Board of Directors

Board of Directors


Board of Directors

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.

The MFRC-NCR is currently looking to complement our expert Board of Directors with several new members. Apply Today.

2015-2016 Annual Report
2016-2017 Annual Report

Board of Directors Profile

Dawn Jordon – Board Vice Chair

Dawn is a civilian member of the Ottawa Police Service and as the Manager of Court Services has many opportunities to become involved in problem solving, streamlining and creating efficiencies of process and policy as well as change management. Dawn became an MFRC-NCR board member in March of 2016. She holds the role of Vice Chair and participates in the HR and Governance Committees. 

Micheline (Mitch) DULUDE, Chief Warrant Officer (Ret), CD, MMM – Board Treasurer 

Micheline is a retired Army Communications and Information Systems Specialist (ACISS) whose 37 year  career included numerous postings across Canada and the United States. She worked on numerous projects and major exercises which took her from California to Alaska and to Russia. She is an experienced, veteran leader who finished her career as a Career Manager. She has been volunteering at the MFRC-NCR since September 2015 as Treasurer.

Ryan Gannon – Board Secretary 

Ryan brings his DCC, DND and RCMP construction experience of working in complex work environments to the leadership table of the MFRC-NCR. Ryan’s expertise lies in the areas of strategic planning, policy, governance, federal governance and procurements.

Colin Heard 

Colin has extensive experience in the CAF and the Federal Public Service. He served as a Pharmacist Officer Base, CF Hospital, Medical Depot, and Headquarters.  Colin retired as Director of Pharmaceutical Services. Colin’s areas of expertise are budget management, strategic planning, policy, governance, and leadership.

Chantel Helwer

Chantel joined CAF in 2004 as a Reserve Naval Officer and has served in a variety of units across Canada. In addition to being a military officer, Chantel is also a lawyer, mom and former member of Team Canada in the sport of fencing.  She understands the demands, triumphs and challenges of military life from both the perspective of being a serving member and military spouse. She hopes to use her legal experience to assist the Board in supporting military families.

Sarah Orton

Sarah is a military spouse who has spent time in Alberta, Manitoba and now Ontario. She is very appreciative of the community support the MFRCs offer and is pleased to be able to give back to her community. Sarah’s areas of knowledge include balancing general ledgers and bank accounts, public speaking, event planning and overall willingness to do “whatever it takes” to help out.

Alison Prescott

Alison has been a military spouse for over a decade, and that has led to a diverse set of job skills and experiences. Alison worked on a large-scale recruiting project for a major Canadian Company, where she discovered her passion for Human Resources. She has worked as an Office Administrator for two not for profit organizations, and enjoyed scheduling and training for 50+ volunteers. Alison served on the Board of Directors for the Gagetown MFRC, and co- chaired the Policy and Governance Sub-committee. Her favourite job is wife to Ted, and mom to her four rambunctious and energetic boys.

Cynthia Wagner

Cynthia is a military spouse and has more than a decade of volunteer board member experience in various community organisations. Cynthia’s areas of expertise include budgeting, fundraising, marketing, strategic planning, policy, governance, communications, and community outreach.

Associate Board Members

Major Derrick Marshall - CFSU(O)

Major Steve Rau - CANSOFCOM

Lieutenant-colonel Meaghan Setter - CANSOFCOM

Johanne Couture


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