Visual Arts    

VAC Governance


The VAC is a non-profit cultural organization, governed by a voluntary Board of Directors and headed by an Executive Director, with an administrative staff of 12 and a teaching faculty of approximately 50. Board members work with the Executive Director and other community leaders through various committees to oversee strategic decision making with respect to the Centre’s operations and activities.

Board of Directors:

The Board of Directors volunteers their time and energies to the ongoing success of the VAC.
Current directors (2017-2018) are:

Bonnie Shemie – President
Theresa Passarello – Vice-president
Lorraine Deley – Treasurer
Sara Peck Colby – Secretary
Nicholas Bertram
Céline Comtois
Nichole Forbes
Samantha Hayes
Alexandra MacDougall
Nikola Reford
Chuck Samuels
Linda Sutherland
Fern Whitehouse


The VAC’s committees, directed by board members but including individuals from
the broader community, support the diverse aspects of the Centre’s operations, guarantee its continued well-being and effective management as well as foster links with the wider cultural community. The committees – active working groups which meet regularly throughout the year – include:

  • Building Committee
  • Fundraising and Special Events Committee
  • Gallery Committee
  • Nominating Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Strategic Development Committee