Behind the Project

The project began as a very simple idea; over the course of a year, I wanted to create a series of portraits of some of the remarkable women in this community and perhaps celebrate these women with an end of project gala that could be a charity fund-raiser. I am completely floored by the reception to the Inspire Project; the nominees have embraced this little idea with so much enthusiasm and support that my little idea has grown into a wonderful celebration of women who deserve this wonderful recognition. – Heather Doughty, Founder/Creator

Heather Doughty

Hi! I'm Heather Doughty.
Creative Photographer.

Photography is not just my job; it is my soul; when I pick up my camera I try to capture emotions and tell stories through my lens. As a local a photographer, I have met many incredible people in this community and I have always wanted a way to tell these stories; the Inspire Project allows me to do that. I am both honoured and humbled to be able to photograph each one of the incredible women in this project. My goal is that their photos reach out to you; touch you and the story their portrait tells inspires you.



Board of Directors

Susan Dunkley

Susan Dunkley

President of the Board

Jenn Scates

Jenn Scates

Vice President of the Board, Event Director

Tracey Ormond

Tracey Ormond

Ombudsman

Catherine Hanrahan

Catherine Hanrahan

Secretary of the Board

Stephanie Gates

Stephanie Gates

Treasurer

Nicole Truman

Nicole Truman

Legal Council

Bianca Nucaro-Viteri

Bianca Nucaro-Viteri

Marketing and Media Director

Lindsay Walker-Chiarelli

Lindsay Walker-Chiarelli

Director at Large

Allison Laming

Allison Laming

Director at Large

Paula Cassidy

Paula Cassidy

Heather Doughty

Heather Doughty

Founder/Creator