Board of Directors


Ian Moffitt – Chairperson

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Ian Moffitt is Senior Private Banker and Team Lead with Scotia Wealth Management. He started as a Teller and worked his way up to his present position. Ian has extensive operational and management experience within the bank. He also brings with him a wealth of volunteer experience including: Board Member for the Perth and Smiths Falls Hospital and a member of the Major Fundraising Committee for the Capital Campaign for the Smith Falls Hospital. Ian has participated in the Children’s Hospital Telethon, the National Capital Marathon and numerous other fundraisers.


Leah Levesque – Vice Chairperson

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Leah Levesque is Vice President of Patient Care and Chief Nursing Officer at the Queensway Carleton Hospital. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including critical care as a front line nurse, a nurse manager as well as a senior leader. Her diverse management experience includes Acute Care, Long Term Care and Community Base Services. Leah has implemented many quality improvement initiatives that have enriched the patient/resident/client experience, enhanced access to services, improved patient safety, and improved efficiency and transition of care.


Margaret Egan – Treasurer

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Margaret Egan is a partner with the accounting firm of McCay, Duff LLP. A Chartered Accountant, Marg has extensive experience with charitable organizations. She has had an active role in community organizations for many years. Marg had a family member with Alzheimer’s disease.


Eric Williams – Secretary

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Eric Williams is a Senior Partner in the law firm Williams Litigation Lawyers. He was called to the Bar in 1974. His areas of practice are negligence, appellate law, corporate commercial litigation and other complex matters. Eric has been voted by his peers as one of “Canada’s Best Lawyers” in four categories: Corporate Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Appellate Law and Bet-the-Company Litigation. Eric’s legal expertise will be a great asset to the Alzheimer Society.


 Michael Lupiano

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Michael Lupiano is a partner of Morgan Leadership Search, a boutique executive search firm in Ottawa. Additionally, Mike has 30 years of experience as a leader and executive in the international Human Resources field. Mike has a Bachelor of Arts degree (combined Major – Psychology/Law) from Carleton University, and has his Certified Human Resources Leader designation (CHRL). Mike brings a broad range of volunteer and not-for-prof experience from various local organizations in positions including Board of Directors, Section Chair, fundraiser and mentor.


Cynthia MacKay

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Cindy MacKay is the Fundraising and Promotions Coordinator for The Orleans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre. Cindy successfully led key fundraising events at the Centre that resulted in record funds raised. Her broad range of event planning and management, marketing, community and private sector experience is an asset to the Board. Cindy’s varied volunteer and educational experience includes work at the Carefor Day Program at the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre. She studied Psychology and General Studies at Carleton University and Developmental Service Work at Algonquin College.


Barbara McDougall

Barbara McDougall is a consultant and Professor at Algonquin College. She has 30 years of experience in marketing and sales strategies with an emphasis on new media.  Barbara’s volunteer work in the mental health community, along with her innovative approach to finding solutions for the challenges of the not-for-profit sector, is an asset to the Alzheimer Society.


 Lynda Colley

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Lynda Colley is a former federal public servant. Before joining the public service, Lynda practiced law as a commercial litigation lawyer in Toronto and in Ottawa. She is a long standing volunteer with the Alzheimer Society in public policy work and on its Speakers’ Bureau. Her mother had Alzheimer’s disease.


Randy Whitcroft


Randy Whitcroft is an executive with over 25 years of business development and management experience. His career has been predominantly working with technology companies and since 2003 has been an entrepreneur in working with companies from all across North America. He is currently the President of Syntapa Technologies and the Managing Partner of CERTnT where he is focused on helping organizations within the Not-For-Profit sector to attract, retain, and grow trust-based relationships with their members and followers. Randy is active within the local business community and is a regular instructor for the Carleton University Lead To Win Program, and is a mentor within the Entrepreneurship program at Invest Ottawa.


Linda Assad-Butcher

Linda Assad-Butcher is an experienced executive with extensive management experience in the public and not-for-profit sectors. She has significant governance experience on boards in the healthcare, education, community and social services sectors as board chair and director. Linda retired from her Director’s position at La Cité collégiale in 2006. In 2006, she was appointed by the Government of Ontario as a founding member of the board of the Champlain Local Health Integration Network where she served for five years. She also sat on the Liaison Committee between the Champlain LHIN and le Réseau des services en français de l’est de l’Ontario. Linda is currently a Board member of Saint Paul’s University and is a member of several boards and committees. Her husband had dementia.