Kevin Bosch is a managing partner and co-founder of Sandstone Group. Kevin was named one of the Top 100 lobbyists in Canada in a ranking compiled by the Hill Times in 2021. He has a vision and a commitment to helping clients. After over four years as Vice President of Hill and Knowlton (Ottawa, Canada), he co-founded Sandstone Group to continue delivering outstanding government relations support to clients. He is a seasoned government relations and communications professional who has helped clients achieve success across a wide range of industries including technology, health, finance, environment, infrastructure manufacturing, energy, defence, transportation, telecommunications, and the charitable sector. 

Prior to his work as a consultant, over a period of nineteen years, Kevin held senior roles in successive Liberal governments and opposition leaders’ offices including for Jean Chrétien, Paul Martin, Bill Graham, Stéphane Dion, Michael Ignatieff, Bob Rae and Justin Trudeau. From 2015- 2017, Kevin was deputy director of the Liberal Research Bureau.  

He has worked on countless political campaigns and was part of the rapid response and research teams in the national Liberal Party of Canada campaign headquarters for six consecutive elections from 2000-2015. Kevin previously worked in the offices of the federal Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Human Resources Development. 

Originally from Calgary, Kevin worked for the Alberta Liberal Caucus at the Alberta Legislature from 1993-1998 

In 2019, Kevin was elected by his peers to serve a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the Government Relations Institute of Canada and currently serves as Chair of its Legislative Affairs Committee. He is bilingual in both official languages. 

Alayne Crawford is an Associate Partner within the IBM Canada Federal Public Sector team. Prior to this role, she served as the Head of Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs for IBM Canada, based in Ottawa. Alayne started her career in politics working for Prime Minister Stephen Harper as well as the Minister of HRSDC. Since politics she has also run National Programs for the Canadian Automobile Association and served as Director of Government Relations for Shaw Communications. 

Alayne was recently appointed to the Board of Governors of La Cité, Ontario’s largest French-language applied arts and technical college. She is also a proud fellow of Carleton University Clayton H. Riddell Master's in Political Management Program and a very active mentor of young professionals both within IBM and the broader industry. She is a past president of the board of the Government Relations Institute of Canada and a founding board member of the Canadian Advocacy Network. 

Alayne holds a Bachelor of Arts from Carleton University and an Executive MBA from Queen’s University. She is also a past recipient of PR Canada’s Top 30 under 30 Award for Government Relations (2016). 

 

Hunter Doubtis the Manager of Government and Corporate Affairs (Canada) with Expedia Group. Combining his passion for both politics and travel, Hunter is charged with navigating and supporting complex public policy challenges for Expedia across the country, while ensuring the growth and exposure of the organization and its brands. Hunter is a graduate of Carleton University (Master of Political Management) and Huron University College at Western (BA, Political Science). He also serves on the board of the Government Relations Institute of Canada. 

Jan Finlay (Secretary) is a sales agent in the office products industry and a long-time community activist. As a keen supporter of bilingualism in Canada, she has held a variety of Executive positions with Canadian Parents for French at the provincial and national levels. Jan is a committed volunteer with the Ottawa International Jazz Festival, where she has served as the Site Coordinator since 2016, and is also actively engaged with her local community association.

Lisa Haley is a seasoned public affairs professional who, for thirty years, managed events and issues on Parliament Hill. Lisa spent the first half of her career as political staff at the House of Commons, and the latter as a senior manager within the Public Service. In 2019, Lisa Haley co-chaired an historic event: the gathering of all eight living Prime Ministers to celebrate the 90th birthday of the oldest, the (late) Right Honourable John Turner. Since 2015, Lisa has held the volunteer role as president of CFUW-Ottawa’s Diplomatic Hospitality Group, which showcases Canadian history and culture to members of the diplomatic community. Lisa is also on the Board of Directors of the Ottawa Women's Canadian Club. 

Chandra Hapuarachchi (Treasurer) CGA, CPA has worked for almost 20 years in Ottawa’s charitable sector as a financial controller and Director of Finance. She has served as Internal Auditor for two Crown corporations in Newfoundland and in finance and accounting in the private sector in Manitoba and the UK. Deeply dedicated to the National Capital Region, Chandra was the 2019 recipient of Volunteer Ottawa's Outstanding Senior Volunteer Award for her meaningful impact in the community through volunteer efforts. 

Chandra has been volunteering in three provinces in many capacities; Income tax preparer for seniors and disadvantage people, fundraiser for many national and local charities, treasurer for elementary schools for over twenty years, founding member of various non-profit organizations and has been an honorary auditor of several registered charities for over twenty-five years in Ottawa.  

Currently, Chandra is also serving as board of director/treasurer for Ottawa registered charitable organizations such as Council on Aging and The Social Planning Council of Ottawa. 

Megan Lafrenière (Vice-Chair) is a Senior Loans and Exhibition Officer with Library and Archives Canada. She has extensive experience in the cultural sector, having worked in museums, galleries and heritage sites for over twenty years, including a commercial gallery of contemporary Canadian art, which she co-founded and managed for over a decade. Megan holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Art History from Concordia University and a Professional Specialization Certificate, Collections Management from the University of Victoria. She was a long-time Director on the board of the Ottawa School of Art and a member of the Canadian Forces Artists Program Advisory Committee. A resident of Sandy Hill, she is passionate about the rich history of her community.

Leanne Moussa Passionate about urban development, Leanne has mobilized community stakeholders to purchase and re-purpose two historic buildings in Ottawa, collectively worth over $5 million. The first, an old carriage house transformed into a much loved neighbourhood daycare, and the second a former Anglican Church into a community hub with a bakery, restaurant and event space.  Further, Leanne led the successful re-zoning of the allsaints property that will allow the heritage building to be restored and maintained for generations to enjoy. She brings a background in public relations, policy and stakeholder engagement having helped guide major consultations at the national level, including in the health and energy sectors. Early in her career, Leanne worked as political staff in the areas of International Trade, Health, Intergovernmental Affairs and Official Languages. She holds a master’s degree in political science from Carleton University and a bachelor’s from the University of Alberta. In 2017, Leanne was named by Ottawa Life Magazine as one of the top 25 people in Ottawa. Leanne, her husband Masood and four children are long-time residents of historic Sandy Hill Ottawa. 

Frédérique Tsaï-Klassen is a seasoned professional with three decades of diverse experience across politics, government, business and international organizations. She is an experienced leader committed to fostering effective, empowered and respectful teams and she finds great joy in mentoring young professionals.

Frédérique sense of community has been shaped by having lived for over a decade in Paris and Berlin. Neighbourhoods with strong identities, offering places where people gather and share experiences, are shaped by the people who inhabit them for the benefit of the wider community. When Frédérique opened Das Lokal Kitchen & Bar in 2013, making it a vibrant anchor for the North Dalhousie neighbourhood, was a defining part of the project.  

Frédérique lives in Sandy Hill, where she grew up as a child and where she and her husband have raised their three children. 

Meghan Walsh is a passionate museum professional and Sandy Hill resident. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Anthropological Archaeology from Trent University and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Museum Management and Curatorship from Fleming College. Meghan has varied experience in museums in both Alberta and Ontario, working with arts, heritage and archival collections, as well as organizing educational programs, marketing campaigns and policy work . She is currently the Acting Excutive Director at Capital Heritage Connexion, working to support museums and heritage organizations across the National Capital Region.

Suneeta Millington is a public servant with the Federal government, where she works in the areas of national defence and global peace and security. Hailing from Calgary, Alberta, Suneeta holds extensive international experience as a lawyer and former Canadian diplomat, with previous postings including the United Nations in New York and Geneva. Along with Leanne Moussa, Suneeta is the Co-Founder of Prime Ministers' Row.