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Philippe Ramsay

Philippe Ramsay

Executive Director

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Philippe Ramsay was born and raised in Ottawa. A Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA) by trade, he spent the majority of his career working for not-for-profit organizations in Ottawa and Montreal. While his main focus has been on strategic management and operational excellence, he acquired a diverse experience working for local, regional, provincial, national and international organizations at the management and executive levels. Along with his CPA and CMA designations, he holds a bachelor’s degree in Administration from the Université du Québec en Outaouais, a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences (Leisure Studies) from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières and a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Ottawa.
Yasmine Benmouffok

Yasmine Benmouffok

Administrative Assistant

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Yasmine Benmouffok joined the ATIO office in February 2018 as the Administrative Assistant. She is fluently bilingual in French and English and has over 15 years of experience in customer service. When she was 10 years old, her family moved to Dakar, Senegal for a few years. During this time, she was lucky enough to travel through Africa and Europe, experiencing different cultures. Yasmine studied Public Administration and Policy Management at Carleton University and has a strong interest in linguistics. She loves to make people laugh and has a passion for music and writing.
Monique Goguen

Monique Goguen

Membership Liaison Coordinator

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Monique Goguen holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Université de Moncton, New Brunswick, and, most recently, completed a Certificate of Adult Education from St. Francis Xavier University. Monique has over 15 years of experience in program coordination and office management support for various non-profit organizations in the Ottawa area. As part of this experience, Monique has managed or coordinated a multitude of activities related to membership and certification exams for specialist doctors, and provided orientation and on-boarding training sessions for new members registered to an on-line program geared at reducing their business’ energy consumption. Her professional passions include helping people get the results they are searching for by offering high quality customer service. On a personal note, she is very passionate about spending time in nature and being creative.
Marie Douville

Marie Douville

Operations and Business Development Coordinator

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Marie Douville has over 15 years of experience as a self-employed professional working with the real estate industry. Her skills as an entrepreneur include copywriting, creating and managing operations processes, crafting and delivering marketing content, and streamlining business operations for one of the busiest and most regulated industries in Canada. By nature, she is a workflow strategist who specializes in improving efficiency and productivity. Marie has a love for exploring the use and power of language to create short yet impactful messaging. Currently, she is exploring how certain phrases affect mindset, productivity and sense of well-being. Marie is excited to bring her innate abilities to contribute to the operations, communications, business development, and growth of the association.
Bekircan (John) Tahberer

Bekircan (John) Tahberer

CTTIC Certification Exam Coordinator

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Bekircan, born and raised in Adana, Turkey, is a certified translator, author and a lecturer in ancient numismatics. He studied to be a teacher of German, taught ESL and Turkish; developed courses and exams all through his career of 35 years. After publishing several articles on ancient numismatics, he completed his MA in the Department of Medical Ethics and History of Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine at the Cukurova University in Adana in 2005. After immigrating to Canada the same year, he taught CE courses (History from Ancient Coins) at UBC and SFU as well as working for the STIBC from 2009 to 2017.

Bekircan is the author of a novel (Defineci = Treasurer Hunter), a memoire (Vancouver Öyküleri = Memories of Vancouver), a four-volume textbook (Türkçe Öğreniyoruz = We are Learning Turkish), and a catalogue (Ancient Cilician Coins from the Collection of B. Tahberer). Bekircan still works as a freelance translator and interpreter, teaches workshops for translators and interpreters, lectures on ancient numismatics and history, and writes scholarly articles.

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