About Us

The Ottawa Food Bank provides fresh and non-perishable food, as well as supplies such as diapers, toiletries, and cleaning supplies to its network of over 100 food programs across the city.


Healthy, accessible, sustainable food for all.


We work in partnership to create a healthier city by empowering people, increasing access to healthy food, and advocating for systemic changes that reduce food insecurity.​

With our main goal being to work in partnership to provide food relief to people in our city, we are also working towards doing food banking better and making change. We are doing this by focusing on four areas:

Improving access
to healthy food

Growing capacity and resilience in our food bank network

Cultivate social innovation in food banking

Participate in advocacy and social change







Board of Directors


Trevor Whike
TALOH Solutions Inc.


Timothy Cullen
Litigation and Dispute Resolution McMillan LLP


Marian McMahon
Assistant Auditor General of Canada


Kat Hamilton
Advocacy and Campaigns CNIB


Lisa Fabian
Executive Director
Care Centre Ottawa

Matthew Blostein
Wealth Advisor
CIBC Wood Gundy

Sylvie Manser
Executive Coordinator
Banff Avenue Community House

Michaela Tokarski
Tokarski Homes


Marilyn Matheson
Executive Director
Harmony House

Steve Mennill
SVP and Chief Climate Officer
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Erin O’Manique
Executive Director
Gloucester Emergency Food Cupboard

Our Team

It takes a special kind of person to work at the Ottawa Food Bank

So it should be no surprise that our employees are dedicated individuals who bring something special to the team. To contact any member of our staff, email them by putting their first name before @ottawafoodbank.ca (unless otherwise specified).

General email: foodbank@ottawafoodbank.ca | Community Engagement and Events email: events@ottawafoodbank.ca
Volunteer email: volunteer@ottawafoodbank.ca

Phone number: 613-745-7001 | Fax: 613-745-7377.

Executive Team

Rachael Wilson – Chief Executive Officer
Rosa Edmonds – Officer, Executive Administration
Alexandra Sioulas – Officer, Executive Administration

People and Culture

Martin Hajek – Director, People and Culture
Nneka Azubike – Coordinator, People and Culture
Jo-Anne Turple – Manager, Volunteer Resources
Adam Janes – Coordinator, Volunteer Resources
Jessie Dudding – Summer Intern, Program Evaluator

Finance and Administration

Francine Rukundo – Director, Finance and Administration
Sylvie Lavoie – Manager, Finance and Accounting
Diana Kovalevskaya – Officer, Raiser’s Edge Database
Amy Cailloux – Coordinator, Finance and Donor Relations
Sara Francis – Coordinator, Gift Processing and Finance
Cindy Warren – Manager, Administration and IT
Rahma Bensalah – Assistant, Reception and Administration
Puspa Thapa – Coordinator, IT Support
Sylvie Leblanc – Coordinator, Home Delivery Program

Community Engagement and Events

Jessica Robson – Manager, Community Engagement and Partnerships
Nicholas Hupé – Coordinator, Community Engagement and Events
Erika Rupar – Coordinator, Food Acquisition and Partnerships
Erin Johnson – Coordinator, Community Engagement and Events (Contractor)


Drew Conroy – Director, Operations
Chris Kennedy – Manager, Operations
Travis Glavich – Manager, Inventory Control
Achille Kansmugire – Warehouse Coordinator
Violette Mukeshuwera – Warehouse Coordinator
Shaji Perakathu George – Warehouse Coordinator
Ishak Amiour – Warehouse Coordinator
Prakash Antony – DZ Driver / Warehouse Worker
Jean Marie Bizindavyi – DZ Driver / Warehouse Worker
Shawn Larocque – DZ Driver / Warehouse Worker
George Plunkett – G Driver / Warehouse Worker
Tom Chamberlin – DZ Driver / Warehouse Worker
Ekoly Is’Ansonge – G Driver / Warehouse Worker
Bob Uline – Assistant, Holiday Food Drive

Communications and Development

Tricia Johnson – Director, Communications and Development
Alex Noreau – Officer, Communications and Advocacy
Noorulabdeen Ahmad – Coordinator, Digital Communications
Rebekah Craig – Manager, Direct Response Fundraising
Heather Bruce – Coordinator, Fundraising
Jenn Graves – Officer, Major Gifts and Planned Giving
Nicole Furnival – Coordinator, Grants and Stewardship

Programs and Planning

Natalie Spooner – Director, Programs and Planning
Madison Watson – Manager, Programs and Planning
Lauren Whalen – Officer, Network and Programs
Anne Millar – Officer, Data and Research
Grey Bertrand – Coordinator, Community Development  (Special Projects)
Shannon Szkurhan – Coordinator, Community Development (Wrap Around Supports)
Michelle Lemieux – Coordinator, Community Development (Capacity Building Strategies)
Kelly Barry – Registered Dietitian
Jessa Ross – Project Assistant (CSJ)
Apirah Nithiyanathan – Assistant, Community Development (Student Intern)

Community Harvest

Jason Gray – Manager, Community Harvest
Tom Robson – Coordinator, Community Harvest
Juliana Adema – Assistant, Community Harvest
Emily Whalen – Assistant, Community Harvest
Kai Nichols – Assistant, Community Harvest

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