Leaders 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, retail, food, law and financial professionals.
The following individuals have expressed interest in becoming a board member for the next term.
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 29 years, returning in 2014 to the Orléans Branch as an Operation Manager for the Caisse Desjardins Ontario. The Caisse Desjardins has been contributing to the social and economic development of the community since 1946, and I want to continue contributing to the BIA as I have done since 2014.
Pascale currently serves on the Board as Chair.
Fraser has been working in the Commercial Real Estate industry for over 15 years where
he focuses on retail leasing representing tenants and landlord in Eastern Ontario.
While obtaining his Honours Economics Degree from the University of Ottawa, Fraser began his real estate career as a researcher while obtaining his Licensed Broker designation. Prior to joining Marcus & Millichap in the spring of 2022, Fraser spent the last 15 years working for real estate management and development companies, most recently with Colonnade BridgePort for the last 5 years.
Fraser is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centres and active participant in the Ottawa Real Estate Forum.
Fraser was born and raised in the Orléans community where he continues to call home
with his wife, two children and dog. In his spare time, Fraser Is an avid water-skier, golfer, cyclist and runner and enjoys spending time with his family traveling.
Debbie O’Connor was born and raised in Ottawa and lived in the east end for over 20 years before moving to Toronto to obtain her law degree at Osgoode Hall Law School in 2003. Debbie practiced law in Toronto before returning to Orléans in 2005 where she worked with the law firm of Dust, Evans.
Debbie later became a partner with Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP. She opened her own law practice in Orléans in 2016 and focuses on all aspects of property law.
Debbie was a director on the Board of the Orléans Chamber of Commerce for over 10 years before the Chamber amalgamated with the Ottawa Board of Trade. She was the co-chair of the Economic Development Committee of the Orléans Chamber for many years and now is on the Member Engagement Committee of the Heart of Orleans BIA
Todd has been working in the Orleans community for 30 years, where he as been enjoying the entrepreneurial spirit of local small business and developing his passions for corporate culture.
Todd is a high-level strategic thinker with strong operations, business development, project management and team leadership skills. This drive, and experience, led to his current role at The Bookkeeping Bureau, wherein he enjoys empowering business owners and leaders to make educated decisions about their business through financial literacy and bespoke reporting.
He recognized the value of community and enjoys participating in the continuous improvement of Orleans through the contributions and initiatives of the Orleans Business Improvement Area (BIA).
In his spare time, Todd is an audiophile with a passion for music and stays fit playing hockey a few days a week. He is also a restaurant aficionado and enjoys culture and hospitality in all its forms and venues.
Todd lives in Alta Vista with his wife Amy, cat Ferris and parrot Kiwi.
Meghan has been working in the area of human resources (HR) for over 15 years, beginning with the Federal Public Service and eventually deciding to join her family in the continued expansion of their physiotherapy company, Bellefleur Physiotherapy. She has completed an Honours BA in English Literature with a concentration in Aboriginal Studies from the University of Ottawa. She also went on to complete a University Certificate in HR Law for HR Professionals from Osgoode Law School at York University in Toronto and is a Gallup certified Strengths Coach.
In addition to her human resources work, Meghan decided to switch gears and look for ways to help others with their health goals by creating a new business line, Bellefleur Fitness. She is a certified Yoga Teacher, certified Prenatal Yoga Teacher, Doula, Birth Instructor, and completing her Healthy Eating and Weight Loss Coaching certificate through CANFIT.
Meghan is a proud Orléans resident and is looking forward to serving her community through the Heart of Orléans BIA.
Sunil Kurichh was born In India and raised in Canada, from Alberta to Ontario.
Mr. Kurichh is happily married with two beautiful kids.
Starting his career as an Aerospace Quality Control Inspector, he found himself always with a passion for food. While working as a QC inspector, Sunil created a small catering company. He then stumbled upon an opportunity to purchase a well established business in The Heart of Orléans BIA which ultimately lead to Sunil becoming the owner and operator of Little Turkish Village Dining Lounge, fondly known as LTV. He has been operating LTV for the last 6 years and enjoys his work immensely.
During his days off, you will find Sunil relaxing, cooking and/or spending time with his family.
I was born in Colombia and have lived in Ottawa most of my life. After completing my Bachelor of Fine Arts at Concordia University, I pursued a minor in Psychology and courses concentrating on Art therapy.
I have a ceramics business (Steffi Acevedo Ceramics) which has allowed me to connect with the art community in Ottawa. As an artist, I have worked with the Ottawa Art Gallery, the Ottawa Hospital, the Heart Institute, the Science & Tech Museum and various local businesses that sell my work.
Orléans has been my home for the past 6 years where I share my life with my husband, 3 kids and 2 dogs. After a lifetime of art education, running my creative business, teaching locally and various jobs that allowed me to gain management and customer service experience, I decided to open ACE Arte Studio.
My goal with ACE Arte is to strengthen and grow the art community in Orléans, to share my passion for visual arts and to have a positive impact on the neighbourhood.