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   Roberta Grosland ext. 2803
Visitor Services Coordinator   Sara Cuthbert ext. 2808
Communications/Facility Rental Coordinator    Erin Beacroft ext. 2809

Education Assistant

  Deanna Logan ext. 2804

WAG Advisory Board 

Acting Chair, Vice-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.

 

Chair, Fundraising Committee

Vicky Davey

Vicki Davey was formerly the Director of Communications & Public Relations and the editor of the newsletter for the Woodstock Hospital. From 2002-2011, as Director of Development for the Woodstock Hospital Foundation, she led a successful capital campaign which raised over $15 million to fulfill the community’s portion of construction costs, and the purchase of equipment for the new hospital. Formerly, Ms. Davey spent 25 years in the field of agriculture in Marketing and Communications, working with dairy and beef producers. She travelled on behalf of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) conducting training in China, Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal, Thailand, and the Ukraine.

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.

Member

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

Laura De Decker, BA (Hons), MFA

Laura De Decker is a visual artist interested in the intersection of art, science, and mathematics, and writes computer programs to create large-format abstract prints, video animations, and digital immersive interactive virtual reality environments. Laura grew up in Oxford County and is a former recipient of the Friends of the Woodstock Art Gallery Scholarship. She has taught visual art and design. She exhibits and presents her work nationally and internationally. She was artist-in-residence in 2012 for Christie Digital/ CAFKA (Contemporary Art Forum of Kitchener + Area), and in 2015 for Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), at University of Waterloo. Laura received an Ontario Arts Council Chalmers Arts Fellowship research grant in 2015 to work with Dr. Raymond Laflamme, a world expert in Quantum Information, to learn about Quantum Theory to inspire new works of art. She has received various grants from Region of Waterloo Arts Fund, the Ontario Arts Council, and Canada Council for the Arts.

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.

Member

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

David Ward, BA (Hons)

Dave was raised in Norfolk County, lived for 40 years in Northwestern Ontario, and moved to Woodstock 14 years ago. He has served on many regional and provincial boards over the past fifty years including curriculum, library, OAC and TVO. Most recently he chaired and wrote for “Woodstock Beautiful” (Communities in Bloom) for its five final years. Dave became a Workshop Facilitator for Ontario Arts Council and for many years was the President of Dryden Entertainment Series.

Governance

Strategic and Business Plan

Moving Forward: Taking our Place in the Community

 

 

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