Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors are volunteers who bring diverse expertise and experience to the strategic direction of our organization.

Eileen Dooley (Board Chair)

An accomplished fundraiser, communicator, spokesperson, and public speaker, Eileen recently retired as the CEO of HealthPartners Canada. As an energetic and seasoned leader in the charitable sector, she brings strong stakeholder and government relations skills, consensus-building abilities and critical and strategic-thinking capacities to the table. A graduate of the university of Ottawa (Communications), Eileen has held leadership positions on Parliament Hill and at United Way East Ontario, the Canadian Literacy and Learning Network, CUSO and HealthPartners. She has a strong understanding of Board governance from both the perspective of Board leadership and organizational design. As a passionate advocate for women, she is excited to join the Board of Elizabeth Fry Ottawa.

Adrienne Fanjoy

Adrienne is a labour and employment lawyer. She believes law can be a tool for creating more equitable communities and is thrilled to be sitting on the board for the Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa. Originally from Ottawa, Adrienne obtained both her undergraduate and law degree at Queen’s University. Throughout her studies, Adrienne was an active volunteer in the Kingston community where she worked primarily with marginalized youth. She also worked as a caseworker at the Queen’s family law clinic, where she provided legal assistance to low-income individuals. In her free time, Adrienne enjoys reading, spending time with friends and family, and introducing herself to every dog she meets.

Alexandria Bonney

Alexandria holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa and a Bachelor of Arts, Honours, in Political Science from the University of Winnipeg. She is a passionate advocate for social justice and plans to use her law degree to affect positive social change. At uOttawa, Alexandria co-led the Prison Law Practicum which connects law students with prisoners to work on legal and systemic advocacy projects. In her downtime, Alexandria enjoys gardening, cross-country skiing, and exploring world cultures through cooking.

Bernice-Marie Kalubiaka

Bernice-Marie holds a Juris Doctor and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Ottawa. Passionate about social justice, community service, and gender equality, she is looking forward to working towards the advancement of E Fry Ottawa’s initiatives and programs. In the past two years, her passion for community service led her to serve on the Sandy Hill Community Health Centre Board of Directors, a public primary health care institution that provides quality healthcare and advocates for community wellbeing. In her spare time, Bernice-Marie enjoys reading, spending time with friends and family, and hiking outdoors.

Jennifer Batley

Jennifer led cross-functional strategy initiatives for over 25 years, serving in C-level roles and as a consultant to some of the world’s most recognized customer-centric companies. She has now turned her focus to advising and consulting with early-stage founders, working with them to effectively manage and scale operations. She has served on committees focused on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), wage equity, community, communications, and fundraising. Jennifer has a Business degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and an International MBA from Clemson University. A mother of three, in her downtime she enjoys live music and exploring Ottawa’s great outdoors.

Jennifer Wang

Jennifer is a Chartered Professional Accountant and MBA graduate from the University of Ottawa. She has over 25 years of experience in the private and public sectors, in the financial and accounting field. Jennifer is passionate about women’s and girl’s rights. In her spare time, Jennifer likes to explore the great outdoors and spend time with friends and family. She is excited to join and contribute to the E Fry Ottawa Board of Directors team.

Kathy Durand

Kathy is a development specialist focusing on the capacity strengthening of individuals and organisations using an inclusive, participatory approach. A facilitator of both process and learning, in recent years Kathy has focused on feminist, innovative approaches and on strengthening organisational capacity. With over 10 years of managing global virtual teams and organisations, Kathy is a strong believer in inclusive and open management and emphasises communication as a key component of organisational and partnership success. She has worked across a number of sectors, including girls’ education, water and sanitation, local governance, and youth entrepreneurship in partnership with NGOs, national and local governments in a variety of countries. Kathy is currently the Director of Strategy and Operations at the Prevention Collaborative, an organization that aims to prevent violence against women and their children. When she’s not working, Kathy is an avid reader and is happy to share or receive recommendations on what to read next.

Maureen Castella

Maureen is a HR Professional with over 35 years’ experience working in both the public and private sector. While her background is of a Generalist capacity, Maureen is currently the Senior Manager, Total Compensation at Algonquin College. Her focus is to guide a strong team to ensure that the proper oversight and controls are in place with respect to the College’s compensation, pension and benefit programs. Maureen has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Guelph and has a Certificate in Executive Leadership from Wilfred Laurier University. She is a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) and also holds a Certificate in Business Process Improvement from the University of Ottawa. A critical part of Maureen’s background includes her work on inclusion and diversity initiatives to support the establishment of an inclusive working environment for all.