2012-2013 Board of Directors
The Rotary Centre for the Arts is the culmination of years of hard work, perseverance and dedication of countless volunteers and supporters.
It exists thanks to those who served on committees and boards and supported feasibility studies and fundraisers.
Back Row (L-R) Ron Rubadeau, Peter MacPherson Colette Kuemper & Phil Johnson
Front Row (L-R) Sonia Di Renzo, Dr. Steve Faigan & Jill White
Missing: Tim Spiegel & Corrie Omand
PRESIDENT, Dr. Steve Faigan is a Periodontist with a private practice in Kelowna. He is originally from Montreal and relocated to Kelowna in 1994 after studying at both McGill and Boston University. He has been involved with the BC Cancer Agency as a dental consultant. He has also been a board member of the Okanagan Jewish Community Association.
VICE PRESIDENT, Colette Kuemper is an Investment Advisor with Odlum Brown Ltd. Colette has been an investment Advisor for more than 15 years. A graduate of The University of Victoria, Colette has been a resident of Kelowna for more than 25 years.
TREASURER, Sonia DiRenzo is a chartered accountant currently working in public practice at Grant Thornton LLP. She began her career in accounting after graduating from Wilfrid Laurier University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 2006. Her industry sector experience primarily consists of financial institutions, private owner managed companies, public sector entities and not-for-profit organizations.
SECRETARY, Peter MacPherson is a lawyer practicing with Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP in Kelowna. He practices exclusively as a solicitor, assisting clients in the areas of corporate and commercial law, real estate development, secured lending, intellectual property, and estate planning. Peter is an active member of the Kelowna community, having served on the board of directors of several community-betterment organizations, including terms as chair of the board of directors of the United Way of the Central & South Okanagan/Similkameen, and president of the Kelowna Estate Planning Society.
DIRECTOR, Phil Johnson - For the last 16 years, Kelowna has been home for Phil Johnson. For him, life in Kelowna, is the best life yet, as for the last 7 years he has been "waking up the city…" as the morning voice of AM1150, Kelowna's News / Talk radio station. In addition to the RCA, his community give-back includes time on the board of Crossroads, Raise a Reader and the Across the Lake Swim.
DIRECTOR, Corrie Omand - Currently an Employee Benefits Specialist at ENCOMPASS Benefits & HR Solutions, Corrie assists employers with taking care of their employees. Professionally, Corrie has over 12 successful years in sales, marketing, project and people management. As the former Executive Director and Marketing & Events Coordinator for the Downtown Penticton Association, she also has experience working within a non profit environment. In her spare time, Corrie is passionate about making a difference. She has organized countless fundraising events for organizations in the Kelowna area including the Kelowna Community Food Bank, the Central Okanagan Hospice Association, the United Way and JCI. Corrie is a creative individual with a passion for art and dance.
DIRECTOR, Ron Rubadeau recently retired as Superintendent School District 23. Ron remains active in musical theatre, sailing and many other community organizations. Ron has served as president or a member of at least 2 dozen boards in our community. He and wife Donna have been a resident of Kelowna for 35 years, where they raised two kids and enjoy spending time with their grandkids. At some time, Ron found time to obtain a Dr. in Education.
DIRECTOR, Tim Spiegel - Director of Spiegel Skillen + Associates Ltd.
DIRECTOR, Jill White is President of Waterplay Solutions Corp. and WMI Manufacturing Corp. The Waterplay Group employs 40 people and designs, manufactures and markets equipment for waterparks around the world. Prior to her involvement with Waterplay in 2004, Jill's career touched on accounting, marketing and PR in public practice, advertising and forestry. When not involved in overseeing Waterplay or other Board and Committee work, Jill is an active parent to her 8 year old daughter.