Staff & Board

We have passionate people working behind the scenes every day to ensure that our vibrant and diverse arts community is 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 (Youtheatre) and Administrative Manager (Festival Players). Having worked closely with artists over the years, 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. Janna is the Arts Council's first Executive Director and has been in the role since January 2017. She moved to the County from Montreal in 2013, and sat on the Arts Council's Executive Board of Directors (2014-16), and was an Awesome PEC Trustee (2016).
Membership Coordinator
Heather McCorquodale

Raised in Prince Edward County, Heather has grown up with an appreciation for the natural beauty of the area and the art created by talented artists in every corner of the County. A background in digital photography, as well as post-grad studies in Museum Management and Curatorship at Fleming College, have allowed her to explore opportunities in Halifax with the Association of Nova Scotia Museums as well as the Tom Thomson Art Gallery in Owen Sound, Ontario. She looks forward to learning more about the wonderfully diverse work of artists here in the County while being with the Arts Council. * Heather's 3-month placement is made possible through the support of the Prince Edward Learning Centre.

Board of Directors


First Vice Chair
Sarah Moran

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

Second Vice Chair & Secretary
Sarah Crawford

Former Vice President of public affairs for CTVglobemedia and CHUM Limited. Former Chair of the Media Awareness Network (now MediaSmarts); former Chair of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB)'s Subcommittee on the Presence, Portrayal and Participation of People with Disabilities in Television; and former Chair of the CAB's Societal Issues Committee

Walter Thompson

Retired Nuclear Engineer

Directors at Large
Andrea Piller

Award-winning Ceramist with degree from OCAD, whose work can be found at the Gardiner Museum, Canadian Clay & Glass Museum, Burlington Art Gallery, and more

Andrea Dawes

Non-profit consultant with a Master's Degree in Public Administration, Andrea's passions for community building and information gathering lead her to launch PEC Parents, an online resource for parents and kids

Event/Program Chairs
Amy Shubert

Art in the County

Tara Wilkinson

Arts Trail

Gail Grossmith & Marianne Howard

County Collection

Anne Preston

County Kids Read

Dale Wainwright & Heather Kerr

PEC Studio Tour


The Maker’s Hand

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