Julie Leclerc, Chair
Community Volunteer and Beekeeper
After teaching French to sometimes disinclined university students, Julie spent over 20 years with the Ontario Public Service, most recently working with not-for-profit organizations in the literacy and cultural sectors. She has been a member on boards of theatre, literacy, and sports organizations where she gained a great deal of experience in event planning, governance and volunteer management. She is now a beekeeper in addition to her community commitments.
Kimberley Falk, Treasurer
Kimberley Falk is a local content writer and journalist. She owns her own content marketing firm called Write Whale where she helps businesses in Kingston, Ottawa, and around the world find their voice and engage their audiences with the written word. Kimberley has two college diplomas from St. Lawrence College; Accounting and Law. She is actively involved with and supports Dress for Success and enjoys spending her free time reading, planning travelling excursions, and playing board games with her son, Hamish.
Valerie Gravelle, Secretary
Over the course of my life, I have chosen and been required to fulfill a breadth of experiences that include various positions within the field of social work, roles onboards in the education sector, sole proprietorship of an IT business, and as a Constituency Assistant.
I passionately believe the arts are essential to the wellbeing of our communities.
An occupational therapist with a private practice in paediatrics
Christine has attended Kingston WritersFest since its first year, and is a long-term supporter of the organization. She has sat on several boards and committees including The Cantabile Choirs of Kingston, The Sunnyside Teddy’s Bear Picnic, The Kingston Synchronized Swimming Club, The Kingston Portrait Prize, The Scotties Tournament of Hearts, and The Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists. She owns and manages her own business and was one of the first therapists to establish a private practice in paediatrics in Eastern Ontario.
Thank you to our past board members!
Analyst, Indie Author
Craig Anderson worked as a management consultant across three continents, for a selection of fortune 100 companies. He has extensive experience in analysing large, complex datasets and producing detailed breakdowns that identify underlying trends and opportunities. Craig is also an independent author of five titles and is highly involved in the self-publishing community.
Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant
Allison works in public accounting at KPMG LLP, working primarily with small and medium-sized local companies in the Enterprise Division. She is previously from London, Ontario where she worked at a small local accounting firm. She was part of the leadership team of the London Women’s Social group, setting group policies and direction. She has volunteered previously with charities involved with financial literacy knowledge and education. She is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University with a degree in Honours Bachelor of Business Administration.