Our Leadership

The CJPME Foundation Board

Among other key policy responsibilities, the CJPME Foundation’s board appoints the president, and oversees the responsible use of the Foundation's finances. The current CJPME Foundation board members – with date of induction to the Board – are introduced below:

Osama.jpg OSAMA ABU-SHIHAB - Fall, 2013

Osama Abu-Shihab has been involved with various NGOs for the past 15 years, and has been involved with the CJPME Foundation since its inception. He has led a successful career in telecommunications where he is currently a Director of IT at a large telecommunications firm. He has also recently started a private business in Montreal with a group of entrepreneurs that provides fun and entertainment for children and families.

Warren.jpg WARREN ALLMAND - Fall, 2013

Warren Allmand studied civil law at McGill University and comparative law at the University of Paris. He was admitted to the Québec bar in 1958. In 1965, he was elected to the Parliament of Canada and has held the three Cabinet posts: Solicitor General (November 27, 1972 - September 14, 1976), Indian Affairs and Northern Development (September 14, 1976 - September 16, 1977), and finally Consumer and Corporate Affairs (September 16, 1977 - June 4, 1979). Warren retired from Parliament before the 1997 election. Warren has also served as the president of the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development from 1997 to 2002 and the international president of Parliamentarians for Global Action. In 2004, Allmand was elected President of the World Federalist Movement–Canada. In November 2005 Allmand was elected to the Montreal city council seat of Loyola in Western NDG as a member of the Montreal Island Citizens Union.

Jeffrey.jpg JEFFREY AYOUB - Fall, 2013

Jeffrey Ayoub has been involved with the CJPME Foundation in the Ottawa area since its inception. Professionally, Jeff works in government and is involved, among other things, in setting expectations for sound human resources management within the public service, and measuring federal department achievement of these expectations and progress toward meeting them. His many years of experience within the federal government in the human resources field has enabled him to gain a strong understanding of what it takes to implement complex projects in the public sector, and build the strong relationships needed to make implementation a success.

Louay.png LOUAY JABRY - Fall, 2013

Louay Jabry has been involved for years with the CJPME Foundation since its inception. Louay has also been an active volunteer and contributor for many years with other Canadian NGOs working in the social justice sector. Louay is a successful business leader who founded his own company in 1998, and turned it into a leader of Web content management solutions as well as Web-based custom business solutions. Prior to launching his own company, Louay had worked for over two decades in the IT industry in commercial software development. More recently, in 2006, Louay has launched a Web-based wine appreciation business.

Glenn.png GLENN SMITH - Fall, 2013

Glenn Smith has been an encourager and mentor to the leaders of the CJPME Foundation since its inception. Glenn has been the executive director of a Montreal-based NGO focused on church resourcing and ministry in Quebec since 1983. Among other teaching responsibilities, Glenn is a professor at the Université de Montréal and at the Université chrétienne du Nord d’Haïti. He is also a sessional lecturer at McGill University. Glenn also has years of experience serving on the board of numerous large Canadian and international non-profit boards over the past two decades. Glenn is also the author of a number of books, many of them focusing on Christian ministry in urban settings. Glenn did his graduate studies in Patristics at the Université d’Ottawa and his doctoral thesis in contextual theology at Northern Baptist Theological Seminary in Chicago.


The CJPME Foundation Executive Team

The CJPME Foundation Executive is charged with carrying out the operations of the organization. The President is appointed by the Board, and the President and the executive support work to implement the Foundation’s strategic plan. Some members of the CJPME Foundation executive are paid staff, while others are volunteers.

Grace.jpg GRACE BATCHOUN - PRESIDENT - Since Fall, 2013

Grace has a BS CS and other professional training in technology, human resources and program management, and worked successfully for 15 years in the corporate world. Grace has accrued broad experience in the volunteer and non-profit sector, having been actively involved in numerous community-based organizations. Grace also serves actively on the Board of a number of Montreal-based NGOs and community organizations, and has extensive experience working in the NGO and volunteer sector. Grace has been involved with the CJPME Foundation since it’s founding in 2013.


Tom has a BS EE from Carnegie-Mellon University and an MS EE from Stevens Institute of Technology. Tom also has an MPA from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs, with a focus on Public Policy and Public Finance. Tom has a strong professional background in the public sector, having worked in Federal government for several years. He is also experienced in project management and organizational development. Tom also has long experience working in the NGO and volunteer sector, having volunteered for several international NGO’s in Africa and the Middle East. Tom has been involved with the CJPME Foundation since it’s founding in 2013.


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