Jean Anne McLeod , Chair

Toronto/ Stratford

Jean is the former Chief Operating Officer at Stikeman Elliott LLP. She previously held senior executive positions in the Ontario Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Transportation, and the Ontario Realty Corporation. She is a Past Chair of the Board of Governors of Seneca College.

Mary E. Hofstetter C.M., Past Chair

Stratford
Mary is an accomplished leader and experienced CEO, having served as President & CEO of Sheridan College, General Manager of the Stratford Festival and President & CEO of The Banff Centre. She was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in 2013 for her service to the arts, culture and post-secondary education in Canada.

Doug Roth, Treasurer

Toronto/Stratford

Doug is the CFO and Head of Social Enterprise at the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada. Previously he worked in management consulting with
Bain & Company in North America and Europe. Doug has an Honours Business Administration degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.

Graham Bunting

Stratford Council Representative

Graham emigrated to Canada from Belfast in 1973 and subsequently spent 30 years with the Stratford Police. Graham has been extensively involved with the Stratford Soccer Association, and has been a Stratford City Councillor since 2014.

Andrea Feddema

Middlesex County

ON LEAVE

Andrea was born and raised in rural Middlesex County where she currently resides with her husband and two children.  She has spent her professional career based in London and serving clients across Southwestern Ontario.  She also leads a team across Canada in her national leadership role at Ernst and Young LLP, where she is a managing partner. Andrea has over 20 years of experience serving a wide range of clients in government and public sector, financial services, construction, real estate and not for profit sectors, including executive positions on several volunteer community boards.

Jessica Leney

Stratford

ON LEAVE

Jessica is an educator with the Avon Maitland District School Board, is passionate about exposing youth to music and art and believes that arts and culture are central to enhancing the creative spirit in children and aid in developing learning skills.

Betsy Little

Thames Centre

Betsy has served in an executive leadership role in the London non-profit sector for over 25 years. She has served on many volunteer Boards in London, Toronto and other SW Ontario communities. She was awarded the Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 for her commitment to community service.

Diane Wolfenden

Kitchener-Waterloo

Diane Wolfenden is an active angel investor.  She is a General Partner in the Phoenix Fire investment fund, which invests in women entrepreneurs and which is part of Archangel Fund Management.  She is also a charter member of the Golden Triangle Angel Network (GTAN), sits on GTAN’s board and represents GTAN on the Board of Equation Angels, which she chairs.  Formerly an investor advisor with RBC Dominion Securities, she also gives back as a community volunteer.  She is a former Chair of both the board of Governors of the Grand River Hospital Foundation and the Greater Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber of Commerce, and received the GTAN David Borges Community Builder of the Year Award in 2016.

Jeremy Wreford

Stratford

Jeremy spent 12 years working as a production designer in the Toronto film industry. He and his wife returned to Stratford in 2006 when they purchased his family’s landmark retail business, Bradshaws. Jeremy loves music of all genres and is an avid collector of vinyl.

Angela Park

London

Angela Park has established herself as one of Canada’s most sought-after pianists. As both soloist and chamber musician she has performed across Canada, as well as in the United States, Europe, Japan and Mexico. She is a founding member of the award-winning Ensemble Made In Canada, Mercer-Park Duo, and the AYR Trio. Angela is also an artist for Piano Six – New Generation, an organization that brings world-class pianists to remote communities across Canada. She has been Artist-in-Residence at Western University with Ensemble Made In Canada since 2014.

Martha Cook

Stratford

Martha Cook is a trial and appeal lawyer, practicing in Stratford since 2007. Martha loves the Stratford community and seeks ways to make a difference. She holds a law degree from Queen’s University and a B.Sc.(Hons.) in Environmental Chemistry from the University of Waterloo.

Currently, Martha sits on the Board of The Advocates’ Society (a national advocacy organization) and the Huron-Perth Community Legal Clinic.  She was previously on the Board of the Stratford Rotary Club (2012-2014) and Romeo Court Non-Profit Residence (2013).

Martha and her husband have one son, who attends Stratford Elementary and Secondary School.

Helen Friedman

Kitchener-Waterloo

Helen is a Partner with Miller Thomson LLP. She provides her clients with value, innovation and a wealth of experience in a practice focused on the defence of first-party insurance claims and strategic risk management. She is a leader in Miller Thomson’s insurance industry practice. An active member of her community, Helen has had the privilege of local leadership positions and is the past chair of the Grand River Hospital Foundation, Conestoga College and the Zonta Club of Kitchener-Waterloo, and is thrilled to now be involved with Stratford Summer Music.