Staff and Board of Directors

Our Staff

The experienced team behind BEING supports, promotes, and advocates for
our artists. Together they promote inclusiveness and nurture bold new

  • Stephanie Nadeau, Executive Director
  • Karen McRae, Program Director
  • Rachel Gray, Artistic Coordinator
  • Mariana Southwood, Facilitator
  • Azucena Rogers, Facilitator
  • Alicia Hofland, Facilitator

Our Board

Our board is composed of a diverse and dedicated group of professionals, artists, and family members.

  • Claire Leduc
  • Family Representative
  • Chris Binkowski
  • Artist, Accessibility Advocate
  • Michael Leaver, Chairperson
  • Lawyer, Kelly Santini LLP
  • Raissa Coulombe
  • Respite Care Provider/Inclusive-communities Facilitator
  • Richard Bolduc
  • BEING Artist Representative
  • Sterling Doucette, CPA, CA
  • Treasurer
  • Joanna Tymkiw
  • Media and Communications Facilitator
  • Michael Orsini
  • University of Ottawa Professor, School of Political Studies
  • Kosi Nnebe
  • Kathryn Craner
  • Zoe MacNeil