Program Staff

Key Program staff includes (in alphabetic order):

  • Julie Chabot – Julie is the Manager of Strategic Development, Partnerships and Operations at the Centre on Public Management and Policy. She previously worked as the Manager of Career and Professional Development at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law. Julie holds a Master of Education (M.Ed.) and has also taught part-time at Algonquin College and Collège La Cité’s Continuing Education departments.
  • Maria Da Silva – Maria is the Administrative Assistant at the Centre on Public Management and Policy. Previous to working at the Odell House, she was Team Lead for XMC Marketing, where her work on and off the field merited her the national Featured Brand Ambassador Award. Maria is an advocate for youth leadership programs, following two cross-Canada volunteer missions with the Katimavik Cultural Discovery and Civic-Engagement program, and as Leader for CISV Peacebus.
  • Michael Presley – Michael was the Assistant Secretary, Regulatory Affairs, Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada from 2009 to 2014 before retiring from the public service to assume the duties of the Director, Certificate Program in Regulatory Leadership at the University of Ottawa. Prior to being appointed Assistant Secretary, Michael was the Executive Director of Regulatory Affair, TBS. Much of Michael’s career prior to joining TBS was spent at Agriculture and Agri-food Canada (from 1993 to 2007) and at Transport Canada (from 1986 to 1993). He began his career at the Public Service Commission (1984 to 1986).
  • Dr. Robert Slater – Bob is an Adjunct Professor and Senior Distinguished Fellow in Environmental Policy at Carleton University and is the Executive Director of the Regulatory Governance Initiative. He is also President of Coleman, Bright and Associates, a consulting firm that operates internationally specializing in Sustainable Development issues and a Senior Fellow with the International Institute for Sustainable Development. Dr. Slater occupied several senior positions during a 32 year career at Environment Canada and was the Senior Assistant Deputy Minister for eight years. He was instrumental in establishing the National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy, the International Institute for Sustainable Development and the UNU Institute for Water, Environment and Health.
  • William Pullen – William is an expert in public sector human and organization development. Over a period of twenty-five years he has designed, delivered and evaluated leadership and professional development programs in the Canadian government, and for the governments of Saskatchewan, Ontario and New Brunswick. He has taught graduate courses in Advanced Organizational Behaviour, Organizational Leadership, and Organizational Change at Queen’s and Carleton Universities and holds professional credentials in Human Performance Technology (CPT) and Human Capital Strategies (MHCS).
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