WAG Staff and Board

WAG Staff

Phone   519-539-6761 ext. 2801
Director/Curator   Mary Reid ext. 2800
Head of Education   Stephanie Porter ext. 2802
Head of Collections   Carolyn Hickey ext. 2803
Education Assistant   Deanna Logan ext. 2804
Visitor Services Coordinator   Sara Cuthbert ext. 2808

Communications/Facility Rental Coordinator 

  Erin Beacroft ext. 2809

WAG Advisory Board 

Postition   Name Backstory

Chair,

Chair, Collections Committee

  Brian Hadley, CPA, CMA

 

Brian is a retired Chartered Professional Accountant from Woodstock. Most of his experience comes from for profit organizations. However, he has also worked in the not for profit sector and was a part time instructor at Fanshawe College. Brian has served on a variety of boards and committees. Most recently he was Board Vice Chair of the Southwest Community Care Access Centre. Prior to that Brian was Board Chair of the Canadian Mental Health Association - Oxford. He helped that organization successfully navigate through the accreditation process while serving as Chair of the Accreditation Committee and received a “Volunteer of the Year” award.

Past Chair   Carol McWilliam, BN, MScN, EdD
Carol McWilliam is a retired academic, with experience in education, research, administration and the staging of public events and conferences. As a Woodstock resident for almost 20 years across four decades, she has participated in events staged by its Art Gallery, watching it evolve from a small initiative to its present status. On-going and past experience on several advisory boards and research funding review panels have afforded her familiarity with funding challenges and strategies for obtaining, allocating and overseeing the allocation of scarce resources in the public sector.
City Council Representative   Connie Lauder

 

Connie is a passionate supporter of the Woodstock Art Gallery. A graduate of Woodstock Collegiate Institute, a graduate of the Municipal Administration Course through Fanshawe College, graduate of Municipal Tax Collectors of Ontario and Municipal Clerks and Treasurers she has worked for the Municipality for 30 years mainly in the position of Tax Collector. Eleven years on Council, she held the position of Acting Mayor for 4 years, served on the Police Board, Upper Thames Conservation Authority, Woodstock Art Gallery Committee, Grants Committee, Accessibility Committee,  Woodstock Public Library Board and past South Gate Board member. In addition to the various Council appointed commitments she presently serves as Vice Chair Woodstock Hospital Foundation Board, Secretary Non-Profit Housing Board, and a member of the Friends of the Art Gallery.

President, Friends of the Woodstock Art Gallery   Judy Dent, BA

 

Judy is the President of the Friends of the Woodstock Art Gallery and as such she sits on the Woodstock Art Gallery Advisory Board. Judy has been keenly interested in the ongoing success of the Woodstock Art Gallery since retiring here with her husband in 2008. Prior to her involvement with the Gallery, Judy sat on the VON Oxford Board as the Chair of Board Development. While living in Vancouver, Ottawa and Toronto, she was involved in many community projects and charitable events. During her twenty years living in Toronto, Judy was employed by the Royal Ontario Museum as a teacher focussing on History and Art History.

Vice Chair   David Broad, BA (Hons.), L.L.B.

 

David Broad graduated the University of Western Ontario’s Faculty of Social Sciences in 1976 with an Honours B.A. in History. In 1979 he graduated the University of Western Ontario’s Faculty of Law with an L.L.B. He was called to the Bar by the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1981. From 1981 to 2012 he engaged in private practice in London Ontario, concentrating on commercial litigation, administrative law, municipal law and alternative dispute resolution. Broad is regularly called upon to be a presenter at various continuing legal education programs. A dedicated volunteer, Broad was a Past Director of the London Chamber of Commerce, and Director and President (2007 to 2012) of Mission Services of London, an agency operating emergency shelters for men, women and families, addiction treatment program and community mental health programs. On January 1, 2012 he was appointed as a Justice with the Superior Court of Justice, serving in Kitchener, Ontario.

Member   David Hilderley, BA

 

David has an extensive career in education (former Principal Thames Valley District School Board, and Oxford County Board of Education) and is now an independent contractor with Century 21 Heritage House Limited in Woodstock. He has also operated two businesses, a Bed & Breakfast: The David Allan Inn; and a property management company The Cutting Edge. David has always been active in his community. As his interest in local organizations grew, he served on numerous boards and committees including: WIDREB Community Action Committee; Woodstock Hospital Foundation; Sakura House; Southwest Centre for Community Programme Development; Tourism Oxford; Relay for Life Committee; Friend of the Environment Foundation; Oxford Child and Youth Centre; United Way of Oxford; Communities in Bloom; Woodstock Planning Committee – 2001 Canada Games; Woodstock Centennial Committee; Woodstock Minor Ball Association; Woodstock and District Big Brothers Association; DASO; Century 21 Golden Gala; and South Gate Centre.

Member   Lynne Moyer, RN, BA

 

Lynne Moyer worked for 32+ years at Woodstock General Hospital in various roles; as ER nurse; staffing/workload measurement coordinator; Director of Materials Management, Housekeeping and Portering. She has been retired for eight years. An active community member she has served on Board of Women’s Emergency Centre (now DASO) and United Way of Oxford where she was Chair of Allocations. She was a member of the Friends of the Woodstock Art Gallery and Chair of the Film Group 2011-17 along with being a film sponsor.

Treasurer   Natasa Veljovic, B. Comm., FCMA, FCPA, CHE, President and CEO, Woodstock Hospital 

Natasa Veljovic is the President & CEO at Woodstock Hospital, and has recently celebrated her 25th anniversary at Woodstock Hospital. In her current role, Natasa is involved in the restructuring and realignment of hospital services, including the implementation of Alliances, Networks and Partnerships with multiple partners, including the London hospitals. Her most recent accomplishment has been overseeing the building and opening of a new 178-bed LEED certified community hospital under the provincial Infrastructure Ontario Program, on November 20th, 2011, in Woodstock, Ontario. Natasa was instrumental in the $60-million fundraising to support the building of the new facility and continues to be an advocate for community support at the new hospital. She is very proud of the high quality clinical work of the hospital staff and the recently awarded 4-Year Exemplary Standing Accreditation Award with 99.5% compliance that the hospital received from Accreditation Canada.

Prior to joining her current employer, Natasa worked at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital and at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Toronto. She has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and is also a Certified Healthcare Executive. Natasa was recognized by the Society of Professional Accountants with its highest honour as Fellow of the Society of Management Accountants (FCMA) in 2013.

Natasa just completed her term as Chair of the Fanshawe College Foundation Board in 2017. She enjoys travelling, spending time with her family and volunteering in different capacities in her community.

 Member   Lisa Duffy, MPA, BSW

Lisa Duffy is an experienced professional with a background in public and business administration. She has played key roles in several municipalities including the cities of Mississauga, Guelph and Dallas, Texas. In these roles, Lisa contributed her skills and knowledge in the areas of communications, marketing and economic development.

As a former business owner of IWCC Training in Communications - a global consulting and performance development company - Lisa played a leadership role in the rebranding and growth of the company.

Lisa is an advisory board member of Innovation Village at Fanshawe College. She holds a Master of Public Administration and Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington. She is also a former art major. Lisa continues to occasionally draw and paint a variety of subject matters and has a deep appreciation for the visual arts. 

Member    Leslie Sorochan, BA, B.Ed. 

Leslie Sorochan is an artist, educator and art advocate based in South Western Ontario. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts specializing in Fine Art from the University of Guelph and a Bachelor of Education from Queen's University Artist in the Community Program. She taught Visual Arts for 30 years, as well as facilitating workshops for instructors and students regionally.  Sorochan has also completed artist residencies at the Banff Centre for Fine Arts and in Cuba. She had been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Canada and abroad. Most recently, Sorochan's artistic practice centers on drawing with a heightened focus on materiality.

 

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