She has developed expertise and adeptness at managing change, as she led her teams through major transformation initiatives (technology, organizational, legal or otherwise).
Carrie is a graduate of the University of Ottawa, and former President of the alumni association.
Wallace discovered his inner active school travel advocate in 2007 as a parent volunteer at his children’s school. In 2009 he joined Green Communities Canada (GCC) as the part-time facilitator for the Ottawa School Travel Planning (STP) pilot project which has since grown into one of the largest programs of its kind in Ontario. He also conceived and launched the innovative Ottawa Walking School Bus program, co-chairs the Ottawa School Active Transportation Network and has been recognized by both the City of Ottawa and the Ottawa Safety Council for his commitment to active and safe school travel.
Prior to joining GCC, Wallace worked on climate change issues for the British High Commission and has many years’ experience in communications and project management with various non-governmental organizations and federal agencies. He is a graduate of Queen’s University, Université Laval and Algonquin College and a fellow of LEAD (Leadership for Environment & Development) Canada.
Adrian is a graduate of Andrews University, of Berrien Springs, Michigan, U.S.A. with a Masters of Business Administration, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Education and a minor in Communications. Before coming to Canada Adrian held the position of Communications & Outreach Manager for the National Occupational Safety & Health Agency of Trinidad and Tobago. There he grew a greater passion for Safety and Health issues and is a firm believer that safety is everyone’s business. We should all “Prepare & prevent instead of repair & repent.”
In his previous career in the Hungarian foreign service since 1998, he worked extensively on European Union issues: that involved a great deal of collaboration between various departments and across different subject areas. An economist and communication expert by training, he also gained experience in policy development and media relations, as well as navigating different procedures in a complex organizational environment.
His last diplomatic posting took him to Ottawa in 2008 where he met his future wife, and also fell in love with the country and its capital city. He is passionate about education and improving safety in our communities. In his free time Tamàs enjoys the outdoors in every Canadian season (and never gives up learning to skate), spends a lot of time with their dogs, and also likes to read books about modern history and politics.
Adam brings to the board of directors an enthusiastic passion for Marketing and communications. Adam currently works in the digital marketing field as a consultant for SMB’s. Prior to that, Adam worked for almost 10 years in the radio broadcast industry as a successful account executive.
In his third year as a member of the board for the OSC, Adam is the chair of the marketing committee and is committed to maintaining the OSC’s position as the leading voice of safety in Ottawa.
Adam is passionate about all of the safety programs that the OSC delivers to the people of Ottawa. The OSC programs and initiatives impact the safety for families like his every day here at home.
In addition to general business experience, Ziyad brings significant grant writing experience. He has co-authored numerous applications to various funding agencies including: the National Research Council, National Resources Canada, Sustainable Development Technologies Canada, Technology Partnerships Canada, the Ontario Next Gen Jobs Fund, and a successful application to the US Department of Energy that resulted in a US$80M grant approval.
Throughout his career, workplace health and safety has been a top priority. Ziyad has participated in world-class safety programs and learned from industry-leading practitioners. Outside the workplace, the emphasis has been no different. As a father of two school-age children, he is highly sensitive to the health and safety of not only his family, but all members of his community.