President and Strategy Sub Committee Lead
Elizabeth McAllister served in leadership positions in the international development community for over 30 years. From 1997 to 2005, she was a senior executive for the World Bank in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining the World Bank, she held executive positions in the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). Elizabeth now enjoys an active practice in international development focusing on organizational strategy and results based management. Her clients include international organizations such as the World Bank, The Consultative Group for International Agriculture and UN organizations.
Elizabeth is a recipient of awards for community service and leadership, including a 1994 Governor General’s Commemorative Medal and for work with organizations serving people with autism. She is a graduate of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government (MPA) and the University of New Brunswick.
Elizabeth recently joined MPCA and plays an active role in leading strategic growth of the Association. When not donating her time to her various initiatives and clients, Elizabeth and her husband, Frank Koller, spend time enjoying their renovated home which happens to be the home where Frank grew up!
A native of Quebec City, Sébastien has always loved Manor Park and has played a very active role in the community for over 10 years. When he is not attending the many community activities he is involved with, Sébastien is Editor-in-Chief of a magazine focussing on social research at StatsCan. Prior to joining MPCA, he also played a very active role as a volunteer with the Beechwood Village Alliance as well as Catholic Family Services Ottawa.
Adam moved to Ottawa in 1997 and discovered Manor Park the following year while playing recreational baseball. He’s been a resident since 2000 and has volunteered his time with neighbourhood organizations including the MPCA, May Fair, and OEMHA. An engineer by education, he works as an IT security consultant for the Federal Government.
Pat Dunphy, originally from Toronto has lived in Manor Park Hill with her husband Doug Marshall, daughter Judith and assorted canine friends since 1994. Now happily retired, Pat worked on the Hill as a staffer to an MP and as a project management consultant. She was very active in the most recent fight against the Kettle Island Bridge.
With three dogs in tow (at the time), Debra relocated from Toronto to Ottawa on April 30, 2007, after having spent many weekend treks to Ottawa and the Gatineau Hills to garden with a good friend. A creative industry staffing and recruitment veteran, Debra’s goal was to continue to represent creative and marketing professionals and open the 2nd office of Creative Niche, now a global workforce management organization. When making the decision to relocate to Ottawa (Manor Park), there were only a few pre-requisites: 1) bungalow house; 2) quiet neighborhood; 3) near horses and water. And magically, they all came through with the move to Manor Park. With a background in project management, marketing and an entrepreneurial spirit, Debra joined the Manor Park Community Association right in the middle of the “Stop the Bridge” activities. Let’s say it was a busy time! After 10 years in Manor Park, this community is truly home for this passionate gardener and her 4-year-old Doodle, Gracie.
Members at Large & Sub Committees
For over 20 years Manor Park has been home and Natalie Belovic and her partner, Rick, and their three children. Of all the neighbourhoods Natalie could choose in Ottawa, she selected Manor Park as the best place to put down roots and raise a family. Having grown up in Old Ottawa South and always having focused her real estate practice in the urban core of the city, Manor Park spoke to her and partner, Rick, as a wonderful, caring, old fashioned kind of neighbourhood where kids play in the street, and neighbours know and look out for one another. The community is a perfect blend of the best of urban and suburban living. Both Natalie and her husband have been involved in the community through Manor Park Community Council, Manor Park Community Association, coaching various sports, and on the school Council for Trille des Bois liaising between the school and the community.
Wateridge Village liaison
Don is a retired consulting engineer and has lived in Manor Park Hill since 1982. Don and his wife, Judy, have been actively involved in the Kettle Island Bridge project over the years and in his spare time, Don coached soccer in the community. This is Don’s second term on the Manor Park Community Association board and his current responsibilities are to monitor the development of Wateridge Village, the redevelopment project for the Rockcliffe Air Base. You may see Don speeding along one of the roads in the community – either as a cyclist or running! A new hobby for Don is learning to play the guitar – any requests for a song?
Traffic & Transportation Sub Committee
John and his wife Gisèle became familiar with Manor Park when their young sons (now in their late twenties and thirties) played Park League soccer. They soon fell in love with the mature trees and quiet streets and moved to Kilbarry Crescent in 1999.
John first joined the MPCA Board in 2004 and served as President in 2009-2011. It was an interesting time during which the NCC’s Kettle Island Bridge proposal presented a major threat for the community. Following the end of his term, John chaired the MPCA Bridge Committee. After a couple of years away from the Board, John rejoined and now chairs the Transportation Committee. His interests include safety issues and seeing Manor Park and Ottawa evolve for people and not for cars. Recently retired, John is a professional engineer who spent his 43-year career in the communications satellite industry.