Board and Staff

OCAF’s active and committed volunteer Board members protect the public interest by participating in funding decisions and by providing guidance on policy matters.

OCAF Board Members

John D. McKellar, C.M., Q.C. – Chair (Toronto) Bio

Maxine Bailey (Toronto) Bio

Rita Davies (Toronto) Bio

Donna Gilhooly (Thunder Bay) Bio

Paul Hoffert, C.M. (Toronto) Bio

Mary E. Hofstetter, C.M.(Stratford) Bio

Vikas Kohli Treasurer and Secretary (Mississauga) Bio

Barb Kuker (Windsor) Bio

Harvey Andrew McCue, M.A. (Ottawa) Bio

Robert Sirman (Toronto) Bio

Gillian Smith (Toronto) Bio

Nalini Stewart, O.Ont. – Vice Chair (Toronto) Bio

Dr. Thomas H.B. Symons, C.C., O.Ont., FRSC, KSS (Peterborough) Bio

Emily Trottier (Sudbury) Bio

Founding Members
Dr. Murray Frum, C.M., Founding Chair
Joan Chalmers, C.C., O.Ont.
Julia Foster, C.M.
Allan Gotlieb, C.C.
The Hon. Henry N.R. Jackman, O.C., O.Ont., C.D.
Michael Koerner, C.M.,
John B. Lawson, C.M., Q.C.
William Somerville, O.Ont.
Joey Tanenbaum, C.M.

Former Board Members
The Hon. Lincoln M. Alexander, P.C., C.C., O.Ont., Q.C.
Tony Comper, C.M.
Martha Durdin, I.C.D.D.
Judith Gelber
Mina Grossman-Ianni
Victoria Jackman
Jane Panet
Lucille Roch
Brian J. Steck
Rochelle Tepperman

Past OCAF Members

Dr. Murray Frum, C.M., Founding Chair
The Hon. Lincoln M. Alexander, P.C., C.C., O.Ont., Q.C.
Joan Chalmers, C.C., O.Ont.
Tony Comper, C.M.
Martha Durdin
Julia Foster
Judith Gelber
Allan Gotlieb, C.C.
Mina Grossman-Ianni
The Hon. Henry N.R. Jackman, C.M., O.Ont.
Victoria Jackman
John B. Lawson, C.M., Q.C.
Jane Panet
Lucille Roch
William Somerville, O.Ont.
Brian J. Steck
Joseph M. Tanenbaum, C.M.

In keeping with the OCAF Board’s commitment to ensure that the maximum funds possible go towards new cultural tourism projects, the Fund has a very small administrative staff. This helps to extend the Fund’s life for as long as possible.

OCAF Staff

Kathleen Sharpe, Executive Director Bio
Email: ksharpe@ocaf.ca

Thomas Vaughan, Associate Director
Phone: 416-969-7449
Email: tvaughan@ocaf.ca

Toll Free: 1-877-386-8029