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:


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

Vikas Kohli, Vice Chair  (Mississauga) Bio

Harvey Andrew McCue, C.M., M.A., Treasurer and Secretary (Ottawa) Bio

L. Robin Cardozo, FCPA, ICD.D (Toronto) Bio

Diane Obam Dallaire (Ottawa) Bio

Diane Imrie (Thunder Bay) Bio

Barb Kuker (Windsor) Bio

Robert Sirman (Toronto) Bio

Gillian Smith (Toronto) Bio

Emily Trottier (Sudbury) Bio


Ex-Officio Members

Chair of the Ontario Arts Council: Rita Davies, C.M. (Toronto) Bio

Chair of the Ontario Heritage Trust: John Ecker (Whitby) Bio


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

Former Board Members
The Hon. Lincoln M. Alexander, P.C., C.C., O.Ont., Q.C.
Maxine Bailey
Tony Comper, C.M.
Martha Durdin, I.C.D.D.
Judith Gelber
Donna Gilhooly
Mina Grossman-Ianni
Victoria Jackman
Jane Panet
Lucille Roch
Brian J. Steck
Dr. Thomas H.B. Symons, C.C., O.Ont., FRSC, KSS
Rochelle Tepperman


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

Thomas Vaughan, Associate Director
Phone: 416-969-7449

Toll Free: 1-877-386-8029