MPI Ottawa Chapter Board 2018-19

Office of the Presidents

Greg Plazek


Greg Plazek
Account Executive – Canada, Market Sales
Marriott International


Allison Collins
Regional Account Director
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre

Immediate-Past President

Jennifer McAndrew
Event Director & Co-founder
Mastermind Event Rentals

Vice Presidents

Vice-President, Membership

Lori Wagner
Regional Director
Meeting Encore

Vice-President, Finance

Gaye O’Bertos
Executive Assistant and Event Planner
Canadian Seed Growers’ Association

Vice-President, Communications

Jay Elie
Account Manager

Vice-President, Education

Louise Gervais, CMP, CMM
Team Lead, Conference Management
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada


Director, Member Care

Ashley Craven, CMP
Senior Project Coordinator
Intertask Conferences

Director, Member Networking Events

Jess Poon
Event and Logistics Coordinator, Congress
Canadian Cardiovascular Society

Director, Partnerships

Nancy Bradshaw, CMP
Business Development Manager
Tourism Saskatoon

Director, Marketing

Laurence Lavallée
Manager, Events & Marketing
Canadian Meat Council

Director, Education Programs

Sandy Ouellette
Professor, Event Management
Algonquin College

Vacant for 2018-19


Director, Signature Events


Director, Leadership


Director, Volunteer Membership

The MPI Ottawa Board of Directors meets on a monthly basis.

Past Presidents

1984-1985Robert (Bob) Davis
1985-1986Linda Teteruck
1986-1987W.G. (Bill) Corcoran
1987-1988Joy MacPherson
1988-1990Nola Wade
1990-1991Suzanne Fletcher
1991-1992Anna Lee Chabot, CMP
1992-1993Sharyon F. Smith
1993-1994Joan Rondeau
1994-1995Patti Mordasewicz, CMP
1995-1996Una Folkson-Singh, CMM
1996-1997Mariann Canning
1997-1998Janet Finlayson, CMP
1998-1999Mary-Lynn Campbell
1999-2000Cynthia Connelly, CMP
2000Michelle Gravelle, CMP
2000-2002Ellyn Holzman, CMP
2002-2003Chuck Schouwerwou, CMP, CMM
2003-2004Louise Gervais, CMP, CMM
2004-2005Ann Dow
2005-2006Jacques Drury, CMP
2006-2007Doreen Ashton Wagner
2007-2008Darlene Kelly-Stewart
2008-2009Francois Brunet
2009-2010Marye Menard-Bos CMM CMP
2010-2011Carole Saad, CMP
2011-2012Markus Fisher
2012-2013Lira Buschman
2013-2014Marie-Louise Doyle
2014-2015Jennifer Holly
2015-2016David Dugas
2017-2018Ryan Young