Board of Directors

Statement of Board of Directors as of January 2017

The South Simcoe Arts Council is an umbrella charitable, non profit, volunteer run organization committed to improving the quality of life through education and involvement in the arts.

Mandate: To foster the cultural enrichment of South Simcoe by developing a widespread appreciation of, support for and involvement with the arts. To continually enhance our collaborations with our community partners, which in turn enrich and enhance arts and culture events.

Charles Cooper - Treasurer

Financial Education overseeing multi million dollar budgets, IT, Human Resources, Organizational Development and compensation

Dian Bowers - Secretary, Literary Arts

Dian has served as a member of an Executive in Bolton for many years and actively involved with the literary community, volunteers, Board Members utilizing a collaborative approach to attain success.

Jan Atkinson - Director, Youth Arts, Music Festival

35 years elementary teacher, public system in England & Canada. Advocate for special needs students. Volunteer with Literacy Council of South Simcoe,"Next Step", as a tutor (2008). Promoting awareness of the importance of access to the arts in our community for everyone.

Kristina Giammattolo - Vice President

Senior Interior Design, Sales, Senior Management, Organizational Development, Staging, Strategic Planning, Fundraising, Information Technology, Event Planning, Marketing

Lynda Mitchell Reynolds - President

Formerly, SSAC Executive Director since 2008

Home Econ. / Fashion Design, Business & Courts Administration, 25 years as a Chief Administrative Officer, Municipal Government, followed by several interesting senior intergovernmental assignments. Acrylic / Decorative Artist

Matthew Rait - Director, Music Festival Committee

(ABD) PhD. Matthew is in the final stages of completing his Doctorate in Music. He has been recognized for his playing, and has had the opportunity to perform in a wide range of settings. Currently Matthew teaches guitar, theory, and ukulele at the Modern Conservatory of Music in Alliston.

Sarah Jane O'Donnell - Director, Social Media

Owner, Operator of successful proven Young People's Theatre, Crazy Pants Theatre Company

Yvonne Hugli - Director, Assists with Data Entry

Strong data entry skills
Textile arts, photography and jewelry
Member of the Nottawasaga Spinners and Weavers and Procyon Wildlife