2000 Scott Street
Charitable Registration Number: 12985 6340 RR0001
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.”
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 Past 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.”
Kevin is a professional Urban Planner, a graduate of Ryerson University, who has worked in the Ottawa homebuilding industry for 17 years. He is employed at Richcraft Homes Ltd. and enjoys the role of Vice President of Land Development – Investment Portfolio and he currently serves as the Chair of the Builder Developer Council for the Greater Ottawa Home Builders Association. In this role, Kevin works closely with related industry leaders, politicians and senior municipal staff on housing and land development policy direction and implementation.
Before a career in Urban Planning and Land Development, Kevin worked in Toronto at the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN), funded by the provincial Ministry of Health. His role at the OHTN was to help to develop a data collection system for traditional and naturopathic treatments and outcomes with participating patients at Ontario hospitals and alternative health care networks while also privately practicing Homeopathic Medicine in Toronto, ON.
Kevin is living in Ottawa and raising 3 teenagers with his spouse.
Salus is taking a proactive role in responding to the needs of the individual and our community. I hope to lend my experience in housing and land development to help Salus achieve its Vision and Mission. I consider myself very fortunate to have the opportunity to give back to my community. It feels good to be a part of Salus.
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.”
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.”
Tadiwa has over 19 years of human resources experience in the sectors of agriculture, retail, hospitality, HR consultancy and with the United Nations. He has worked in Canada, USA, Germany, Liberia, Malaysia and Zimbabwe. His experience includes HR administration, recruitment, talent management, training, compensation, employee relations, as well as HR policies and strategies. Tadiwa has a Doctorate of Social Science with a specialization in HR Management and an MSc degree in HR Management and Training, both from the University of Leicester, United Kingdom. He also has an MBA Degree from MANCOSA, in South Africa, and a BA degree in Psychology and Sociology from Africa University, in Zimbabwe. Tadiwa is married and has two children. In his spare time, Tadiwa enjoys gardening, reading books, taking walks and playing tennis.
Tadiwa has lived in communities where mental health conditions are repeatedly not well understood. Often people experiencing mental health challenges are feared, the conditions are seen as a sign of weakness, consequence of witchcraft or supernatural punishment for past misbehavior etc., leading to discrimination and exclusion from society. His desire to raise awareness and to improve the wellbeing of people with mental health conditions aligns with Salus’ mission and values.