Update from Heather & Kate -- November 2011

The PPO Board of Directors extends a warm welcome to its newest members: Lauren Dobson-Hughes, Jonathan Huber, Tanara Pickard, and Nora Al-Aleiwi.

Lauren Dobson-Hughes has been a Planned Parenthood Ottawa volunteer for over three years, and is an active volunteer in the Options program. She has a background in politics, strategy and communications and worked in both British and Canadian parliaments. She also sat on the boards of several trade unions.

Jonathan Huber is an Ottawa-based Obstetrician/Gynecologist.  He received his MD from Queen's University in 2006 and completed his residency there in 2011.  Prior to medical school Jonathan received his Masters of Science in Family Relations and Human Development (Human Sexuality) from the University of Guelph.  Additionally, he sits on the Executive Committee of the Canadian Sex Research Forum.

Tanara Pickard has been working and volunteering in the nonprofit sector at national and local levels for a number of years. Currently she works as a project manager with the HR Council for the Nonprofit Sector overseeing projects that build the HR capacity of organizations. Her background resides in recreation with a Master's degree in Leisure Studies from Dalhousie University. 

Nora Al-Aleiwi has completed a degree in Cultural Anthropology at the American University of Kuwait. She is currently volunteering with the Coalition for a Carleton Sexual Assault Centre as a support worker. She is interested in working within marginalized communities to end all forms of sexual and gender-based violence through community-based outreach, education and support initiatives.

We look forward to working with all of you and introducing you to the wider PPO community!


Kate (Board President) and Heather (Executive Director)