Krista Collins – VegOttawa Volunteer Board of Directors (2019) President
Krista has been involved in many activities in the Ottawa Veg community for several years including; starting the Whole Food Plant Based Ottawa group and founding the Living Vegan emotional and community support group. She is an organizer and supporter of various animal rights causes. Krista is completing a degree in Cognitive Science.
Rob McLeod – VegOttawa Volunteer Board of Directors (2019) Vice President
Rob is the Vice President of the new VegOttawa.org and Past President of the National Capital Vegetarian Association. He has been vegan for more than three and half years and is a Vegan Chef /Vegucator who keeps a keen eye on the latest vegan, plant based food and lifestyle trends. Occasionally, Rob hosts the VegOttawa (NCVA) FB Live podcast“VegOttawa VegCast”. He envisioned the rebranding of the NCVA. VegOttawa is the collaborative result of that effort. Rob is dedicated to building on the NCVA’s roots of success as VegOttawa by continuing to grow membership, gain new business support opportunities for members to connect within the Ottawa Veg community while advocating for vegan, vegetarian, and plant-based lifestyles.
Dave Edelstein – VegOttawa Volunteer Board of Directors (2019) Secretary
Very happy and excited to be a part of the VegOttawa team, David has been following a plant based diet and living a vegan lifestyle since 2012 (vegetarian since 2008). He is a long time resident of Ottawa working with plant based and animal welfare businesses and organizations. David is looking forward to working with like-minded individuals in helping and supporting everyone interested in making more compassionate choices.
Mark Petersen- VegOttawa Board of Directors (2019) Treasurer
Juergen Weichert – VegOttawa Board of Directors (2019) Director
While this is not a pic of Juergen, he is at least as good looking and knows how to cook this beautiful tomato.
All About Juergen: Coming Soon!
Dee Campbell – VegOttawa Board of Directors (2019) Events Coordinator
Dee is an active vegan advocate in the Ottawa Veg community and will continue serving VegOttawa again in her capacity as Events Co Ordinator. Last year Dee was instrumental in coordinating a variety of the NCVA’s existing activities and events plus a number of new and creative family oriented ones too. Looking forward to another action packed year!
Pic of this beautiful person Coming Soon but Dee is more effective than these cupcakes at getting things done!
Oriana Ngabirano -VegOttawa Board of Directors (2019) Director
Oriana is a communicator, open minded and a creator of authentic connections. She has worked for both, for profit and not for profit organizations, and truly believes that there are endless opportunities to address both profits and social conditions. Oriana is an active community member who sits on the board of various community organizations. Fluently bilingual (English & French), she aims to apply her experience as a Public Relations Strategist to make plant-based lifestyles more accessible, with a clear focus on marginalized populations.