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
Event Planner
Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Director, Member Networking Events

Jess Poon
Event and Logistics Coordinator, Congress
Canadian Cardiovascular Society

Director, Signature Events

Dora Dalietos
Event Manager
Vis-à-Vis Events Inc

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, Leadership

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

Past Presidents

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