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.
Lori Philips, 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.
Nicola (Nicky) Morgan, Past 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 5 years. She feels that by providing exposure to our North Shore’s rich artistic community is an important and rewarding experience.
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.
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. Jennifer has had the honour of directing the world premiere production of Roadside Vigil by Toronto playwright and friend Nicole Heather Downie. It runs October 20 to November 4th at Hendry Hall.
Stefen Elmitt, Director
Stefen has lived on the North Shore for nearly 40 years and is principle for a North Vancouver based real estate development and construction business.
Other volunteer activities include North Vancouvers Advisory Design Panel and West Vancouver Streamkeepers.
A keen outdoor activist who can often be found riding the shore, cross countring on Cypress or doing the Grind any night of the week.
“The Arts are as important as any other endeavour of our lives and it is a pleasure to help celebrate the great talent in our community”
Robert A. McMillin, Director
Born in Toronto and educated at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, Robert A. (Bob) McMillin is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) with over 35 years of human resources experience with national management consulting firms. Bob was formerly Vice President in the consulting division of Price Waterhouse Coopers LLC. He is a member of the Canadian Association of Management Consultants, a past director of Capilano University and has served as a director of the West Vancouver Heritage Society.
A musician from an early age, Bob continues to play with several bands on the North Shore and in Vancouver. He and his wife, Andrea are actively involved in supporting live music events as hosts of the Heritage House Concert series. Bob’s love of music and dedication to the musical arts, together with his strong ties to the North Shore, will complement FANS’ mission of identifying and recognizing the artistic contributions and accomplishments of North Shore artists.
Michael Gordon Brouillet, Vice President
Michael attended The Montreal Museum School of Art and Design and worked in animation and advertising. Moving to North Vancouver 25 years ago he has worked as an illustrator and graphic designer creating product labeling and packaging. He has worked on direct mail marketing designs for hospitals and non-profit foundations.
Michael has been contributing to the FANS society as a board member for 3 years and also assists with their website. He works from his North Vancouver studio designing, creating and teaching art.