Meet the BIA board
Nathalie Carrier, Executive director
Nathalie Carrier’s strong Vanier and franco-ontarienne roots led her to return to the neighbourhood with a vision inspired by her family’s dedication to the area. She sees Vanier as a vibrant, forward-thinking community where people from all different walks of life can coexist.
Nathalie brings that same dream-big mentality to the BIA that she harnessed as Manager, Event Production for Ottawa 2017, bringing spectacles such as La Machine, Red Bull Crashed Ice, Picnic on the Bridge and Kontinuum to the capital.
As a former TV Producer and Talent Agent she’s no stranger to hard work and exceeding expectations. She’s worked closely with some of the country’s most influential people which has garnered her a unique network of collaborators.
For Nathalie, leading the BIA isn’t just about “banners and benches” – it’s about community building with a vision based on what Vanier is, was, and what it has the potential to be.
“This community has a long-standing tradition of being diverse and unique,” Nathalie says. “We’re going to harness that, mix in some art, encourage strong business growth, which will allow this beautiful neighborhood to continue to shine.”
Mark Kaluski, Chair
Mark Kaluski is the president of financial consulting firm Hashmark Holdings.
With an MBA from Queen’s University and a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Ottawa, Mark worked in the public sector for more than a decade before founding Hashmark Holdings, which manages four businesses including Vanier’s own Monson Deluxe Cleaners.
Anouk Bertner is the executive director at Eco Equitable, a social enterprise based out of Vanier’s Heartwood House that works with newcomers in the area to recycle textiles while building the skills of community members.
Originally from Vancouver, Anouk completed an MBA at Concordia University and has worked with non-profits and social enterprises for more than ten years.
Filipe Correia grew up in Vanier and has been working at Mario’s Food Centre since the age of 12.
Following a career in the public sector, he now owns Mario’s, which has been providing Portuguese goods to Ottawa residents since 1964.
Filipe’s knowledge of the Vanier community and business network led him to join the Vanier BIA board of directors.
Morgan Eadie is the co-owner of Vanier’s Axis Registered Massage Therapy.
After attending OCAD in Toronto for sculpture and installation, Morgan returned to her hometown to study massage therapy at Algonquin College.
She co-founded Axis in 2014 and has made Vanier the heart of her business ever since, contributing as a business owner and residential advocate.
Mathieu Fleury is the city councillor for the Rideau-Vanier ward.
He grew up in Ottawa and spent most of his life in the downtown area.
Mathieu became the city’s youngest councillor at the age of 25 and is an active member of multiple City of Ottawa committees including transportation, community housing and public health.
Ryan Goldberg is the director of his own real estate investment firm.
As former director of investment and leasing at Ottawa’s Regional Group, Ryan has been committed to business development in Vanier.
Regional Group manages multiple Vanier projects and was responsible for the revitalization of the Desjardins-anchored office building on Montreal Road in 2016.
Gordon Keith has worked in Vanier for more than 25 years in publishing and design.
As the owner of GJK Designs and the co-owner and creative director of Ottawa Renovates Magazine, Gordon is an active and committed member of the Vanier business community working to advocate for the continued growth of the area.
Tobi Nussbaum is the city councillor for the Rideau-Rockcliffe Ward. A diplomat and politician, he moved back to Canada in 1996 as a member of the Canadian foreign service.
Tobi co-founded and chaired the Beechwood Village Alliance, and is an active member of the larger Ottawa community.
Subhir Uppal is the vice-president of Vanier-headquartered Metro Homes. Born and raised in Ottawa, and holding an MBA from the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management, Subhir’s first real estate development project was in Little Italy.
Since then, his work and education have taken him all over Ottawa and beyond, from Silicon Valley to Peru. Currently, Subhir has development projects in Hintonburg and Beechwood Village.