VegOttawa Association Volunteer Board of Directors (2019)


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

Rob is the Vice President of the new and Past President of the National Capital Vegetarian Association. He has been vegan for more than four years and is a Vegan Chef /Vegucator who keeps a keen eye on the latest vegan, plant based food and lifestyle trends and 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 Association 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 those interested in making more compassionate choices.


Mark Petersen

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

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.

Dee Campbell – VegOttawa Association 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!

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