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Board of Directors

Meet the Board

Board of Directors’ Statement of Purpose

To lead a progressive performing arts centre that is a gathering place, offering a balance of community and professional programming guided by artistic vision and excellence.

To build, foster and celebrate cultural vitality and diversity in the City of Burlington so that the Performing Arts are seen as an important component of everyday life.

Nancy Brewer

Nancy Brewer

Chair

Nancy Brewer is a partner with BLR Chartered Professional Accountants in Burlington. She provides accounting, taxation and business advisory services to owners and operators of small and medium-size businesses, professionals…

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Rick Burgess

Rick Burgess

Past Chair

Rick Burgess is a pillar of Burlington, having practiced law in downtown Burlington for approximately 15 years, all the while serving the community by acting as a director for numerous…

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Kelly Gleeson

Kelly Gleeson

Vice Chair

Kelly Gleeson is a Vice President and Investment Advisor with CIBC Wood Gundy in downtown Burlington where she and her team manages over $200 million of clients’ wealth. She has…

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Peter W. Van Dyk

Peter W. Van Dyk

Finance Chair

Peter W. Van Dyk is a third generation Insurance Broker with PV&V Insurance Centre, a Burlington based brokerage. Born and raised in Burlington, Peter spent time performing music locally and…

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Leah Bisutti

Leah Bisutti grew up in Burlington and has worked for the City of Burlington in various roles for 22 years. She currently works in the City Manager’s office as the…

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Deirdre Flynn

Deirdre A. Flynn

Deirdre Flynn is a hands-on, results oriented leader who is now enjoying early retirement and is working freelance. Deirdre's career path led her to become a Senior Retail Executive with…

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Michael Morgan

Michael Morgan

Michael Morgan practices taxation law, estate planning and business law with O’Connor Macleod Hanna LLP in Oakville, having previously practiced in Burlington and Toronto for 30 years and been a…

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Susan E. Morrissey

Susan E. Morrissey

Susan Morrissey has over 30 years of Management experience in a variety of Administrative and Retail Operations activities. She has spent over 20 years with Costo Wholesale in various roles,…

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Councillor Rory Nisan

Councillor Rory Nisan

Rory grew up in Brant Hills in Burlington and has been active in the community since returning home, co-creating and chairing the One Burlington Festival in 2017 and 2018, opposing…

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Rene Papin

Rene Papin

Having served on the Board for United Way of Burlington & Greater Hamilton, as well as volunteering with Rotary Club of Burlington Central, Rene Papin is actively involved in the…

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Ken Smithard

Ken Smithard

Ken Smithard, a recent retiree from his role as President of Cogeco Connexion in Burlington. Ken has over 25 years of Business experience of which 19 of them have been…

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