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New Board Members at CAFKA

At its Annual General Meeting on April 13, CAFKA welcomed four new members to its board.

New board members are Catherine Bischoff (Waterloo), Senior Business and Marketing Analyst at Canada's Technology Triangle Inc. and Co-owner of GO-GO Mart; Jen Love (Waterloo), Partner at Agents of Good; Michelle Purchase (Kitchener), artist, landscape architect and professor at Niagara College in the School of Environmental and Horticultural Studies; and Sarah Kernohan (Kitchener), artist, arts administrator, and former Artistic Director of CAFKA. These four join current board members Graham Whiting, President (Waterloo), Brian Hawthornthwaite, Vice Chair (Cambridge), Patrick Keen, Treasurer (Kitchener) Stephen Lavigne, Programming and Education Chair (Kitchener), Victoria Kent, Fundraising Chair (Kitchener), Krista Blake (Kitchener) and Cherie Fawcett (Kitchener).

CAFKA’s Board President Graham Whiting underlined the strengths the new members bring to the board. “CAFKA’s new directors bring strong ties to the community, fundraising skills, experience in art administration and a deep knowledge and commitment to contemporary visual art. The new board is working towards improved financial sustainability, furthering strategic goals as one of the key creative groups in the region's cultural scene, and presenting a spectacular, thought-provoking public art biennial exhibition in June 2016.”

CAFKA Board members are elected for a term of three-years and are limited to two consecutive terms. CAFKA is an artist-run non-profit organization and it’s by-laws require that 50 per cent of its governing board be comprised of artists. For more information about the CAFKA board of directors please see http://www.cafka.org/page/staff-board-directors.