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The Board

Jaymie Lathem

Jaymie Lathem

Executive Director | [email protected]

Jaymie is an emerging artist based out of Northern Ontario. She studied drawing & painting at the Ontario College of Art and Design and the Alberta College of Art and Design. She received her BFA from Nipissing University in 2011. Jaymie remains a practicing visual artist with a focus in drawing and has exhibited work throughout Ontario. Over the past decade Jaymie has worked in various community based and creative sector organizations across the Nipissing Region. Jaymie is a community driven mover, shaker and change-maker, with a decade of work experience with various creative and community-based organizations. With a deep understanding of the unique challenges that face Northern Ontario’s creative sector and its entrepreneurial community, her current focus is on building new pathways for community-based creative sector sustainability in smaller, rural and Northern cities.

Colleen Boggs

Colleen Boggs

Marketing & Communication Coordinator | [email protected]

Colleen was born and raised in Parry Sound, Ontario but moved to Toronto to pursue a degree in Anthropology with a minor in Advocacy and Public Engagement from York University. After spending the last few years living down south, she decided to move to North Bay in January of 2022. Colleen enjoys writing short stories, reading non-fiction books, and scrolling endlessly through TikTok. She is enjoying the opportunity to learn about North Bay, Nipissing’s creative sector and engage with it directly via her role as Marketing & Communication Coordinator.

James Miles

James Miles

Interim Chair | Executive Board

James migrated to the North Bay region in 2017. He has been connected to the music industry for the past 20 years operating through recording studios, live sound, touring, performing, instrument & equipment sales. A key passion of James’ is the sharing of knowledge, educating and supporting artists and creatives on their individual pathways.

Anita Brisson

Anita Brisson

Vice Chair | Executive Board

Anita moved to North Bay in 2008 for the love of the city and has been a community contributor ever since. Anita is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. She has over 20 years’ experience in project management, continuous quality improvements, financial analysis, managing new business projects, executing contracts and team development across both the public sector and private corporations. She has a unique talent for breaking problems down into small manageable tasks, identifying goals and measuring performance. Her strong leadership skills bring cohesiveness, clarity, and a mutual sense of purpose to any multi-discipline team, which is imperative for project success.

Chelsea Reid

Chelsea Reid

Secretary | Executive Board

CA Reid is an artist and Coordinator from Northeastern Ontario. She is a member of Atikameksheng Anishnawbek currently living in Nipissing / North Bay. Her work often highlights the fractal geometry of nature as a blueprint for existence and her work in recent years explores digital archiving in context of cultural preservation. Other areas of research include digital humanities and media history, holding an interest in axiology and ideological construction through the arts.

Bryan Kimber

Bryan Kimber

City Rep. Ex-Officio | Director

Bryan is the Community Development Facilitator for the City of North Bay. He grew up in South River before settling into the North Bay area in 2007. Bryan attended post-secondary school at Canadore College and Laurentian University studying Recreation and Leisure Services and History. Bryan spent 7 years as Manager of Health and Fitness at the YMCA of North Bay before moving to the City of North Bay as a Community Development Coordinator in 2015. Along with his 15 years of community development and program development experience, Bryan has a passion for the arts and is an avid guitar player and music lover. [email protected]