Philippe Ramsay was born and raised in Ottawa. A Chartered Professional Accountant and Certified Management Accountant by trade, he has 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, CMA designations, he holds a Bachelor’s degree in Administration from the Université du Québec à Hull, 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.
Membership Liaison Coordinator
Monique Goguen is fluently bilingual in English and French and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the Université de Moncton in 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.
Olivia da Silva
Olivia da Silva graduated from the University of Ottawa’s trilingual translation program (Spanish, French and English) and is keen on one day becoming a Certified Translator. As much as she loves translating, she is also interested in pursuing a career in conference interpretation. Olivia is an enthusiastic traveller and loves learning new things.
Exam and Program Coordinator
Rebecca Kinos-Varo first joined the Association in July of 2015 as the Membership Liaison Coordinator. She is a graduate of Glendon College’s translation program (French to English) and has a degree in Media Studies-Journalism from the University of Guelph-Humber. She has also studied French as a second-language through summer language programs at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, the Université Laval, and the Université Savoie Mont Blanc in Chambéry, France. Languages, communication, culture and travel have always been a passion of hers.