Staff

Alex Glass
Executive Director | 519-880-3670 x 103 | Pronouns: she/her

Alex is responsible for the organization’s overall financial, strategic, and operational leadership. She has been with ArtsBuild for over six years and successfully secured funding from the Department of Canadian Heritage, Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council. Alex has executed grants from all these funders, as well as other projects supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario. Over the years, she has grown ABO’s programs, partnerships and contributed to increased revenues. Alex managed the development of the Accessibility Toolkit for Creative Spaces in Ontario and corresponding six-part webinar series, the Creative Spaces Case Study Series, and the expansion of SpaceFinder across Canada in 11 communities.

Bringing 14 years of experience in the non-profit sector, Alex has previously worked with organizations such as the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, Talisker Players Chamber Music and Canterbury Hills Camp & Conference Centre. She has an honors degree in English and Cultural Studies from McMaster University and graduate certificate in Public Relations from Mohawk College.

Amy Poole
Program Manager | 519-880-3670 x 102 | Pronouns: she/her

Amy Poole has been with ABO since December 2019, and is responsible for managing and executing all ABO programs – including ABO’s core programs: the Creative Spaces Mentoring Network and Asset Planner for the Arts. She also manages partnerships, and supports advocacy and development with each program.

In addition to her work with ABO, Amy continues to develop her skills in program support and communications volunteering with the Erland Lee (Museum) Home and the Association for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies in Canada. Amy holds two honours degrees which include a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Labour Studies from Brock University, and a Master of Arts degree in History from the University of Guelph.

Tatiana Doucette
Program & Communications Coordinator | 519-880-3670 x 101 | Pronouns: she/her

Tatiana comes to ABO with a background in museum studies, history, and art history. She is responsible for supporting all ABO program and project deliverables, managing all internal and external communications, and coordinating the 44 Gaukel Creative Workspace activities.

Tatiana has experience in communications, marketing, operations management and community engagement within the arts and culture sector. She is dedicated to promoting the arts and furthering the reach of diverse artists and their vision. She has previously worked at Canada Ireland Foundation, Homer Watson House and Gallery, and the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery. Tatiana holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Guelph, with a History major and Art History minor, as well as a Master of Museum Studies degree from the University of Toronto.

All images by: John Spaulding Photography

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