With years of experience in protecting and restoring the Ottawa River, Meredith works to establish responsible and accountable monitoring, assessment, enforcement, and long-term planning for the river.
Meredith enjoys many river activities, but she especially adores swimming down rapids on the Gatineau River with her son, Charlie. Close
Patrick NadeauExecutive Director
As the Executive Director, Patrick is responsible for leading the team and managing the organization according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors.
His favourite river activities are paddling along the Dumoine River and swimming. Close
Chloe HillierDirector of Fund Development
Chloe is passionate about inspiring donors to be more engaged with the causes they believe in and works to steward Ottawa Riverkeeper supporters so they feel closely connected to the projects we do and can see the impact of their gifts.
We would like to acknowledge and thank the Ontario Trillium Foundation for providing funding for this position.
Adèle MichonDirector of Operations for Quebec
Adèle rallies Quebecers around a common vision for our Ottawa River Watershed. She meets with citizens, community groups, and mayors to discuss their concerns about the ways that we can improve the watershed’s health.
This past summer, Adèle was able to experience the thrill of rowing for the first time in a narrow boat, along with seven others from the Ottawa Rowing Club, a phenomenal way to speed along the river. Close
Stephanie BoltPolicy Advisor
Following all developments in federal, Ontario, and Quebec laws and policies, Stephanie ensures the health of the river is considered in the adoption of policies and laws through public consultation processes.
She holds a B.A. in International Relations and an LL.B. from the University of Toronto.
She needs clean fresh water so she can indulge in her favourite river activity, swimming. Close
Brigitte Boudreau-CassidyEngagement Organizer
Organizing and engaging 700 volunteers throughout the watershed, Brigitte thrives with coordinating and leading teams to assist with many issues, projects, and events that are vital to the organization.
She enjoys stand up paddle boarding, both solo and with friends, because it gives her the opportunity to connect and reflect with the river she cares so much about. Close
Meaghan MurphySenior Scientist and Riverwatch Coordinator
Collecting, analyzing, and interpreting ecological data in the watershed, Meaghan excels as our data warrior. She keeps the team informed of ecological impacts caused by river issues. She coordinates and assists over 70 Riverwatchers as they protect the river and become strong leaders within their own communities.
Lisa HardingExecutive Assistant
As our first point of contact for guests, Lisa manages the organization’s external communication and ensures to keep the team informed. She oversees many key tasks to ensure the smooth operation of Ottawa Riverkeeper’s mission.
She holds a B.A. in Classical Studies from Concordia University and is also a licensed broker with over eight years of experience. Her favourite river activity is going for a calm canoe or kayak paddle. She also enjoys a relaxing ride on a sailboat. Close
Chantal SicotteVolunteer Coordinator
As the volunteer coordinator, Chantal reaches out to our river community to help with projects and events that promote and protect a healthy watershed. She truly believes that together, Ottawa Riverkeeper and its volunteer community can make a difference.
She loves observing the changing moods of the river during her walks with her dog, kayaking or windsurfing or simply through her kitchen windows. Close
Emma KonradCommunications Coordinator
Emma holds a Bachelors of Journalism from Carleton University. She has prior experience in marketing and online engagement, which she will use to communicate Ottawa Riverkeeper’s objectives.
Aimee LennieCommunications Intern
Aimee is completing her placement with Ottawa Riverkeeper this winter. She holds a diploma in public relations from Algonquin College.
Émilie JoubarneTranslation Intern
Emilie is currently completing her placement in translation with Ottawa Riverkeeper. She holds a degree in Geography and Environmental Studies from the University of Ottawa.
Cathy RogersTechnical Writer, Intern
Reflecting longstanding respect for the environment, Cathy is passionate about the value and the beauty of the Ottawa River watershed. As technical writer, Cathy creates diverse communications that promote understanding, appreciation, and action to protect the Ottawa River.