About the CCA Board of Directors

Executive Committee 2018-2019

Nancy Zettell


Nancy moved to Ottawa from southwestern Ontario in 1996 and has been living in Elmvale Acres since 1998. In her day job, Nancy works for the Federal Government as a Business and Functional Analyst for DND, leading a team of business analyst and managing the changes that effect military payroll processing.

Nancy started attending fitness classes at the Canterbury Community Centre in 2001 and discovered the great sense of community the centre brings to the local residents. In 2010 Nancy joined the Canterbury Community Association as a member-at-large and more recently took on the role of Director of the After School Program. This year, when the current President of 4 years decided to move on, Nancy decided it was time to take on the leadership role and step into the President position.

Feel free to email Nancy at if you wish to provide feedback about one of our programs or have suggestions for new ones.





Claude Lamarche


Claude has been the Treasurer of the Canterbury Community Association since July 2009.

Claude is a professional accountant, retired from the Canada Revenue Agency since the summer of 2007, after 33 years of service. Claude worked mostly on the audit programs, helped with important tax shelter legislation, and spent several years in the Rulings Directorate. He finished his career in Headquarters as the manager of the Tax Avoidance Program, on loan to the team that helped merge the Ontario corporate tax system with the federal tax system. Claude has a B. Com. from Ottawa U and an MA (Public Administration) from Carleton U.

In his retirement, Claude is happy to work with the Association to help provide for the community with daycare, recreational fitness, arts, and music programs.

Linda Searle

Program Administrator

Linda has been a resident of Alta Vista since 1988. Her sons attended the After School Program and Linda was an avid participant in the Fitness program. Linda later became a fitness instructor at the Centre after a 20 year career in Accounting. She became the Program Administrator in the winter of 2014. Along with her many duties as P.A. she continues to teach fitness several times a week at the Centre.



John Brennan

Director of Civic Affairs

John has been with the Association for close to 25 years, serving as President from August 2007 until June 2010. He had worked as a Systems Analyst in Public Works and Government Services Canada for over 32 years, before retiring in July 2005.

As President of the Association, John built on the solid foundation left by his predecessor, which recognized the need to provide our community with affordable programs and services for all age groups, easily accessible, and taught by knowledgeable and experienced instructors. John has worked diligently to promote the Association’s guiding principle, “for the community, by the community, and with the community”.

In John’s position as Past President, he brings background and the corporate memory of the Association to the current executive.


Nancy Entwistle

Director of Nominations

Nancy grew up in Canterbury, married, bought a home and decided also to raise her 2 children in this community. Giving back by serving on parent councils, helping to coordinate the CCA’s playgroup for the past 22yrs, also volunteering for the Canterbury Soccer Club as equipment manager for 10yrs, and then joining the CCA Executive in 2007.


Fabiana Sanna

Director of Scholarships

Fabiana joined the Association in June 2009 to be more actively involved with our youth. She has lived in the community since her family emigrated from Italy, and has attended the elementary, junior and high schools in the area. Fabiana has a son who enjoyed the sports and the after school program the community had to offer.



The following people serve on the executive committee as members-at-large:

Heather Maitland

Maria Onuferko

Robert Searle