Board of Directors

Scott Widowson

Chair


Scott went back to school to study law and business and he is currently a University of Ottawa JD/MBA candidate with a completion date in December 2015. Previously he worked in the High-Tech industry for many years where designed various electronic circuits and systems. From 2008 he worked in a patent group involved in patent prosecution and assertion. Scott holds a BEng (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and a MSc in Communications Engineering and Digital Electronics. Scott enjoys cycling and outdoor activities such as camping and archery.

Carrie Roussin

Secretary/Treasurer


Carrie Roussin has spent 35 years in the federal government. During the last 15 years, she held various senior executive positions, responsible for federal pay, benefits and pension administration; corporate governance of federal Crown Corporations; and public safety interoperability (ensuring that policy, first responders, and criminal justice participants readily shared information). She is a seasoned manager and leader, particularly known for her abilities to analyse and resolve operational problems, and communicate complex information to a variety of audiences (clients, stakeholders, colleagues).

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.

Keith McIntosh

Immediate Past-Chair


Keith McIntosh has volunteered as a motorcycle instructor with the OSC motorcycle program since 2006 and has volunteered on the Board of Directors since 2009, serving as Chair since 2012. He is a regulatory affairs professional and is currently Executive Director, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs at a major industry trade association. In his 15-year professional career, Keith has served on the Boards of several not-for-profit corporations, and led or sat on numerous industry and government/industry fora. An avid motorcyclist, when he is not volunteering with OSC, he can likely be found riding.

Wallace Beaton

Director


Wallace is the Active & Safe Routes to School Program Manager (Ottawa & Eastern Ontario) at Green Communities Canada.

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 Benjamin

Director


Adrian Benjamin is an internationally educated professional with over 15 years of experience in public relations/communications, marketing, project management and finance. He has volunteered with many different organizations and is also an experienced Board Member. In serving as a Board Member he headed committees on strategic planning, outreach and fundraising as well as marketing and rebranding. He brings to any organization that he serves the value-added qualities of an effective team player, positive communication skills, initiative, commitment to quality and exemplary standards of performance.

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.”

Tamàs Kiraly

Director


A former diplomat from Hungary, Tamàs just spent his eighth winter in Ottawa. He has been working for the Canadian Physiotherapy Association since 2014 with a focus on not-for-profit governance, strategy and collaboration between different stakeholders. He also gained experience in the various training and education programs offered by the Association: he hosted webinars and organized events in cooperation with volunteer leaders and academics.

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 Lloyd-Jones

Director


Adam was born and raised in Ottawa and completed his BComm. (Hons) here at the University of Ottawa. Adam loves the city of Ottawa and is happy to raise his two children Brandon and Olivia here with his wife Michelle.

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.

Tamara Miller

Director


Tamara is a Certified Human Resources Leader with over 9 years of broad HR, talent management, program development and project management experiences. Currently working with the Talent Management team at the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Tamara also brings experience from the tourism, trucking and renewable energy sectors. Her work has included the development of national occupational standards and related certification & training programs, labour market research initiatives and the development of HR tools, labour strategies and program evaluation frameworks. She brings a thorough understanding of key HR-related functions, including recruitment, assessment, orientation, performance management, succession management, coaching/mentoring and training and development.

Ziyad Rahme

Director


Over a 20-year period, Ziyad Rahme has contributed in various roles involving progressive and expanding leadership responsibility. Most recently, as Executive Vice-President and General Manager at Iogen, he held overall strategic and operational responsibility for the Iogen Energy division and oversaw all of the division’s technology, engineering, operational and commercial activities. Under his leadership the company successfully commercialized its technology and completed construction and start-up of a US$105M industrial scale facility with its partner, Raizen, Brazil’s fifth largest company with US$25B in revenues.

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.