Dr. Andrea Faught is a full-time physician in the Geriatric Rehabilitation Program and the Stroke Program at Élisabeth Bruyère Hospital in Ottawa. Dr. Faught is the former President and Vice-President of the Medical Staff. She was a long-standing member of the Medical Advisory Committee and was previously Chair of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. She joined Bruyère as a family physician in 2001, and in addition to providing inpatient care, she contributes to the ongoing education of medical students and residents. From 1992 to 2001, Dr. Faught practised Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine at the Trenton Memorial Hospital. Dr. Faught brings a wealth of experience in medicine and board experience to RVWS.
Linda Laurus is a policy and communications consultant, having provided policy, regulatory and writing services to government clients for more than 20 years. Her specialty is environmental protection. Linda has more than 16 year’s experience working with wildlife, as a volunteer at other wildlife rehabilitation centres and founder of the Rideau Valley Wildlife Sanctuary (RVWS) in 2005. She has taken numerous courses and attended conferences of the Ontario Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Network, the National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association and the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council.
Michael Kruse is Director of Pre-construction Services at Aecon Buildings Ottawa. His position includes responsibility for the estimating team, tenders and budgeting, tender processes, as well as budgeting and pro-formas to assist clients. Michael has been a part-time teacher of the Civil Engineering Technician program at Algonquin College. Previous volunteer experience includes the United Way and the CHEO Foundation through the Ottawa Construction Association. In 2008, Michael co-managed the funding for and construction of RVWS’s new wildlife rehabilitation centre, and continues to manage construction projects.