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 also loves imagining new projects, and building them from the ground up!
Financial Assistant
Karen Tiller

Karen had a successful career in public sector communication in Canada and the UK. Semi-retired, Karen is passionate about arts, the Arts Council, and Prince Edward County and is keen to see all grow and develop.

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

Art in the County

Nancy Mast

The Maker’s Hand

Anne Preston

County Kids Read

Catherine Reilly

County Collection

Dale Wainwright

PEC Studio Tour

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