Board of Directors

LIANNE ROMANS

Chair

Excited to be starting her second year as Chair, Lianne brings a background in the management and marketing of a variety of trade and consumer events, not-for-profit fund raising projects, and live theatre. Working with theatre producers from New York, Chicago, Toronto, Sydney, and Vancouver she had the opportunity to see STOMP, Tap Dogs, Master Class, and Crazy For You from the other side, the production side, and loved it. “At KCP I am humbled by the dedication and devotion of the many people I work with, they truly are the heart of the organization and I am honoured to be a part of it.”

JULIE UNDERHILL

Vice-Chair

Julie is excited to return to the KCP Board of Directors. During the day, Julie is a Principal with the SCDSB in the secondary panel. This is her 16th season with KCP, starting as a keyboard player in the 2001 production of Nuncrackers. Over the years, she has performed, produced, stage-managed, directed and collaborated with community partners for Kempenfelt Community Players. Theatre education and performance opportunities are important to Julie. She is most proud of being part of the artistic team to produce the first Youth Production, starting what has become an important training ground for Barrie youth.

ANDRÉE DAY

Executive Producer

Andrée is a retired TD Bank IT Senior Business Analyst. She has 3 sons, 6 amazing grand-children, and a beautiful little great grand-daughter. Andrée always had a love of all things theatre; and it was a natural process for her to get involved with KCP when her grand-daughters were cast in KCP shows. She has produced numerous productions over the past 11 seasons and has been on the Board of Directors for the past 6. She thanks KCP for the opportunities given to her and she is delighted to be a member of such a great organization.

PAM SPARROW

Secretary

A member of KCP since 2011 Pam is excited to be part of the behind the scenes action. As a life long lover of all things dramatic Pam enjoys the creative outlet that theatre provides. Pam works as a health care professional in the community and has found that being part of the board is a wonderful opportunity to be involved in her community on a different level. 

LORIE HANLEY

Treasurer

Lorie is a founding member of KCP and is excited to be rejoining the Board. By day she is a Business Banker with BMO Bank of Montreal.  In 2004 she helped found the KCP Youth Troupe and she directed their first production Fee Fi Fo Fum, which toured many local schools. The next year Lorie directed The Tales of Andergrimm, which was written specifically for the “character” initiative. Lorie enjoys the stage as well and in 2014 won a Thea for Best Supporting Actress in KCP’s production of Once Upon a Mattress.  Lorie is married to John. They have amazing adult kids who have blessed them with beautiful grandchildren, which she hopes to see on stage one day!

BRYAN JOHNSTONE

Director for Marketing & Communications

Now in his second year on the Board, Bryan has been a very active member of KCP for the last four years now. Starting off by jumping into the musical production of “Rhythm of Life” with his wife Mariah, Bryan was set designer, again with his wife, for “The Wizard of Oz”, and they did costumes for “Peter Pan”. Bryan has a great love for theatre and enjoys learning and participating in all aspects of it. And their children are also involved, performing in The Little Mermaid and Peter Pan, they are a KCP family.  Bryan brings a strong background in sales and marketing and is currently enrolled at Georgian College for business and marketing.

DAN STUART

Director for Sponsorship & Fund Raising

Dan has been on stage with KCP in 3 productions since 2009, where he was joined by his wife Laurie-Ann and daughter Amethyst, in Evita.  He is the Ontario Sales Manager for a Montreal-based tire company and will be using his experience as Director for Sponsorship & Fund Raising to promote KCP to the community and to help raise funds to make our wonder productions even more outstanding.  Watch for some exciting fundraisers and events in the future.

JESSICA CORNER

Director for Social Media & Outreach

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MARIAH JOHNSTONE

Director for Programming

Mariah has been a part of various KCP productions over the past four years through performing, building sets and making costumes. Her knowledge as an educator is valuable in her role as Director of Programming for KCP.

Charlene

Director for Communication

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Director for KCP Unit

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JESSICA CORNER

Director for Social Media & Outreach

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All positions on the Kempenfelt Community Players; Board of Directors are elected into office for a one year term. The voting occurs at the annual meeting which is held in September of each year.