Board of Directors

Bob McGaraughty, Chairperson

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.

Wanda MacDonald, Vice-Chair 

Karen Milligan, Vice-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.

Lesley Scharf , Vice-chair

David Atack, Director

Barb Dillon, Director

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.

Tracy Lamb, Director

Peter McGaugh, Director

Mary Ann Murray, Director 

Elizabeth Taylor, Director