Board of Directors

Board of Directors


Board of Directors

January 26, 2021
Dear valued MFRC-NCR families,

Here is a Notice of MFRC-NCR Transition. Please read it carefully. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send us an email at and/or take a look at this FAQ page.

Your MFRC-NCR Board of Directors

MFRC Special Meeting (Virtual) - Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021 at 6:30 pm
Special Meeting Voters Registration Form

The Military Family Resource Centre of the National Capital Region (MFRC-NCR) is governed by a community-based volunteer board to ensure accountability and responsiveness to the needs of its own particular community. The composition of the MFRC-NCR board includes at least 51 percent spouses of Canadian Armed Forces members. They represent community residents and clients, and generally reflect the population of the community.

Interested in taking part in your local MFRC? Send us an email with your application.

Revised MFRC NCR By-Laws
2019-2020 Audited Financial Statements
MFRC NCR Privacy Statements

2019-2020 Annual Report
2018-2019 Annual Report
2017-2018 Annual Report
2016-2017 Annual Report
2015-2016 Annual Report

Board of Directors Profiles

Lisa Bianco - Board Chair

Lisa is a civilian member of the Ottawa Police Service and is currently in the role of Program Manager, Equitable Work Environment. She has experience in professional standards, human rights and labour relations and has spent the last few years working on the OPS Gender Equity Project. She has a graduate degree in Legal Studies with a research specialization in alternative dispute resolution. Lisa became an MFRC-NCR board member in May of 2018 and participates in the HR Committee.

Anthony Rietta - Board Vice-Chair

Anthony Rietta serves in the Royal Canadian Air Force as the Training Coordinator for the Canadian Space Operations Centre in Ottawa. Within his current role, he conducts and develops training for the Space section, provides oversight, and implements new crew procedures to evolving threats. Anthony has extensive experience in the volunteer field. He has chaired the Patrick Bear Volunteer committee since 2013 prior to moving to Ottawa. Over his term there, he coordinated with various organizations around North Bay and planned and executed a large number of community events.

Darren Hill - Treasurer

Darren serves as the Strategic Coordinator for the Commissionaires National Office in Ottawa. In his current role, he provides governance support to the National Board and its sub-committees, including authoring minutes, meeting planning, and agenda coordination. Additionally, he provides support in other areas, including strategic foresight and strategic planning. His previous employment included 20 years service in the Royal Canadian Navy, completion of an MA at RMC, and 6.5 years as a public servant at DND. He is currently working towards the Governance Professionals of Canada designation to enhance his skills in the area of governance. Darren was voted to join the Board of Directors in July 2019. 

Beth Basinger - board secretary

Beth Basinger is a community member and has been with her partner for 29 years, through multiple deployments, long career courses, multiple moves and one stint of Imposed Restriction (IR). Originally a registered nurse, Beth was unable to pursue her career due to the many military moves. She has embraced volunteerism wherever the family has been posted.  She has two amazing children and has had to navigate special needs resources in three different provinces and one US State.  Beth believes that community is everything; she is passionate about empowerment and engagement of military families and established a supportive and active Facebook group in the West-End of Ottawa that hosts over 900 members. At the beginning of 2019, she was asked to sit on the Military Family Services Governance review committee. She is excited about serving on her first MFRC board.

Meaghan Miron - past CHAIR

Meaghan was born into a RCAF family and after completing university married into an Army one. Professionally, Meaghan has a M. Ed that led to being a trainer, curriculum and courseware developer, and training manager.  She has also worked with CIDA in the areas of performance measurement, particularly with respect to health services and education. Her most recent positions have focused on personnel management, policy, and strategy as well as resiliency, health and wellness programming. Having been a recipient of MFRC services and programming at various points throughout life, Meaghan would like to give back and hopes her different experiences can benefit the MFRC-NCR.

Associate Board Members

Commander André Savard, Canadian Forces Support Group (Ottawa-Gatineau)
Lieutenant-colonel Shannon King, CANSOFCOM