Bernadette Ward
Executive Director

Bernadette Ward has been the Communications Manager for the Oakville Arts Council since 2005.  She has studied journalism at Sheridan College and Communications at McMaster University. She has experience in progressively responsible positions as a professional communicator including staff reporting at Oakville Today and Assistant Editor of The Halton Compass as well as freelancing for local Halton publications including the Oakville Beaver and Milton Champion. She is a skilled photographer and is experienced in the development of print and electronic publications. The Communications Manager is responsible for all print publications, promotional materials, marketing campaigns, media relations, website and technology development and management.

Pam Keywan
Membership and Office Administrator     


Pamela’s key roles and responsibilities for the Oakville Arts Council include: managing the Membership; coordinating and communicating Oakville Arts Council member events (Creative Connections, workshops, AGM); research, bookkeeping; website calendar management; invoices and banking; volunteer management.

Giulia Simonato 
Coordinator of Volunteer Services 
As an individual with no artistic talent, you would think Giulia's found herself in the wrong environment; you'd also be wrong. Fresh from graduating from Western University’s post-graduate Arts Management program, Giulia joins the Oakville Arts Council excited to bring insight from her education, involvement with developing various cultural research projects and experiences as both a volunteer and intern in the not-for-profit sector. Giulia happily brings her keen type-A organizational and planning skills to support the local arts. As a new Oakville transplant, Giulia is excited to explore the town’s local arts and culture scene, and would love to hear from you!     

Alison Myers-Gomez  
Administrator of Volunteer Services
Alison has previously completed a BSc degree, and has volunteered for several years with multiple not-for-profit organizations. She enjoys acting and has lived in Oakville for almost a decade. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to participate in community theatre productions, acting and improv classes and on camera work, all within the Town of Oakville. Alison is delighted to be working at the Oakville Arts Council.



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