Our priority are the residents of rural Ottawa South. As such, we have a roster of experienced staff and dedicated board of directors, complemented by more than 150 volunteers to carry out the organization’s mission. Our work is made possible by funding from the Champlain LHIN, the City of Ottawa and United Way/Centraide Ottawa, as well as kindness and generosity of community sponsors and donors.


Kelly Dumas, Executive Director


Cindy Powell, Home Support Manager

A vocal advocate for seniors, Cindy is a former registered nurse and worked in community support for the last 10 years. She helps ensure seniors can access the support services they need to age safely and independently at home.

Mark Landsburg, Manager of Transportation

Jeanne Martel, Manager of Operations

Leeanne Van der Burgt, Manager of Communications and A Friendly Voice


2018-19 Board of Directors

The ROSSS Board of Directors are made up of representatives from the communities we serve, with approximately 90% of the members being senior adults themselves. Members bring a range of expertise, with backgrounds in health, finance, social services or senior’s issues. As active members of the community, they are well-positioned to connect with our clients and ensure our programming is meeting their needs. The Board of Directors meets monthly and sub-committees meet regularly throughout the year. 

John Collins, Chair

Martin Luce, Past Chair

Dianne Pritchard, Second Vice-Chair

Phil Byrne, Treasurer

Kelly Dumas, Interim Executive Director (Non-Voting)

Marjory LeBreton, Honorary Chair


Blair Beckwith

Carolyn Seabrook

Doug Anderson

Gary Pluim

Herb Lagois

Patricia Siwanowicz

Richmond (Rich) Wilson