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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.

Rick Burgess

Rick Burgess

Chair

Rick Burgess practises business and estates law at the Burgess Law Office in downtown Burlington, opened in 2004, having previously practised in Toronto for 10 years. He provides business law…

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Ilene Elkaim

Ilene Elkaim

Past Chair

Ilene Elkaim, recognized for a distinguished career in Logistics and Information Systems for Retail Administration and Operations, founded Six Dynamix in 2005. Six Dynamix services the mid-sized retail or wholesale…

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Nancy Brewer
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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Kelly Gleeson

Kelly Gleeson

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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Michael Morgan

Michael Morgan

Michael Morgan practices taxation law, estate planning and business law as Counsel to SimpsonWigle LAW LLP in downtown Burlington, having previously practiced in 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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Arthur Salzer

Arthur Salzer

Arthur C. Salzer is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Northland Wealth Management one of Canada’s leading family office and wealth advisory firms. As the firm’s chief visionary, Arthur is…

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Ken Smithard

Ken Smithard

Ken Smithard, is the President of Cogeco Connexion in Burlington. He has over 25 years of Business experience of which 19 of them have been spent in the Telecom and…

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Peter W. Van Dyk

Peter W. Van Dyk

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

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