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Executive Committee 

Henry Wiercinski, Chair

Gilles Latour, President & Treasurer 

Susan Golets, Vice President 

Julie Riches, Secretary 


Sarah Alford

Susan Golets

Charlotte Mickie 

Shi Qiu

Stephanie Rebick

Julie Riches

Sarah Teikari-Buie

Janice Warren

Henry Wiercinski

Erin Wiley

Anthony Wu



Governance, Nominations & Operations Committee

Henry Wiercinski - Chair

Gilles Latour, Susan Golets, Julie Riches

Membership and Volunteer Committee 

Gilles Latour - Chair

Charlotte Mickie, Janice Warren

Young Professionals & Creatives Committee

Erin Wiley - Chair

Sophie Golets, Melissa Martens, Max Thompson

Program Committee

Susan Golets - Chair

Nestor Golets, Lindsay Shaddy

Special Events Committee

Gilles Latour - Co-Chair 2023 Symposium 

Julie Riches - Co-Chair 2023 Symposium 

Janice Warren - CNE Association Rep 

Communications Committee

Julie Riches - Chair

Charlotte Mickie - Vice Chair

Anthony Wu, Erin Wiley, Caroleen Molenaar,

Winniefred Kuang, Gilles Latour, Janna Eggebeen 

Aefa Mulholland, Stephanie Rebick

Editorial Advisory Committee 

Dr. Michael Prokopow - Chair

See full list Here

Honorary National Council


Frank Hall, Calgary

British Columbia

Mary Macaulay, Vancouver

Steven Carleton McNeil, Victoria

Martin Segger, Victoria


Marilyn Joan Wade, Winnipeg

New Brunswick

Joan Carlisle-Irving, St. Andrew's

Jay Remer, St. Andrews-by-the-Sea


John O’Dea, St. John’s


Gilles Latour, Toronto

Henry Wiercinski, Committee Chair, Toronto


Bruce Bolton, Montreal

Prince Edward Island

Martha Deacon, Charlottetown

Linda Berko, Charlottetown 


Raymond Bailey, Yorkton

Board Biographies

Susan Golets, Vice President - 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.

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  Charlotte is an avid collector of contemporary art and has served in the past as a Director of the Board for the Powerplant and Advisory Board Member of C Magazine. 

On a professional level, Charlotte is the Vice-President of international  arthouse film sales company Celluloid Dreams, based in Paris.  She has most recently handled IMAGINE (Critics’ Week, Cannes Film Festival, 2022), HIT THE ROAD (Cannes, Directors’ Fortnight, 2021), BABYTEETH (Venice Biennale Competition 2019, winner of the Marcello Mastroianni prize), and Oscar short-listed THE PAINTED BIRD (Venice Biennale Competition 2019).  Through her career Charlotte has represented movies by directors such as Jacques Audiard, Francois Ozon, Atom Egoyan, Todd Haynes, Michael Moore, Benh Zeitlin, Todd Solondz, and Hirokazu Koreeda. Charlotte is a returning Expert for ACE (Ateliers du cinema Européen) and a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 

Dr. Michael J. Prokopow is 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. In 2020 he completed a book on the British painter Hurvin Anderson.  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 completing a survey of contemporary residential architecture in British Columbia to be published by Figure 1 Press.

Michael serves on a number of non-profit boards, including the Arthur Erickson Foundation, the Nathaniel Dett Chorale and the editorial board of Studio: Craft and Design in Canada. Previously, he served on the boards of C Magazine, Architectural Conservatory of Ontario and Craft Ontario. He is a faculty member at OCAD University. 

Stephanie Rebick is a curator, editor and writer based in the unceded territories of the xʷmə kʷəyəm (Musqueam), S wxwú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwəta (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. She is currently Director of Publishing and Content Strategy at the Vancouver Art Gallery. She also frequently collaborates with Information Office, a Vancouver-based art book publisher and design practice. Stephanie has curated and co-curated numerous exhibitions including Fashion Fictions (forthcoming); Where do we go from here?; Modern in the Making: Post-War Craft and Design in British Columbia; Robert Rauschenberg 1965–1980; Out of Sight; Guo Pei: Couture Beyond; Cabin Fever; MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture; and Grand Hotel: Redesigning Modern Life. She has contributed to a number of publications including KRAZY! The Delirious World of Anime + Comics + Video Games + Art; Visceral Bodies; Unreal; Grand Hotel; and MashUp. Most recently she has edited volumes on the work of Jan Wade and Omer Arbel. Her curatorial interests include visual culture, new media and the intersection of craft, design and contemporary art.

Julie RichesSecretary - is Principal of Riches Appraisals & Consult. She has worked within the decorative arts and fine art sector for over a decade. Julie provides USPAP compliant personal property appraisals throughout Canada and the United States. Areas of expertise include ceramics, silver, glass, furniture, textiles, coins, and militaria. Julie is Chair of the Antiques, Furnishings & Decorative Arts Committee (AF+DA) for the International Society of Appraisers (ISA) and is an Accredited Member of the same organization.

Following in the footsteps of her family matriarch, Julie developed an appreciation of antiques at a young age. She is an avid collector whose passions have led her to become steeped in the arts, working to create and provide opportunities to give back to the larger community 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 - 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.

The Canadian Society of Decorative Arts/ Cercle canadien des arts décoratifs was formed, with the generous support
of the Macdonald Stewart Foundation, to provide a forum for all those interested in the decorative arts.
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