New Board Chair Announcement


Ottawa Therapy Dogs Board of Directors is pleased to announce the election of Marie Adèle Davis as their new Chair. Marie Adèle has been the Executive Director of the Canadian Paediatric Society since 1999, a national advocacy organization committed to the health needs of children and youth.


Marie Adèle has always had an interest in not-for-profit work that began when she worked for the Ottawa General in a number of roles including Associate Vice President of Medical Affairs for the Ottawa Hospital. She is a member of the Strategy and Connected Care Committee of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and served on the board of directors of Ottawa Therapy Dogs for 4 years from 2014-18.


Prior to his passing, once a week, Marie Adèle accompanied her best friend, Sam, when he volunteered as a therapy dog at the Montfort Hospital in the Mental Health Unit. She continues to volunteer at the Montfort Hospital inpatient mental health unit.


Marie AdèleDavis received a Bachelor of Science from McGill University and successfully completed her Masters of Business Administration at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.


Ottawa Therapy Dogs will be well served by Marie Adèle’s expertise and experience.



Marie Adèle Davis with Sam

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