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

Brenda Leadlay, Treasurer-Secretary
Executive Director, BC Alliance for Arts + Culture

Lucille Pacey, Past-Chair
Founding member

Barry Avrich
Founding member
Partner, BT/A Advertising

Lisa Baroldi
Founder & CEO, Progress Unlimited

Rose Gilks
Founding member
CEO, SaskCulture

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

John Rider
Chair, Ontario Culture Days
Senior VP, Retail & Commercial, Chicago Title Insurance Canada

Rick Walters
Manager, Cultural Initiatives
Government of Alberta