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

Vision

Healthy, accessible, sustainable food for all.

Mission

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

Chair

Sarah Tremblay
Principal Assurance
GGFL LLP

Vice-Chair

Michaela Tokarski
Partner
Tokarski Homes

Treasurer

Marian McMahon
Retired Assistant Auditor General of Canada

Secretary

Trevor Whike
President
TALOH Solutions Inc.

Directors

Timothy Cullen
Partner, Litigation and Dispute Resolution
McMillan LLP

Sylvie Manser
Executive Coordinator
Banff Avenue Community House

Erin O’Manique
Executive Director
Gloucester Emergency Food Cupboard

Yacouba Traoré
Executive Director
Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre

Kevin Williams
Director, Addiction Services
Jericho Road Ministries

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

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

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
[rachael.wilson@ottawafoodbank.ca]
Alexandra Sioulas – Executive Assistant
[alexandra.sioulas@ottawafoodbank.ca]
Emily Kadantseva – Human Resources Manager

Finance & Administration

Francine Rukundo – Director of Finance & Administration
Amy Cailloux – Finance and Donor Relations Coordinator
Diana Kovalevskaya – Raiser’s Edge Database Administrator
Jo-Anne Turple – Volunteer Coordinator
[joanne@ottawafoodbank.ca]
Elsa Molinaro – Office Coordinator
Melodie Mfuranzima – Receptionist / Administrative Assistant

Operations

Tim Moran – Director of Operations
Chris Kennedy – Manager of Operations
Travis Glavich – Warehouse Coordinator
Anne Charbonneau – Warehouse Coordinator
Venel L. Charles – Truck Driver & Warehouse Worker
Denis Fournier – Truck Driver & Warehouse Worker
Shawn Larocque – Truck Driver & Warehouse Worker
Nicholas Hupé – Truck Driver & Warehouse Worker
Chad Hurlbut – Truck Driver & Warehouse Worker
Jean Marie Bizindavyi – Truck Driver & Warehouse Worker
Achille Kansmugire – Warehouse Assistant / Cleaner

Communications & Development

Hilary Evans – Director of Communications and Development
Samantha Ingram – Communications Manager
Joey Gaskell – Communications Coordinator
Tricia Johnson – Major Gifts & Planned Giving Officer
Alain McKinlay Tilgner – Fundraising Coordinator
Rebekah Craig – Fundraising Assistant
Nicole Alphonso – Development Coordinator, Food Industry

Community Engagement & Events

Lindsey Thomsen – Community Engagement & Events Manager
Tricia Ross – Community Engagement & Events Coordinator
[tricia.ross@ottawafoodbank.ca]

Agency Relations/Programs & Planning

Natalie Spooner – Director, Programs & Planning
Lauren Whalen – Programs & Planning Coordinator
Anne Millar – Program Development & Evaluation Coordinator
[anne.millar@ottawafoodbank.ca]
Madison Watson – Community Development Coordinator
Naomi Praamsma – Community Development Coordinator
Jill Burns – Registered Dietitian
Grey Bertrand – Intake Worker

Community Harvest

Jason Gray – Community Harvest Manager
Jeremy Foss –  Community Harvest Assistant
Tom Robson – Community Harvest Assistant
Abby Harrelson – Community Harvest Assistant
Shamri Hamit – Community Harvest Assistant

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