Annalisa Medina is an experienced Financial Service Professional who has been in the industry for 15+ years. In her spare time from being a wife, mom, and career woman, she involves herself tremendously in her community through various volunteer initiatives including previously sitting on other Not-for-Profit Boards. She has also mentored new immigrants to Canada and taught Financial Literacy in the community. She is passionate about supporting international communities, where she contributes to youth development programs. As a proud supporter and lover of the Arts Community, she is passionate about bringing theatre to the hearts of everyone! Annalisa has a positive outlook on life and enjoys helping and developing others. She presses through anything with contagious energy and a permanent smile.
David is the Director of Customer Experience at Vineland Estates Winery. As he was a key member in the Vineland Estates Winery evolution and expansion team of late 1990s David was very honored to be invited back to play an elemental role in the new renaissance at the Winery and to continue his work there. David is a post graduate of the University of California, Davis in Fermentation Science and has been in the Ontario Wine Industry for over 20 years as a winemaker.
After a career in corporate training and human resources, Alison moved to St. Catharines and immersed herself in a variety of community activities. A long-time patron of the arts, she enjoys supporting the Foster Festival as a member of the Board.
Rhiannon is a social worker, providing community support through her employment as a BGCN coordinator and independently in the community. Through volunteering roles such as with Pathstones Mental Health and many arts and culture festivals and committees, she has developed many connections and skills that she contributes to the Festival. Her independent work includes pursuing certification in creative arts therapies and psychology counseling. She is a professional self-taught visual artist and arts-based therapeutic program developer. Her studio space will open this September at the brand-new Niagara Falls ‘Exchange Arts Hub. With her love of theatre, she is interested in supporting The Foster Festival to create opportunities for new Canadian playwrights and to support talented Canadian performing artists. She is most interested in the Local Hero’s programs, which offer the theatre experience to clients of charitable community groups who may otherwise not have the opportunity to attend the magical experience of live theatre.