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Keeping the

Spirit Alive

Our Team


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.

(613) 731-4660 ext 350

Dave Spooner
Manager, Finance 

(613) 731-4660 ext 351

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.

(613) 731-4660 ext 353

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.

2019 Board of Directors 

Philip Brock, Director (Chair)

Since entering the financial industry in 2004, Philip has advised families on retirement planning, personal credit, and investment management. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Ottawa, the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, and is CFP® certified. Born in Montreal, Philip currently lives in Orléans with his wife Kathleen and their three children. When not providing financial advice, Philip can often be found on the curling, skiing, or canoeing.

Rosa Iuliano, Director (Vice 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.

Jan K. Kaminski, Director (Past Chair)

Prior to founding Colonnade Investments, Jan was President and CEO of Ionalytics Corporation where he guided the company through research and development, product commercialization, and the sale of the company to Thermo Electron. As President and CEO of FastLane Technologies, Jan built a global sales and support infrastructure which led to a successful sale and integration with Quest Software.


Jan’s grandmother was a resident at St. Patrick’s Home for many years. Throughout her residency, he admired and appreciated the dedication and caring nature of staff and volunteers. In 2009, Jan joined the Board of Directors of the Foundation to help ensure a solid financial future for the Home and continued excellence in resident care.

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.

Trevor Johnson, Director

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.

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