Board of Directors

The Ottawa West Community Support Board of Directors is made up of representatives from various churches in Ottawa’s West End. The Board of Directors meets on a monthly basis and sub-committees meet regularly throughout the year. Approximately 90% of the Board Members are themselves seniors.

The OWCS Board of Directors also relies on representatives with specific expertise to serve as Members at Large. Traditionally, most or our Members at Large are seniors with a background in health, finance, social service or senior’s issues.

Many of our Board Members are also direct service volunteers, which gives them a unique opportunity to receive feedback from clients.

2023-2024 Board of Directors


Chair   Barth Curley
Vice Chair   Jean Kroes
Past Chair   Patricia Bethel
Treasurer   Adrienne Goodwin
Secretary    Chris Sandes
Executive Director (Ex-Officio)    Jennifer Lalonde
Finance Committee Chair   Adrienne Goodwin
Volunteer Community Chair   Jean Kroes
  Derek Fortune
  Nancy Garrard
  Kathryn Gauthier
  David Harris
  Jane He
  Beverly Nassbaum