NCVA Volunteer Board of Directors


With the exceptional input of many volunteers, the NCVA is being led by:

Rob – President

Rob McLeod has been vegan for more than two years and returned to vegetarianism a year before that transition. Rob is a Vegan Chef who keeps a keen eye on the latest Vegan & Vegetarian food trends and cooks vegan exclusively. Rob also occasionally hosts the NCVA’s FB Live podcast “VegCast” Rob is dedicated to continuing to build on the NCVA’s roots by expanding membership, gaining new business support opportunities for members and spreading the message about vegan, vegetarian, and plant-based lifestyles.


Carolyn – Vice President


Carolyn is an artist, writer, and student in Ottawa, Ontario. She loves all animals, and has been living a vegan lifestyle since 2010. She has been blogging about animal rights and veganism for several years, and is also involved in other forms of advocacy. Carolyn enjoys studying, writing, drawing, and volunteering, among other things.

Michelle – Membership Coordinator

Michelle loves vegan food and spends her spare time making the most flavourful dishes imaginable. She aspires to make the National Capital Region as vegan friendly as possible to encourage everyone to choose a more compassionate lifestyle. She teaches yoga and wants to spread the joys of breath with movement. She loves hiking, travelling, running, biking, and swimming.


Jessica- Treasurer

Jessica was born and raised in Ottawa. She has always been an animal lover, and has been living a vegan lifestyle since June 2016. She enjoys being creative in the kitchen, and introducing her non vegan friends and family to delicious and simple vegan dishes. Jessica enjoys living an active lifestyle, and can regularly be found working out at the local gym, or taking her beloved Boston Terrier for a walk.

Allison – Secretary

Allison has been living a vegan lifestyle since 2015. She wants to help strengthen the vegan community in Ottawa by organizing more events, making vegan options more available, and by building the list businesses offering discounts to members.  She enjoys cooking delicious vegan meals, spending time with animals, reading and photography.

Dominik – Board Member

Dominik has embraced a vegan lifestyle since 2012. Initially motivated by ethical reasons due to her strong love for animals, the health benefits that ensued quickly solidified her loyalty to the philosophy and way of living. Born and raised in the Ottawa area, Dominik aspires to inspire a socially responsible community. She enjoys outdoor sports, crossfit, reading, writing, yoga and talking about nutrition.

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