DR. PAULA F. GOUVEIA joined Cambrian College in the role of Vice-President, Academic in August 2019. Prior to joining Cambrian, she held progressive academic positions at Seneca College and most recently Humber College, where she served as Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences since 2009. During her time at Humber, she supported various community partnerships and organizations including Big Brothers Big Sisters, Toronto, the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council, and the United Way. Fluent in four languages, Dr. Gouveia completed her PhD in French literature at the University of Toronto in 2013 and TESL Canada Certification in 2014, allowing her to support the needs of diverse learners more effectively. Having recently relocated to Sudbury, she is eager to learn more about our community and help to make a difference. In addition to the Board at the Art Gallery of Sudbury, she also sits on the Board of Directors for the United Way Centraide North East / Nord-est de l’Ontario.
ROBIN CRAIG is the inaugural Director of Research & Innovation Boréal at Collège Boréal in Sudbury, Ontario. Responsible for the strategic development of the college’s applied research and innovation portfolio, she manages a variety of research and partnership engagement activities across the college’s seven Ontario campuses. She also holds adjunct appointments at Laurentian University and l’Université de Ontario français. Before joining Collège Boréal, Robin held positions at Laurentian University and CIHR’s Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health, where she led major funding initiatives and knowledge mobilization activities related to social sciences, humanities, ethics public health, Indigenous and Francophone research. Robin received her doctorate and master’s degree in French literature from Western University. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto, and holds a certificate in French language and civilization from the Paris-Sorbonne University (Paris IV). She is also a board member of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and Le Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario (TNO).
Born and raised in Sudbury, RYAN FILIPOVIC received his Honours Bachelor of Commerce from Laurentian University in 2015. He started 11 working for local public accounting firm Freelandt Caldwell Reilly LLP right after graduation and obtained his CPA designation in March 2018. Ryan has been working in public accounting for five years with experience in financial reporting, financial statement analysis, auditing, and taxation for several municipalities, charities, and non-profit organizations. He is part of the CPA Ontario Financial Literacy volunteers with a mission to deliver unbiased objective financial literacy education to improve the overall state of financial literacy in Canada. Ryan Filipovic is proud to be a Sudburian and supports local businesses and products and loves the opportunity to be part of the Art Gallery of Sudbury to help build and support local talent.
SOPHIA MOUTSATSOS, a lawyer and community volunteer, is the Secretary of the Art Gallery of Sudbury Board of Directors. A visitor of the AGS for many years, Sophia is excited and honoured to join the Board. While her expertise is in real estate, corporate and commercial law, her passion for the AGS is driven by her belief that art is a key part of engaging and building our community. Sophia currently serves as a volunteer with the Greek Community of Sudbury and is a past member of the Ontario Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division – North Section. She holds a B.A. (Hons) in Global Development from Queen’s University and a J.D. from the University of Ottawa.
CAROLE AUDET is a bilingual Chief Human Resources Officer with North Bay Regional Health Centre with over 25 years of experience in different roles in human resources.
Born in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Carole moved to Sudbury to obtain her Honours Bachelor of Commerce from Laurentian University and made Sudbury her home. Carole is a Certified Human Resources Leader through the Ontario Human Resources Professional Association. Over the years, she has had the opportunity to take part in numerous initiatives in the education sector and contribute to growth and innovation. Before moving over to the health sector, Carole enjoyed management consulting, thus tapping into her passion for the transformation of businesses through planning, nurturing human relations, negotiation, and innovation measured by metrics. As CHRO, she now has a greater opportunity to contribute to the health centre as it copes with changing demographics and a greater need for innovation and transformation. Carole is a strong believer that there is no greater resource for any enterprise than human resource. Humans must be supported as they move along on their journey. Humans express themselves and seek work-life balance through different media, one of which is art.
Carole is at a point in her career where she is looking for opportunities to give back to the community that greeted her with open arms. Having served on numerous boards of directors in the past, she is eager to join the Art Gallery of Sudbury as it embarks on a transformation process.
FERN CORMIER serves as Councilor for Ward 10 in the City of Greater Sudbury. His association, board, and committee appointments include Hearing Committee, Vice-Chair, Downtown Sudbury Business Improvement Area (BIA) Board of Management, Bell Park Advisory Panel, Greater Sudbury Downtown Market Advisory Panel, Emergency Services Committee, Nickel District Conservation Authority Board, Audit Committee, and Operations Committee. Fern Cormier has served as chair of the library board, the museum advisory board, vice-chair of Greater Sudbury Housing Corporation, and as a member and director of many other boards and committees. Fern Cormier is a lifelong resident of Greater Sudbury and has lived in Ward 10 for 13 years.
CHRISANNE DANIEL is a designer, third culture kid, and self-proclaimed do-gooder. As a UI/UX Designer, she works to create, enhance and ensure user experiences are meaningful, relevant, informative, and delightful. Over her career, she has worked in a marketing agency, as an in-house designer, and now as the sole designer as part of a software development team. Chrisanne is a passionate and dedicated volunteer and community builder and has found that volunteering is not only fulfilling and meaningful but has provided her career with endless opportunities and growth. Since 2019, Chrisanne Daniel volunteered as a Board mentee with the Art Gallery of Sudbury | Galerie d’art de Sudbury through the initiative She’s on Board.
RAYMOND HATFIELD is an Anishnabe and a member of the Sagamok Anishnabek First Nation. During his youth, Ray lived a traditional lifestyle of hunting, fishing, trapping, and living within his homeland territory of the Robinson-Huron Treaty of 1850. He worked full-time for 43 years, including 35 years with the Federal Public Service, joining the Department of Human Resources & Social Development immediately following graduation. Ray has worked with various federal departments, and the Saskatchewan Provincial Government, and was the Executive Director of the National Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres. Within the Department of Aboriginal & Northern Affairs, Ray has held various regional and headquarters Executive positions. He was the Regional Director of Lands and Trust Services in three different regions, Manitoba, British Columbia, and Ontario. In 1996, Ray joined headquarters as Director of Environment and Natural Resources, then on to Director, Assembly of First Nations – Joint Initiative. During his time as Director-General, Registration, Revenues, and Band Governance Mr. Hatfield provided great leadership during the DAND – AFN Joint Initiative – National Gathering in Winnipeg, June 2002. Most recently, Ray was Senior Policy Advisor to the CEO, Sagamok Anishnabek, and facilitated the Lessons Learned meeting of the All-Parties Table, Federal Government, Churches, and Survivors of the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement. Ray assisted in the creation of traditional land tenure and registry for all interests on-reserve and the creation of traditional land and resource use, occupation, and identifying sacred sites Map within Sagamok’s traditional territory. Raymond Hatfield has an Honours Bachelor of Commerce from Laurentian University and a Bachelor of Law Degree from Queens University. He was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for Executive Leadership Excellence. Ray was also presented with an Eagle Feather from Elders Dan & Marylou Smoke recognizing his commitment/contribution to advancing Aboriginal issues.
MAXIM JEAN-LOUIS is President-Chief Executive Officer of Contact North I Contact Nord, a community-based organization established and funded by the Government of Ontario to help underserved Ontarians in 600 small, rural, remote, Indigenous, and Francophone communities access education and training through online learning without having to leave their communities. He also serves on the board of Directors of Renewed Computer Technology, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Laurentian University, and L’Association de l’Hôpital Monfort
Amanda Kingsley Malo
AMANDA KINGSLEY MALO is an elementary school teacher and community organizer. She holds a Bachelor of Arts with a major in history from the University of Ottawa, as well as a Bachelor of Education from Laurentian University. Having long ago discovered that she feels most like herself when giving back to others, Amanda has dedicated herself to the betterment of her community. She is the founder of PoliticsNOW, a grassroots organization that is dedicated to getting women in Northern Ontario more involved in politics in their communities. In 2018, she was appointed by the Governor General to the Board of Trustees for the Canadian Museum of History. She is also involved with numerous local organizations, has volunteered in various capacities, and organized Sudbury’s first Women’s March. In recognition of her efforts, Amanda is a Samara Everyday Political Citizen nominee, a recipient of the Rachel Proulx Memorial Award from BPW Sudbury and the winner of CBC’s #WeAretheChange contest, which highlighted innovative young Canadians across the country in honour of Canada150.
AL SIZER serves as a Councillor for the City of Greater Sudbury, representing Ward 8. His Association, Board, and Committee Appointments include Deputy Mayor, Community Services Committee, Sudbury Airport Community Development Corporation Board, Solid Waste Advisory Panel, Planning Committee, and Hearing Committee. Councillor Sizer is a lifelong resident of the City of Greater Sudbury, born, raised, and educated here. Married to Simone Sizer (Laframboise), they have two grown sons, Michael and Ian, and one granddaughter, Tessa. Al Sizer retired from a career with the City where he started as a Zamboni driver in a community rink and worked his way through the ranks completing his tenure as Manager, Cemetery Services for the City of Greater Sudbury. While employed with the city, Al Sizer returned to Laurentian University on a part-time basis, graduating with a degree in political science.