Who We Are

Suits his Style is an Ottawa-based, nonprofit that supports the employment opportunities of men in need by providing professional attire with the vision of a world in which everyone is given the opportunity to excel.

Our Board of Directors

DSC_1065  Scott McNaughton, Chair of the Board of Directors

Scott McNaughton co-founded Suits his Style in 2014 with a like-minded group of individuals who all believed in the confidence boost and good first impression that a well fitted suit can make. Scott has a background in design thinking and strongly believes that building personal empathy and understanding your clients is the key to success. Scott brings professional expertise as a leader to his role at Suits his Style.

Scott works as a business transformation lead with Transport Canada leading a national project to move paper based services to a new client centric online platform. He has previously worked with the Community of Federal Regulators and Health Canada in policy, program and administrative roles, learning early the importance of creating client-centric products, services and experiences.

He holds an undergraduate degree with joint honours in Political Science and Public Administration from the University of Ottawa.

 

Kayla Kayla Schultz, Director of Communications

Kayla Schultz is a recent graduate from Carleton University’s Bachelor of Journalism, Honours program. In 2015, she spent a semester abroad studying sport journalism and video production at LaTrobe University in Melbourne, Australia.

She has worked for organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa and is a volunteer for Amnesty International.

Currently, Kayla works as a Communications Officer at Innovation, Science and Economic Development’s Service Lab – a public policy innovation lab in the Federal government.

In her spare time, Kayla can be found perusing travel magazines and planning her next big adventure.

As the new Director of Communications, Kayla hopes to bring more life, spirit and creativity into the marketing and communications initiatives of Suits His Style. She strongly believes in the power of the non-profit to change the lives of hundreds of people in Ottawa and is eager to start making a difference in her community.

 

photo for ShS Juliet McNaughton, Director of Operations

Juliet is passionate about helping others, and recognizes the value of providing caring community supports to rehabilitate and guide individuals towards self-sufficiency and independence. She graduated from the University of Ottawa in 2014 with an honours BA, Majoring in Linguistics, and is a jack-of-all trades for the organization, responsible for on-site inventory tracking, volunteer management, client scheduling and the creation of public documents.

Juliet currently works for the City of Ottawa, providing support for the special needs division in a range of capacities, including therapeutic day programs, autism recreation programs for children, and integrative support.

 

38d37995-bcb8-4fb4-98c9-8999462abab6  Ioana Finichiu, Director of Community Partnerships

Enthusiastic and passionate about knowledge sharing and collaboration, Ioana has been a public servant for 10 years. Sharing information and knowledge has always been at the forefront, whether through work with the Canadian public, colleagues, or students from her alma mater, Concordia University in Montreal. Ioana was fortunate to live in four very different countries, and those experiences led her to greatly value respect for others, empathy, and diversity.

 

Profile Anil Verma, Director of Fund Development

Anil Verma has been working in the Ottawa technology sector for over 16 years. He is presently a Senior Sales Executive with Microsoft Canada and is a graduate of Ottawa University with a honours degree in International Business and Management Information Systems. Born and raised in Ottawa, he has been an active part of the community working with organizations like the Red Cross as a Youth Advisor, Habitat for Humanity as a Member of the Board and supporting many local community organizations like the Ottawa Sindhi Association.

Anil is our newest Board Member at Suits His Style and will be focusing on fundraising and partnerships to help support our growth and expansion over the next few years.

 

j_duff_bio_picture Jason Duff, Director of Facility and Inventory Management

Jason joined Suits His Style in June 2016 bringing with him over 5 years of retail and inventory experience as a sales representative at Tommy and Lefebvre (2001 to 2006) and at Sporting Life (2014 to 2015). After working in retail, Jason earned a B.Sc (Hons.) in earth sciences from Memorial University and a M.Sc. from the University of Ottawa in 2014. He has over 5 years experience in mineral exploration, with special interest in orogenic gold deposits. His primary role with SHS is donation pick-ups, warehousing and inventory management. He also assists with client fittings and public outreach events.

 

 Joshua Black, Treasurer

Joshua Black is a CPA, CMA and is serving as Treasurer for Suits His Style.

Currently, Josh works as an auditor with the Federal Government of Canada, and has over a decade of financial management experience with experience in both the public and private sectors.

 

A picture of a young women with short brown hair in front of a brick wall background.  Malorie Bertrand, Special Adviser to the Board of Directors

Malorie Bertrand is a communications professional, freelance eco-fashion writer, stylist and blogger for EF Magazine.

Our Volunteers

 
Justin Gagnon, Lead Volunteer – Volunteer Recruitment and Management

Trent Pora, Community Partnership Volunteer

Lindsay Albert-Endicott, Community Partnership Volunteer

Uchenna Osigwe, Community Partnership and Suiting Volunteer

May Ning, Marketing Volunteer

Cameron McWade, Suiting and Fundraising Volunteer

Jamie Ross, Fundraising Volunteer

Megan Peckford, Event Volunteer

Greg MacEachern, Event Volunteer

Ernest Blais, Suiting Volunteer

Bogaah Mensah, Suiting Volunteer

Jeremy Rock, Suiting Volunteer

Brad Taylor, Suiting Volunteer

Rupinder Nirman, Suiting Volunteer

Rachel Dale, Volunteer Photographer

Lisa Ann Robinson, Donation Pick-Up Volunteer