The board also identifies the principal risks of Calgary Arts Development’s business, achieves a proper balance between risks incurred and potential returns, and oversees the development of policies and the implementation of appropriate systems to manage the risks.
The board carries out its responsibilities through the work of a number of committees. Each committee meets at least four times per year, and more frequently as necessary.
Jeff de Boer
Brian Frank, Chair (to June 2022)
Lisa Hari (as of June 2022)
Oliver Ho (to June 2022)
Sophia Lebessis (to June 2022)
Kathleen McNally Leitch
Kevin Littlelight (as of June 2022)
Chima Nkemdirim, Chair (as of June 2022)
Peter Oliver (as of December 2022)
Cllr Courtney Walcott (to October 2022)
Cllr Terry Wong (as of October 2022)
The purpose of the finance and audit committee is to assist the board in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities with regard to financial information, systems of internal controls, the internal audit process and investment management activities.
Brian Krywulak (Committee Chair)
The mandate of this committee is to make recommendations to the board on matters affecting strategy and public policy, and to provide guidance and evaluation for the development and evaluation of alignment with our mission and vision, including facilitating the strategic planning process.
Jeff de Boer
Kelly Morstad (Committee Chair)
This committee concerns itself with governance matters, including management of the relationships between the board and the CEO and between Calgary Arts Development and the shareholder. It also has oversight of board policy review and development, human resources policy development, board recruitment, development and evaluation.
Brian Frank (Committee Chair)
Kathleen McNally Leitch
This committee undertakes the process of reviewing and putting forward a slate of recommended nominees for the board as well as non-board members appointed to committees.
Kathleenn McNally Leitch (Committee Chair)
To oversee the bid for Calgary Arts Development in response to The City of Calgary’s RFP for a third party to assume the public art program, a public art subcommittee was created, made up of current and past Calgary Arts Development board members.
Jeff de Boer (Committee Chair)
cSPACE Projects is a subsidiary of Calgary Arts Development in partnership with the Calgary Foundation. As such, a subcommittee of Calgary Arts Development board members undertakes specific focus on our relationship with cSPACE as the majority shareholder.
Caitlyn Ducasse (Committee Chair)
Haider Ali, Communications Assistant
Rachel Anand, Executive Advisor to the President & CEO and Office Manager
Perpetual Atife, Grant Program Specialist (as of May 2022)
Angèle Bleackley, Digital Specialist (as of April 2022)
Chelsea Boida, Public Art Projects Manager
Gregory Burbidge, Research & Policy Manager
Heather Campbell, Public Art Project Lead
Aaron Chatha, Public Art Communications Specialist
Fatema Chowdury (summer student)
Van Chu, Grants Coordinator
Sayonara Cunha, Community Liaison
Brandy Dahrouge, Director, Public Art
Amy Jo Espetveidt, Content Manager (up to March 2022)
Nick Heazell, Communications Specialist
Lesley Hinger, General Manager
Helen Hu, Public Art Administrator
Ophelia Liew, Public Art Engagement Specialist (up to May 2022)
Marta Ligocki, Specialist, Arts Organizations
Maureen McNamee, Communications Manager (as of April 2022)
Helen Moore-Parkhouse, Director, Communications & Events
Lenka Plaskonova, Bookkeeper (as of March 2022)
Taylor Poitras, Specialist, Individuals & Collectives Program
Patti Pon, President & CEO
Morgan Possberg, Indigenous Program Specialist (as of May 2022)
Parisa Radmanesh, Public Art Engagement Specialist (as of December 2022)
Allan Rosales, Manager, Community Investment (as of August 2022)
Stephanie Solomon, Research & Policy Specialist
Sable Sweetgrass, Director, Engagement & Reconciliation
Melissa Tuplin, Director, Community Investment & Impact
Kari Watson, Communications Specialist
Kaley Beisiegel, Engagement Consultant
Jacilyn Blackwood, Public Art Project Lead
Joni Carroll, Spaces Consultant
Amanda Germain, Controller
Cherie McMaster, Events Consultant