Cindy Smith, Executive Director

Cindy Smith joined the Caring and Sharing Exchange as Executive Director in 2012, bringing over 17 years of experience in the non-profit sector. She came to the Exchange from CARE Canada, where she worked with a portfolio of Major Donors and managed the Legacy Giving Program. Prior to that she was with Big Brothers Big Sisters Ottawa as the Senior Director, Resource Development. Cindy began her career in the non-profit sector at United Way Ottawa, leaving after almost ten years of various roles including Direct Marketing, Leadership Giving and Major Gifts.  A graduate of Willis Business College (Business Admin) and Algonquin College (Non-profit Management), Cindy was born and raised in Ottawa and feels very fortunate that she is able to help those in need in the community.


Heather Fraser, Director of Resource Development

Heather joined the Caring and Sharing Exchange team in 2013.  She was born and raised in Ottawa and is passionate about her community.  Heather has over 15 years of diverse experience in the non-profit sector, the federal government, and the academic sector having taught Fundraising Management at Algonquin College.  Heather holds a degree in Law and Political Science from Carleton University, and is married with two delightful children.


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Rebecca Nagrodski, Program Coordinator

Rebecca Nagrodski joined the Caring and Sharing Exchange in 2016. She was raised in the Ottawa Valley and feels fortunate to partner her educational knowledge with her deep love for community. Rebecca has over 10 years of diverse experience in social work and the non-profit sector. She holds a degree in English and French from Carleton University.



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Leslie O’Sullivan, Communications Coordinator

Leslie O'Sullivan joined the Caring and Sharing Exchange in 2019. She was raised in Lindsay, Ontario but has lived in various locations within Eastern Ontario for the past 6 years. Having completed a graduate certification in marketing communications and a Master's degree revolving around non-profit leadership, Leslie is now able to realize her passion for promoting the efforts and impact of community organizations through the Exchange.  

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