Paula was elected to the Board in May 2018. Paula has extensive domestic and international experience in a wide variety of business and technology leadership positions. Most recently, Paula held the position of Business Manager, Traffic Safety and Security Division for 3M Canada Company. In this role, Paula had full P&L responsibility for the Canadian business managing all sales, marketing and business development activities in Canada for a diverse range of industrial and high tech products. Paula joined 3M in 2010 after spending more than 20 years at Nortel where she held senior business management and leadership positions. Paula graduated with a Bachelor of Mathematics in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo and has completed the AEA/Ivey Executive Marketing Program. Paula, her husband Michael and son Andrew live in Ottawa.
Sari has an extensive background in healthcare management and has held leadership positions in hospitals in both Ottawa and Toronto. She currently serves as the CAO of the Ottawa Blood Disease Centre at The Ottawa Hospital, where she focusses on operational excellence, sustainability, and growth. Sari has a clinical background as an Occupational Therapist in the mental health field, and holds a Master’s of Health Administration from the University of Toronto. Sari’s previous Board experience includes several years with Options Bytown Not for Profit Housing, as well as with her children’s former school. Originally from Toronto, Sari now lives with her two young children in Ottawa. She was elected to the Caldwell Family Centre Board in February 2020.
Karen is an experienced technology executive who has spent more than 20 years leading software teams in the Ottawa area. She has held various roles at Nortel, Avaya and Halogen Software. Currently, Karen is the Vice President of Quality and Customer Care at InGenius Software in Kanata. Karen is dedicated to community growth; in addition to various volunteer commitments, she enjoyed a past board position on the Huntley Community Association working on programs within the Carp community. Karen has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Regina. In her spare time, Karen participates in various running races and enjoys biking, skiing and spending time with her family.
John Oatway is the treasurer of the Caldwell Family Centre Board of Directors.