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

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

Diane Obam Dallaire (Ottawa)

Donna Gilhooly (Thunder Bay) Bio

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

Vikas Kohli Treasurer and Secretary (Mississauga) Bio

Barb Kuker (Windsor) Bio

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

Robert Sirman (Toronto) Bio

Gillian Smith (Toronto) Bio

Nalini Stewart, O.Ont. – Vice Chair (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 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
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