Our Team

Board of Directors

Tom Caldwell


Witnessing my mom going through various stages of dementia was very difficult. It started with calls informing me that mom had wandered off from her residence to witnessing her become violent with caregivers and my dad. Educating families on what to expect on the typical phases of dementia would go a long way to easing family distress.

Lynda Colley


I am so grateful for the support our family received from DSORC and I know firsthand how essential the service is that the society provides to families in our area.

Marg Egan


When my father was diagnosed with dementia, it became a journey for our entire family. I have committed to volunteer with the Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County so that persons diagnosed with dementia, and their loved ones, will be able to gain knowledge and get support. No one should face dementia alone.

Marilyn Fevrier


Dementia has an impact on caregivers supporting loved ones; friends trying to remain connected and present; and anyone interacting with people with dementia. I hope to support our community through my contributions to the DSORC board.

Anne Hennessy


Dementia frequently leads to a long slow loss of one’s loved one. This is especially challenging for the carer or caregiver. Caregivers are my heroes. As a long-time psychiatrist to the elderly and having had direct experience of the impact of dementia on my family, i’m delighted to contribute to the board of the dementia society.

Louise Laramée


As a cardiologist, I spent my career looking after vascular disease. My mother had dementia and I am very grateful for all the support, programs and expertise of the dementia society. She was fully supported in French, her mother tongue. I joined the board because I wanted to give back in any capacity that I can.

Mary Alice Macneil


My mother has suffered from alzheimer’s disease for several years and our family has experienced the difficulty and heartbreak that happens when a loved one is diagnosed with dementia. I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the vital work of the dementia society in supporting other families who are facing these challenges.

Paul Morton


My dad had dementia for seven years, and the dementia society was a huge help for our family. I want to do as much as I can to help other families in ottawa who are going through a similar experience.

Anne Van Delst


The dementia society plays an important role in supporting families who are facing challenging times. They are a helping hand when it is needed most.

Leadership Team

Carole Green

Director of Client Experience and Engagement

Phone: 613-523-4004

Ext. 3131

Wendy Grimshaw

Chief Executive Officer

Phone: 613-523-4004

Ext. 3109

Kate Holmes

Director of Development and Education

Phone: 613-523-4004

Ext. 3104

Danielle Mulvihill

Director of Operations

Phone: 613-523-4004

Ext. 3110

Specific Inquiries

For department specific details, contact:

Communications and Marketing

Kavya Nair

Phone: 613-523-4004

Ext. 3153

Education and Programs

German Chique-Alfonzo

Phone: 613-523-4004

Ext. Ext. 3115

Fund Development

Ashlee Pallotta

Phone: 613-523-4004

Ext. 3111

Social and Recreational Activities

Zoë Kirschner

Phone: (613) 523-4004

Ext. 3240


Jeffrey Huang

Phone: 613-523-4004

Ext. 3105

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