ReFrame is supported by nearly two dozen talented individuals who serve on our Board of Directors, Collective, and Artistic Advisory Panel. The success ReFrame has achieved over the last fifteen years can be attributed to the dedication and hard work of its community, its adherence to the ReFrame Vision, Mission and Values, and to equitable governance and decision-making practices.
Julia Harrison is a Professor Emeritus in Anthropology at Trent University, where she was a faculty member for twenty years. She taught and conducted research on issues of Indigenous representation in museums; on the nature of the tourist interaction and experience; and on the Ontario cottage culture experience. Prior to coming to Trent she had a long career as a museum curator in western Canada and Australia. Julia has served on the Board of Directors of the Art Gallery of Peterborough, the Canadian Canoe Museum, Trent’s Board of Governors, and the Trent Community Research Centre. She is currently a member of the City of Peterborough’s Public Art Advisory Committee. She holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Oxford University. Art in all its forms, canoeing, cycling, walking, and good local food keep Julia connected to the world around her.
Mbongeni (Mbo) Mtetwa is a Digital Marketing Manager with a passion for technology and art and the world of film blends the two together perfectly. Originally from Zimbabwe, he came to Canada to study at Trent University and has since fallen in love with Canada and the Peterborough community. He holds a double major in Psychology and Business with a minor in Economics. Drawing on his psychology background, he has done research in memory and is the co-author of an article published in the Journal of Experimental Brain research. A keen student of the world, Mbo spends his free time eating popcorn while learning about different languages or cultures. Mbo is also a member of ReFrame’s Collective.
Doug Chivers-Storey has worked for the Ontario Public Service for over 15 years, currently as a Human Resources Business Advisor. He grew up in Peterborough, attending Adam Scott and Trent University where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree while participating in student government and running the Ceilie. A lover of disc sports, Doug has organized disc golf and ultimate tournaments as well as coordinated a winter league while contributing to policy development for both sports. Doug spends his leisure time with his wife Sally, playing disc golf, cross-country skiing, and kayaking in the beautiful Kawarthas as well as across the globe. Their greatest love is travel.
Glen Jones is a Senior Certified Financial Planner with TD Wealth Management. Glen has also taught as a part-time instructor at Georgian College, and worked as a corporate trainer. On a volunteer basis he has taught financial literacy programs to disadvantaged residents of his community. He served as a board member of the Muskoka Steamship & Historical Society from 1995–2006, serving as Secretary of the Board for most of those years. In Peterborough from 2012 to 2016, he served as a committee member of the Juke Box Mania committee, a fundraising project of the Peterborough Community Counselling and Resource Centre (CCRC). Glen holds an M.A. and a B.A. in Business Administration from York University. He is an enthusiastic and committed player of board games.
Susan Bacque is a seasoned public sector leader having led quality improvement projects in health care and managed housing and homeless services for various municipal governments. She held senior positions in the provincial government focused on affordable housing solutions. She received two Reach for Excellence Awards as a provincial Director and was named a ‘Municipal Champion’. Susan worked on several award-winning and widely-broadcast documentaries. A founding Director for Peterborough’s new art hive Creating Space, she has also served on the boards of the Kawartha Haliburton Children’s Aid Society, Na-Me-Res, Seeds of Change, Camp Wanapitei and Five Winds Cross Country Ski Club. Susan holds an M.A. from OISE and a Certificate in Project Management. She is the mother of three talented daughters and a wonderful son-in-law, grandmother of Leo and Willa, loving partner to Simon, and is filled with gratitude to live in this extraordinary community.
Deborah Berrill is a Professor Emeritus in Education at Trent University where, following twenty years with the Queen’s Faculty of Education, she founded the Trent School of Education and Professional Learning. In that capacity she developed mandatory B.Ed. courses in issues related to teaching for social justice and inclusion. Deborah has won multiple higher education teaching awards, including the prestigious 3M National Teaching Fellowship Award, the Ontario Premier’s Award for Leadership in Faculty Teaching, the Trent University Symons Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Lamp of Learning Award and she was the first recipient of Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario’s Educator of the Year Award. Deborah has also worked for over 20 years with a First Nation community on literacy initiatives.
Richard Peachey is a graphic designer/art director/illustrator who operated a company, Goodness Graphics, for 35 years. His portfolio frequently included clients involved in social action and the arts. After getting his B.A. in Political Science and Economics from the University of Toronto, he studied graphic design at George Brown College. Before his involvement in graphic arts he worked for six years as a community organizer in Parkdale, Toronto. He recently served on the Board of Parkdale Recreation Centre (PARC) and worked with them on public relations and fundraising. He currently lives on a farm west of Keene, ON and has a serious garden.
Shaoling Wang has taught at Trent University since 2007. Her main areas of research and teaching interests include Chinese syntax, semantics and pragmatic; second language acquisition; multimedia teaching technology; and, second language curriculum development. A recipient of one of Trent’s Excellence in Teaching Awards, Shaoling has contributed to the establishment of the Chinese program at Trent and has developed new courses for the Trent Centre for Language and Linguistics. Shaoling recently developed a course in Chinese language proficiency through film. The content and the curriculum of the course are closely connected to ReFrame. She holds a Ph.D. in Chinese Linguistics from the University of Hawaii. Shaoling is fond of all of the performing arts. As a trained dancer, she has been instructing zumba since 2014. Shaoling is also a member of ReFrame’s Collective.