Our Office Team

Name Title Contact
Jeremy Dias Director and Founder
Natasha Longpré Nadeau Office Manager
Kai Ip Wong HepC Program Manager
Jessa Millar Forum Coordinator (Interim)
Jefferson Morris IV Sports Inclusion Coordinator
Eliot Waddingham Education Coordinator
Stephanie Sapienza & Serena Oynch GSA Forum Coordinators
Katie McCarthy Coordinator
Vanessa Asselin-Mailloux Coordinator
Sarah Heath Research & Evaluation Coordinator
Naomi Tessler Artist in Residence, Branch Out Theatre
 Teri Loretto  Artist in Residence

For any other concerns please contact our Ombudsperson:

Board of Directors

The Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity’s Board of Directors is made up of volunteers who serve as the main administrative body of the organization. They are responsible for managing programs, services, fundraising, and events. The board’s members include:

  • Calla Barnett (President)
  • James Gordon Bulmer (Treasurer)
  • Shelley Rabinovitch (Secretary)
  • Reilly Vamplew

Advisory Committee

The Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity Advisory Committee is a group of experienced community members who lend their time to mentor the staff team and board members. They help to build the organization’s professional structure and long-term development. The members include:

  • Adrienne Ascah, Sun Media
  • Brenda Smith, Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Caroline O’Toole, ScotiaBank
  • DJ Freedman, MSW, Change the Frame!/Change la Parole!
  • El-Farouk Khaki, Refugee & Immigration Lawyer; Human Rights Advocate; co-founder & Coordinating Imam of El-Tawhid Juma Circle/Toronto Unity Mosque
  • Harvey Lack, Canada Council for the Art Foundation
  • Lawrence Arnovitch, Professional Actor
  • Larry Rousseau, PSAC Regional Executive Vice President
  • Lukayo Estrella, OPIRG Carleton
  • Jay Koornstra, Bruce House
  • May Friedman, Associate Professor, Ryerson University
  • Michael Cote, TD Canada Trust
  • Michel Parent, Scotiabank
  • Patsy Agard, Ottawa Carleton District School Board
  • Ritu Bhasin LL.B. MBA, People Strategist & Inclusion Specialist, Founder & Principal, bhasin consulting inc
  • Shelley Rabinovitch, University of Ottawa
  • Stephen Menon, Associate Vice-President, TD Canada Trust
  • Steve Slepchik, House of Commons
  • Talia C Johnson, Educator, Coach, Counsellor, Facilitator, and Activist
  • Troy Hughes, Brookstreet Hotel

Networks and Committees

The Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity is a proud member of the community sitting on a variety of networks and committees. These include:
  • GLBTTQ Youth Service Provider
  • GLISA International: Sports, Culture & Human Rights
  • Ottawa Anti-Bullying Coalition
  • National Association of GSAs
  • Ottawa LGBTQ Community & Business Association
  • Ottawa Police LGBTTQ Liaison Committee
  • Queer Youth & Students of Ottawa Organization Roundtable
  • Rainbow Family Services Coalition
  • Rainbow Educators’ Network
  • Rainbow Network
  • Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women
  • Sports Inclusion Task Force
  • InterPride
  • EGirls
  • PREVNet
  • AIDS Committee of Ottawa
  • CenterLink