Board Director Profiles

Karen Milligan, Board Chair

Karen is the Executive Director for Ontario 211, the governance organization for 211 service in Ontario. Prior to her time in the 211 system, Karen spent seven years developing her passion for community at United Way Ottawa, overseeing several Community-Wide initiatives where effective collaboration and developing strong partner relationships were the keys to success. Karen also spent several years in the private sector working in multi-stakeholder environments to implement new processes or systems (both at a National and International level).

Karen and her husband and two daughters (19 and 16) live in Almonte, and are actively involved in the community.

Bob McGaraughty, Vice-Chair

Bob McGaraughty is a financial advisor specializing in planning for seniors and business owners. With over 25 years of experience in the financial field, Bob also obtained his Elder Planning Counsellor (EPC) designation. 

Bob’s volunteer work started in his home town of Montreal, where he worked with youth at the Montreal Association for the Blind.  Upon moving to Ottawa in 1990, Bob was a Big Brother for a six year period.  He has served on school councils, and volunteered his time as a soccer coach.

Bob’s board experience includes volunteering on: the Board of Directors for the Nepean Support Services, where he served on the executive committee as Vice-Chair and Chair; and serving on the Board of Directors for the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre, where he served on the executive committee as Vice-Chair and Chair.

Gena Morrow, Board Secretary

David Atack, Director

George Brown, Director

George Brown is a lawyer, social entrepreneur and Integral Associate Coach.  He is Principal of Integral North. Prior to this, George spent nine years as President of the Ottawa Community Loan Fund, (OCLF) as well as 9 years as a City and Regional Councillor in Ottawa. 

Hesch Hanley, Director

Hesch Hanley worked in the federal government for 35 years providing senior executive services in the areas of criminal justice, risk management, policy, strategic planning and task force management.  During this time he taught at the University of Ottawa and Queen’s University.  Today, he also sits on the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum Board of Directors, and as President at the Millfall Condominiums, both designated as heritage sites by the Government of Canada.

JD Heffern, Director

Lorne Heslop, Director

Lorne has spent most of his career at the interface of government, industry and the public. He has worked in the agricultural industry and the federal government in engineering research, industry relations and policy development before taking a management role in science and innovation.

Lorne has also served on community organizations and not-for-profit corporation boards in several roles.  He has developed some experience and expertise in board governance and resource development. 

Lorne is retired and lives in Mississippi Mills with his wife Louise.

Tracy Lamb, Director

Wanda MacDonald, Director

Linda McGreevy, Director

Linda is a fundraising specialist with over 30 years of experience skilled in building and leading organizations through critical development and growth phases.  Linda has a record of success in fundraising development, primarily in the field of health care, which included guiding sound strategic visions and cultivating organizational growth through innovation.

A lifetime believer in community participation and volunteerism, Linda has been an active member of 10 Boards and Committees spanning over 40 years. 

Sharon Mousseau, Director

Lesley Scharf, Director

Elizabeth Taylor, Director