Christine Flammer, president
Christine is an experienced leader in the charitable non-profit sector, with over twenty years of leadership experience at the regional and national levels in Canada as well as overseas. Passionate about organizational excellence, governance, and communications, she has trained staff and board members across the country, facilitated strategic planning sessions, and taught Evaluation and Program Planning at Algonquin College. An active and committed participant in the community, Christine has received recognition from the Ontario Minister for Women’s Issues in the form of a Leading Women, Building Communities award “for exceptional leadership in working to improve the lives of others in the community.”
Gail Williams, vice-president
Gail has a background in communications, writing and editing, and program programming with not-for-profit health charities. She is excited about joining ADAO and helping to make a real difference in the lives of people struggling with anxiety, particularly given the negative effects of the pandemic on mental health.
Vishaal Chaman, treasurer
Vishaal is a practicing psychotherapist who received his graduate and undergraduate degrees from the University of Ottawa. Passionate about wellness, health, and healing, Vishaal has worked in both education and organizational settings providing counselling. He also facilitated an anxiety group with ADAO in 2015. Currently, he offers psychotherapy in private practice with adults.
Alison Timmons, secretary
Alison is a Master’s-trained Social worker with over 14 years of frontline experience. She has worked with women and older adults who have experienced abuse, military families and HIV positive women. She is currently working as a counsellor for youth and adults at NROCRC Resource Centre.
Maureen (Moe) Moloughney is the Executive Director and one of the founding members of Heartwood House, home to 20 charitable and non-profits serving the residents of Ottawa. Moe’s education as a Community Developer has resulted in many years of experience working with small charitable and non-profit organizations in the social service and recreational sectors, supporting their growth, development and sustainability planning for the long term. Moe loves animals, singing and playing guitar. She is also passionate about sports and is always ready for a game of golf!
Isobel Bisby has extensive experience in the charity/not-for- profit sector, having been the Executive Director of ALSO for ten years, and then a member of the Heartwood House Board of Directors for a further ten years after retirement. Isobel has been a supporter of ADAO over the past 15 years, and believes that as a small community organization, ADAO has an important role to play helping people who struggle with debilitating anxiety. She is delighted to join the ADAO Board.
Sarah Stringer has a degree in psychology from the University of Guelph and is completing an Ontario College Graduate Certificate program in autism and behavioural sciences at Algonquin College. She works as a freelance editor and volunteers as a wrestling coach for kids and teenagers from across Ottawa. She has frontline experience in working with people who have a range of disabilities as a personal support worker. Sarah is very excited to work with the ADAO as a board member!
Rick is a PhD prepared registered nurse. His professional nursing career involves educating undergraduate and graduate nursing students in both national and international academic institutions. In addition, Rick has held a number of leadership positions in healthcare including Director of Quality, Director of Research and Education, and Chief Nursing Officer. As a member of the ADAO Board, Rick is particularly interested in contributing to the development of its programs and services including online resources to support the needs of persons who experience anxiety.
Pamela is a Registered social worker (R.S.W.) and registered psychotherapist (R.P.) in practice for over 15 years. She’s worked as a community-based social worker providing individual counselling and developing and implementing mental health and wellness groups. She’s supported community mental health as a facilitator for parenting, eating disorder and grief groups. She has a sincere interest in accessible community mental health and well being.
Jen Hubbard has been involved with ADAO in a variety of roles for more than a decade. She is passionate about providing community based mental health services that meet the needs of those looking for support. She has been an ADAO facilitator, a program supervisor, an ADAO task force member and is now thrilled to shift her focus to being a part of the dynamic new ADAO board. Jen has used her social work lens to frame her work with individuals, families, communities and nonprofits over the past 25 years. She has shown leadership in a variety of fields including individuals living with HIV, women experiencing post-partum depression, violence against women, anxiety management, community development and now as a collaboration coordinator at Heartwood House which is home to over 20+ nonprofit charitable organizations. Jen has held many director and executive positions on boards including Sorrento Centre, CCBC, the Ottawa Sexual Assault Support Centre, Vesta Recovery Program for Women, Ottawa Healthy End of Life Research Project, and the Ottawa Pastoral Counselling Centre. Jen hopes to bring her experience and expertise to the table so that ADAO can once again provide critical support services to our community.