Staff members at the Annual General Meeting. Oshawa, June 15, 2023.

Lauren Gould CEO


Roanna Green Director, Finance and Operations


Leila Timmins Senior Curator


Sonya Jones Interim Senior Curator


Hannah Keating Associate Curator


Heather Riley Registrar & Exhibitions Coordinator


Sara Rodriguez Manager, Marketing and Communications


Brianne Hunte Marketing and Social Media Coordinator


Jennifer Welch Manager, Learning and Engagement


Jennifer Morrison Learning and Engagement Co-ordinator


Farah Hoosain Learning and Engagement and Administrative Assistant


Brad Isaacs Preparator and Exhibitions Lead


Brendan McGowan Manager, Operations


Carole Blackburn Event and Venue Rentals Lead


Anna Kissoon Visitor Engagement Assistant


Giuliana Taccone Visitor Engagement Assistant


Jody Anderson Visitor Engagement Assistant


Board of Directors

Board members at the Annual General Meeting. Oshawa, June 15, 2023.

Kegan Winters Chair

As Vice President, Commercial Financial Services, Kegan leads a local team of industry specialized Commercial Account Managers supporting the Durham Region. Providing industry-specific advice and solutions to local businesses to help them grow is a key focus for Kegan and his team. They continue to look for opportunities to build strong relationships in the business community in order to contribute to the fabric of the Durham Region. Kegan joined RBC over 11 years ago and has held progressive roles in business banking including Commercial Account Manager and Manager Risk Management. In addition to his depth of experience, Kegan has a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University and an MBA from University of Toronto. He is Treasurer on the Board of Directors for The Robert McLaughlin Gallery. He and his wife are proud parents of two young children.

Lory Drusian Vice Chair

Lory is a seasoned museum professional with over 35 years of experience leading capital and major exhibition projects at the Royal Ontario Museum. Rising through the ranks from Project Manager to her current role as Vice-President, Major Project Management, Lory has built a solid reputation for getting things done and treating people fairly and respectfully in the process. As part of the Renaissance ROM planning team, Lory played a key role in master planning and preparations for the museum’s major building project in 2003. She has led teams through complex exhibition and gallery projects including Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids, the Life in Crisis: Schad Gallery of Biodiversity, and the Teck Suite of Galleries: Earth Treasures. Lory has benefited from professional development opportunities at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, York University’s Schulich School of Business, and the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. She is a member of a wide range of professional associations around the world including the Canadian Museums Association, the American Alliance of Museums, and ICOM. Lory has lived in Durham region with her family for 25 years and was an active member and leader in the Pickering Soccer Club for three years. She values sharing her experience with the next generation of museum professionals and welcomes this opportunity to support her local community.

Aileen Fletcher Treasurer

Aileen is a retired Secondary Educator and Union President. She brings with her a strong foundation in Governance and Finance having served as chair of Audit and Finance for both Ontario Tech University and Durham College in addition to serving as a prior Chair of the Board of Governors for Durham College. Aileen is an active volunteer in her community in addition to her service for RMG, she is Vice-President for Durham district RTOERO, is Props Manager for Oshawa Little Theatre and works trackside as a Marshall at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.  She has done extensive work in the areas of Equity, Mental Wellness, and Health and Safety presenting workshops on these topics across the province within the education sector. She has B.Sc in Physics but is passionate for all of the Arts, and delights in how the different disciplines may integrate and produce an important voice within our communities.

Mary Simpson Secretary

Mary Simpson is a long-time resident of Durham Region with governance experience on local post-secondary institutions and an extensive career with the Region of Durham including a well-established background in financial planning, public procurement and strategic leadership. She holds an accounting designation (CPA, CMA) as well as a Master’s in Economics from the University of Toronto with an undergraduate degree in economics and mathematics from Glendon College, York University.

Ashley Marshall Board of Directors

Ashley Marshall, M.A. English, B.A. Hons. English/Cultural Studies and Critical Theory. Ashley Marshall’s research critiques how power, economics, and politics influence social change, while advocating for imagination and creativity as alternatives to neoliberal market logics. Her recent project, Home x Work, has been praised for its phenomenological originality. This project does not perceive the city as a blank campus upon which we can experiment, but rather, aims to use collaborative measures to dissect and render visible the various social and material flows that both (re)produce hegemonic power structures and dismantle them. A full-time professor of communications at Durham College, Ashley Marshall is continuing to develop projects rooted in place-based pedagogy, urbanism, public intellectualism and equity.

Matthew Rooney Board of Directors

Matthew Rooney is zinemaker, video artist, and filmmaker based in Oshawa. Educated at Thompson Rivers University and Centennial College in the fine arts, he has advised programming and shown works at film and video festivals in both Canada and the United States. He is also the founder and programming director of the Videodrunk Film Festival, which since 2014 has emerged as one of the most noted festivals in underground and alternative film in North America.

Michael Brown Board of Directors

Michael joins the board with more than 20 years of fundraising experience with the City of Toronto’s Economic Development & Culture Division.   Michael managed a team of sponsorship professionals responsible for securing significant cash revenues through private sector sponsorships, corporate and public sector grants and foundations to offset the operational budgets for key Divisional projects including but not limited to arts and culture events, business and entrepreneurship programs, museum and heritage programs, culinary programs and capital campaigns for heritage facilities. Michael is currently serving as the Interim Director, Museums and Heritage Services with the City of Toronto where he is responsible for ten city-owned and operated historical museums, the city collection of historical objects, archaeological specimens, moveable fine art and an extensive portfolio of heritage buildings. Michael once lived in Oshawa and looks forward to giving back to the city he once called home.

Georgia Fullerton Board of Directors

Georgia Fullerton is a practicing visual artist, an Expressive Arts Therapist, arts-educator and public speaker. Earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts at York University, she is the former Vice-President of the Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association, and sits on the Program Advisory Committee for the School of Media Art and Design at Durham Colleges’ Oshawa campus. Engaging all sides of her creative prowess, Georgia deepens her understanding and practice of the arts in the mental health sector and strives to engage all people in the acceptance of art making as a core life skill.

Philip Marmina Board of Directors

Philip is a solutions and results focused commercial, sales, marketing and business development executive with experience in start-ups, small-mid sized companies and multinationals. Philip puts his people first and dives headfirst into solving problems by putting customer’s needs first. His teams have a reputation of achieving great results and driving revenue growth. Philip’s career has been focused in the healthcare sector where he has led the commercial activities for a number of organizations. He holds a Bachelor of Business from Ryerson University and a Masters of Business Administration from Dalhousie University. Philip’s personal profile is shaped by strong family values, a superior work ethic, a passion to give back to his community and an integrity driven competitive nature that drives him to succeed and motivate those around him. He is happily married, has two daughters and lives in the Durham region.

Taba Merrikh Board of Directors

Taba Merrikh is the VP, Operational Finance at AEL with over 20 years of experience in service and the manufacturing industry. Her responsibilities include cash management, budgeting, costing, debt to equity planning, fundraising (Series A, B), IPO, exchange management, ERP system implementations, governance & compliance, process improvement and project & change management. Taba’s love for community and wellness has led her to form a beautiful community in downtown Oshawa, LAVA Yoga. She holds an MBA from Queen’s University.

Donna Moriarty Board of Directors

Donna Moriarty is a Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE), who has helped strategize on campaigns of all sizes from $1 thousand to $1 billion, at institutions like: Ryerson, McMaster, UC Berkeley, UCLA, CAMH and the Canadian Museum of Civilization, among many others. Donna and her husband raised their son in Durham and she cherishes the local arts which empower our children, warm our hearts, expand our minds, and challenge us to be fully human.

Annie Pinet Board of Directors

Annie Pinet is a marketing and business development professional with nearly 20 years’ experience in the professional services industry with a focus on helping small to mid-size private companies grow and thrive. Currently, Annie is responsible for the co-development, operations and execution of the go-to-market plan and strategy for the Private Company Services practice for the cities of Toronto, Montreal and Quebec for PwC Canada. Supporting each city’s Private Company Leader and team with growth objectives through business development operations, integrated marketing strategy & planning and account management. Annie has been a resident of the city of Oshawa for 33 years, passionate in supporting and helping her community, and a music and art lover.

Reema Chopra Board of Directors

Paola Beci Gjata Board of Directors

Kelly McKenzie Board of Directors

Councillor Bradley Marks Council's Representative


Past Chairs

Mr. Ian Biggar 1969

Dr. B.Wood 1970-1971

Mr. E.F.Bastedo 1972-1973

Mr. E.Samuel 1974-1975

Judge Donald Dodds 1976-1977

Mr. C.S.McTavish 1978

Ms. Mae Nurse 1979

Mr. Terry Kelly 1980-1981

Ms. Doris Lane 1982

Ms. Frances Jones 1983-1984

Mr. Ron Worby 1985-1987

Mr. Jack Wiley 1988-1989

Mr. Terry Russell 1990-1991

Ms. Meral Altinbilek 1992-1993

Ms. Judy Spring 1994-1996

Mr. Millar Drummond 1996-1998

Mr. Stephen Rowlands 1998-2000

Ms. Shari Loverock 2000-2001

Mr. John Bell 2001-2003

Mr. Jeff Rosenthal 2005-2008

Ms. Jan Lean 2008-2010

Mr. Michael Crunkhorn 2010-2012

Mr. Richard Mazar 2012-2013

Dr. Christine Castle, 2013-2015

Malcolm MacTaggart, 2015-2015

Olivia Petrie, 2015-2017

Kevin Dougherty, 2017 – 2019

Cheryl Blackman, 2019 – 2021

Carrie Williamson, 2019 – 2021