Ontario Media Development Corporation (Ontario Creates)
Aaron Campbell is currently Chief of Staff at LCBO, he provides counsel to the CEO and broader executive team on strategic business objectives and overall stakeholder engagement. Aaron has also held senior roles with the federal government, including with the Prime Minister of Canada and the Minister of Canadian Heritage. Spending 6 years at the Toronto International Film Festival, Aaron oversaw production, visitor experience and alignment of operational planning with the organization’s artistic vision and business objectives. In addition to his professional experience, Aaron serves as a board member and member of the Governance and Audit Committee for Cota Health as well as the Board of Directors of Danceworks Toronto.
A graduate of Ryerson University's Film Program, Nyla Innuksuk is an Inuk Virtual Reality content creator, filmmaker, and producer based out of Toronto. She founded her company Mixtape VR, a small tech start-up in order to create immersive, interactive, and cinematic content in new platforms such as 360, VR, and the ever-growing Augmented Reality space. She previously co-founded Pinnguaq Productions, which focuses on Virtual Reality and 360 production, as well as STEM education in Nunavut. Ms. Innuksuk currently sits on the board of directors for the Glenn Gould Foundation.
Michael Ceci is a public policy and regulatory affairs professional at Bennett Jones LLP. Previously, he worked in various production and general management roles in the Canadian and US media industry. He was a founding member of the production company Strange Customs Inc. and has served as the Executive Producer with the company, producing a wide array of narrative, musical, and corporate films and videos. Michael has also held corporate roles at TELUS and worked as an Advisor to the Minister at Canada’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (now Global Affairs Canada). Michael volunteers his time as the Board Chair of The Participation House Project: Durham Region, a developmental services agency, and is a volunteer advisor to Community Living Ontario.
DIANA ARAJS is an experienced leader with expertise in strategic planning, branding, media and government relations, crisis management, media training, and broadcast production. She is founder and President of Poise Communications. She has worked as Press Secretary and Communications Advisor to Ontario's Premier, Minister of Environment and Minister of Energy. Diana's community involvement includes chairing and serving as a Director of boards, committees and fundraising campaigns for various institutions and causes including the Royal Ontario Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Stratford Festival, the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, Canadian Stage, the Ontario Science Centre, and The Redwood, a shelter for women and children. In 2010, Diana founded the Sarcoma Cancer Foundation of Canada, where she currently serves as Chair.
EDITH MYERS is the President at CEI Management. Edith is a former managing director for Pinewood Toronto Studios and a former chief operating officer for Scott Group of Companies. Edith’s community involvement includes serving as a director for World Animal Protection.
Santina Colalillo is a Chief Executive Officer and President for T.A.C. Holdings Ltd., and a Vice President for F.A.M. Productions Ltd. Her community involvement includes serving as lead organizer and producer for Carassauga Talent Search.
Philip Forte is a Client Executive for Bell Business Markets. His community Involvement includes serving as a volunteer for the Friends of the Orphans Canada and the Children’s Make a wish Foundation.