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. Julie is a retired Principal with the SCDSB in the secondary panel. This is her 17th 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. 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!

KELSEY STANCYZK

Director for Marketing & Communications

Kelsey is thrilled to have joined the KCP Board in 2019. Having participated in her first KCP show earlier in the year as Linda in the Wedding Singer, she was eager to increase her involvement with the organization. When Kelsey moved to the Barrie area in 2018, she saw KCP as an opportunity to meet new people and make connections in her community. This has proven to be a fantastic choice as she has already made many new friends. Kelsey currently works as the Marketing and Communications Officer for Friday Harbour Resort in Innisfil. Previous to this role she managed marketing and communications at the London Health Sciences Centre, Western University, and King’s University College in London, Ontario. She was also a Board Member and Liaison for the London Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). Kelsey is excited to be able to bring her marketing expertise to the KCP Board.

JAMES DOBSON

Co-Director for Communications

James joined KCP in 2009 when he was cast in the role of Ruben in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. He had so much fun that he played parts in Anne of Green Gables, The Fully Monty and Spamalot. James was a member of the Board of Directors for KCP from 2011` to 2014. James is an administrator with the Simcoe County District School Board and can’t wait until he can join his KCP family back on stage.

Kirstie Duke

Co-Director for Facilities

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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.

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.