About Face2Face

About Face2Face

Learn about our inspiration, our mission, and how we plan to make both a reality.
Find out who we are, discover the people and organizations who are involved in
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Our Team

Passionate Hardworking Volunteers - Meet the Face2Face team.


Brenda Robertson

Brenda is the founder and Chairman of the Board of Face2Face. She is also one of the founding partners of the Ottawa office of the international executive search firm Odgers Berndtson, where her specialties included health care, life sciences and the financial services sectors.

She has spent much of her working life in marketing, beginning with sales at Xerox of Canada. She owned her own real estate firm for more than 20 years. Over the years she has served on several charitable boards, including the Ottawa Women’s Health Council, the Ottawa Health Research Institute and the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.

She was one of the seven founders of the Diva Foundation, a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to rewarding clinical breakthroughs in research which advances women’s good health and life expectancy. She served for several years as the organization’s President and CEO.


Lynda Partner

Lynda is the President of Face2Face where she generously donates huge amounts of her time. In her other life, as President of Partners Inc, Lynda acts as a virtual CMO for a select list of exciting tech companies, both public and private, where she specializes in helping them change direction – for the better!

Before starting Partners Inc, she was President and Chief Operating Officer of In-Touch Survey Systems, a consumer insight and market research firm and before In-Touch, CEO and Founder of Got Corporation, an e-marketing marketing software.

Lynda was also CEO of web management software company Caravelle Inc., and before that Vice President of Sales and Marketing for TMI Communications, a mobile satellite division of BCE.

She is also on the Board of Directors of Canadian Women in Communications and Technology, is a mentor to an ever growing number of young people, and she coaches a girl's hockey team because she says it keeps her young!

Joanne Stanley

Joanne Stanley is Co-Founder and Executive Director of Canadian Women in Technology and Communications, the country’s largest national grassroots organization promoting gender diversity in Canada’s advanced technology and communications sectors. 

With more than 30 years experience in technology marketing, Joanne has held senior positions in Bell Canada, Stentor Telecom Inc. and the Ontario Centres of Excellence.

She is a founding member of the Taskforce for Women’s Business Growth, member of the Canadian Women in Communications Digital Economy Advisory Committee, and on the board of the Information Communications Technology Council. She was a member of the Canadian delegation to the APEC women in Economy Summit in 2011. Joanne was recognized by the International Alliance of Women with a World of Difference Award in 2011. She graduated with Honours in Business Administration from Algonquin College and from York University’s Executive Management Program.


Marsha Skuce

Marsha Skuce is a former journalist and freelance writer. She has worked as a staff reporter and editor both in print (the Ottawa Citizen) and in television (CBC).

She has also worked as the Director of Communications for the United Way/Centraide Ottawa and Director of Community Relations for the Ottawa Citizen.

She has been active in many community initiatives over the years, including work with youth, social service organizations and the arts.

She has served as a member of the Boards of Directors of the Queensway-Carleton Hospital and the Queensway-Carleton Hospital Foundation, Child and Youth Friendly Ottawa and the Ottawa Snowsuit Fund.

She is a founding member of the Shirley E. Greenberg Women’s Health Centre of the Ottawa Hospital.
She holds a BA and MA in history from the University of Manitoba and a Bachelor of Journalism from Carleton University.

Harvey Allan Slack

Harvey Allan Slack was Chief of Community Relations with the National Museums of Canada for 20 years and Executive Director of the Canadiana Fund for 17 years.

He currently serves on the board of the Ontario Arts Council. For more than three decades he has worked and volunteered in the areas of arts, culture and health, including serving on the boards of the Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation, Thirteen Strings Orchestra, the National Arts Centre Orchestra Association and The School of Dance (Ottawa). His years of community service include work at the Ottawa Valley Book Festival, the Ottawa Children’s Festival and the Writers’ Trust of Canada.

Among several distinguished citations, Harvey was awarded the 2002 Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal for voluntarism and he is the recipient of the Governor General’s Medal for the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Carleton University.

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