Board of Directors

  • Fahad Sami

    Fahad Sami is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CGA) with extensive experience in the charitable sector, with a focus on systems implementation, and internal/external financial reporting.  We are thrilled to have Fahad’s expertise and dedication as our current board chair since 2017.

    Chair, 2018-present, Board Member 2017-2018

  • Genevieve Cimon

    Geneviève Cimon is the Director of Music Education at the National Arts Centre, where she leads and oversees 40 unique programs in young artist training, teacher enrichment, youth and family programming, adult learning, community engagement, and music education advocacy on both national and international scales. Among her accomplishments include the development of a community-based music andread more

    Board member, 2017-present

  • Heather Daley

    Heather Daley was the founding director of the Alianait Arts Festival, the world’s circumpolar stage, and Nunavut’s premiere performing arts festival. Alianait is based in Iqaluit, Nunavut and before her retirement in December 2018, Heather was a leading force in Nunavut’s arts sector for more than sixteen years. Heather now provides consulting services to artsread more


  • Lisa Whittleton

    Lisa Whittleton is a financial advisor that specializes in helping families navigate the complexities of financial planning for people with disabilities. Lisa is recognized as a subject matter expert in the areas of ODSP, DTC, RDSP and other confusing acronyms, regularly presenting to professionals and community groups to increase awareness of what is available toread more

    board member, 2018-present

  • Natasha Harwood

    Natasha Harwood produces music education events with diverse artists and communities across Canada as the Manager of the National Arts Centre’s Music Alive Program. Her background in education has included a position in special education with the Toronto District School Board and work with the Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities at Carleton more

    board member, 2017-present

  • Robin Wint

    Robin Wint is a Senior Marketing Officer with the federal government, specializing in international trade. However, her life began immersed in the Ottawa arts culture, dancing and studying dramatic arts in the Arts Canterbury Program. Growing up with family and friends with a range of abilities and disabilities, she has a passion for inclusion and diversity,read more

    Board member, 2019-present