Meet the team at Planned Parenthood Ottawa!
Our passionate team at Planned Parenthood Ottawa is here to support our community’s sexual and reproductive health needs. Composed of experienced, trauma-informed and caring individuals, we are committed to providing low to no-barrier access to education, referrals and counselling services.
Together, our team at Planned Parenthood Ottawa is united in our mission to advocate for reproductive rights, promote comprehensive sexual health, and create a community where everyone has access to the care they deserve.
Our Board of Directors
Our board of directors (BOD) is a governing body responsible for overseeing the organization’s high-level activities. Composed of talented individuals known as “directors” they play a vital role in shaping our strategic direction and ensuring our success.
The BOD includes an executive committee made up of officers, who take on specialized roles; president, co-president, treasurer and secretary.
Our board meets monthly to engage in meaningful discussions and make informed decisions that drive Planned Parenthood Ottawa forward. Through collaborative efforts, we ensure that our initiatives align with our mission and values.
Become a part of our Board of Directors and help shape our future!
Jade Sullivan (she/her)
Jade Sullivan is a feminist geographer and intersectional activist based in Toronto, focusing on creating safe and sustainable spaces for marginalized communities. She reframes and reimagines Caribbean CSE for gender justice, works as a statistician for the federal government, and holds positions at Feminitt Caribbean and as a UNESCO education consultant. Outside of her work, she engages in activities such as painting, baking, gardening, podcasting, and capturing adorable pictures of her cat, Princess.
Kate Headley (she/her)
Kate is a senior communications manager with the Ottawa Real Estate Board. With extensive experience in writing, media relations, issues management, and social media, she is passionate about giving change a voice. Born and raised in Ottawa, she holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Ottawa and a public relations diploma from Toronto’s Humber College. Follow her on Twitter: @mscommunikate. #abortionishealthcare
Rotbah Nitia (she/her)
Rotbah is a feminist development professional with expertise in program quality, evaluation, and research. She immigrated to Canada from Bangladesh and has worked in various countries in Asia and Africa. Currently, she is the program impact manager at Oxfam Canada in Ottawa. Rotbah holds degrees in health and international development and public policy and administration. She is passionate about justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion and is excited to contribute to Planned Parenthood Ottawa. In her free time, she enjoys cooking Bengali food.
Vandonna Budhai (she/her)
Vandonna is a performance measurement, evaluation, and research advisor for the Canadian government, specializing in skills development programs for the labor market. With a combined honors degree in communications and women & gender studies, as well as a masters in public administration, she brings expertise in sexual health research, gender-based violence, and internal management practices. Originally from Toronto and now residing in Ottawa since 2011, Vandonna is a proud Guyanese and devoted dog mom.
Kathryn LeBlanc (she/her)
Kathryn is a communications consultant and founder of LeBlanc (& co.) Communications, specializing in guiding non-profits, grassroots organizing, and political campaigns. With a background in Parliament Hill and Enchanté Network, she has extensive experience in communications, campaigns, and policy work. She is passionate about 2SLGBTQI+ community issues and sexual health rights, having worked on campaigns like comprehensive sex education and securing funding for 2SLGBTQI+ organizations. She currently resides in Ottawa, Ontario on Algonquin territory.
Katherine Muldoon (she/her)
Dr. Muldoon is an Assistant Professor specializing in social epidemiology and sexual reproductive health at the University of Ottawa. With a background in psychology and extensive expertise in sexual and gender-based violence, she collaborates with organizations such as OHRI, ICES, the United Nations, and the Public Health Agency of Canada. She also serves on the Ottawa Police Service Violence Against Women Advisory Board.
Corina Crawley (she/her)
Corina, a cis-woman, hails from Montreal, known as Kenien’kehaga (Mohawk) territory. With a Masters in Social Work from Carleton University, she has spent two decades in Ottawa as a researcher and educator, learning from workers. Her current work revolves around resisting privatization, conflict resolution, equity, leadership development, and organizational design. As a parent to two remarkable teenagers, Corina finds valuable lessons in her everyday interactions with them.
Darby Babin (they/them)
Darby is a queer, non-binary, feminist academic with expertise in law, transnational law, and human rights. They hold a BA Honours in Law and a Master’s in Legal Studies, focusing on gender-based violence and feminist pedagogy. With a background in sexual assault support, gender-based violence education, and feminist research, Darby is currently pursuing a PhD in Feminist & Gender Studies at the University of Ottawa.
Lyra Evans (she/her)
Lyra is an environmental chemist, long-time LGBTQ, homeless, and education activist, and the first openly trans school board trustee in Canada. She has experience on the Audit committee at the OCDSB, as well as having worked and volunteered for local non-profits including Ottawa Dyke March, *Kindspace, the Youth Services Bureau, and Etc. Youth.
Courtney Rock (she/her)
Courtney is a community builder and storyteller with extensive fundraising experience. As the Director of Development for the Perley Health Foundation, she focuses on highlighting the impact of donors on the lives of individuals connected to Perley Health. Courtney is also proud to contribute to Planned Parenthood Ottawa, an organization she finds highly impactful within her community.