Meet the Board of Directors


Jay McLean
President

Jay and his wife Tina, with two young boys Liam and Noah, have been Stonebridge residents since 2008. Jay was born in Ottawa and has been a resident of Barrhaven for over 30 years. Jay obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology/Criminology from Carleton University, followed by a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (Information Management Systems) from the University of Ottawa. Jay worked for numerous software development consulting firms before starting his own consulting business in 2001. Jay is currently contracted as a software development manager in the public sector.

Contact Jay at president@stonebridgeca.com

Ivola Johnson
Membership & Events

Married with two children, Ivola has been a Stonebridge resident since 2008. Ivola was born and raised in Hungary and came to Canada after high school for a year to be a live-in caregiver. After doing so for a few years, completed a Computer Science degree at the University of Ottawa, worked 10 years in the private IT world and joined the government in 2008. Ivola is responsible for managing SCA events and membership related activities for the association and is always looking for your event ideas for all age groups.

Contact Ivola at events@stonebridgeca.com

Aline Gossein
Development & Transportation

Aline and her husband Ian Lewis are empty nesters with 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren in the Ottawa area, a son in the UK and a daughter in Australia. Originally from the champagne region in France, Aline has been a resident of Barrhaven for 25 years and held the position of Director Social Events on the board of the first Barrhaven Community Association. Aline holds a bachelor of languages and teaching degree from Louisiana State University as well as an MBA from Queen’s. Aline has worked in the data communications industry for over 25 years with roles in Marketing, Business Development and Global Sales with companies such as Nortel, ADC and Belden.

Contact Aline at development@stonebridgeca.com

Edward Ben
Environment & Parks

Ed has lived in Stonebridge since moving to Ottawa from Sault Ste Marie at the end of 2006. He has been married to Joy for about 50 years. Together, they have two sons, Robert and Christopher who are well established in their careers. Ed has his MBA, his CPA and retired from Algoma Steel Inc. in 2006 where he worked in financial accounting, internal audit, financial analysis and project evaluation before ending his career as the head of corporate payroll. Ed has served on numerous volunteer boards. He and Joy love to travel.

Contact Edward at environment@stonebridgeca.com


Jenny Young
Safety and Security

A resident of Stonebridge since 2006, Jenny lives with her husband Dave and young son. Jenny works for the Government of Canada and holds Honours degrees in Sociology and Anthropology as well as an M.A. in Criminology. She looks forward to engaging the community on issues relating to safety and security.

Contact Jenny at safety@stonebridgeca.com

Juliann Whitney
Street Reps & Business Prize Draw

Juliann and her husband Dr. Barry Whitney moved to Stonebridge in 2010. Juliann is originally from Saskatchewan and values Community so Stonebridge was the perfect fit when they moved to Ottawa to be closer to family. They have 3 children in Ontario; Chris, Matthew and Lara as well as 4 fur kids. Juliann is passionate and committed to the vision of ensuring that each Street in Stonebridge is represented by a resident that values our Community and their neighbours who call it home. She also enjoys her role as Organizer of the SCA Business Prize Draw. Juliann has worked for over a decade in the media, has degrees in Broadcast Journalism and Communication Studies and is just completing her first Children’s book and song.

Contact Juliann at street.reps@stonebridgeca.com

Randall Emery
Director at Large

Randall, his wife Paola, and their three children moved to Stonebridge in 2015. Randall is originally from Nova Scotia, but has also lived in the Northwest Territories, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Toronto. Randall holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from Pennsylvania State University, and more recently completed studies for a Master’s degree in Political Management from Carleton University. He splits his time helping large organizations integrate enterprise software systems and advocating on behalf of families.

Contact Randall at randall.emery@stonebridgeca.com



Lina Paerez
Communications

Lina, her husband Ron and their three boys Tyler, Oliver and Daniel have lived in Stonebridge since the spring of 2012. Lina was born and raised in Sogamoso, a small city near Bogota, Colombia. She came to Canada when she was 17 years old to learn English and decided to grow her roots in Ottawa. After learning English she earned a degree in Communications and Italian, then completed her Master’s degree in International Business. She went on to study French and Portuguese and now holds a senior marketing role with a global technology company in Kanata.

Contact Lina at lina.paerez@stonebridgeca.com

Rekha Sudheesh
Secretary

Rekha and her husband Sudheesh has been living in Stonebridge for one year with their son Sid. She has been a resident of Barrhaven for over 7 years now. Rekha was born in Kerala, India. She has obtained her Bachelors in Chemistry from Calicut University, India and Masters in Applied Chemistry (Pharmaceutical Chemistry) from the Mahatma Gandhi University, India. She moved to Canada in 2008. She has been working in various roles in Pharma/biotech and Medical devices industry for the past 15 years. She is currently employed as Principal QA Engineer in Abbott point of Care.
Contact Rekha at secretary@stonebridgeca.com



Josie Barraco
Treasurer

Josie and her husband Sal have been living in Barrhaven since moving from Montreal in 1980. They enjoyed living in the area very much so after a three year posting to Washington, in 2010 they moved to Stonebridge. They have two daughters and a son currently living in the Ottawa area and 4 grandchildren. Retired in 2013 from the federal government where she worked in financial accounting. Josie also worked for Bell Canada and MRI Consulting, the consulting firm that was responsible for building the beautiful new Ottawa Airport. Josie is responsible for managing the SCA budget.

Contact Josie at treasurer@stonebridgeca.com