Matt Kennedy is the current Board Chair of Ottawa Victim Services (OVS). Since joining the agency in 2007, Matt has also served as a volunteer Victim Support Worker and Team Lead.
Meagan holds a Masters of Arts degree from the Department of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa. She has worked for government, non-profits, and has supported clients on the frontlines.
Harpreet Kaur Hunjan currently serves as Treasurer role at Ottawa Victim Services (OVS) since September 2022. She is a Senior Financial Analyst is at Ottawa Police Service which is an active community partner of OVS.
Ingrid has more than 15 years of experience in non-profit communications and marketing. She is a part-time professor of marketing and advertising at Algonquin College, is currently completing her Masters in Digital Marketing.
Doug is a senior software engineer employed at Export Development Canada. He is the survivor of an elaborate romance fraud. Doug suffers from cerebral palsy and met a romantic interest online in 2004.
On July 5, 2021, Looris Tyson Nndongozi was shot and killed in Lowertown simply for being in the wrong place, at the wrong time.
Heather has been a police officer for 28 years. She began with the OPP and in 1999 joined the Ottawa Police Service. She has worked in various positions including Patrol, Community Policing, Human Resources and the Partner Assault Unit.
Sarah Johnston-Way has more than 10 years experience working in the public sector on policies and programs related to victimization and the criminal justice system, including roles in policy development and analysis with the Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime, Public Safety Cana
Sandy Wooley joined the OVS Board of Directors in October 2022. Sandy recently retired from her position as Executive Director of the Nepean, Rideau, and Osgoode Community Resource Centre (NROCRC) serving from 2008 to September 2020.
Staff / Board
Executive Director - Heidi Illingworth
613-238-2762 ext 222
Ottawa Victim Services receives funding from the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services