2020-2021 OCCRC Board of Directors
Orléans has been the home for Christine and her family for the past 16 years. As a Board member, Christine is committed to the development of opportunities for youth and francophones enabled by a community that engages and equips them to be successful as our leaders of the future.
Christine has 17 years of experience in the science and technology environment, covering strategic and operational planning, performance measurement and risk management, stakeholder relations and issues management.
She is currently, Director General for Policy, Strategy and Performance with the National Research Council of Canada.
Now a resident of Cumberland for almost 10 years, Koreen and her family moved from Calgary, Alberta to Orléans in 2004 with 2 children under 2 in tow. New to the area, the OCRC was a much welcome resource that she regularly accessed.
Koreen has over 30 years experience as a Registered Nurse and a passion for injury prevention and health promotion. She has held direct care and leadership roles in diverse practice settings, including: hospitals, continuing care, non for profits, Health Canada, Public Health Agency of Canada, Canadian Armed Forces, and the Canadian Red Cross.
Being a member of the Board is an opportunity for Koreen to give back to a Centre that has made a significant impact on her family over the years. When not working, she can be found outside, year-round, enjoying the Cumberland trails.
Norm is a renowned accounting and tax specialist, with more than 20 years in increasingly demanding positions during which he was at the helm of several private and publicly held companies as senior manager and comptroller.
Norm has spared no efforts in building his own firm, Houle & Associates Chartered Professional Accountants. He derives great satisfaction in providing comprehensive advice on financial matters and tax planning to his clients and in finding solutions for them.
“As Treasurer on the OCCRC Board of Directors, I find it stimulating to be part of a dynamic team that is committed to excellence in providing essential services to their valued clients.”
Roxanne grew up in Vars, a small village in Ottawa, where she still resides today.
Roxanne studied at the University of Ottawa where she graduated Magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Social Sciences specialized in Social work.
Roxanne is passionate about working with individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. For the past 9 years Roxanne has worked tirelessly with older adults and providing community support services such as Adult day programs. Roxanne is a Team Leader at Carefor, where she has worked for the past 5 years. Since 2019, she has served as Chair of the Adult Day Program Association.
“I am excited to join the OCCRC Board of Directors and eager to make a difference in my community! I am committed to bringing a rural as well as a francophone perspective to the table, all the while advocating for the unique needs of older adults.”
Marilyn has a wealth of accounting experience that she has gained over the years as an external auditor and continues to enrich her current position. Currently responsible for financial management at the Institut du savoir Montfort, she is very familiar with the Accounting Standards for Not-for-Profit Organizations and the tax requirements for charities. She is also skilled with the budget process and financial analysis.
She has always been passionate about helping others around her and sharing her knowledge with them. In addition, over the years she has developed a particular interest in exchanging with children and the elderly.
In the 1980’s and the 1990’s, Christine graduated with a college diploma in specialized education techniques and she received a Bachelor’s degree in social work and later, a certificate in Gestalt psychotherapy.
During a career that spanned 25 years, Christine also received training, and attended a variety of workshops and conferences related to continuing education.
When Christine unfortunately lost her job as a result of downsizing, she turned this difficult period in her life into a positive opportunity. She decided to invest her time and to become a volunteer and to help others by sharing her skills and knowledge.
To that end, she joined a number of local organizations and last year, she joined the OCCRC Board of Directors which she has found to be a great match for her skills, and a simulating environment that is aligned with her customer-focused approach.
She enjoys her experience on the OCCRC Board, and appreciates the Board’s mandate and its members, as well as her responsibilities as Board member.
Jean grew up in Overbrook, a small neighbourhood in Ottawa East. He and his wife Nathalie moved to Orléans in 1998, and that is where they have lived ever since.
Jean has worked in the financial sector since 1996 and has over 18 years of experience as a financial advisor.
Jean studied at the Canadian Securities Institute where he completed the Canadian Securities Course in 1999. A few years later, he completed the requirements for the designation of Financial Management Advisor which he received in 2001. In 2005, he also received the prestigious designation of Fellow from the Canadian Securities Institute.
A physical activity enthusiast, Jean has been a member of the Club de badminton d’Orléans / Badminton Orléans Club since 1998. He also enjoys cross-country skiing, hiking, cycling and golfing.
Marino has many years of experience under his belt as he has worked for the public and private sector, in addition to the not-for-profit sector, in community development and population health.
Marino brings a wealth of experience to the OCCRC Board, having worked for federal, provincial and municipal governments. He has a strong desire to make a positive impact in his community.