THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Through their collective experience and vision, the Board of Directors contributes to the continuing success of the FANS Society. We invite you to consult their biographies to learn more about the professional and volunteer experience these individuals contribute to the advancement of the arts on Vancouver’s North Shore. All board members serve the Society as volunteers.
Nicola (Nicky) Morgan, President
Nicola is an exhibiting studio painter and instructor living and working on Vancouver’s North Shore. Nicola graduated from the Fine Arts department of Langara College and continued on to complete the four year painting program at Emily Carr College of Art and Design. She has worked previously as a Children’s Book author and illustrator and has been involved in providing Arts Education for all ages.
Nicky has been happily contributing to the Fans organization as a board member for 4 years. She feels that by providing exposure to our North Shore’s rich artistic community is an important and rewarding experience.
Lori Philips, Past President
Lori Phillips was trained in visual arts and holds a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. With over twenty years experience in the field of Arts Administration, Lori has developed expertise in a broad range of cultural areas including: cultural policy development, administering cultural grant programs, community capacity building and advocacy.
Sue-Ann Gilmour, Secretary-Treasurer
Sue-Ann Gilmour has lived and worked in North Vancouver since moving here from Montreal in 1972. She opened her own accounting firm in 1983 serving small businesses in North Vancouver and throughout the Lower Mainland. While raising her family and growing her business, Sue-Ann served on many boards of directors of charities and non-profits, including those in the areas of education, politics, sports, and social justice.
Sue-Ann is an arts enthusiast and has enjoyed attending the FANS gala evenings since their inception. She is now delighted to bring her expertise to the position of FANS Society Treasurer.
Carole Badgley, Director
Carole studied at the Vancouver School of Art and went on to become a teacher, then a business proprietor, of an importing company. Bringing her skills together she became the curator of the Seymour Art Gallery, nurturing it to a level where International artists were taking part in exhibitions. She has been nominated as the Y's Woman of the Year - art category, and has an annual award given to an emerging artist, in her name. Now retired she enjoys facilitating exhibitions, adjudicating on art juries and serving of the board of the FANS Society.
Christine Obryne, Director
For many years Christine O’Byrne has created dynamic synergy between words and pictures. As a graphic designer, she stirs emotions and conjures visions that stimulate. At The Art Institute of Vancouver, Emily Carr and VCC, she encouraged her students to throw open the doors to inspiration, innovation and ingenuity.
She has volunteered on numerous fundraising committees such as Look Good Feel Better, the North Shore Women’s Centre and St Francis-in-the-Wood Church. Together with her thirty years experience and volunteer background Christine will contribute a wealth of expertise for FANS fundraising programs
Richard H. White, Director
Richard H. White is a urban planner in private practise on the North Shore. He is actively involved in several local, provincial and national organizations. He joined the FANS board in 2015.
Previously, he served the City of North Vancouver in a variety of positions including City Planner, Director, Community Development, and Deputy Chief Administrative Officer. A graduate of the Master’s program at the School of Community and Regional Planning at the University of British Columbia, he has also held planning positions with the Regional District of Central Okanagan and the City of Vancouver.
Mr. White was awarded the 2011 Planner of the Year award by PIBC. He has also been elected to the Canadian Institute of Planners College of Fellows (FCIP). He lectures from time to time on planning topics on a volunteer basis for programs at Simon Fraser University, University of British Columbia, University of Victoria, Capilano University and in North Vancouver schools.
He is involved in many volunteer endeavours, including serving on the Land Use Committee and the Public Hearing Panel for the UBC Board of Governors, the Board of the Community Energy Association, and the Squamish Nation’s Advisory Design Panel, the Executive of Lambda Alpha International
(Vancouver), as an advisor to the British Columbia Mayors’ Climate Leadership.
He has also held public office, elected as a School Trustee of the North
Vancouver School District No. 44 from 1999 until 2005. He is married and the
father of two adult children.
Jennifer Morabito, Director
Jennifer Morabito is a graduate of FTS Film and Theatre School. She is an accomplished actor, director, producer and writer who has enjoyed playing in the theatre for the last 27 years. Jennifer also sings with The Harmony Mountains Singers and has served on the board for North Vancouver Community Players and Presentation House Theatre.
Jennifer received the Theatre B.C. North Shore Zone Award in 2003 for Best Overall Achievement In Design for directing and producing a one woman show based on the short story "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and in 2012 was dramaturge for the musical "Cupid's In Love" which was performed as a fundraiser for The new HOpe Centre for Mental Health and Addictions at LGH. At present, Jennifer is writing a British Panto based on "The Emperor's New Clothes" which will be produced by North Vancouver Community Players in 2017. She is honoured to be a director on the board for FANS.
Margo Gram, Director
Margo Gram is pleased to serve as a FANS Director to recognize distinguished North Shore artists and raise funds for emerging artists. She has been part of the North Shore’s cultural community since 1998 when she was the manager of Centennial Theatre. During that time, Margo served as Director and Chair of the BC Touring Council, assisting performing artists to tour throughout BC.
Since retiring in 2012, Margo has continued to be active in the community, serving as a Director for North Shore Neighbourhood House, and Director of Ceremonies for the 2015 55+ Games hosted by North Vancouver.
Michael Gordon Brouillet, Vice President
Michael grew up in Montreal and a working artist living in North Vancouver for 25 years. He graduated from The Montreal Museum School of Art and Design studying drawing, painting and animation.
After working in animation and advertising he focused on graphic design and developing his fine art interests.
He has been an self-employed illustrator and graphic designer working in product labeling and packaging, catalogues, and designing direct mail marketing packages for hospitals and non-profit foundations.
Today he works and teaches from his North Vancouver studio designing websites, producing illustrations and exploring figurative oil paintings.