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Kelly Eyamie


Kelly works at the Diefenbunker, Canada’s Cold War Museum. Kelly holds a BFAH in Fine Arts from Queens University. She is a communications and marketing specialist with over 15 years of experience in the cultural sector. She specializes in marketing, business development, revenue generation strategy development, fundraising, and web and social media development.

Kelly currently serves on the Membership Committee for the West Ottawa Board of Trade, the Ottawa Museum Network Marketing Committee, and represents the Diefenbunker Museum at Ottawa Tourism. In her spare time, Kelly spends time creating art, and exploring our vibrant city with her family.

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.

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.

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.

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.

David Dean


David Dean, Professor of History at Carleton University, holds a BA and MA from Auckland, a PhD from Cambridge, and came to Ottawa after teaching for over a decade at the University of London, England. Co-ordinator of Carleton’s MA in Public History, David teaches a variety of courses on public history, museums, and performance and facilitates the undergraduate practicum and graduate internship programmes.

Co-Director of Carleton’s Centre for Public History, he is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Theatre, University of Ottawa, and a member of the steering committee of the International Federation for Public History. David is a long-time activist with the Workers’ History Museum and currently leads their Ottawa 2017 Arts, Culture, and Heritage Investment Program project, Capital History Kiosks.

Heather Leroux


Heather is an emerging cultural heritage professional who currently works as an Archives Technician and Research Coordinator at Archives and Research Collections in the Carleton University Library. Her main responsibilities include overseeing the archive’s refugee collections, managing an oral history project, and creating archival exhibits.

Heather is a graduate of Carleton University and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art History, and a Master of Arts in Canadian Studies with focus in Heritage Conservation. Her interests include intangible cultural heritage, cultural landscapes, and architectural history.

André Mersereau


André is the owner of Chapter One, a design and production company that specializes in conceptualizing, designing, and delivering exhibit experiences. By blending business requirements with form and function, he offers well-designed solutions that target and engage audiences. With a strong connection to Ottawa’s cultural community, he hopes to maximize the Council’s stakeholder engagement by building stronger partnerships.

Cindy Stelmackowich


Cindy Stelmackowich is an artist, curator, and academic. She has a BA and BFA from the University of Saskatchewan, MA focusing in Cultural Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies from Carleton University, and Ph.D. in the History and Theory of Art from Binghamton University, New York. She has a studio at the Enriched Bread Artists in Ottawa, and her artworks have been exhibited across Canada, the United States, and Europe in solo and group exhibitions.

As a museum professional, Cindy has developed innovative curatorial projects that often feature historical artifacts. She has planned exhibitions for the Canada Science and Technology Museum, Canadian Museum of Nature, Bytown Museum, Canadian Consulate in New York, as well as for contemporary art galleries, including the Dalhousie University Art Gallery, Carleton University Art Gallery, Enriched Bread Artists, and Artists Space in New York City.

Justin Labelle


Justin works for the Canadian Association of University Business Officers (CAUBO) as their Corporate Services Manager. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce with a specialization in accounting from the University of Ottawa and is currently working towards his CPA designation.  Upon graduating in 2012, Justin went to work for the finance department of Centretown Community Health Centre in Ottawa. He has remained in the non-profit sector since joining CAUBO, where is currently responsible for their accounting, reporting, information technology, human resources, and operational support.