Staff | Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

Staff

 

Executive Office
     
 
Mike Brennan
Chief Executive Officer 
613.404.2012
 
Mike Brennan is the Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC). Mike is responsible for the health and performance of the Institute, the success of its operations, and strategic planning. Externally, Mike works to build long-term relationships with key stakeholders and partners to enhance the value delivered to RAIC members. Reporting to the Board and the Executive Committee, he is responsible for accomplishing the goals and objectives of the Institute as outlined in the RAIC Strategic Plan and Vision. 
 
 
 
 
Danielle Catley
Executive Coordinator
819.661.3566
 
Danielle Catley reports to and provides a variety of confidential and executive-level coordination and administrative support to the CEO. Danielle acts as the liaison between the CEO and the Institute’s Board of Directors. 
 
 
 
Finance
     
 
Vicky Wang
Chief Financial Officer 
613.241.3600, ext. 2017
 
Vicky Wang reports directly to the CEO and is responsible for all aspects of the financial operations for the RAIC. She provides accounting, budgetary, and operational support to all RAIC programs and activities. Vicky oversees the financial/accounting and business development activities and works collaboratively with other departments across the organization to achieve the RAIC’s strategic priorities.  
     
 
Deepthi Padekallu Ganapath
Finance Administrator 
(613) 241-3600 ext 2020
 
Deepthi Padekallu Ganapathi is responsible for supporting day-to-day transactions including accounts payable, receivables, purchasing and financial reconciliation. 
 
 
 
Implementation
     
 
Giovanna Boniface
Chief Implementation Officer 
613.241.3600, ext. 2004
 
Giovanna Boniface reports directly to the CEO and plays a critical role in leading, executing and implementing the work created from the strategic plan. Giovanna is responsible for integrating all RAIC programs and service portfolios. She is focused on the RAIC’s purpose to create a better world for all by empowering Canada’s architectural community through advocacy and advancing business opportunities while successfully supporting the day-to-day critical business functions of the Institute. 
     
Member Engagement
     
 
Chantal Charbonneau
Vice President of Member Engagement
(613) 241-3600 ext 2014
 
Chantal Charbonneau works collaboratively with staff and volunteers to develop programs that strengthen, engage and celebrate the architectural community.  She oversees the development, implementation and management of the membership engagement strategy, national events and honours and awards.
     
Portrait of Sarah Holtman  
Sarah Holtman
Membership Manager
613.241.3600, ext. 2008
 
Sarah Holtman is responsible for the development, implementation and delivery of strategies to promote the value of RAIC membership, its services and products based on the RAIC’s vision and mission.  Sarah also manages member recruitment, retention and engagement initiatives. 
     
 
Alex Wesang
Membership Administrator
613.241.3600, ext. 2000
 
Alex Wesang assists the Membership Manager to administer activities related to member outreach and engagement. He is responsible for supporting members with annual renewal, processing new member applications, and responding to general member inquiries. He is the first point of contact for members and the public. 
     
 
Amanda Shore
Honours & Awards Manager 
613.241.3600, ext. 2015

Amanda Shore is responsible for managing planning, implementation, delivery and evaluation of the Honours and Awards program. She is also responsible for providing executive support and services to the RAIC College and the RAIC Foundation.  
     
Operations
     
 
Diane Wessman
Vice President of Operations 
613.241.3600, ext. 2007
 
Diane Wessman is responsible for the business operations of the RAIC, serving to enhance and facilitate professional activities, promote revenue generation, and ensure the delivery of quality and cost-effective services and products to members and stakeholders. Included in these responsibilities are human resources, marketing and communications, professional education, information systems and technology, facilities management, and product and service delivery. 
     
 
Pamela Burke
Education Manager
613.241.3600, ext. 2009
 
Pamela Burke is responsible for managing the Continuing Education program through delivery of high-quality courses, webinars, and educational resources to the architectural community. 
     
 
Caleigh Nordan
Education Administrator
 
Caleigh Nordan assists the Education Manager to administer activities related to the Continuing Education program. She works with the team to deliver high-quality courses, webinars, and educational resources to the architectural community.
     
 
Noorulabdeen Ahmad
Marketing & Communications Assistant  
nahmad@raic.org
613.241.3600, ext. 2000 

Noorulabdeen Ahmed coordinates the distribution of all RAIC digital communications and works closely with the Marketing and Communications Manager and all staff to create effective communication campaigns that demonstrate the unique value proposition of RAIC products, services, and events.  
     
Practice
     
 
Gregory MacNeil
Vice President of Practice

Gregory MacNeil is responsible for programs, projects and issues that enhance the architectural profession and services. His portfolio includes management of practice queries, maintenance and creation of standard agreement documents, maintenance of existing publications (e.g Fee Guide, CHoP), leadership and management of the Practice Support Committee, advisor to the RAIC continuing education as well as advocacy and representation on pan-professional committees. 
     
Camille Rivard Potrait  
Camille Rivard
Practice Coordinator 
613.241.3600, ext. 2005
 
Camille Rivard is responsible for the coordination of research, development and operations of the RAIC Practice Department programs and services designed to enhance the profession of Canada’s Architectural Community.  She supports committees within the practice portfolio.  
     
Syllabus
     
 
Ivan Martinovic
Director of Syllabus 
 
Ivan Martinovic is responsible for the RAIC Syllabus program, the direct, self-paced program of academic studies, design studios, and practical experience leading to the RAIC Professional Diploma in Architecture - accepted by the Canadian Architectural Certification Board.
     
 
Portia Ymer Sobel
Education Administrator 
613.241.3600, ext. 2018
 
Portia Ymer Sobel assists in the administration and ongoing support of the RAIC Syllabus program. Additionally, as the RAIC Archive Technician, Portia oversees the transferring of print records and archives to an accessible digital format for use by the RAIC membership. 
     
Business Development
   
     
 
Katie Russell
Business Development Manager
613.241.3600, ext. 2016
 
Katie Russell is responsible for identifying and developing strategic business relationships with organizations who work within the architectural community, including, but not limited to, sponsors, trade show exhibitors, corporate partners and architectural firms. 
     
Students
     
 

Abigail Hudyma 

Abigail has recently completed her 4th year of architectural studies at Laurentian University. As a Research Assistant, Abigail provides support across the Corporate Affairs portfolio by conducting research, communications development, preparation of summary reports, completing environmental scans, recording and editing webinars, supporting committees, task forces, working groups, etc. 

     
 

Al Mehrabi 

As a Corporate Affairs assistant, Al provides support across the Corporate Affairs portfolio by conducting research, communications development, preparation of summary reports, completing environmental scans, recording and editing webinars, supporting committees, task forces, working groups, etc. 

     
 

Ali Linares 

Ali is currently studying computer programming at Algonquin College. As the Web Developer, Ali  supports the review, updating, and development of the RAIC website, website migration and digital marketing content in order to improve accessibility and user experience.