Staff & Board

We have passionate people working behind the scenes every day to ensure that artists and the arts community are supported.


Janna Smith
Executive Director
Janna Smith

Janna has twenty years experience working in nonprofit, government funded arts organizations, most recently in the roles of General Manager and Administrative Manager. Having worked closely with artists at Youtheatre in Montreal, she has a deep respect for the artistic process, and hopes to bring that appreciation and knowledge to her role at the Arts Council. Janna holds a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University and a Certificate in Management from Concordia University.
Communications Coordinator
Ivan Omelyanenko

Ivan is responsible for managing the What's On listing, assisting members with with their profile pages, and publishing the monthly Artscene newsletter. He has experience studying various art techniques, creating artwork, assisting, and working in collaboration with artists. He looks forward to learning about the County's vibrant arts community and supporting it in its growth. This position is supported by the Prince Edward Learning Centre.

Board of Directors

Susan Holland

Curator, John M. Parrott Gallery

Past Chair
Susanne Barclay

Former Teacher and Consultant for the York Region Board in Language Arts and Drama

Vice Chair
Annik Després

Painter and former Director of Organizational Design and Job Classification for the Government of Canada

Walter Thompson

Retired Nuclear Engineer

Directors at Large
Sarah Crawford

Former Vice President Public Affairs CTVglobemedia and CHUM Limited

Sarah Moran

Former President of Enterprise Advertising and Vice President of Strategic Services of J. Walter Thompson Canada

Dale Smith

Over 30 years experience working in the design field; branding, broadcast, print, and web with a passion for typography and motion graphics

Kelly S. Thompson

A writer and retired military logistics human resources officer with a master’s degree in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia

Event/Program Chairs
Sue Barclay & Amy Shubert

Art in the County

Catherine Reilly & Terry Culbert

County Collection

Anne Preston

County Kids Read

Dale Wainwright & Jennifer Bruce

PEC Studio Tour

Peta Hall

The Maker’s Hand

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