Board of Directors
Our Board members are a passionate, committed group of individuals who have all been personally touched by the 3Cs.
Michele Hepburn, BHSc (H), President
Michele dedicates her skills and resources on a full-time basis to supporting the 3C (Crohn's, Colitis, Colorectal cancer) community. Both her professional and personal experience with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) contributes to her comprehensive and compassionate approach to supporting children, youth and adults touched by the 3C's. Michele continues to futher her expertise/education in the area of IBD by attending CME accredited international conferences along with leading world GI clinical and research experts. She has lectured for professionals at the CSGNA annual national conference and she sits on a Crohn's disease patient advisory board. Michele facilitates the "IBDealing With It!" self-management program and has obtained her Master level training for Stanford University's CDSMP. She is passionate about making a positive impact on the 3C community and has been actively involved in education, support and public awareness for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) since 2002. Michele is a founding board member of The 3C Foundation of Canada.
Andrea Chambers, Vice-President
Andrea is General Manager of Import Auto Leasing, LandRover and Jaguar Ottawa.
Linda von Arx, Secretary
Linda is legal counsel at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. She brings experience in corporate governance, not-for-profit, charity, and general corporate/commercial law. Linda joined the board in May 2010.
David Benn, Treasurer
David is co-owner and Vice President-Treasurer of Davey & Benn Inc, Insurance Brokers. He has volunteered for multiple community organizations throughout his career and strongly believes in giving back to the community, especially to the worthy cause of the 3C Foundation of Canada. David joined the board of directors in November 2008.
Jessica Diener, Co-ordinator of Youth Programs
Biography to follow shortly.
David has been active in the Ottawa (Kanata) high technology scene for over 30 years, with stints at Mitel, Newbridge, Alcatel, Tundra Semiconductor, and most recently GridWay Computing Corportation. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario and is currently the Vice President of Business Development at GridWay, who specialize in providing Cloud Computing and outsourced IT Professional Services. He is an avid golfer, cyclist, and martial artist. David has far too many friends affected by 3C and is honoured to be contributing his technology and IT expertise to the Foundation.
Bill is the regional vice president of Intact insurance. Bill has over 20 years management experience in the insurance industry with a focus on marketing and relationship development. Bill has also been on the board of many small and mid sizes business over the years
Steven P. Deveau
Born and raised in the Ottawa region, Steven has been a community volunteer throughout his career. He is one of the original board members and currently holds the position of Secretary with the 3C Foundation of Canada. Steven studied Architectural Technology followed by Business Administration at Algonquin College.
Jim is one of the original board members of the 3C Foundation and the immediate past-president. He is a native of Ottawa and has extensive experience working with boards of directors, both as director and in a staff function.
Frank is a Managing Agent/Managing Partner with Mortgage Brokers Ottawa. He has worked for one of the major Canadian banks for over 20 years including the last 8 years as a mortgage specialist. Frank is the newest member of our team, joining our board in June 2009 with a fresh passion and commitment to making a positive difference in the 3C community.
Rachel is President CSGNA, Ottawa Chapter and is the IBD nurse specialist at the Montfort Hospital. She currently holds the position of Medical/Professional Advisory Board Liaison for the 3C Foundation of Canada.
Eric is an Ottawa area Charted Accountant, with extensive experience working with Not For Profits. Eric joined the board of The 3C Foundation of Canada in December 2012.
World IBD Day, May 19th. Support World IBD Day
Youth Gut Together
When: Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Location: Hampton Inn and Conference Centre
3C Foundation Scholarship Program
Apply now for The 3C Foundation IBD Scholarship 2013
Trek the Great Wall of China to raise awareness/funds for IBD
When: June 2013
Full Details at IBD Adventures