Meet the Team

Maureen Kaake

Operations Manager

Don Parman

Manager, Performing Arts Programs and Services (Acting Executive Director)

Anand Kanna

Manager, Motion Picture Programs and Services

Carolyn Fisher

Receptionist / Administration Assistant

Pat Stewart


Ella Pritchard

Digital Media and Analytics Specialist (Acting Communications Manager)

Jennifer Lane

Communications Coordinator

Lisa Wild

Administration Assistant

To help our audiences better understand our role, operations and the industries we serve, please head to our Governance page here.


Nancy Harwood
Harwood Safety Group

Lynne Charbonneau

Miles Muir
Performing Arts Employer Representative

Laurie Edmundson
Performing Arts Worker Representative

Tracey Wood
Motion Picture/Video Employer Representative

Tom Adair
Motion Picture/Video Worker Representative

Cheryl Nex
President, Entertainment Partners Canada


Actsafe operates through two standing committees;

Performing Arts

Don Parman

BC Alliance for Arts + Culture
Beverly Edgecombe

British Columbia Touring Council
Michael Cade

Canadian Actors Equity Association
Jennifer Riedle

Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists
Jessica Wadsworth

Canadian Institute of Theatre Technology
Alex House

Dancer Transition Resource Centre
Nina Patel

Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance
Ace Martens

IATSE International
Julia Neville

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees – Local 118
Dave Wilson

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees –  Local 168
Laurie Edmundson

Professional Association of Canadian Theatres
Carey Dodge

Riggit Services Inc.
Matt Lees

Scene Ideas
Isaac Kinakin

The Dance Centre
Robin Naiman

Underground Circus
Peter Boulanger

Vancouver Civic Theatres
Miles Muir

Vancouver Musicians Association – Local 145
Gene Ramsbottom


Motion Picture & Video

Don Parman

Alameda Entertainment B.C. (Disney)
Mark Elliott

Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers
Tracey Wood

Association of Canadian Film Craftspeople
Jeff Holloway

Canadian Media Producers Association – BC Producers Branch
Jennifer Buchanan

Contract Services Administration Trust Fund
Matthew Antonucci

Directors Guild of Canada – British Columbia
Rob Larson

Fox Cable Networks Services, LLC.
John Moore

Teamsters – Local 155
Shawn Henter

IATSE International
Julia Neville

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees – Local 669
Michelle Yardley

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees – Local 891
Mitch Davies

Paul Jordan

Paramount Pictures Corporation
Jonas Matz

Sony Pictures
Eric Busch

Twentieth Century Fox Canada
Frank Litchauer

Union of British Columbia Performers / ACTRA
Lori Stewart

Vancouver Musicians Association – Local 145
Dusty Kelly

Warner Bros.
Ken Hiura