Board & Staff

Our Board of Directors comprises dedicated individuals who champion Odyssey’s artistic vision. They draw on their diverse backgrounds and skills to support and promote the Company’s artistic work and are committed to helping us achieve our goals.

Currently, our members include:
John Forster: Chair
Deputy Minister (ret); Department of National Defence
Koliah Bourne: Secretary
Operations Manager, Amoveo Media
Annie Grenon: Treasurer
Accountant (ret.), Former CFO Community Foundation of Ottawa
Bonnie Oakes Charron: Chair, Governance and Recruiting
Founder, Principal Board Concierge
Chonglu Huang: Chair, Marketing Committee
Marketing and Communications Officer, University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine
Jesse Kahat: Chair, Fundraising Events Committee
Arts Instructor, National Arts Centre and Consultant, Communications and Fundraising
Andrew Higdon: Fundraising Events
Lawyer, Low, Murchison, Radnoff, LLP
Gurmehl Singh: Fundraising Events
Director and Lawyer, Singh Law Practice, Professional Corporation
Laurie Steven: Ex Officio
Artistic Director, Odyssey Theatre


Laurie Steven: Artistic Director
John Forster: General Manager Kristen Smith: Administrative Manager
Matteo Cimellaro: Arts Administration Intern
Kristen Smith: Administrative Manager