Julie Leclair

Past President

Julie works with the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation.  She holds a BA in Urban Geography and Cultural Anthropology from McGill University, as well as a diploma in Applied Museum Studies from Algonquin College.  Julie found her love of everything culture and heritage after taking a course on material culture.  She has worked in the museum field for over 13 years and is currently working in strategic and corporate planning, in addition to being a certified PMP (Project Management Professional).

Julie has also been involved with Girl Guides of Canada for nearly 20 years.

Alain Robert


Alain first completed his BCom with a specialty in accounting from the University of Ottawa, and he then followed with a D.E.S.S in accounting (Université du Québec en Outaouais) which led to successfully passing the UFE in 2012, granting him the CPA, CA professional designation.  Since then, Alain has had many years of experience working in one of Canada largest accounting firms, and attended the University of Sherbrooke where he obtained a Master’s in Tax.  He now works full-time as a senior auditor and SME tax advisor from his family’s accounting firm based in Orleans (Denis Robert, Chartered Professionnal Accountant).

Alain remains active within the community by assisting the University of Ottawa GG’s men’s volleyball team where he also played, and looks forward to helping CHOO as one of their new board members.

Molly McCullough

Vice President

Molly has worked in museums since 2005. She has experience in interpretation, exhibitions, research, and collections at large and small museums in Canada and Britain and currently works at the Canadian War Museum.

She has a Masters in Museum Studies from the University College London, in England, and an Honours degree in Cultural Studies from McGill University.

Monica Ferguson


Monica Ferguson works as an Archives Project and Ottawa Resource Room Coordinator at the Carleton University Library. After graduating with an Honour’s BA in Urban Geography, Monica worked as a Cartographic Specialist for over 30 years at the Carleton Library.

In 2016, she moved to the Library’s Archives and expanded her role to include archival & research collections as well as exhibits. Having just completed a course in Heritage Conservation at the Carleton Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism’s Continuing Education, Monica looks forward to working with others who share her a passion for the built heritage in our city.

Joan Bard Miller


Joan has worked in the cultural heritage field since 2003. She is an experienced researcher and information manager who has conducted in-depth research at numerous repositories in Ontario. She worked at Contentworks, a public history and built heritage consultancy, for nearly 10 years where she was a team member on several projects related to heritage policy and process for federal and provincial government clients.

Joan holds an Honours BA in History with a Concentration in Sociology from the University of Ottawa. She is also a Professional Member of the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP).

Currently, Joan works at Skate Canada developing partnership programming at the learn-to-skate level.



Caroline Boutin


Caroline works as the Media and Government Relations Officer for the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University: Major in English (Specialization in Cultural Studies) and Minor in Communications.

Caroline has worked in the museum field for over five years, starting as a guide with the Visitor Experience department of the Canada Science and Technology Museum.  Her time with the Corporation includes work within the following departments: Visitor Experience, Collections and Research, office of the CEO, and Public Affairs and Marketing.


Emily Keyes


Emily works at Know History Inc., a historical services company in Ottawa.  Her responsibilities include developing corporate policies and procedures, managing outreach and community relations, and contributing to research projects.  She has extensive experience providing research support on oral history projects, films, academic publications, genealogy projects, and museum exhibits.

Emily holds a Masters in Public History from Carleton University, and is a member of the Canadian Historical Association.


Alex Corsi Caya


Alex has worked in the IT field since 2012. He has experience as a LAN administrator, network administrator, server administrator and networking and security. He is currently working for the Government of Canada.

He was a member of the Team Canada Beach Volleyball Men’s Team, having represented Canada during international events throughout his career.

Alex is also the creator of The Computer Made Simple, a non-profit project aimed to help everyone understand new technology and computers by creating content for the web and seminars.