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St. Patrick’s Home of Ottawa abides by a vision to provide residents with the highest quality of care, within a welcoming home, where everyone feels supported and cared for.

The Foundation is honoured to work alongside the Home, and with the community to support this vision.

Our Team

Meg Friedman
Executive Director

Meg was raised on George Street in Waterloo, and is the youngest of eight Kirby siblings. As a youngster, she pursued gymnastics and dance, and later became very involved in campus life at Brock University. Meg moved to Ottawa in 1996 to continue her to work in revenue development and communications. Meg loves to write and tell stories that bring an organization and its people to life. She also enjoys connecting people with causes that are meaningful to them. Meg is happiest when spending time with her children, family and friends, or enjoying the great outdoors, especially on a sunny day.

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Breanne Case
Development Coordinator

Breanne joined the staff of St. Patrick’s Home in 2011 as a Recreologist. She loved planning events and activities for the residents, and the opportunity to interact with them on a daily basis. In this role, Breanne saw first-hand the important role that community donations played in providing staff with the resources they need to do their jobs with excellence and to enrich home life. In 2016, she joined the Foundation team to support its signature events and annual campaigns. Breanne is happiest when she is at home, playing with her son, and discovering new activities together.

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Eden Hailemariam
Community Engagement Coordinator

Eden was first introduced to St. Patrick’s Home at a young age through her mother who was, and still is, a Recreologist at the Home. Throughout her childhood, Eden would frequent the ‘old Home’ where she has many fond memories. Years later, while attending Algonquin College, Eden discovered her interest in the non-profit sector, which she would pursue once completing her degree. It is very nostalgic and fulfilling for Eden to now be working at St. Patrick’s Home. Eden is passionate about the environment and is happiest when she is exploring outdoors with friends.

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Board of Directors

Board of Directors provides the highest quality of governance, guidance and direction and its members serve as ambassadors for the tremendous care provided to the seniors of St. Patrick’s Home of Ottawa.

Trevor Johnson, Chair

Trevor is a dynamic leader with over 28 years of experience in the field of aviation. As a VP at NAV Canada, he oversees the day-to-day operation of the most respected air navigation service provider in the world. Trevor has a deep understanding of strategic planning and execution, and the important implications of multi-level business decisions including budgeting, business development and long-term planning.

Rosa Iuliano, Director (Past Chair)

Rosa is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Tax Partner at Baker Tilly LLP. Rosa was the first female partner at Baker Tilly in Ottawa, she is an expert in taxation, and shares her knowledge as a lecturer, media commentator, and guest speaker. Rosa received an Award of Distinction from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and a Top 40 Under 40 Award from the Ottawa Business Journal. She believes in team work, giving back to her community, and developing the next generation of leaders. Rosa is the mother of two beautiful girls, and strives to demonstrate how they can achieve anything they set their minds to.

Peter Hamilton, Director

Peter Hamilton is a lawyer with Kelly Santini LLP. He specializes in the practice of business law, real estate and estate planning. Prior to the merger with Kelly Santini in 2016, Peter practiced law with Hamilton Appotive LLP for 26 years. Peter grew up in Elgin, Ontario and obtained a BA from Trent University and LLB from Queen’s University. He previously served on the board of directors of HelpTheAged Canada for several years.

Kathy McVean, Director

Kathy was employed with OCSB as an educator for more than 30 years. She supported children with learning disabilities, developmental delays, and autism.

Kathy is passionate about providing exceptional care to residents in long-term care. Before joining the Board of Directors of the Foundation, Kathy was a member of the Home’s Board where she served on the Mission and Ethics Committee, the Planning and Evaluation Committee, the Corporate Development Committee, and was the Catholic Health Sponsors of Ontario designate. Today, Kathy continues to volunteer with the Pastoral Care team at St. Pat’s.

Pam Turenne, Director

Pam Turenne has held the position of Account Executive, Canadian Federal Government at CyberArk Canada for the past 3 years.  Pam specializes in assisting Canadian Security Leaders with a Government Focus to understand the importance of developing Privilege Access Security Programs.  These programs include, Application Security and Digital Transformation to the Cloud.

Pam has more than 20 years of IT and Security experience with world class software companies such as CyberArk, VMware, and Quest Software, in Sales and Business Development Roles.  Pam is a strong believer in the power of positive thinking, as she’s seen firsthand how it spreads and creates positivity in the workplace, with her colleagues and customers.  Pam’s mother was a resident of St. Patrick’s Home from 2007 to 2017. Throughout these years, Pam spent a great deal of time caring for her mother and developing dear friendships with staff, residents, and their families.

If you are interested in supporting St. Patrick’s Home Foundation, joining a committee or the Board of Directors, please contact us at


St. Patrick’s Home of Ottawa Foundation 
2865 Riverside Drive
Ottawa Ontario K1V 8N5