Board Of Directors
- Chair -
Wendy works for the City of Ottawa and has been a proud friend and supporter of Heroes Equine Learning Program.
Raised in Toronto she moved to Ottawa in 1994 and has a varied background on Boards of Directors for a Rape Crisis Center, a Young Offender's Facility and a Community Advisory Group for Ottawa Police and the OPP stemming back to 1989.
She is most proud of her adult daughter who is married and lives in Ottawa. Wendy is a huge animal lover and over the years has had beautiful German Shepherds, raised a Guide Dog, but currently lives with a 16 year old cat named Phoebe who doesn't seem to mind Wendy leading such a busy life.
- Treasu / Fundraising Coordinator -
Helen Timm is retired after 31 years of customer service with the Royal Bank of Canada.
A mother of two, she has been a devoted volunteer in a variety of roles with the Ottawa Carleton District School Board for nearly 20 years.
Helen has been very involved as a fundraising coordinator with her son's hockey and baseball leagues and also as a longterm volunteer with the Girl Guides of Canada with her daughter.
Helen is an animal lover who was raised in Ottawa.
Linda has been married for 34 years and has 2 wonderful children, Jeremy and Cailey who are her pride and joy!
Her fulfilling career at RBC spanned 28 years. Since she worked 3 days a week she was able to volunteer in her kids school and also play a role in their extra curricular activities including swimming, Brownies, Girl Guides, soccer, hockey, baseball and Relay for Life.
Linda’s loves have included skiing both downhill and xcountry, travel, cycling, supporting H.E.L.P., and of course her German Shepard/ Border Collie, Kobe!
- VICE CHAIR -
Brenda-Jane Kerr has been an officer with the Ottawa Police Service since 1995.
She is a blogger and public advocate for first responder mental health and shares her own challenges with depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Raised in the Ottawa Valley, Brenda believes in the spirit and power of animals and nature as an alternative therapy route to add to conventional recovery programs.
Brenda has two fur babies; a Cocker Spaniel named Kalila and Blossom the cat.