Board of Directors

Our dedicated Board of Directors contribute a range of expertise in the arts and culture sector, and have notable experience working with government agencies and managing businesses and non-profits.

Sarah Iley, Chair
Founding member

David Pensato, Vice-Chair
Chair, Manitoba Culture Days
Executive Director, Exchange District BIZ

Lucille Pacey, Past-Chair
Founding member

Barry Avrich
Founding member
Partner, BT/A Advertising

Rose Gilks
Founding member

Mervon Mehta
Executive Director, Performing Arts
The Royal Conservatory of Music

Rick Walters
Manager, Cultural Initiatives
Government of Alberta

Gary Filan
Chair, Ontario Culture Days
Canadian Data and AI Lead, Avanade