Staff

Experiences Canada staff are available Monday through Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm (Eastern Standard Time) to answer any and all of your questions.  

 

Deborah Morrison

Deborah Morrison

President and CEO

Prior to joining Experiences Canada in 2014, Deborah served 12 years as president and CEO of Winnipeg-based Canada’s History Society and publisher of Canada’s History magazine and Kayak: Canada’s History Magazine for Kids. Earlier in her career, she held leadership roles at both the Historica Foundation of Canada (Historica Canada) and The CRB Foundation, coordinating the launch of the well-known Heritage Minutes and developing many of their educational and outreach programs. She has an inexplicable love for waterskiing, board games, and pizza, but not all at the same time.

Ellen Glouchkow

Ellen Glouchkow

Director of Finance and Administration

Ellen’s passion for travel is what attracted her to Experiences Canada. Having had the opportunity to travel around the world with her family for nine months, she was thrilled to become the Director of Finance for an agency whose mission was to educate youth through travel. She has worked as a Director of Finance for over 15 years with agencies focused on child and youth development. Some of her passions are: hiking in the Gatineau Park with her family, friends, and her Australian Shepherd Maya; and eating dark chocolate.

Ginny Byrne

Ginny Byrne

Finance Assistant 

Ginny has been a part of the Experiences Canada team since the fall of 2010. Previously, she worked for 12 years in the finance department at United Way/Centraide Ottawa. Her interests include: theatre, music, anything mystery; and loves include: cheesecake and her little grandson.

Jamie McCullough

Jamie McCullough

Director of Programs

Prior to Experiences Canada, Jamie worked at the YMCA as a youth employment coordinator. Throughout her career she has had a strong interest in youth programming and most recently in developing a strong Indigenous youth exchange program. Jamie is currently working on her Masters in Indigenous and Canadian Studies at Carleton University. When she is not at work or studying, she is most likely at a hockey rink watching one of her four children skate.

Sandrine Thabet

Sandrine Thabet

Manager, Exchanges Program

Sandrine is a strong advocate of bilingualism and learning about multiple cultures. She is an outdoors enthusiast with a Baccalaureate in Philosophy, Literature and Foreign Languages. She loves music & candies – both in all genres and forms.

Minh Hoa Kolie

Minh Hoa Kolie

Program Coordinator

Originally from Guinea in West Africa, Minh Hoa has spent several years in Paris before moving to Ottawa. She loves discovering the world and has lived in Rwanda, South Korea and Senegal. She has a bachelor in Communications and has volunteered for festivals such as Bluesfest, CityFolk, Ottawa Tulip Festival and the Festival des Cultures du Monde de Gatineau. Learning new languages and creative photography are some of her passions. She also has a weakness for bigger cats.

Ashley Reaume

Ashley Reaume

Program Coordinator

Ashley holds a Master of Education from the University of Ottawa in Societies, Cultures and Languages. Prior to working with Experiences Canada, she was a language teacher in Spain, South Korea, and the Ottawa region. She has passion for education as a tool for social justice and inclusion and is thrilled to be able to support experiential learning. Outside of work, she enjoys playing board games, trivia, listening to podcasts, and anything to do with food.

Lizzy Devine

Lizzy Devine

Graphic Designer/Communications Coordinator

Originally from Australia, Lizzy is passionate about travel and exploring new places. Having spent much of her youth travelling the world, she is thrilled to now be working for an organization that helps young people experience new cultures. Lizzy is a graduate of Algonquin College where she studied interactive media design. Previous to Experiences Canada she worked in the space sector. In her spare time, she enjoys DIY projects, swimming, and landscape photography.

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