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

Board of Directors Profile

Katrina Au-Yong, M.Sc. – Board Chair

During Katrina’s 10 years as a family member in the military community, Katrina lived in various locations across North America, including Victoria,BC and Colorado Springs. Katrina has an academic background in Physics, with a Masters degree in Astronomy. Establishing a career while enduring frequent relocations was a constant challenge for her, but resulted in diverse set of experiences. She worked for the National Research Council of Canada, taught astronomy for colleges in the US, and is currently employed as a Mathematics Professor at Algonquin College.

Katrina has served on the MFRC Board of Directors for the past three years. Her motivation to volunteer with the MFRC stems from her understanding of the challenges associated with the military family lifestyle, in addition to her concern for the general well-being of military families. Some of her past volunteer experience includes serving on the Board of Directors for the Colorado Springs Festival of Lights (the annual city Christmas parade), Habitat for Humanity, and Partners in Housing (a non-profit organization providing housing to low-income families) and the Ottawa Humane Society’s Humane Education program.

Dawn Jordon – Board Vice Chair

Dawn Jordon has been a volunteer with the MFRC since 2011 after her husband, a retired Police officer returned from his NATO mission as a Police Trainer to the ANP in Afghanistan. The MFRC reached out to her while he was deployed and they both decided to become volunteers to participate in what they feel is a very important service to military families. 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/policy as well as change management. Supervising both sworn and civilian members, she has developed leadership and communication skill which allow her to work with various ranks a judicial partners. Dawn became an interim board member in March of 2016, has taken on the role of Vice Chair, and participates in the HR Committee. She looks forward to continuing to utilize her skills to contribute to the ongoing success of the MFRC.

Ryan Gannon – Board Secretary 

Ryan brings his DCC, DND and RCMP construction and experience working in complex work environments to the leadership table of the MFRC-NCR. Ryan was motivated to give back to a worthwhile cause while working for nearly 10 yrs with the military. Ryan’s expertise lies in the areas of strategic planning, policy and governance, federal governance and procurements.

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

Micheline is a retired Army Communications and Information Systems Specialist (ACISS) whose 37 years of career included a variety of 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 Sept 2015 as a Treasurer.

Jeannie Olivier 

Jeannie joined the CAF on 24 May 1989 in Montreal, Que. She started her career with boot camp in Cornwallis, NS then moved on to Kingston, Ont to begin her trade training as a Comm Researcher. Sgt Olivier has been posted to Masset BC, San Diego USA, Kingston ON, and Ottawa. She has been deployed to Alert and was deployed to sea twice. She is currently working at CFCSS. Sgt Olivier spends her time volunteering at various civilian and military organizations.

Colin Heard 

Colin has extensive experience in the Canadian Armed Forces and the Federal Public Service. He served as a Pharmacist Officer at Base, CF Hospital, Medical Depot, and Headquarters level. He commanded the Central Medical Depot in Petawawa and retired as Director of Pharmaceutical Services in 1992. Colin entered the Public Service as Hospital Information Services Officer at the former National Defence Medical Centre, and with the closure of the CF Hospitals, worked as Deputy Project Manager for contracting out medical services under the Canadian Forces Health Care Plan, until second retirement in 2002. Colin’s areas of expertise are budget management, strategic planning, policy/governance, and leadership. He also currently serves as a Director with the North West Goulbourn Community Assn. Inc.

Cynthia Wagner

Cynthia is a military spouse and has more than a decade of volunteer board member experience in various community organisations. She is very committed to participating in the NCR military family community. She has diversified professional experience – from the family farm in Saskatchewan to election monitoring in El Salvador to the HLTA office in Kandahar. She offers community organizing and advocacy skills and is dedicated to advancing policies that help out military families in any way. She looks forward to learning more about the positives and negatives of military family life in the NCR, and working on solutions to these issues. Including speaking several languages, Cynthia’s areas of expertise include budgeting, fundraising, marketing, strategic planning, policy & governance, communications, & community outreach.

Major (The Reverend) Dr. Jon Derrick Marshall, CD 

Major (The Reverend) Dr. Jon Derrick Marshall, CD was born in Fredericton, NB in 1966 to John and Roberta Marshall. Derrick attended grade school in Kingston, NS and high school in Auburn, NS, graduating in 1984 from West Kings District High School. He was accepted to Acadia University, graduated Bachelor of Arts (1987), and graduated Master of Divinity (1991). From 1991 until 1997 he was ordained a Baptist Minister and served First United Baptist Pastoral Charge of Annapolis Royal, NS. During that time he served five rural churches on the pastoral charge, as well as President of the Annapolis Royal Ecumenical Ministerial. In the autumn of 1997 Derrick was enrolled in the Canadian Forces as a Protestant Chaplain, and has served for 18 1/2 years in Greenwood, Gagetown, Edmonton, and the National Capital Region in several capacities. He is currently the CFSU (Ottawa) Senior Chaplain. Padre Marshall is married to Cheryl Lynn (MacKenzie) Marshall and they have one son, Aidan. They live in South Ottawa. As CFSU(Ottawa) Senior Chaplain Padre Marshall is an ex officio member of the MFRC Board of Directors, liaising between the CFSU(O) Chaplain team and the Board of Directors, and acting in an advisory capacity.

Dale Childs 

Dale Childs is a serving member of the Canadian Armed Forces with over twenty years experience. A member of the Board of Directors since May 2016, Dale and his family make extensive use of the numerous programs and activities available through the MFRC. Dale’s areas of expertise include collaborative and strategic planning, communications and management/governance.

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