Board of Directors

Kate Supleve

Vice Chair
Sherry Yuan Hunter

Garth Sheriff

Boyd Neil

Past Chair
Jason Murray

Victoria Barber
Roger Dunbar
Ian Filderman
Cynthia Foo
Prerna Mathews
Jayan McPherson
Chuck Okonkwo
Miquelon Rodriguez
Denise Ruzage

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  • Kate has light skin and long brown hair, she wears a bright blue dress and leans against a window, smiling slightly away from the camera

    Chair: Kate Supleve

    Kate is a fundraiser and arts administrator who hails from Winnipeg, Manitoba and her career has taken her onstage, backstage and to the office. An Honours graduate of the University of Winnipeg’s Department of Theatre and Film, Kate has worked as Artistic & Production Associate for Rainbow Stage, in both Audience and Fund Development for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and as Development Manager for the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre. Additional work includes Assistant Director for Winnipeg Jewish Theatre, producer for Bravura Theatre, work with the Pantages Playhouse, and, like so many others, it all started with the Fringe.

  • Sherry has lighter skin, long black hair, black rimmed glasses, and is looking into the camera

    Vice Chair: Sherry Yuan Hunter

    Sherry Yuan Hunter (MEd, CTRC-A) is the Program Director of Community Services at the G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education at the Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU). She serves on the TMU Mental Health and Wellbeing Advisory Committee and the Chang School EDI Committee. She is the Founder of Point of You, a coaching and consulting company that supports overwhelmed Asian parents by Unpacking Triggers from complex trauma. Since 2019, she has hosted the Sandwich Parenting podcast and runs group coaching programs for coaches around the world. 

    Sherry lives downtown Toronto with her husband Bill and two teenage sons. 

  • Garth has darker skin, short dark hair, and a big smile. He is wearing a white collared shirt and a black blazer

    Treasurer: Garth Sheriff

    Garth Sheriff, CPA, CA, CPA (Illinois), CIA, CGMA, MAcc, is the founder of Sheriff Consulting ( Sheriff Consulting specializes in delivering professional and leadership skills webinars and online courses. Sheriff Consulting's mission is to create a learning environment that is engaging and impactful to your professional development. Garth has worked as an assurance professional and learning provider for over 20 years. He has prepared and trained CPAs for critical changes to the profession, including internal control documentation (SOX), Canadian Auditing Standards (CAS) and Canadian Standards on Review Engagements 2400 (CSRE 2400). Garth is helping CPAs implement best practices to lead, recruit and retain people in the hybrid workplace. He earned a Master of Accounting and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours - Accounting) from the University of Waterloo, Canada. He is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPAO), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). Garth has also acted in various stage and film productions. He is a graduate in improvisation from The Second City and a member of ACTRA (the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists.

  • Boyd is an older man, with short white hair and a grey moustache. He has dark, round-rimmed glasses, and looks straight into the camera

    Secretary: Boyd Neil

    Boyd Neil spent nearly 20 years as a senior executive with Canada’s leading public relations and public affairs firm (H+K Strategies), and a total of more than 40 years as a consultant, arts journalist and speechwriter. Boyd began his career writing theatre and dance criticism and features on the arts for major publications in Canada and the U.K. (for which he was awarded the Nathan Cohen Award for Theatre Criticism). He went on to head the national corporate communications practice at H+K Strategies, then took on the role of building its national social media and digital practice.

    Boyd holds B.A., M.A. (Drama) and M.B.A degrees from the University of Toronto, and currently teaches subjects related to social media strategies, nonprofits and business consulting in Humber College’s Faculty of Media and Creative Arts. He has been a director on the Board of Bridgepoint Health Foundation and chaired its joint foundation/hospital communications committee. He is currently also on the board of Necessary Angel Theatre Company.

  • Jason is a Black man, with short black hair, a lovely big smile. He wears a blue suit and tie.

    Past Chair: Jason Murray

    Over the course of his career, Jason has worked on 500+ executive searches as well as a range of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) services in partnership with client companies. Prior to founding BIPOC Executive Search Inc., Jason worked at a multinational executive search firm as well as a boutique search firm before that. For part of his career, he worked in the Consulting Division of Deloitte & Touche as the Human Capital and Strategy & Operations Supervisor. In this position, he provided organizational management and HR services to the 994 individuals in the division.

    Jason has a community-facing orientation. He has done work with a number of organizations that have a deep and abiding commitment to representation in the workforce, including the Canadian Board Diversity Council, Fora (formerly G(irls)20), and Pride at Work Canada. He has facilitated EDI workshops and talks for a number of organizations and initiatives, including the African Canadian Women in the Public Service Network (ACWPS), Business for the Arts, Innovators Alliance, National Dialogues and Action for Inclusive Higher Education and Communities, Supply Chain Canada, Social Value Matters, and The Walrus. He has been a roundtable panelist with the likes of the Hon. Kathleen Wynne, CNN’s Van Jones, and so forth.

    Jason holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto, and a Master's degree in Management from Boston University (also the alma mater of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez). He is certified in unconscious-bias decision-making and iOS app development.

  • Victoria is a light-skinned woman, with long brown hair and dark eyes. She wears a pink patterned shirt and smiles at the camera.

    Victoria Barber

    Currently a marketing manager for Mirvish Productions, Victoria has been marketing the Toronto theatre scene for 10+ years and mentoring the next generation of arts leaders (teaching courses in arts marketing and social media for the arts at Centennial College and Toronto Metropolitan University). Victoria holds an undergraduate degree (Hons. BA in Arts & Music), a graduate diploma (Arts Management) from Western University, and is a graduate of Seth Godin's altMBA.

  • Roger has light skin and is bald. He wears a black shirt, and looks into the camera with plans and sunlight in the background

    Roger Dunbar

    Roger Dunbar has been a successful executive in several recognizable consumer facing businesses including Walt Disney Theme Park and Attractions,, and  A graduate of the University of Toronto MBA program and a native Canadian and long-time resident of Toronto, he is married with two sons. Roger has enjoyed the Toronto Fringe Festival for many years and looks forward to helping the Fringe continue its successful journey.

  • Ian has fair skin, short dark hair, and wears black framed square glasses. He wears a collared shirt and suit jacket.

    Ian Filderman

    Ian Filderman is a financial services executive with a track record of excellence and innovation in building, positioning, and improving businesses within the wealth and asset management industry. His current role is VP of Product Development, Wealth Solutions for Canada Life. Over the course of his career he has held leadership roles for some of the largest banks and insurance companies in Canada and his experience spans the globe, having worked in both Canada and Asia, and led teams across multiple geographies and continents. At Canada Life, Ian and his team lead the ongoing development and management of investment products and key supporting functions for the firm. Ian enjoys travelling the globe, is a passionate sports fan and an aspiring amateur guitar player. He is based in Toronto, where he resides with his wife and children.

  • Cynthia has light skin, dark short curly hair with flecks of grey, and wears a white collared shirt and suit jacket. She smiles to the camera.

    Cynthia Foo

    Cynthia Foo has worked over the last twenty years in higher educational institutions, both as part-time faculty and as a fundraiser, in the United States and in Canada. In her current role at York University, Canada, she supports interdisciplinary, non faculty-specific academic priorities, and includes a bit of everything: capital campaigns, research Chairs and Directorships, and undergraduate and graduate student fundraising. Prior to her role at York, she served as Director, Foundation Relations, in central advancement at the University of Toronto. She helped strategize philanthropic foundations giving across the university’s three campuses. She also served as interim Executive Director, Advancement and Alumni Relations for U of T's Scarborough campus, with 55,000 alumni drawn from Canada and internationally. She was responsible for identifying advancement opportunities from global alumni and designed the first ever series of events targetted at engaging UTSC's diverse student alumni. She presents regularly at CASE, CCAE, AFP and international conferences. Cynthia holds a BA (Economics) from the University of British Columbia, an MA (Art History) from York University, and completed six years' of a PhD at the University of Rochester (Visual and Cultural Studies) before pivoting to professional fundraising. She obtained her CFRE in 2019.

  • Prerna has medium toned skin, dark long hair, and she wears a white collared shirt and a green plaid blazer. She smiles at the camera and clasps her hands together.

    Prerna Mathews

    Prerna Mathews, Vice President, ETF Product & Strategy, is responsible for supporting the development and execution of the overall ETF business strategy inclusive of product strategy and related high priority initiatives. She leads cross-functional engagement with key internal partners and fosters partnerships with external stakeholders.

    Prior to joining Mackenzie Investments, Prerna held several positions within ETF capital markets, product development, and product management at an international investment company. She most recently led the investment product management team for their Canadian business. She has extensive experience in the development and management of active, strategic beta and index ETFs having adeptly scaled and managed fund product shelves. She has also worked in institutional sales and product development at various Canadian financial services companies.

    Prerna has an undergraduate degree in Finance and Economics from the University of Windsor, as well as an MBA from IE Business School, Spain.

    She currently mentors women professionals through the Women in Capital Markets Mentorship Program and the Women in ETFs Mentorship Program, sits on the board of directors of the Canadian Association of Urban Financial Professionals (CAUFP) and is on the board of directors for Toronto Fringe Festival.

  • Jayan is a Black woman with long curly black hair, a white shirt, and a pink blazer. She smiles at the camera against a striped coloured background.

    Jayan McPherson

    Jayan McPherson has been championing workplace learning and talent development for 20 years. A seasoned Learning Strategist to senior business leaders, Jayan is a trusted advisor and coach having implemented complex talent programs and strategies to advance the needs of the business.

    Jayan has in-depth knowledge across a range of sectors and functions: merchant services/payments, telecom, banking, pension plans, and technology, and brings the latest thinking in the future of work and talent development to employee enablement. As a transformation change leader, she has overseen several large-scale transformation projects and culture change initiatives.

    She currently is the Director of Pension Learning Experience & Project Management at OMERS, accountable for delivering innovative learning solutions that set employees up for success and providing project management support to achieve strategic business results.

    Jayan is passionate about finding innovative ways to design engaging learning experiences that supports employee growth and development. As a result, she has been recognized by the Institute for Performance and Learning receiving the 2017 Award of Excellence in Leadership Development for the TD Technology Leadership Program.

    Jayan is a Certified Human Resources Leader, Certified Training and Development Professional, Prosci Certified Change Practitioner and Certified Scrum Master.

  • Chuck has medium toned skin, is bald, and wears tan coloured circular glasses. He wears a dark tshirt and looks into the camera.

    Chuck Okonkwo

    Chuck Okonkwo is a promising Philanthropic Advisor with a proven track record in the planning and execution of multi-million-dollar campaigns for United Way Greater Toronto. He is a driven marketing professional with business administration, project management and community development expertise. He is responsible for a portfolio of corporate partnerships and manages the fundraising, operations, employee engagement and strategic planning for some of Canada's largest corporations. Thanks to his extensive grassroots and boardroom experience, Chuck has become an effective advocate for corporate citizenship and social responsibility.

  • Mickey is a Filipino man, with dark eyes and is bald. He wears a red shirt and smiles into the camera.

    Miquelon Rodriguez

    Miquelon Rodriguez is a sound designer, composer, radio play mixer & editor, digital content creator, actor, and an emerging director and arts leader based in T'karonto. He was the Apprentice Artistic Director at Factory Theatre for two years under the mentorship of Nina Lee Aquino, and co-curated Pan-Asian works over two seasons at Soulpepper through the Tiger Bamboo Festival and the Shen Development Series, under the mentorship of Ins Choi. He is a graduate of the Artistic Leadership Residency at the National Theatre School of Canada and has worked with a multitude of artists and companies across Turtle Island.

  • Denise is a Black woman with long black curly hair. She smiles into the camera, wearing a dark shirt and a lanyard.

    Denise Ruzage

    Denise Ruzage is a multidisciplinary artist, advocate and producer whose lived experience and advocacy shape her dynamic work. Her East African roots and the women in her family inspire passionate advocacy for gender equality and educational rights internationally. As a member of Plan International Canada's Speakers Bureau, for five years, she advocated for gender equality and educated others about challenges facing women and girls in Canada and beyond. Denise co-hosted an award-winning  podcast called FemRadio discussing current events, pop culture, and society from a feminist perspective In February of 2021, Denise was named among the Top 10 Artists For Social Change in Canada by Conscious Economics. As an advocate, Denise has appeared on CTV National to advocate for representation of diverse artists. In June of 2021, Denise was featured in a nationwide digital ad for Revlon's ColorStay collaboration with the FORA Network encouraging young women to pursue leadership opportunities. Denise joined the Toronto Fringe Festival board in 2020 and co-chairs the youth advisory committee.