Staff & TCCL Board of Directors

The Tett Centre’s mission is to be a welcoming destination where artists and the community come together to explore, create and be inspired. The Tett Board has recently gone through a governance review to strengthen its impact. We are pleased to welcome its newest Directors who have a love for the arts and bring knowledge and/or skills in one of more areas of board governance and leadership including strategic planning, fiscal and legal oversight, community engagement, fundraising, human resources and policy development. We are committed to representing the diversity of the City of Kingston on our board .

While we are happy to receive indications of interest and to answer any questions about TCCL Board service, we are not accepting applications at this time.


Nadine Baker

Title: Director
Represents: Staff

Nadine Baker has passionately supported the not-for-profit arts and cultural sector both in Toronto and Kingston for 23 years. With her background in design, fine arts, and business administration, Nadine became involved with the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning,  in 2010 during its infancy as an a charitable arts organization. As a founding Director of the Tett Centre’s Board of Directors, Nadine was a key leader in the development of management and sustainable business strategies in preparation for the centre's re-opening in 2015. With her team of dedicated staff, a volunteer Board of Directors, and in partnership with Kingston’s department of Cultural Services, Nadine's leadership shines as the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning continues to thrive as a meaningful contributor to Kingston’s arts scene. 

Susanna Gordon

Title: Rentals Coordinator / Office Admin.

Susanna Gordon is our Rentals Coordinator at the Tett Centre. Please contact her at 

Catherine Snider

Title: Tett Centre Custodian

Matt Withers

Title: Facility Assistant

Board Members

Jan Allen

Title: Chair
Represents: Community

An artist, curator, writer and arts advocate, Jan joined the Board in 2020, after a long career at Queen’s Agnes Etherington Art Centre. She brings to the Board great enthusiasm for the mission of the Tett Centre, previous experience on the boards of the Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) and the Canadian Art Museum Directors Organization (CAMDO), and a history of active service on the City of Kingston’s Arts Advisory Committee. In 2019, her contributions to the sector were recognized by the Medal of the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts, the OAAG Lifetime Achievement Award and the Arts Champion Award of the City of Kingston’s Mayor’s Arts Awards.


Janet Crocker

Title: Secretary
Represents: Community

Janet is an independent consultant specializing in communications, stakeholder engagement and change management. Most recently she led a large public sector communications and marketing team as Director, Strategic Communications, MPAC. She spent ten years writing for major Canadian magazines (Toronto Life, Canadian Business) and has also worked as a Registered Psychotherapist. She is a strong believer in the power of creativity to heal and unite individuals, organizations and communities. In her spare time, she paints, collages and throws pots – strictly for the joy of it. She joined the Tett Board in 2020.

Barbara Hammond

Title: Director
Represents: Community

Barbara joined The Tett Board in 2017. She is a retired teacher of French with the Limestone & District School Board. Barbara has had a long-held passion for the arts and a desire to support children in every area of the Kingston community . She has contributed, in the realm of decor, to high-end events for The Limestone Learning Foundation, for many years. The most recent LLF event was held at The Isabel Bader Centre. Barbara's philosophy is in the words of the incomparable Steve Jobs: "Design is not just what it looks like & feels like...Design is how it works."

Anita Jack-Davies

Title: Director
Represents: Community

Sam Kapoor

Title: Treasurer
Represents: Community

Sam joined Board in 2018 and is presently Treasurer of the Board, sitting on both the Finance and Recruitment Committees. As a Finanial Planner at the Bank of Montreal, he brings more than 30 yrs of  global business experience in strategy, general management and investment.  He holds an MBA degree from the University of Southern California and has undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from India. Sam brings governance experience in not for profit in health care sector.  He is passionate to give back to the society as a volunteer in whatever free time is available.

Sophie Kiwala

Title: Vice Chair
Represents: Community

Sophie joined the Tett Board in May of 2019, and currently serves as the Interim-Chair. She grew up in Kingston, moved to Toronto and had a successful twenty-year career in retail floriculture. She spent five years living abroad in Turkey and France before returning to Kingston in 1998.  Sophie is a former Member of Provincial Parliament for Kingston and the Islands and during her time in office, she served as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, a post which served to deepen her passion of the arts and culture sector.

Travelling extensively, Sophie feels that to know a nation’s art is the best way to know its people.  She believes that art has the capacity to explain more about the story of the human heart and spirit than the landscape can ever tell.  Over many years, she visited local art galleries and artists collectives all over the world and was particularly inspired by the stories of artists she met while travelling through South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Mozambique. 

Sophie knows that people often turn to the arts for relaxation, inspiration, and also for comfort in times of crisis. She believes that human beings can derive a deep personal fulfillment through the creation and appreciation of art and that is why being on the Board of the Tett is so exciting for her.

Jennifer Ross

Title: Director
Represents: Community

Kent Williams

Title: Director
Represents: Community

Kent is a labour and employment lawyer in Kingston with a practice focused on assisting private and not-for-profit businesses navigate a wide range of labour and employment challenges.  A lifelong musician, prior to attending law school, Kent completed his Bachelor of Music degree at Queen’s University studying classical guitar and composition.  Joining the Board in 2020, Kent enthusiastically combines his professional skillset and passion for the arts to advocate the Tett Centre’s mission and support the arts and culture sector in the Kingston community.

Anne-Sophie Grenier

Title: Board Affiliate - Co-Chair of the Tenant Sub-Committee
Represents: Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre

Anne-Sophie is the Executive Director of Modern Fuel Artist-Run Center. She holds a Master's of International Arts Management from Southern Methodist University and HEC Montreal. She also holds a B.A. in Communications Studies (Video Production) with a minor in Political Science from Concordia University. Before coming to Kingston, her career brought her across many different fields - communications for a non-profit operating in Canada and Uganda, documentary television, and the production of major music, arts, and sporting events. She is interested in the role that multi-arts centres and cooperatives play in fostering innovation and creative placemaking. As both a video maker and performer, Anne-Sophie believes in the power of storytelling, and hopes to build better opportunities for artists locally and globally.

Dave Kerr

Title: Board Affiliate - Past Chair
Represents: Community Member

Dave joined the Tett Board in 2013, was Treasurer from 2015-2018, currently serves as Past Board Chair and sits on the Governance and Finance Committees. He is a semi-retired geological engineer and father of a fabulous, precocious 12-year old daughter. Dave is driven by social justice issues, loves amateur metalworking and, apparently, political campaigns!

Colin Wiginton

Title: Board Affiliate - Liaison with City of Kingston
Represents: City of Kingston Cultural Services

Colin Wiginton works as the Cultural Director for the City of Kingston—one of Canada’s oldest cities—where he helped to develop the first-ever Kingston Culture Plan unanimously approved by City Council in 2010.  That work has resulted in critical investment in the arts, heritage and culture to grow and strengthen the sector.  Projects he has led during his tenure include the visioning of an Integrated Cultural Heritage and Cultural Tourism Strategy for Kingston, redeveloping of the J.K. Tett Centre as an arts cluster, seeding the creation of the Kick & Push Festival and helping to establish Kingston’s first public art master plan and program.  Cultural development and cultural inclusion are fundamental to this work and, through his leadership, Wiginton has ensured the arts and heritage remain priorities for the City of Kingston and the community through a combination of innovative projects, programs and partnerships.  Prior to joining the City of Kingston, Wiginton pursued a 20 year career in the visual arts and public galleries with a particular interest in arts education.