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Board of Directors

Chantal Dompierre, Executive Director, OCTC Foundation
Dr. Emma Gofton
James McKellar
Anna Tosto (Vice Chair)

Photo of Chantal Dompierre, Executive Director, OCTC Foundation Chantal Dompierre, Executive Director, OCTC Foundation

Chantal joined the OCTC Foundation as its Executive Director in June 2011, bringing with her 19 years of fundraising experience.

A member of the Association of Professional Fundraisers, Chantal's mandate as Executive Director is to lead and manage the Foundation's revenue generation activities in an effort to double results over the next five years.

Reporting to the Foundation Board of Directors, Chantal works with OCTC's managers, program administrators and colleagues to identify funding opportunities and further strengthen the Foundation's ability to support OCTC.

Prior to 2011, Chantal spent most of her career at the University of Ottawa, where she held several management positions including Assistant Director of Major Gifts and Manager of Development and Recognition.

From 2004-07, Chantal was the Faculty Development Officer at the Civil Law Section, where she raised $3 million, the most successful fundraising initiative in the Section's history.

Photo of Dr. Emma Gofton Dr. Emma Gofton

Dr. Emma Gofton joined the OCTC Foundation Board of Directors in 2011.

She is an Obstetrician/Gynecologist, on staff at the Queensway-Carleton Hospital. A graduate of Queen's University for both her undergraduate degree and medical school, Emma completed her residency at the University of Western Ontario.

Her greatest achievement is being mother to two wonderful children, both of whom have cerebral palsy. As a result, her life has been deeply affected by the professionals and other families at OCTC.

Emma hopes that her personal and medical background will allow her to be a voice not just for the OCTC as an organization, but even more so for the children and families that depend on this valuable community asset.

Photo of James McKellar James McKellar

President, Am-Tech Electrical - James has a degree in engineering from the University of Ottawa and is a proud member of the IBEW from the time in the electrical trade. James has works in all parts of the trade, including truck driver, tradesmen, estimator, project manager, manager, owner. The company is run by James and his wife Aine McKellar who is the controller and active in all financial and office management. Aine is also an University of Ottawa grad in Commerce. James has been involved in estimating and running projects for over fifteen years. He has been fortunate to run some of the bigger projects in Ottawa over the last ten years.

James and Aine have two children: Amy, 8 years old and Martin, 6 years old. Amy has Cystic Fibrosis, which has forced large changes to their lives. Consequently, Amy, Martin and Aine live in Florida for six months of the year.

Photo of Anna Tosto (Vice Chair) Anna Tosto (Vice Chair)

Anna Tosto's current legal practice focuses on corporate financing for the technology and transportation sectors.

For many years Anna has provided strategic advice to the Ottawa technology community, ranging from major initiatives to start-up operations. Anna is also a leader in the international transportation community, serving as Canadian counsel on financing transactions to many of North America's Class 1 railways.

In addition to this work, Anna advises a number of Canada's major charitable institutions. As a former Special Policy Advisor to Industry Canada, she was instrumental in the preparation of proposals for corporate (profit and non-profit) and securities law reform.

Anna was an active member of UNICEF Canada's Board of Directors for more than 10 years and served as Vice-President, Administration. Besides donating her time and expertise to the OCTC Foundation, Anna has been an active volunteer with child advocacy issues and international children's rights.

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Interested in Serving on the Board of the OCTC Foundation?

Volunteering can be an extremely rewarding personal experience that has a positive impact on your community.

In addition to periodic openings on the Foundation Board and fundraising event planning teams, OCTC and its Foundation have a variety of volunteer opportunities that may match your skills and interests.

Please visit our Volunteering section to learn more – we'd love to have you!