Team

Collectively Cahdco’s team has over 50 years of experience in development project management experience. The team’s expertise includes architecture, construction management, engineering, planning, and green building.

Graeme Hussey

President

Graeme Hussey

President

Graeme Hussey is the Director of Housing Development for CCOC and President of Cahdco. In these roles Graeme is responsible for the management of Cahdco and leadership of CCOC affordable housing projects and during the past 10 years has assisted in the development of more then 1,000 affordable homes. Graeme’s educational background is in environmental engineering and project management, and he has 20 years’ experience developing and managing social enterprises in the affordable housing, social investment, and food security sectors. Graeme is treasurer and board director for Housing Services Corporation and member of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Green Municipal Fund (GMF) Council & Investment Committee. In these roles Graeme has supported the creation of the HSC Housing Investment Corporation (HiC) and the GMF Sustainable Affordable Housing Initiative.

Cynthia Jacques

Senior Project Manager

Cynthia Jacques

Senior Project Manager

Cynthia is a Senior Project Manager with Cahdco and CCOC, working with a variety of non-profit and charitable client groups looking to develop affordable housing. Cynthia has experience in housing development, land-use and community planning, project management, and policy research and analysis. Before becoming a Senior Project Manager, Cynthia worked as a Project Manager with Cahdco and CCOC for over 5 years, during which time she led project teams in creating innovative affordable housing solutions, featuring accessible and sustainable buildings (e.g., Passive House and LEED). She also has experience in securing and accessing project funding through various affordable housing programs and streams, including municipal programs, CMHC National Housing Strategy programs, Infrastructure Ontario financing, and conventional financing. Cynthia has experience working on a diverse range of projects, including: an acquisition/renovation supportive housing project for women; an addition to a mixed-income seniors’ development; studies exploring residential options for rooming house tenants; new development of supportive housing for homeless Veterans; and assisting a number of churches explore how they might contribute to affordable housing development.

Greg McPherson

Financial Analyst

Greg McPherson

Financial Analyst

Greg McPherson is a financial analyst for Cahdco and CCOC. His responsibilities include financial reporting and analysis, budgeting, forecasting, template developments, and basic bookkeeping. Greg has his MBA from the Royal Military College of Canada and his MSc in Management Studies from the Smith School of Business. He has worked in numerous private sector organizations and is now happy to lend his support to such an impactful cause.

Anna Froehlich

Project Manager

Anna Froehlich

Project Manager

Anna Froehlich is a Project Manager for Cahdco and CCOC. Anna has a Masters degree in Urban and Regional Planning and a diverse professional background in private sector development planning, municipal planning, community engagement, and international experience with the federal planning agency of Grenada. Beyond a commitment to developing affordable housing, she has a strong interest in opportunities for integrating affordability and environmental sustainability. Anna is a Registered Professional Planner and a Member of the Ontario Professional Planners Institute and Canadian Institute of Planners. Anna has worked on various projects for the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa, and the Youth Services Bureau.

Ellen McGowan

Project Manager

Ellen McGowan

Project Manager

Ellen McGowan is a Project Manager for Cahdco and CCOC. She entered the housing sector in 2021 after graduating from Queen’s University with a Master of Urban and Regional Planning. She previously attended the University of Waterloo where she completed a Bachelor of Environmental Studies with a specialization in land development planning. Ellen has experience in consulting, municipal and provincial planning, and academic research. She has been recognized for awards by the Canadian Institute of Planners and Ontario Professional Planning Institute. Ellen is currently working on the CCOC Forward and Cornerstone Housing for Women projects. She is also working with the Ottawa Community Land Trust (OCLT) and Ottawa Social Housing Network (OSHN).

Paige Waldock

Project Manager

Paige Waldock

Project Manager

Paige Waldock is a Project Manager for Cahdco and CCOC. She graduated from Carleton University in 2017 with a Bachelor’s of Engineering. She was in the third graduating class from the Architectural Conservation and Sustainability Engineering Program. Cahdco was first drawn to her attention when she learned about the Beaver Barrack’s development and its geothermal system in school. She is proud to be working in the affordable housing sector. Paige has worked on the CCOC Arlington, and Forward Projects, MHI Veterans House Project, and many other projects in their feasibility stage.

Aisha Salahdiin Ahmed

Project Coordinator

Aisha Salahdiin Ahmed

Project Coordinator

Aisha Salahdiin Ahmed is a Development Project Coordinator for Cahdco and CCOC. Aisha graduated with a Bachelors in Civil Engineering before going on to study Urban Planning at a graduate level. Through her studies at McGill University, she has become knowledgeable in urban development and land use, and competent in research and data analysis. Aisha is well versed in producing maps, graphics, and professionally written reports. After aiding in the preparation of several funding applications, Aisha has gained substantial experience in successfully constructing and completing applications for federal and municipal funding programs.

Alison Elliott

Project Coordinator

Alison Elliott

Project Coordinator

Alison Elliott is a Development Project Coordinator for Cahdco and CCOC. In 2021, she obtained her Bachelors of Environmental Studies in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Waterloo. Through her degree, Alison gained experiences as a project manager in the international non-profit sector and in planning at the municipal level. At Cahdco, Alison performs financial analysis and reporting, project scheduling/tracking, support in applying for funding opportunities and client relations for various projects with non-profits and charities across Ottawa.

Mozhgan Milkarizi

Project Coordinator

Mozhgan Milkarizi

Project Coordinator

Mozhgan Milkarizi is a Development Project Coordinator for Cahdco and CCOC. Mozhgan has a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning and Engineering and extensive project coordination experience. After years of working, She decided to study abroad and continue her post-graduate education with studying project management. She has worked with organizations in both Iran and Canada and has more than five years’ experience in project coordination, administration, team leadership, urban planning, marketing, graphic and interior design, and business development. She always strives for learning and self-development, and she believes through sustainable urban design and housing affordability, we can transform our lives.

Vera Feng

Project Coordinator

Vera Feng

Project Coordinator

Vera Feng is a Development Project Coordinator for Cahdco and CCOC. Vera has a Bachelor degree in Architecture from Syracuse University. She has experience in non-profit organizations, marketing, graphic design, and architectural design. With the combination of her technical skills and creative process, Vera applies her diverse skill set to develop a full understanding of complex projects. She looks forward to learning more from her colleagues and resonates with the collaborative ethos of the development team.

Taarshi De Silva Raghaven

Development Assistant

Taarshi De Silva Raghaven

Development Assistant

Taarshi De Silva Raghaven is a Development Assistant for Cahdco and CCOC. She is currently pursuing a Bachelors in International Development and Globalization at the University of Ottawa. Through her degree Taarshi has had the opportunity to work in research, communications and marketing in the non-profit sector. In her role Taarshi supports and performs clerical, administrative and marketing tasks for Cahdco and CCOC. She will also be providing assistance to various aspects of project administration.