Executive Team

Deirdre Freiheit

Deirdre Freiheit

President & Chief Executive Officer

As President & CEO Deirdre leads a dynamic and innovative organization that serves the needs of many of the most vulnerable adults who are homeless and/or vulnerably housed in the City of Ottawa.

Deirdre has been a leader in the not-for-profit charitable health sector for over two decades.

Deirdre is a member of the Board of Directors of Ottawa Inner City Health Inc. and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for the Alliance to End Homelessness. She works hard to raise awareness in all areas of our community about housing and homelessness. She strongly promotes the impact of charities’ contributions to communities and the crucial role they play in creating a caring and compassionate society.

613-789-8210 ext. 235 // dfreiheit@sghottawa.com
 
Executive Assistant, Gillian Fernie
613-789-8210 ext. 234 // gfernie@sghottawa.com

Stephen Bartolo

Stephen Bartolo

Vice President, Shepherds of Good Hope

As Vice President, Stephen has the ability to spearhead innovative programming and services at Shepherds of Good Hope. A natural relationship-builder, he has been instrumental in developing and nurturing partnerships which have helped shape Shepherds of Good Hope into the leading community organization and social agency that it is today.

Stephen has been with the Shepherds since 2002. He holds an eMBA with a specialization in innovation and post-graduate certificates in risk and program management.

613-789-8210 ext. 226 // sbartolo@sghottawa.com

Neil M. Leslie

Neil M. Leslie

Vice President, Shepherds of Good Hope Foundation

As Vice President of Shepherds of Good Hope Foundation, Neil brings with him a wealth of experience in the health and social services communities and more than 35 years as a professional fundraiser.

As a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals he sits as chair of the selection committee for the Ottawa’s Outstanding Fundraising Executive of the Year award and sits on the Board of Directors of the Estate Planning Council. Neil uses his dynamic leadership style to drive the fundraising objectives for the Foundation.

613-789-8210 ext. 247 // nleslie@sghottawa.com

Mary Massarella, CPA, CA

Mary Massarella, CPA, CA

Director, Finance

As the Director of Finance, Mary comes to Shepherds of Good Hope with a wealth of experience in financial reporting, planning and policy development. She is a seasoned accounting professional with over 20 years of public and private company and not-for-profit experience and direct experience in the homelessness and housing sector. In addition, Mary has been a facilitator and instructor for over 15 years, providing financial seminars and coaching to practitioners and CPA candidates.

613-789-8210 ext. 236 // mmassarella@sghottawa.com

Lindy Rosko

Lindy Rosko

Director, Human Resources

As Director of Human Resources, Lindy brings expertise in collective bargaining, labour relations, recruitment/retention, policy development, on-boarding, and orientation. Lindy has more than a decade of experience at Shepherds of Good Hope, most recently as the Senior Manager of Supportive Housing. She cares passionately about Shepherds of Good Hope’s staff and clients, as well as the work Shepherds of Good Hope does in the community.

613-688-2929, ext. 334 // lrosko@sghottawa.com