Nominations for 2023-2024 AAO Board of Directors
The AAO’s Nominations Committee is pleased to announce the following slate of candidates for the 2023-2024 Board of Directors, to be voted on by AAO members at the 2023 virtual AGM (Friday, May 12th, 2023). Nominations from the floor during the AGM will also be accepted.
Stay tuned for more information about the virtual AGM in the coming weeks!
Institutional Development Committee Chair: Jessica Barr (she/her)
Jessica Barr is the University Archivist and Records Manager for the University of St. Michael's College (Toronto, ON), where she is responsible for the official records of the University, the University art collection, and the archives of the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies. She has also served on the Board of the Archives Association of Ontario as the Secretary-Treasurer (2019-2021), and as the Chair of the Institutional Development Committee (2021-2023). She holds a Master of Information degree from the University of Toronto (2011).
Website Administrator: Tiffany Ribeiro (she/her)
Tiffany Ribeiro has served as the Web Administrator since 2021. She also serves on the AAO's Communications and Advocacy Committee and the Digital Access and Preservation Committee. She is also involved in the Toronto Area Archivist's Group (TAAG) as a member-at-large. Since 2017, she has worked at the legislative Assembly of Ontario where she held positions in their library, records management department, and now in web editing and accessibility. She earned her Library and Information Technician Diploma and Records and Information Management Certificate from Seneca College, and is currently studying User Experience Design at George Brown College. She spends her spare time in local coffee shops and reading the latest thriller.
Professional Development Committee Chair: Teresa Wong (she/her)
Teresa is the digital archivist responsible for ensuring sustainable access and preservation for born-digital and digitized materials within the John M. Kelly Library's Special Collections. She has been with the Kelly Library in different capacities since 2017 as an Archival Assistant, later as a Processing Archivist, and most recently, as a contract Digital Archivist. In 2019-2020, Teresa spent a year at the J. Paul Getty Trust as a graduate intern where she further developed her expertise in passion for digital preservation. Teresa graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree majoring in History at the Toronto Metropolitan University. She went on to complete her Master of Information degree (MI) at the University of Toronto specializing in Archives and Records Management and Critical Information Policy Studies.
Director at Large: Mark Ferkul (he/him)
Mark Ferkul is an archivist and arts administrator who holds a Master of Information with a concentration in Archives & Records Management from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Business Administration from the University of Guelph. He has worked with galleries, museums, foundations, advisories and auction houses in New York, London, and Toronto. Mark is currently a Project Manager at Vortic Limited, where he oversees a multitude of projects that utilize Extended Reality (XR) technologies, including Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and 3D technology to create immersive viewing experiences within the arts. Prior to this role, he was the archivist and information manager at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21) Foundation, leading up to the launch of one of its digital initiatives, Ocean-Archive.org, which was certified as an official partner of the United Nations' Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.
Secretary/Treasurer: Al Stanton-Hagan (they/them)
Al Stanton-Hagan is the institutional archivist for the Art Gallery of Ontario, and has held positions at the University of Toronto’s Media Commons Archives and the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Al completed their Master of Information at U of T’s iSchool, and has served as the Treasurer for the Faculty of Information Alumni Association (FIAA) since 2019. When they are not at the AGO, Al can be found reading in the park, biking around the city, or playing softball.
Please note, we are still accepting nominations for Vice-President/President-Elect. Please contact Rachel E. Beattie (email@example.com) if you are interested.
We look forward to your participation at the AGM on May 12th!
The AAO 2023 Nominations Committee