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.
BYA Interim Chair
Deborah BardDeborah Bard, Bard Consulting , Founder
Nominations Interim Chair
Hiba Kukaswadia Joule Inc, Canadian Medical Association subsidiary, Finance Business Lead
Hiba Kukaswadia is the Finance Business Lead of Joule Inc, Canadian Medical Association subsidiary designed to assist physicians in the pursuit of clinical excellence, through the support of physician-led innovation, and by inspiring physician-adoption of knowledge products and innovative technologies and services. With a background in consulting and healthcare, Hiba is passionate about using financial data to own strategy, drive development, and support business partners. Hiba has been actively involved in the Nominations Committee since 2017.
Abbie SizerBMO Bank of Montreal , Senior Banker - Nesbitt Burns | Private Wealth, BMO Bank of Montreal
I have a passion for making meaningful connections and helping people. As a Senior Banker with BMO Financial Group, I focus on delivering an exceptional customer experience by truly understanding my clients and conducting a thorough needs assessment to offer tailored solutions that deepen my relationship with my clients and fulfilling my clients' immediate and future financial needs. I'm currently working towards my PFP designation to hone my financial advisor skills and knowledge. I currently reside 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, or browsing the shelves at a bookstore.