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COA Executive

President-John Johnson

John E. Johnson

Co-Chair, Elder Abuse
About John E. Johnson

Kathy Yach

Chair, Resources and

About Kathy Yach

Kimberly Peterson

1st Vice-President
Chair, Ottawa Seniors Transportation
About Kimberly Peterson

Larry Doshen

About Larry Doshen
Director - Nicole Robert

Nicole Robert

Chair, Francophone Affairs
About Nicole Robert

COA Directors

Claire Caron

Chair, Volunteer Circle
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Mary Hearn Hendela

About Mary Hearn Hendela
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Laurie Hogan

About Laurie Hogan
Monique Lussier

Monique Lussier

About Monique Lussier
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Patricia Marsden-Dole

Chair, Spirituality Conference
About Patricia Marsden-Dole
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Patrick McGarry

About Patrick McGarry
Linda Meek

Linda Meek

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Louise Plouffe

Chair, Age-Friendly Ottawa
About Louise Plouffe
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Russ Robinson

Chair, Economic Security
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Maureen Sinden

Chair, Housing
About Maureen Sinden
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Brian Tardif

About Brian Tardif
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Terri White Lobsinger

Chair, Health Issues
About Terri White Lobsinger

COA Staff

Executive Director

 Sarah Bercier

Executive Assistant
Lise-Michèlle Bouchard

Director, Francophone Projects
Lucie Chênevert

Director, Community Partnerships
Bonnie Murphy

Program Director, Age Friendly Ottawa
Bonnie Schroeder

COA Organization Chart

COA Organizational Chart

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2014- present John Johnson
2013-2014 Cal Martel
2011-2013 Kathy Yach
2009-2011 Dr. Lise Chislett
2007-2009 Dr. Roland Lecomte
2005-2007 Dr. Glenn Drover
2003-2005 Carol Burrows
2002-2003 Al Loney
2000-2002 Joan A. Skene
1998-2000 David K. Bernhardt
1997-1998 Georges Latour
1995-1997 Marian Chapman
1993-1995 Sylvia Goldblatt
1991-1993 Germain Aubut
1989-1991 Margaret Wade Labarge
1987-1989 Sr. Gisèlle Richard
1985-1987 Fred W. Price
1982-1985 Dr. John J.O. Moore
1980-1982 Don W. Simpson
1978-1980 Marjorie Mann
1975-1978 George Jackson