Dr. Rouba Fattal holds a PhD in political science, she is an author of several children’s books, a full-time public servant, a part-time professor at the University of Ottawa and Carleton, a devoted wife and mother to three children, and she is the founder of Kanata-Carleton Small Business Network (KCSBN) since 2015.

Rouba is what one would call a ‘super-volunteer’ in her local community of Kanata-Carleton. She volunteers as the Director of Outreach for the Trailwest Community Association (since 2015); as a Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator for the Ottawa Police Services (since 2016); as the Kanata Food Cupboard Chair of the Governance Committee (since 2019); the Canada Day in Kanata (2016, 2017 and 2018); and the Ottawa Public Library in Beaverbrook-Kanata (2016-2017), where she organized free workshops to seniors on internet and social media literacy to help them overcome loneliness and connect them with their loved ones abroad.

Mai Metawie is a Talent Acquisition and Diversity & Inclusion Specialist, with extensive experience supporting governmental and private organisations. With 20 years of experience in Human Resources Management, Mai brings to the board expertise in helping teams and communities to identify and achieve a common purpose. Mai holds an MBA from Kent University, UK with specialization in Learning Organizations. She believes that businesses, communities and countries flourish when diverse and divergent voices are encouraged. 





Gerard is a Senior Legal Counsel at Simplex Legal LLP, an innovative Calgary based law firm that provides top tier in-house legal services on a contract basis. As a former general counsel and senior corporate executive, he understand the challenges faced by general counsel and the value of being able to bring in additional team members on a project or short term basis.

He has always loved learning languages. It’s a good thing too, because life has offered him plenty of opportunities to take in lessons. Born in Germany, Gerard was raised in a military family who took him to Montreal, Ottawa, Gaza, Beirut and Paris. He later married an Italian. Gerard works comfortably in English, French, Spanish and Italian.  



Eric Aaron Sonego is the owner of Eric Sonego Professional Group. He is an accountant (RPA, APA, CIA, CMA (AU) and IIA -internal auditor)

In practice since 1988. Prior to that he was management services officer with the Federal Business Development Bank of Canada. Eric specialize in small and medium size businesses. He has taught business courses at Algonquin College and at the University of Ottawa. He also gives seminars on accounting topics including taxation, retirement planning. His firm also gives training to business people who want to learn how to use Simply Accounting.  


Director of Logistics


Director of Outreach

Dania holds a bachelor's degree in Technical Environmental Engineering and a master’s degree in business administration from Swiss Business School. She worked as lecturer and researcher after she graduated in 2015. Then she joined Waste Management Agency in Dubai as environmental engineer. In 2017 she was appointed as Point of Contact for the agency with the ministry of environment and climate change in UAE....


Director of Translation


Director of Marketing

Hal has over 20 years of professional experience devoted to operations management. His professional experience is complemented with solid proven leadership and people management skills. Hal developed vast knowledge throughout his career as he worked in different industries such as; sheet metal fabrication, fiber-optics, contract manufacturing, telecommunication, printing, and most recently in healthcare....


Director of Sponsorship



Director of Youth Program

After devoting 35 years to education, as a secondary principal, headmistress, and as President of the Ontario Principals Council, Helen embarked on a journey of social entrepreneurship. She saw how ageism was impacting Boomers and how the upcoming demographic shift would affect Canada’s social and economic fabric if not addressed. As a result, she founded Top Sixty Over Sixty (T60 Strategies) which provides thought leadership, consulting and training on age inclusion and diversity.

Tarek Belghith is a senior innovation consultant and digital revolution expert, a praised coach and speaker about future technologies, and a gifted architect of software platforms and business support ideas built and adapted to individual industry applications. 


Digital Director

Tom holds a PhD in Electrical/Electronics Engineering. He is currently working as Senior Mixed Signal Designer at TSMC Canada.

Tom is a principal researcher with a very diverse technical skill-set and a natural drive to optimize and structure and find efficient solutions. ...

Director of IT


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