CHAIR OF THE BOARD
Rosanne Wall holds a B.Sc and B.A (Psychology). She is a stay-at-home mom who regularly attends Cedarview Alliance Church. Rosanne is involved in the Bible quizzing program and women’s ministry. She has worked with young people over the years and has significant experience in raising money for various school and youth programs.
Rosanne believes that Jesus is the source of all healing and that He uses ministries like CCO to be His hands as he draws people closer. In describing her feelings about being part of the CCO Board, she says, “It is an honor to serve on the Board as we strive to demonstrate God’s love throughout Ottawa and surrounding areas.”
DIRECTOR – TREASURER
Ron is a retired public servant and Human Resources consultant with extensive experience managing employee health and benefits programs and workplace health issues. He has served as board member and president of NGO volunteer organizations and public sector organizations. He attends Cedarview Alliance and serves as a volunteer with Compassion Canada, Christians Against Poverty and Jericho Road Ministries. His life-long goal is to be engaged in issues that affect people in the workplace and programs that support child and youth development.
Shawn comes to CCO after serving for 30 years in pastoral ministry in the South End of Ottawa. He is married to Sue and together, they have three grown daughters and four grandchildren. Shawn’s heart is to see those who have been hurt, wounded or broken by life, get the nurturing support they deserve. Since we are all broken and wounded, he believes that it is crucial for CCO to rapidly expand to meet the growing need in our city. Shawn has a diploma in law and Security, a BSc (Psychology) and M.Div.
Karen currently works for IBM in Ottawa and has filled multiple roles with the company over the past 10 Years. Prior to joining IBM, she did a variety of jobs with different companies in the Ottawa area. She spent the majority of her career as a software trainer and consultant and has always worked for technology companies. Outside of work she is a wife and mom of twins. She enjoys skiing, cycling, hiking, camping, travelling, gardening and volunteering with church and community organizations. Karen and her husband and children live in Osgoode and attend Trinity Bible Church of Ottawa (TBCO)
Linda J Colwell
Linda served for 36 years with the Canadian Armed Forces as an Air Force Logistics Officer. Since retiring she has filled her days volunteering with various charities and not-for-profits. Whether advising/coaching, doing practical hands-on work or serving on Boards of Directors, she uses her knowledge of governance, strategic and business planning and policy development as well as her good old-fashioned work ethic to advantage. In addition to her role as a CCO director, she serves as Chair of the Commissionaires Ottawa Division Board of Directors, Chair of the Booth University College Board of Trustees and Chair of the Public Service Pensioners' Dental Plan Board. Linda lives her commitment to Christ and over the years has applied her leadership and management skills to support the Christian Community.
Sue is a retired elementary teacher with 34 years experience working with students and their families. Her roles ranged from teaching Kindergarten up to teaching intermediate music, and spent many years serving as Division Leader. She currently tutors students privately.
She attends Cedarview Alliance Church where she is involved in the ministries of prayer and hospitality. She takes an interest in health and wellness, fitness, photography, and loves to bake, canoe and camp.
Along with her husband, Paul, they have raised four children.
As an advocate for CCO, Sue desires to see God working through this organization to support individuals and families through difficult times, applying Biblical principles, in order to achieve God’s purpose for them.
Carmen Hust MScN, PhD, RN, CPMHN (c)
Carmen is a full-time nursing professor at Algonquin College. She obtained her BScN at Université de Montréal, her MScN at Villanova University in Pennsylvania and PhD from the University of Ottawa. Carmen teaches to her passion Mental Health and wellbeing and sits on the board of the Federation of Canadian Mental Health Nurses, Algonquin College Campus Ministry and Algonquin College’s Mental Health Steering committee. Her research focus has been the lived experience of post-secondary students with mental health concerns. She has learned much from students with mental health concerns about stigma, stresses and the socio, economic, political and spiritual realities that post -secondary students face. Through her research, she has also come to appreciate how students with mental health concerns understand recovery. Beyond the professional sphere, Carmen is an active member of the Anglican Parish of South Carleton and has an appreciation for nature and sustainable living. Along with her husband, she has raised three daughters, lives on a small hobby farm and keeps bees.
Alexander (Sandy) Davidson
Sandy has served as a Board Advisor since 2004. As a veteran of the Board he is able to provide much needed continuity – the how we got here view. He has an excellent knowledge of not-for-profit/ charitable organizations and required financial processes and can be counted upon to provide research and analysis required to support the Board’s decision making process. Sandy has a B.A. and LL.B. and recently retired from the Public Service after a long and successful career. His home church is the MET.