Our BoardLeaders from the Heart of Orléans BIA are elected to our Board of Management to represent our wide range of member businesses. We have representation on the Board from various sectors including health and wellness, real estate, and financial professionals.
ChairWorking in the real estate industry within the Orléans market she focusses on providing guidance, advise, resources and knowledge within the Commercial and Residential Sector. Finding the perfect location can be a stressful experience but with over 20 years of living and watching Orléans change enables Kim to zero in on her clients needs. Kim is excited to be part of the BIA to further elevate the business profile of St Joseph Boulevard in Orléans where she and her family call home. Kim has served on the Board since 2015, and is currently the Chair.
I was raised in Orléans and still proud to call it home and have the opportunity to raise my family in this great community. Graduated with a Business Degree from the University of Ottawa and obtained a CMA, CPA designation. I have been working for Desjardins for the past 21 years, 9 of which as a Manager and recently returning to the Orléans Branch as a Personal Service Manager. The Caisse Desjardins has been contributing to the social and economic development of the community since 1946, and I want to continue that tradition.
Pascale currently serves on the Board as Vice-Chair.
Chair, Streetscape & Beautification TeamJulie is a Co-owner of Moksha Yoga Orléans on 2442 St. Joseph Boulevard. She has been has been actively involved in the health industry since 2000, first as a yoga enthusiast and then as a yoga teacher. She believes that yoga is the best way of life to achieve healthy living both from a physical and mental perspective. She is committed to sharing her passion and the endless benefits of Moksha Hot Yoga. Julie is excited to contribute to the improvement of businesses in the Orléans community. Julie has served on the BIA Board of Management since 2012 and is currently the Chair of the Streetscape and Beautification Team.
Treasurer & Chair, Marketing Team
Renée completed her Masters Degree in Physiotherapy at the University of Ottawa and her career path had led her to co-own Moveo Sports and Manual Physiotherapy, a newly established physiotherapy clinic in Orléans. Renée has taken part in numerous professional endeavors and has a strong interest in providing the Orléans community with quality physiotherapy services while promoting and living a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Renée also recognizes the importance of being part of her community and is looking forward to being part of the BIA. Renée joined the Board in 2016, and is currently Treasurer, as well as Chair of the Marketing Team.
Secretary & Chair, Business Engagement Team
Stephanie is a Mortgage Agent with Dominion Lending – The Mortgage Source. Helping families find the best mortgage product that fit to their unique needs is what she enjoys most. She is also a military spouse and after spending 10 years in Alberta she is happy to be back in her hometown Orléans. Stephanie joined the Board in 2016, and is looking forward to involved with the improvement of our local businesses. She currently is the Secretary, and Chair of the Business Engagement Team.
Past ChairCurd has owned and operated numerous health and fitness retail stores and gyms in the Ottawa area since 1991. His current training facility, Hostyle Conditioning and the Hangar, is his passion. Hostyle Conditioning transforms men and women by helping them achieve levels of strength and conditioning they never thought possible. They strive to increase the mental and physical toughness of their clients, in order to re-ignite their passion for life and unleash their full potential. Hostyle’s training is geared to men and women over 40, and focuses on strength and cardio conditioning, weight loss, and overall fitness principles. Hostyle almost doubled the size of their facility in 2016, now offering 13,000 square feet of personal and group training, boot camps, powerlifting and more. Curd lives in Orléans with his wife and 2 children. He has served on the BIA Board since 2010, in roles of Marketing Committee Chair, Vice-Chair, Chair, and Past Chair.
Executive Director since 2014, Jasmine brings experiences in outreach, promotion and building relationships with customers. She has had a career that ranges from policy development, economic development, to sales. She values being part of making her community a better place, and has been an active volunteer on community Boards and events. Jasmine moved to Orléans in 2013, and lives with her husband, their five kids and two dogs. She is looking forward to getting to know you and your business this year. You can reach Jasmine by phone or email, or drop by and see her at the BIA office on the lower level of the Shenkman Arts Centre. T: 613-580-2424 ext 23900 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tannis Vine wants to live in a world with innovative businesses, close knit communities, and books that come bundled with extra dark chocolate. As a certified Business Analyst and Realtor with Exit Realty Matrix in Orleans, Tannis has the expertise necessary to assist her clients as they realize their real estate goals. In addition to living like she’s on an HGTV show, she also believes it’s important to be involved in the communities where she lives and works. Tannis has served her community in many capacities from creating the Orleans Community Awareness Network (OCAN) to hosting local events, and providing much needed aid to charities such as our Food Bank. The next logical step for Tannis was to support the BIA to realize their goals of attracting innovative businesses to the heart of Orleans and engaging with its enthusiastic membership.
When she’s not serving her community, you can find her spending quality family time with her husband and daughter, catching up on her reading, or watching obscene amounts of television without a trace of shame.
Councillor Jody Mitic
Councillor Innes WardA 20 year Canadian Armed Forces veteran and Sniper Team Leader, Jody Mitic lost both his legs when he stepped on a landmine in Afghanistan on his third tour of duty overseas. After only a few short months of rehabilitation, Jody was up and walking again. A year after his injury, Jody made national media headlines here at home when he completed the Achilles 5km run on two prosthetic legs, following that, he completed the Canada Army Run half marathon. Not only was Jody’s accomplishment a personal milestone on his road to recovery but it also became a major event that helped inspire change in how the military views and handles injured veterans and their ability to be of service. In 2013, Jody continued to push himself harder, competing in the Amazing Race Canada’s first season with his younger brother, Cory. Jody and his brother finished in second place, and people from across the country took the time to tell him he had become a model of perseverance, strength and hope for Canadians. A recognized and sought-after motivational speaker and role model for Canadians, Jody is a respected advocate for wounded veterans, people with disabilities and amputees. He founded the Never Quit Foundation and sat on the Board of Directors of ‘Won with One’. He has also helped raise upwards of a million dollars for numerous local and national charities. Jody and his wife Alannah, who grew up in Blackburn Hamlet, have a fun and busy home in Chapel Hill South with their two daughters, Aylah and Kierah, two big dogs Charlie and Riley and two cats Nick Fury and Max. In October 2014, Jody was elected City Councillor for Innes Ward, representing nearly 40,000 constituents at Ottawa City Hall.
Councillor Bob Monette
Councillor Orléans WardBob Monette first joined political life in 1985 when he served on Cumberland City Council for six years. While on City Council, Bob served on many committees, including Recreation and Conservation Lands, Industrial and Economic Development, Planning, and Health and Related Services. Bob’s long-term roots in our community include, Initial Chair and founding member, Cumberland Community Resource Centre; Fundraising Manager, Ottawa Arthritis Society; former treasurer, Queenswood Heights Neighbourhood Watch Association; Director, Queenswood Heights Community Association, Observer, Fallingbrook Community Association; and Elected Director, Central Canada Exhibition Association. Bob, his wife Pat, and their three children have been residents of Queenswood Heights in Orléans for more than 27 years.