Gwen Cottle

Board Chair

Gwen Cottle is Manager, Sustainability at Loblaw Companies Limited.

Margot Burnell


Margot Burnell is a proud Hamiltonian with deep roots in the local arts and theatre community.  Currently she works as the Head of the Arts at Sir John A. MacDonald Secondary School at the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board.  Previous roles at the school board included working as the Specialist High Skills Major Co-ordinator and Experiential Learning Consultant.  Through her years of experience working with students, teachers and community members, Margot has a keen grasp of the existing creative community in Hamilton.  Margot is excited to be involved in helping CKA facilitate arts for everyone, everywhere!

Marie Nash


Marie Nash is Director Of Communications & Strategic Initiatives at the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce.

Samantha Walker


Samantha is a Marketing Professional based in Hamilton Ontario. She works with Mohawk College and is actively engaged in the Hamilton community.

Shane Pennells


Shane Pennells is a media professional based in Hamilton Ontario.