Valerie Creighton, President and CEO
Valerie Creighton is an industry leader in arts, culture and media, recognized for reinvigorating some of the some of the country’s most important organizations in the sector over the last 30 years. An expert in organizational change, Valerie has been recognized as a visionary in promoting Canada’s cultural wealth. Currently serving as President and CEO of the Canada Media Fund, Valerie positions Canadian programming at the forefront of innovation in world markets advocating successful, innovative Canadian content and software applications for current and emerging digital platforms. Valerie has taken part in foreign trade missions, and been recognized with numerous awards nationally and from her home province of Saskatchewan, where she owns and operates the Red Horse Ranch.
Stéphane Cardin, VP, Industry and Public Affairs
Stéphane Cardin has over fifteen years of experience in the film and television industry. Since joining the organization in June 2006, Mr. Cardin maintains an ongoing dialogue with industry and government stakeholders, leads the development of policies and programs, and reinforces the positioning of the CMF within the industry.
Sandra Collins, VP, Operations and CFO
Sandra Collins has over fifteen years of experience in the film and television industry. Since joining the organization in 2007, she is responsible for finance, legal, human resources, information technology, risk management, administration, and research and data. Previously, Ms. Collins held various senior positions at Alliance Atlantis Communications, including Senior Vice President, Finance, Entertainment Group, and Vice President, Systems Integration, Corporate Group. Ms. Collins is a Certified Management Accountant and holds an H.B. Comm from the University of Windsor and a B.A. from the University of Western Ontario.
Maurice Boucher, Director, Marketing and Communications
Maurice Boucher has twenty five years of experience in marketing and communications in various fields including broadcasting. Since joining the CMF in January 2012, he oversees the corporation’s online communications, public relations, media relations and government relations strategies in addition to implementing marketing tactics targeted to the CMF’s audiences.
Catalina Briceño, Director, Industry and Market Trends
Catalina Briceño has over thirteen years of experience in the audiovisual and new media industry. Her role is to ensure that the policies for supporting the production of Canadian television and digital media content are aligned with emerging developments in Canada and internationally. Ms. Briceño provides the CMF with all the industry intelligence necessary to develop effective policies and shares research results with stakeholders.
Nathalie Clermont, Director, Program Management
Nathalie Clermont has been working in the film, television and digital media industry for more than twenty-five years, with extensive experience in policy development and financing. Since joining the organization in 2007, she is a key advisor on CMF policies and programs. She also ensures consistency in service standards and application processes for all CMF programs.
Paul Dubal, Corporate Secretary
A UK law graduate and a qualified chartered secretary, Paul Dubal has almost fifteen years of senior level experience working with corporate boards in professional services and the financial sector. He joined CMF in 2010 as corporate secretary to advise the Board on developing its governance structure.
Julie Look, Director, Research
Julie Look has over fifteen years of experience in Canada’s television industry. As Director of Research, she monitors Canadians’ media consumption behaviour, reports on the performance and trends of CMF-funded programs and the calculation of CMF Performance Envelopes.
Roxane Girard, Director, CMF Program Administrator,Telefilm Canada
Roxane Girard has over twenty years of experience in Canada's film, television and new media industry. As Director, CMF Program Administrator - Telefilm Canada, Ms. Girard leads a cross-country team that is responsible for the administration of the application process for the CMF.