Our Board

2017-2018 Board of Directors

From left to right: Raymond Murray, David Van Dine, Jeff Heynen, Lynda Heyden-Carroll, Leslie Ram, Executive & Artistic Director of OrKidstra Tina Fedeski, M.S.M., Claire Marshall, Penelope Feather, Salim Charabati and Jane Anido.

Chair: Claire Marshall     Board Members:
Vice Chair: Jane Anido   Salim Charabati Leslie Ram
Treasurer: Penelope Feather   Lynda Heyden-Carroll  
Secretary: David Van Dine  Jeff Heynen  
  Raymond Murray  
Executive & Artistic Director: Tina Fedeski
Honorary Directors: Gary McMillen and Margaret Tobolowska


Claire MClairearshall – Former Vice President of the Institute on Governance. Practitioner in policy development, citizen engagement and decision making in Canada and internationally. Broad experience in professional development. A lifelong chorister.

Jane AnidoA former journalist and producer, with many years in senior management at CBC. Managing director of CBC Ottawa. Delights in the idea of music as an agent of social change and transformation.



Penelope Feather – Chartered Professional Accountant specializing in the non-profit sector. Past Board member of the Kiwanis Music and Dance Festival Association-National Capital Region. Music lover a
nd banjo enthusiast.

David Van Dine – Retired University Secretary, Carleton University. Former President, Rideau Curling Club. Served on the Board of the Ottawa Chamber Orchestra. Amateur cellist, Ottawa Chamber Orchestra, Ottawa Summer String Ensemble. Former Canadian Mixed Curling Champion.

Salim Charabati – Lebanon-born architect with expertise in strategic planning, operations and project management. Member of the U of O Executive MBA team which advised OrKidstra on market development opportunities in 2015. Came to Canada in 2014 with his wife to raise a family. OrKidstra volunteer since 2015.

Lynda Heyden-Carroll – Had a diverse career working in fields ranging from construction to public relations and administration. Is an active volunteer in the community and served on the Boards of the Variety Club of Ontario and The Rideau Squash and Tennis Club. Amateur ukulele player.

Jeff Heynen – Graduate of Johns Hopkins University and Senior Public Servant and with expertise in US/Canada trade issues and in transport policy. Has worked in Ottawa and Iqaluit, and with the UN Mission to Kosovo. Resident of Centretown and OrKidstra volunteer since 2015. Enjoys playing jazz and classical piano.

Raymond Murray – Litigation and entertainment lawyer with the local firm Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP since 2005. Artist, performer and legal counsel for the Souljazz Orchestra, Phil Motion and the Easi Low-Fi, and Slim Moore & the Markays. Member of the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers and Advocates Society.

Leslie Ram – Retired Financial Officer at EKOS research and WEConnect Canada, as well as other small businesses and initiatives. Extensive past experience supporting OrKidstra (previously The Leading Note Foundation), Chamber Music Festival, and Museum of Canadian History, chorister and overall music education enthusiast.




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