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


Michaela Tokarski
Tokarski Homes


Trevor Whike
TALOH Solutions Inc.


Marian McMahon
Retired Assistant Auditor General of Canada


Timothy Cullen
Partner, Litigation and Dispute Resolution
McMillan LLP


Lisa Fabian
Executive Director
Care Centre Ottawa

Kat Hamilton
Senior Manager, Advocacy and Public Education
CNIB Foundation

Sylvie Manser
Executive Coordinator
Banff Avenue Community House


Marilyn Matheson
Executive Director
Caldwell Family Centre

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 | 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

People and Culture

Martin Hajek – Director, People and Culture
Jo-Anne Turple – Manager, Volunteer Resources
Adam Janes – Coordinator, Volunteer Resources

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
Nicole Furnival – Interim Coordinator, Gifts Processing and Finance
Chidiebube Peace – Interim Coordinator, Gifts Processing and Finance
Cindy Warren – Manager, Administration and IT
Serhat Caltekin – Coordinator, IT
Grâce Niyoncuti – Assistant, Reception and Administration
Kayla Cadieux – Intake Worker

Community Engagement and Events

Jessica Robson – Manager, Community Engagement and Partnerships
Jessica Sheridan
– Coordinator, Community Engagement and Events
Anthony Cardozo – Coordinator, Community Engagement and Events


Drew Conroy – Director, Operations
Chris Kennedy – Manager, Operations
Travis Glavich – Manager, Inventory Control
Nicholas Hupé – Warehouse Coordinator
Achille Kansmugire – 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
Samantha Koziara – Manager, Communications
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

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 Blair – Registered Dietitian
Annie Saint – Assistant, Conference Planning (CSJ Intern)
Jessy Bélair – Coordinator, Data Governance (CSJ Intern)
Apirah Nithiyanathan – Assistant, Community Development (CSJ Intern)
Serena Buttrigney – Student Intern

Community Harvest

Jason Gray – Manager, Community Harvest
Tom Robson – Coordinator, Community Harvest
Juliana Adema – Assistant, Community Harvest
Jessica Holman – Assistant, Community Harvest
Emily Whalen – Assistant, Community Harvest

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