President & Treasurer
Dr. Michael Prokopow
Gilles Latour, President firstname.lastname@example.org
Wayne Bovie, Bookkeeper (Contract)
Marie-Maxime de Andrade, Digital Media Manager (Volunteer)
Sanniah Jabeen, Co-Writer/Editor (Volunteer)
Erin Wiley, Co-Writer/Editor (Volunteer)
Dr. Janna Eggebeen, Editor (Contract)
Kaylee Maddison, Online Editor (Contract)
Governance, Nominations & Operations Committee
Henry Wiercinski - Chair
Membership and Volunteer Committee
Rani Glick - Chair
Young Professionals & Creatives Committee*
Erin Wiley - Chair
Susan Golets - Chair
Special Events Committee
Janice Warren - Chair
Julie Riches - Chair
*Sub committee of Membership and Volunteer Committee
Honorary National Council
Judith Griffin, Calgary
Sam Carter, Vancouver
Marilyn Joan Wade, Winnipeg
Joan Irving, St. Andrew's
Jay Remer, St. Andrews-by-the-Sea
John O’Dea, St. John’s
Steven Carleton McNeil, Toronto
Prince Edward Island
Martha Deacon, Charlottetown
Linda Berko, Charlottetown
Richard G. Gervais C.Q., Montreal
SaskatchewanW. Allen Bailey, Yorkton
Rani Glick - is a Certified Nutrition Practitioner (CNP), Registered Orthomolecular Health Practitioner and (ROHP), Wellness Coach and former Arts Management Executive. She offers a range of experience in nutrition, stress management and holistic health practices. Her diverse skills in strategic planning, and conference and professional development workshops have included over 15 national and provincial conferences and association events. She has coordinated 30 professional development workshops and liaised with over 500 members in professional associations and organizations such as the Arts Dealers Association of Canada, Community Arts Ontario and Toronto School of Art. She has also managed million-dollar budgets and coordinated organizational systems, databases, strategic planning initiatives and equity and diversity programs. Rani loves working with corporate teams and individuals.
Susan Golets - has spent more than 30 years working in the not-for-profit and public sector. She is an experienced leader with the Ontario provincial government, and has worked in a variety of ministries. Over the years she has lead transformational change initiatives in complex policy and political environments by: conceptualizing strategic policy frameworks, designing integrated programs, building partnerships and effective relationships with stakeholders, and developing high performing teams to deliver timely results.
She is currently the Director, Sport Recreation and Community Programs Policy Branch for the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Susan has a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Toronto and most recently, for six years, served on the board of the Fred Victor Centre, where she also chaired the Service Quality Committee. Susan and Nestor love to travel in Canada and abroad, and they are avid collectors of whatever moves them.
Robert Jordan - is a retired US/Canada tax practitioner in Toronto. He continues to manage a small family charitable foundation. Robert has volunteered his services for several non-profit institutions. Included are his participation on the Board of Management of the Yorkville BIA and the procurement of art for a fundraising auction for the Canadian Friends of the Israel Museum. Influenced by his late mother’s eclectic collection of fine and decorative art, Robert has assembled a small collection of pieces ranging from the conventional to the esoteric.
Gilles Latour - President & Treasurer - contributed to the growth of the Canadian education sector for over 15 years as Chief Operating Officer of the EdCan Network - Canadian Education Association. As COO Gilles’s role included the management of budgets, oversight of all areas of membership, events management, sponsorship and patron development, circulation and publishing. Gilles served as volunteer Past President of the Canadian Society of Association Executives - Trillium – a non-profit professional association providing knowledge and resources to the association sector. Gilles has extensive volunteer experience with arts-related organizations, serving as Past President of Craft Ontario (formerly the Ontario Crafts Council), Past President of the Canadian Crafts Federation (CCF/FCMA) and Board member of Visual Arts Ontario (VAO). Gilles currently serves on a number of committees in the professional and arts volunteer sectors.
Charlotte Mickie - is a former Director of the Board for the Powerplant and Advisory Board Member of C Magazine, Charlotte is an avid collector of contemporary art. She currently serves on advisory boards for Images Film Festival, REEL Canada, Gamechanger, and is a returning Expert for ACE (Ateliers de Cinéma Européen). For the past ten years, Mickie has served as a programmer for the Open Roof Film Festival. Mickie has been a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since 2018.
On a professional level, Charlotte recently re-joined Celluloid Dreams in the role of Vice-President, Acquisitions and Sales, handling, among other films, BABYTEETH (Venice Biennale Competition 2019, winner of the Marcello Mastroianni prize), Oscar short-listed and Biennale Competition selection THE PAINTED BIRD by Valclav Marhoul, multiple Biennale Donatello award-winner NICO 1988 by Susannah Nicchiarelli, and WENDY by Benh Zeitlin (BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD).
Dr. Michael J. Prokopow - is an historian and curator. His areas of expertise include material culture, design and architecture, cultural theory and curatorial practice. He has published widely on aesthetics, craft, and modernism. Most recently he completed a study of a house designed by Canadian architect Arthur Erickson for Vancouver artists Gordon and Marion Smith. In 2016 he co-curated with Dr. Rachel Gotlieb the critically acclaimed, traveling exhibition “True Nordic: How Scandinavia influenced design in Canada.” He is currently working on a survey of contemporary domestic architecture in the pacific west (housing in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia) and a monograph on the practice of British artist Hurvin Anderson. In addition, he is also working on a study of middle class taste in North America between 1940 and 1975. Currently, Michael serves on a number of non-profit boards, including the Arthur Erickson Foundation, C Magazine, and the editorial board of Studio: Craft and Design in Canada. Previously, he served on the boards of the Architectural Conservatory of Ontario and Craft Ontario. He is a faculty member at OCAD University. He holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University.
Julie Riches - Secretary - has participated in the decorative arts and fine art sector for over a decade. Her participation includes appraisals, auctioneering and volunteering to advance the appraisal profession. She currently serves on the leadership team of the Antiques, Furnishings & Decorative Arts committee at the International Society of Appraisers (ISA). This committee represents 2/3 of the membership at ISA. Further, she volunteers as a member of the Executive Committee of the Canadian Chapter of ISA.
Personally, Julie has followed in the footsteps of her family matriarch. She developed an appreciation of antiques and decorative arts at a young age. She is an avid collector of porcelain, pottery, art glass, silver, and militaria. Her passions have led her to become steeped in the arts, providing opportunities to give back while utilizing a network of artists, collectors, and like-minded professionals. Additional volunteerism with non-profits and not-for-profits has focused on the development of new member strategies, membership retention, and the implementation of innovative learning platforms.
Janice P. Warren - Vice President - is a lawyer whose practice focusses on business immigration, primarily representing Canadians wishing to relocate to the United States. She is an ardent collector of art glass, keenly encouraging young makers in Ontario. She was on the Board of Craft Ontario for 10 years as well as chairing its event/fundraising committee. Until recently Janice volunteered in the same capacity with Dress for Success. She was a regularly published restaurant reviewer/critic.
Henry Wiercinski , Chair - was a partner in a national law firm practicing in business law. Since retirement he consults on legal matters. Henry has interests in transportation, urban development and the arts. He is vice-chair of the Annex Residents’ Association, vice-chair of Rail Safety First, a coalition that advocates for safe, transparent and accountable rail, and a director of pointA, a not for profit transportation demand company.
Erin Wiley - is currently working as decorative art assistant at A.H. Wilkens. Her past experience includes working in operations and interning in marketing at the Gardiner Museum, which cemented her passion for ceramics and the decorative arts. Erin earned her BA in Art History from Queen's University and completed a graduate certificate in Culture and Heritage Site Management from Centennial College. She volunteered with the Sarnia Historical Society and the Union Gallery in Kingston, Ontario. In joining CSDA/CCAD and the Young Professionals & Creatives Committee, Erin hopes to bring together young people from all over the country into conversation about what the decorative arts mean in Canada today.
Anthony Wu - is an Asian Art consultant and researcher with a specialisation in Chinese decorative and fine art for various auction houses and clients in Canada and the USA. Recently, he has been in charge of setting up Asian Art auctions at Heffel’s. Anthony has a B.A. and M.A. in Art History from the University of Toronto. He is a Certified Member with the Appraisers Association of America and is USPAP compliant through January 2023. He is also a consultant and official Asian Art blogger for the New York-based auction platform Bidsquare.com, a regular contributor to Orientations magazine in Hong Kong, and on the board of directors with the Canadian Association of Personal Property Appraisers. His goal is to provide excellent customer service based on the requirements of his clients, whether it is identifying, selling, or acquiring Asian Art pieces.