VegOttawa Association Volunteer Board of Directors (2020)

(Bios and Pictures to come)

David Edelstein – Director, President

Very excited to be back with the VegOttawa team representing the growing number of amazing and supportive VO members.  Passionate about helping create and maintain local plant-based connections, David is a long time resident of Ottawa working with plant-based and vegan businesses as well as animal rescue and rights organizations. David is proud of what VegOttawa Association was able to accomplish during his first year on the board as secretary and membership coordinator, and is looking forward to helping the Association continue with the established structure, and progress towards a fun and successful future.

David has been following a plant-based diet and living a vegan lifestyle since 2012 (vegetarian since 2008) and is enthused about the opportunity to continue working with like-minded individuals in helping and supporting those interested in making more compassionate choices.

A graduate of Carleton University with a degree in Economics & Business, studied Business Information Systems at Algonquin College.

Mark Petersen – Director, Vice President

Mark is a licensed Financial Professional with a passion for educating and helping families to achieve their financial goals and personal dreams. Mark has a particular focus on Socially Responsible Investments, a method for families to invest and build wealth for themselves while making sure their money is only invested in companies that go through a vigorous screening on environmental impact and sustainability. He made his decision to switch to a vegan lifestyle just over two years ago. Mark is now looking to help others do the same and investing his time into VegOttawa (NCVA)  because of the impact that the Ottawa Veg community has made on him.

Dean Tester – Director, Secretary

Adam Nephin – Director, Treasurer

Karen Fairholm – Director, Membership & Volunteer Coordinator

Susan Macfarlane – Director, Head of Public Relations, Social Media

Marie-Pierre Theoret – Director, Sponsorship & Fundraising


2020 VegOttawa Association Volunteer Board of Directors (left to right: Mark, Dean, Marie=Pierre, Susan, Karen, Adam, David)

2019 Volunteer Board of Directors

Krista Collins – VegOttawa Association Board of Directors (2019) President

Rob McLeod – VegOttawa Association Board of Directors (2019) Vice President

David Edelstein – VegOttawa Association Board of Directors (2019) Secretary

Mark Petersen – VegOttawa Association Board of Directors (2019) Treasurer

Dee Campbell – VegOttawa Association Board of Directors (2019) Events Coordinator


An Ottawa Vegan & Vegetarian Web Resource

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