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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, managing businesses and leading non-profit organizations.

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

Sarah Iley, Past Chair
Founding member
Steering Committee, Canadian Arts Coalition
Co-Chair, Advocacy Committee, Canadian Arts Summit

Rick Walters
Manager, Cultural Initiatives
Government of Alberta

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

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

Caroline Ivey
Manager, Kelowna Community Theatre

Dean Kush
CEO, SaskCulture

Colleen A. Smith
CEO, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, St. Catharines