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.

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
  • L. Robin Cardozo, FCPA, ICD.D
  • Tony Comper, C.M.
  • Martha Durdin, I.C.D.D.
  • Judith Gelber
  • Donna Gilhooly
  • Mina Grossman-Ianni
  • Victoria Jackman
  • Diane Obam Dallaire
  • 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, Founding Executive Director Emeritus Bio

Thomas Vaughan, Executive Director Bio
Phone: 416-969-7449

Toll Free: 1-877-386-8029

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