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Jessica Irwin

Jessica is a recent graduate of York University’s School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design. She graduated with Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) specializing in Performance and Choreography. During her time at York University, she performed in Fleur De Sel, Dance Innovations Counter/Point, Terpsichore-in-progress and Beginnings & Endings. Jessica was also a member of…

Suzanne Pasternak

Suzanne has spent over 33 years collecting oral histories in the field, filming and photo documenting her subjects. Her focus has been in Eastern Ontario, Canada and the various islands in Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. This work led her to create historically based folk operas, musicals, plays, 3 books, 2 documentaries and…

Daniel Chalmers

Daniel is a professional musician who is a 2009 CNIB Book Award Recipient for his caring, supportive, and sensitive attitude toward people with disabilities.

Karen Dolan

We are pleased Karen Dolan has joined us this season to deliver the pilot phase of MixAbilities, our new inclusive arts training program designed to help future artists and educators learn and share our inclusive arts approach.  Karen is an artist and retired high school art teacher who also worked for the Kingston Arts Council as Executive Director from 2011…

Stacey Clinton

Stacey Clinton grew up on the Murray River in New South Wales, Australia. Traveling all over the country with her family. She spent time in Europe and North America before making Kingston home. Her background is in Early Childhood Education where she worked as a homeschool tutor, operated a home daycare and hosted international students…

Board member Ellen Quesnelle

Ellen Quesnelle

Ellen is a parent representative on the H’art Board of Directors. More information will be added to her bio soon. Check back!

Photo of board member Jan Dines

Jan Dines

Throughout her career in marketing and teaching, Jan has always had time for the arts primarily theatre and music. Career opportunities have taken her to the Middle East and widened her expertise in coaching techniques. As an entrepreneur, she has advised businesses and mentored individuals to inspire growth. She is past Chair of the Frontenac…

Dr. Terry Krupa

Dr. Terry Krupa, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus Queen’s University Occupational Therapy Researcher in the Queen’s University Initiative for Social Enterprise & Disability. Terry has sat on many Boards and has an interest in providing creative options for adults with disabilities.

Jacqueline Prenevost

With a Bachelor of Arts, specializing in Primary Education (Concordia), and a Master’s degree in Education (Queen’s), as well as additional qualifications in visual arts, special education and reading, Jacqueline has had the privilege to teach students in Ontario’s public education system for over 30 years. During this time, she had the opportunity to take…