Staff (updated)


Baudouin St-Cyr, our Executive Director, started his career at SPRINT Senior Care in North Toronto as In-Home Services Manager in 1988, then became Executive Director at West Toronto Support Services in 1995. He has been overseeing our organization on a day to day basis since 2002. A former President of our provincial association, the Ontario Community Support Association, he remains the only individual to have ever provided formal inter-agency leadership in both Toronto and Ottawa.

Baudouin holds undergraduate degrees from Glendon College and a graduate degree from McMaster University. He also has a certificate in Voluntary Sector Management from York University. In his spare time, he loves walking outdoors with his photographic equipment combining his love of nature with his passion for photography. Bau’s other hobby is acquiring and reading books related to history, politics, sports, current affairs, and international relations.  A huge fan of old school French and Belgian authors in the tradition of Jacob, Hergé, Goscinny, Duchâteau and Graton, he also has an extensive collection of French graphic novels (bandes dessinées) from the 1950’s onward.


Jill Daigle is Manager of Volunteer Services and is responsible for providing oversight and management in the volunteer program to recruit, train and engage volunteers.

Originally from Saint John, New Brunswick, Jill joined the Meals on Wheels staff in 2008 shortly after moving to Ottawa. She is deeply passionate about community support services that support the independence of seniors and adults with disabilities to remain at home and so it was a perfect fit. Jill graduated from St Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick with a Bachelor of Social Work degree. She is now pursuing a Volunteer Management Leadership program from Humber College. On the Board of Directors of the Ottawa Administrators of Volunteer Resources, Jill loves working with volunteers and networking with others to promote volunteerism in the community. In her spare time Jill loves all things art related and is a self-taught visual artist working is a variety of media. She loves to bring creativity and collaboration both in her approach to the workplace and to her own personal pursuits. She is currently on medical leave.


Jessica Neil is our Acting Manager of Volunteer Services. She is in charge of organizing volunteers to deliver meals to clients in the east half of our catchment area. She is responsible for scheduling volunteers, conduction orientation sessions, doing recruitment, and helping organize the annual volunteer reception. She is a staff representative on the Supplier Liaison and Fundraising/Public Relations Committees.

Jessica was born in Ottawa but grew up in Kitchener, Ontario. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Communications and English at the University of Ottawa, and has spent her adult life back in Ottawa. She loves how much natural beauty surrounds and winds through the city, and can often be seen run-commuting through the city core, all year long. She enjoys travelling both near and afar, reading a good book, and exploring world cuisines.

Diane Naika Dieujuste is one of our Coordinators of Volunteers.Diane is a native of Montreal and moved to Gatineau to attend University of Ottawa. She has a degree in Social Work and a Bachelors in International Development and Globalization. She is an avid viewer of TV shows, and believes that there’s no better match than a good poetry book and ice cream



Malika Arjan-Coordinator of Volunteers, joined Meals on Wheels/ La Popote roulante (Ottawa) in the summer of 2023. She  graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Commerce in International Management and Marketing. She has been very passionate about working with volunteer organizations since high school. She enjoys her time working with the incredible volunteers of Meals on Wheels/ La Popote roulante (Ottawa).She loves listening to music and reading. She also likes exploring the city and of all the ice cream shops Ottawa has to offer.


Meredith Woods –Coordinators of Client Services. Mer is responsible for leading the client services department. They are passionate about their pets, harm reduction and helping the community.  They are also passionate about the link between nutrition and health and strive to make a difference with each and every client.  Some of Mer’s favorite pass times include bird watching, yoga and making art.


Michelle Deneault-Projects Coordinator at Meals on Wheels/ La Popote roulante (Ottawa). In her role as Project Coordinator, she is the first point of contact on the phone and oversee all frozen food orders, in addition to managing various other projects throughout the year. Outside of work, she has a passion for animals, reading, and nature – particularly camping and water activities like paddle boarding. She has a background in psychology, and family is very important to her. Her ultimate goal is to assist others and make a positive impact in their lives.


Annalyn Fernandez-Bookkeeper for Meals on Wheels/ La Popote roulante  ( Ottawa). She is responsible for billing, client’s payments, bank transactions, government reports and all other things that includes finances. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce Major in Financial and Managerial Accounting at San Sebastian College-Recoletos Manila, Philippines. She worked as a bookkeeper for more than 3years before she decided to go to Canada to expand her knowledge. Anna took Business-Accounting at Algonquin College and after completing her coursework she joinedMeals on Wheels/ La Popote roulante (Ottawa). She loves to walk outdoors and be surrounded by the beauty of nature while listening to music. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends over food.


Tannishtha Eyma-Saturday Coordinator in the Client Service Department at Meals on Wheels/La Popote roulante (Ottawa).She a  3rd year Nursing student at the University of Ottawa and a Clinical Extern at the General Hospital. She can’t wait to see what the future holds!




Idil Sheikh-Marketing & Outreach Coordinator for Meals on Wheels/ La Popote roulante (Ottawa). She is part of the  Volunteer Department and is responsible for attracting community members and organizations to our volunteer opportunities as well as guiding our new volunteers through the sign up and onboarding process. She is a Graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University with a Bachelors in Social Work and a Minor in Women and Gender Studies. She is excited to part of the team!


Emma Chisholm-Summer Student for Meals on Wheels/La Popote Roulante (Ottawa)She is going into her 4th year of Health Sciences Honors at Carleton University with a Concentration in Global Health. She is passionate about Health Policy & Ethics, and focuses primarily on equitable healthcare access for Women, and 2SLGBTQIA+ folks.Her position at Meals on Wheels has allowed her to explore the Social Determinants of Health through an Aging lens and see the intersectionality between Old Age and Nutrition and it’s impacts on overall wellbeing.She is proud to help provide a service that is “more than just a meal” and holds value in the holistic approach Meals on Wheels takes to ensure our client’s welfare.Outside of work and her studies, she is an avid enthusiast of all thing’s music, is an amateur crocheter, and loves to bake! She is looking forward to graduating next year to see what the future has in store for her!


Did you know?

The first Meals on Wheels newsletter was published in 1984.