Staff & Board


  • Katharine Carol

    Artistic and Executive Director

  • Dave Deveau

    Associate Artistic & Executive Director (Mentee)

  • Marika Kovalcikova

    Development Manager

  • Michelle Cronier

    Development Manager (on Maternity Leave)

  • Joanne Da Silva

    Communications and Marketing Manager

  • Kirsten Mellin

    Audience Services

  • Leanne Zacharias

    Operations Manager

  • Sophie Mines

    Education and Volunteer Coordinator

  • David Kerr (DK)

    Production Manager

  • Jeremy Baxter

    Technical Director

  • Melanie Hiepler

    School & Information Administrator

Vancouver International Children's Festival Board of Directors

  • Nicole Yeasting


  • Jeffrey Nairn


  • Christina (Ling Mei) Tang


  • Karen Basran


  • Braden Lauer

    Member at large

  • Shana Alexander

    Member at large

  • Louise DeGagné

    Member at large

  • Eric Wong

    Member at large

  • Saleema Dhalla

    Member at large

  • Debbie Chan

    Member at large

  • Paromita (Mita) Naidu

    Member at large