2016-2017 Board of Directors
From left to right: Claire Marshall, Salim Charabati, David Van Dine, Ed Ogonek, Jane Anido, Penelope Feather, Leslie Ram, Lynda Heyden-Carroll, Julia Huffman, Executive & Artistic Director of OrKidstra Tina Fedeski and Raymond Murray. Missing: Jeff Heynen
|BOARD OF DIRECTORS
|Chair: Claire Marshall||Board Members:|
|Vice Chair: Jane Anido||Salim Charabati||Ed Ogonek|
|Treasurer: Penelope Feather||Lynda Heyden-Carroll||Leslie Ram|
|Secretary: David Van Dine||Jeff Heynen|
|Executive & Artistic Director: Tina Fedeski|
|Honorary Directors: Gary McMillen and Margaret Tobolowska
Claire Marshall – 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 Anido – A 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 and 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.
Julia Huffman – Consultant in the charitable sector, helping organizations communicate the transformative results of donors’ generosity and commitment. Has a BA in English Literature from Carleton University and a Diploma in Marketing Management from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Music lover.
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.
Ed Ogonek – Recently retired CEO in the networking-technology industry. Served on numerous boards including the National Ballet School. Particular focus and contributions in business and strategic planning, organizational development and technology innovation.
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.