Leadership Teams

Senior Leadership Team

Led by our CEO, the Senior Leadership Team is responsible to implement the Board’s vision and provide strategic direction and management as it relates to day-to-day operations.

R.J. (Bob) Gallagher, MPA
President and CEO

Morgan Bello, MIR, MBA, CHRP
Vice President, People & Culture

Jeremy Roberts, MBA, CFA , CPA, CMA
CFO and Vice President, Corporate Services

Cathy Turnbull
Vice President, Child Care, Housing, Employment and Newcomer Services

Board of Directors

The YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region is governed by a Board of Directors. This group of dedicated and committed volunteers is comprised of professionals who lend their expertise in providing vision, strategic leadership, policy directives and stewardship for the association.

Jean Laurin, CPA, CA
CEO (Retired), ENCON Group Inc.

Anne Butler
Chief Legal Officer and Vice President,
Research and Policy, Payments Canada

Susannah Crabtree
Partner and Career Business Leader - Eastern Canada,

Dr. Lisa Chillingworth Watson
Co-founder/Workplace Strategist,
Agile Work Evolutions Inc.

Colleen Kelley
Vice President and Practice Lead, Strategy and Business Operations,
Stratford Managers Corporation

Anna Laurence
Senior Manager Atlantic Canada,
Government Affairs,
Rogers Communications

Jacques Paquette, ASC
Senior Assistant Deputy Minister (retired),
Department of Employment and Social Development Canada

Gary Simonsen
Chief Executive Officer (retired),
The Canadian Real Estate Association

Louise Tardif, ICD.D
Corporate Director

Mark Taylor
Vice President Resource Development,
United Way/Centraide Eastern Ontario

Caroline Xavier
Associate Deputy Minister,
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada