Board of Directors

William (Bill) Edmunds

Bill spent over 40 years in the financial services industry, living and working in ten different cities in three provinces before retiring and moving permanently to Prince Edward County. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors and currently volunteers with the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program through the Prince Edward Learning Centre in Picton. Bill was previously a member of the Board and Finance Committee of a not-for-profit in Regina and was Treasurer of a United Church in Windsor, experience he will leverage as Treasurer of the Baxter Arts Centre. While having very little artistic ability himself Bill has always been in awe of the ability of artists to create beauty out of raw materials and is looking forward to helping expand the Baxter Art Centre’s mission of promoting the arts and art education in the community.

 

Janice Edwards, Board Secretary

Janice brings a variety of experiences and strengths to her chosen projects. She has an M.B.A. in Marketing, and has worked in the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors. Most recently, she taught Business at College of the Rockies in British Columbia before relocating to Ontario 7 years ago. Janice volunteered to conduct a SWOT analysis for Baxter Arts, in consultation with its Board members and interested citizens, a process that is still in progress. Janice is also a visual artist and continues her practice here in The County.

 

  Larry Spencer

Larry is the energy behind Spencer & Co., a County-based planning consulting company that helps people make better communities. He is also the principal designer and fabricator of wooden toys marketed by the Good Times Toy Co. And he was one of the handful of local residents and businesses that took the idea of using the Baxter building as a special place for making art and made it happen.

 

 

Carole Falkner

An Australian who has lived in different cultures during her lifetime, Carole is experienced in the management of change for complex situations in organizations. Working as an organizational development consultant across Europe, she achieved new standards in leadership, team development and employee engagement. Family changes brought her to British Columbia in 2005, and into the field of health care and employee engagement. The culmination of her work in BC is the co-creation of an Engagement Radical Network at Fraser Health, the largest health authority in BC.

 

Gillian Maloney, Board Chair

Born in England, Gillian moved to Toronto in 1974. She worked for many years teaching Apple technology both in Toronto and Sydney Australia and, after moving to the Niagara region, taught wine appreciation as well as managing a herd of alpacas. Always interested in technology Gillian became an HR Systems Analyst from which position she retired in 2017, moving to Bloomfield in Prince Edward County. An avid supporter of the arts, Gillian enjoys singing, acting in regional theatre, and painting when she has the time. Along with her husband Patrick, Gillian owns Pedego Electric Bikes in Bloomfield.