The board of directors is comprised of the executive team and some of the chairs of our committees.
Membership Committee Chair
Jen WrightWhole Therapy, Owner, RMT
I have been a Registered Massage Therapist since 2006, but I began my career in health and fitness in 2001, in Personal Training.
Over the years, I have come to realize that a healthy, well body is not just aesthetically pleasing, but is healthy and well from the inside out. There is no 'one size fits all' wellness path, either: everyone has his or her individual formula.
As a clinic owner and RMT, I can now help more people discover their own personal formulas for wellness. While I treat a wide variety of clients, I mainly focus on energy work (Reiki), anxiety and breathing issues, and athletic injuries.
Marketing and Communications Chair
Michele CorriveauGlebe and Byward Chiropractic Clinics and Massage Therapy Centres, Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Michele Corriveau graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2009. She has been practicing in Ottawa since the summer of 2011 as part of the team at Byward Chiropractic Clinic. Dr. Corriveau has been a life long chiropractic patient and a passionate advocate for chiropractic. Her mission is to educate people on just how strong, resilient, and healthy their bodies can be through proper care and prevention.
She enjoys year-round running, volunteering in the community and discovering all the best foods and picnic spots Ottawa has to offer.
Christina NesrallahDesjardins Financial Security Independent Network, Investment Funds, Life and Health Insurance Advisor
Honest. Approachable. Dedicated.
My commitment to helping others contributes to the quality of my relationships with people. From organizing charitable events for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, Bust a Move for Breast Cancer, Nordic Walk for Cancer Survivorship to having been a small business owner, I have always prided myself on being honest, approachable, and dedicated.
As a financial services advisor, I anticipate and adapt to the changing needs of my clients – to advise them through all the bumps and curves life offers.
To stay on top of my game in this ever-changing industry, I'm always learning – new product features, new wealth creation strategies, new ways to protect my clients' assets. A month has never passed me by where I'm not in a meeting room learning about new financial opportunities for my clients!
I graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. I am a licensed Life and Health Insurance and Investment Fund Advisor in the Province of Ontario.
We are all expertly supported by a team of administrative, technical and underwriting specialists whose expertise and experience form the solid foundation of the century of excellence that is Desjardins Financial Security. Such support allows me to focus on building lifetime relationships with my clients. If there's something that I don't know, someone down the hall from me will.
We have a professional and community-minded office – many of us are lifelong Ottawa residents. You'll routinely see us out supporting the various fund-raising walks and runs.
What You Can Expect:
If you like straight-forward, no nonsense advice on how to best improve your financial situation, then you've come to the right person. I know when to listen and when to talk, and before we do anything, we have to get talking. And talking.
Let's face it; a big component of our relationship with money is emotional and personal, and I would like to know each and every one of my clients personally – by way of my always polite inquisitive questions - so I can help.
That's the bottom line.
Melissa BairdGlebe and Byward Chiropractic Clinics and Massage Therapy Centres, Chiropractor
Dr. Melissa Baird is a chiropractor at Glebe Chiropractic Clinic. In practice, Dr. Baird has an interest in paediatric care and care for pregnant moms. Dr. Baird is trained in Webster Technique. She continues to further her education in those areas as well as overall wellness solutions to provide the best care for her patients. She strives to educate the public through wellness workshops on natural health choices and healthy living. Dr. Baird practices with techniques that can be utilized on different age groups, a wide array of conditions, post surgical patients, patients with arthritis and other spinal related diseases, so that each and every patient receives a treatment plan specifically tailored to their own individual needs.
Abbie SizerBMO Bank of Montreal , Financial Services Manager
I love making meaningful connections and helping people. I am committed to integrity, empathy, diversity, and responsibility. I'm fortunate to work with a company that shares my values. I am a fully qualified Financial Services Manager with BMO and I'm currently working on equipping myself with the skills and knowledge to be a trusted Financial Planner.
I have more than ten years of experience in customer service, six years in leadership roles, four years in research, and three years in non-profit organizations. During this time, I acquired a broad skill set in communications, research, project management, policy analysis, and customer service. I have strong organizational principles, a keen eye for detail, and I am a strong theoretical and analytical thinker. I love making use of my current skill set and always love learning new skills. Feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org to connect further!
I currently live in the Glebe with my rescued dog, Frank. When I'm not working, you'll find me cooking in my kitchen, hiking in the woods with my dog, curled up on the couch doing a crossword or reading books.