a recipient of the National Arts Centre Arnie Vered Award for Voluntarism. Myles is a member of the Law Society of Ontario and the Canadian Bar Association.
“Ottawa Salus provides support and opportunities that respect the dignity of each person and that strengthen our community.”
Sanjay Srivastava served for many years as the Regional Vice-chair of the Consent and Capacity Board, a quasi-judicial tribunal established under the Health Care Consent Act and has lectured extensively on mental health, consent and capacity issues. He joined the Ottawa Salus Board of Directors in 2010 and also serves as a member of the Philanthropy Committee. Sanjay is a real estate and business lawyer with Soloway Wright LLP, specializing in commercial real estate and other commercial transactions, leasing, and commercial and business law.
“I decided to join the Board of Directors after witnessing the devastating impact of mental illness on individuals and families over the years.”
Sarah Bertrand joined Ottawa Salus Board of Directors in 2015 as the Treasurer and Chair of the Finance and Investment Committee.
She works as an Associate Investment Advisor at RBC Dominion Securities. Sarah is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Investment Manager, bringing 10 years of financial experience to the organization. In her free time, she enjoys baking and spending time with her two dogs.
“I felt a connection with Ottawa Salus’ mandate to provide supportive housing to individuals with severe mental illness and concurrent challenges after a similar experience with a family member. I believe that the continuum of services Ottawa Salus provides are crucial on the road to recovery from serious mental illness and see a greater need for these services to be provided on a much larger scale. I am excited to support Ottawa Salus in its future endeavors to meet the growing needs in the community.
Timothy (Tim) Moran, PhD, MD, FRCPC is an Indigenous (Métis) psychiatrist who works at The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre in the Community Mental Health program and The Substance Use and Concurrent Disorders program. He provides mental health care to individuals experiencing homelessness or unstable housing and frequently sees the direct positive impact that stable housing can have on these individuals.
“I joined the Ottawa Salus Board of Directors in 2019 to contribute my clinical experience, which aligns with the vision, mission and values of Ottawa Salus.”