Administrative and Developmental Assistant
A recent Recreation and Leisure Services graduate, Emma has found her love and passion within the not-profit sector – specifically targeting mental health and addictions. Upon reflection, she has truly realized if you look around you will always find people who are helping, and that has inspired Emma to do exactly that. From her work experiences varying from the YMCA-YWCA, and Andrew Fleck Home Child Care Services, she has learned how to stay focused, motivated, open-minded, and organized in order to be a “helper” in our world. In her free time she loves to sing, listen to classic rock, and spend some much needed time at her cottage with her friends and family
“A little spark of kindness can put a colossal burst of sunshine into someone’s life.”
Fund Development Manager
Heather brings her high tech experience to our Foundation Family. Her career started at Entrust in 1997 and ended at Cognos/IBM in 2012. A mix of transferable skills led Heather to pursue a career in the Not-for-Profit world, among them, event planning, social media creation, and E-mail marketing campaigns. Heather is a ‘learn on the fly’ member of our team, which works perfectly in an entrepreneurial environment like we have at the Dave Smith Foundation.
When Heather isn’t ‘on the ball’ you’ll find her outside, swimming/biking/running, or chasing a Frisbee with the Ottawa Carleton Ultimate Association.
Along with a life-long passion for volunteerism and community building, Stephanie MacGregor brings a diverse background in marketing, communications and fundraising to her role as Executive Director at the Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre Foundation.
At Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre Foundation, Ms. MacGregor is spearheading the marketing and fundraising initiatives in support of the Dave’s Dream Campaign, a $5 million fundraising campaign to support the construction of a new 30-bed youth residential treatment facility for youth struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues in our community.
Prior to her role at Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre Foundation, Stephanie was a respected fundraising consultant at Ketchum Canada Inc., a leading national fundraising consulting firm. Working with a mix of clients that included the Corporation of Catholic Entities Party to the Indian Residential School Settlement, SOS Children’s Villages Canada, the Canadian Red Cross, and the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation, Ms. MacGregor ran fundraising campaigns, drove fundraising and organizational reviews and developed strategies that delivered measurable results for her clients.
Prior to joining Ketchum, Stephanie held increasingly senior positions with the global software leader Cognos Inc., culminating in Senior Marketing Specialist.
A committed volunteer, Ms. MacGregor has aided a number of international non-profit organizations in the past decade in raising funds and increasing their visibility.
Stephanie holds a Business Marketing Degree from Algonquin College. She has won a number of awards recognizing her performance over the years. In her spare time, she is happiest traversing the globe along with her daughter who shares a love for adventure.
Marilyn is a Human Resources Consultant and business owner, offering HR professional services to an established cluster of small and mid-sized businesses. Her previous career spanned 32 amazing years with ENCON Group Inc., holding a number of positions through the years of growth and expansion of the company. In the 10 years prior to retirement, she held the position of Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Corporate Administration.
As a charter and long term member of the Ottawa Women’s Business Network, Marilyn sat on various Task Forces and Committees in the formative years of the Association. She has volunteered with a number of organizations including Amethyst House, Ottawa Hospital Foundation, The Shirley Greenberg Centre, Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre and Foundation, and with many school and youth sports organizations. She joined the Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre Foundation Board of Directors in January 2016 and has currently taken on the role of Vice-Chair on the Board.
Marilyn enjoys time with family & friends, travelling, hiking, yoga, visits back to her native Newfoundland, and, following the Blue Jays and Ottawa Senators.
Chair, President & Creative Director, McGill Buckley
Stephen McGill is a long-time volunteer of the Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre, having been a member of the Board of Directors since 2000 where he served terms as both Vice-Chair and Chair. In 2012 he became the first ever Chair of the newly created Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre Foundation.
In his “other job” as he refers to it, Stephen is the President and Creative Director of McGill Buckley, an award winning marketing, branding and design agency based in Ottawa.
Stephen has been named one of Canada’s top Creative Directors by Strategy magazine and has been listed in both Who’s Who In Canadian Advertising and Who’s Who In Canadian Business. During his career, Stephen’s work as a writer and creative director has been recognized for creative excellence over 200 times at award shows in Canada, the United States and internationally.
Stephen has long been deeply involved in the not-for-profit and health care marketing sectors. He has advised, volunteered and worked with groups such as the Bruyère Foundation, Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation, Care Canada, United Way of Canada, the Ontario Special Olympics, Canadian Centre on Substance and Salvation Army Canada among many others.
Director, Chair, Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre Board
David is a Leadership Principal with Totem Hill Inc of Ottawa and a certified executive coach. He holds a Bachelor of Science and an Honorary Doctorate of Civil Laws from Acadia University, Nova Scotia as well as appointments as Commander of the Order of Military Merit of Canada and Commander of the American Legion of Merit. He is recognized nationally and internationally for his many successes in leading large, dynamic organizations and for his engaging personal style.
During a career in the Canadian Forces that spanned 37 years, he occupied numerous executive leadership and senior command positions. The most senior of his appointments included Assistant Deputy Minister for Human Resources for the military and civilian employees of the Department of National Defence and Commander of the Canadian Air Force.
Following retirement from the Canadian Forces, he was appointed to the position of Executive Director of the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB), a position he held for six years. David now focuses on supporting the personal development and learning of others and building effective, harmonious organizations. He has been a member of the Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre for the past six years.
Secretary, President, The Wagstaff Group
A native of Montreal, Ted has more than 20 years of sponsorship, property naming rights and event marketing experience. Ted brings an integrated, partnership approach to his sponsorship negotiations and develops relationships that are beneficial for both parties.
Sponsorship strategy and policy development, Naming Rights valuation and sponsorship sales are at the core of Ted’s expertise. He successfully sold more than $75million in sponsorship for organizations including the RBC Bluesfest, Athletics Canada, the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club, Health Canada, the Canadian Sport Awards, the Spirit of Sport National Tour, the Ottawa Chamber Music Society, Tennis Canada, the Inter-American Development Bank, Natural Resources Canada, CAHPERD and the Heart & Stroke’s Ride for Heart.
Ted has an extensive network of corporate contacts and uses these relationships to build sponsor partnerships. He has negotiated sponsorship contracts in virtually all business sectors including the transportation, communications, automotive, financial services, technology, consumer packaged goods and media industries.
In addition to his core sponsorship work, Ted’s wide-ranging marketing experience also includes event management, celebrity representation and television broadcast negotiations.
A graduate of the University of Ottawa, Ted facilitates workshops on sponsorship for clients and is a professor of both at Algonquin College in Ottawa. As a volunteer, he services as a Board Member at the Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre Foundation.
CPA, CA, CFP, Treasurer, Partner Welch LLP
Ryan Dostie joined Welch LLP in 1995 after graduating from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Commerce and has 18 years of experience in public accounting. He obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in 1996 and his Certified Financial Planner designation in 2002. In February 2011, Ryan became of Partner with Welch LLP. Ryan has worked in a number of industries including not-for-profit organizations throughout his almost 20 years at Welch. Some of Ryan’s not-for-profit experience includes the Ottawa Rotary Home Foundation, the St. Patrick’s Home of Ottawa, Egg Farmers of Canada, the Canadian Nuclear Association and the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation, to name but a few.
Ryan has been the Treasurer of the Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre Foundation for the past two years. Prior to that, Ryan served as the Treasurer of the Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre for over eight years. In his spare time, Ryan is involved as the Treasurer of a minor hockey team in the Ottawa area. In addition, Ryan enjoys playing volleyball, spending time with his young family and travelling to destinations around the world.