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 emergency food programs across the city.

With our main goal being to provide emergency food relief to people in need 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


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.​

Help us help people get beyond hunger.

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

Destine Lorde
Anti-Racism And Inclusion Consultant
Demand Different Diversity And Inclusion

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 – Executive Administrative Officer

People and Culture

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

Finance and Administration

Francine Rukundo – Director of Finance and Administration
Sylvie Lavoie – Manager, Finance and Accounting
Diana Kovalevskaya – Raiser’s Edge Database Officer
Amy Cailloux – Finance and Donor Relations Coordinator
Nicole Furnival – Interim Gifts Processing and Finance Coordinator
Cindy Warren – Manager, Administration
Aline Chito – Receptionist / Administrative Assistant
Rahma Bensalah – Receptionist / Administrative Assistant


Drew Conroy – Director of Operations
Chris Kennedy – Manager of Operations
Travis Glavich – Warehouse Coordinator
Nicholas Hupé – Warehouse Coordinator
Achille Kansmugire – Warehouse Coordinator
Shaji Perakathu George – Warehouse Coordinator
Prakash Antony – Truck Driver & Warehouse Worker
Jean Marie Bizindavyi – Truck Driver & Warehouse Worker
Shawn Larocque – Truck Driver & Warehouse Worker
Jean Bissonette – Truck Driver & Warehouse Worker

Communications and Development

Tricia Johnson – Director of Communications and Development
Samantha Koziara – Communications Manager
Alex Noreau – Communications and Advocacy Officer
Rebekah Craig – Development Officer, Direct Response
Jenn Graves – Major Gifts and Planned Giving Officer

Community Engagement and Events

Jessica Sheridan – Community Engagement and Events Coordinator
Anthony Cardozo – Interim Community Engagement and Events Coordinator

Agency Relations/Programs and Planning

Natalie Spooner – Director, Programs & Planning
Madison Watson – Manager of Programs and Planning
Lauren Whalen – Officer, Network and Programs
Anne Millar – Program Development & Evaluation Coordinator
Grey Bertrand – Community Development Coordinator – Special Projects
Shannon Szkurhan – Community Development Coordinator – Wrap Around Supports
Michelle Lemieux – Community Development Coordinator – Capacity Building Strategies
Kayla Cadieux – Intake Worker

Community Harvest

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

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