Meaford Culture Foundation Board of Directors

The Board of the Meaford Culture Foundation consists of up to nine volunteer Directors.

We also have committees of volunteers who assist individual Directors to manage their portfolio.  If you are interested in becoming involved  on a committee or on the board, please do not hesitate to contact us by clicking on the Volunteer button.  Working with the Foundation is an empowering way to contribute to the Meaford community through arts and culture.

Rod MacAlpine (ChaiLETTERHEAD LOGO-01r) is a well-known retired real estate agent in Meaford. He is a past-President of the Meaford and District Chamber of Commerce, and a past Director of the Canadian Ski Patrol System. Before moving permanently to Meaford, he was in the Canadian Army, and was the Commanding Officer of the Central Area Land Forces Training Base.

Ted Brown (Vice Chair and Chair of MIFF) joined the Foundation in 2005 and brings 50 years of experience in building construction & trade show project management. He is involved with two companies, one for specialty construction project management and the other a manufacturer of Trade Show booths, special signage and graphic applications. He is a past-President of the Meaford Curling Club.  Ted has masterminded many fundraisers in the Municipality.


Deborah Ise (Director of Community Outreach)  Deborah has a diverse 30-year finance career with corporate financial institutions and non-bank financial firms, specializing in risk management and structured finance.  She was also Vice-President of a Toronto investment management firm and Managing Director of its financing division.  Most recently, in retirement, she spent 2 years to help establish Events for Life Centre Inc., a charity serving the needs of the developmentally-delayed in the community. She has been a ski instructor with Special Olympics since 2014.
Angela Forder (Director) Angela joined the board in 2019. She has a background in Business Management, and specializes in digital content marketing, Search Engine Optimization, and E-commerce development. Currently, Angela works as the Marketing & E-commerce Director for Canadian Pet Connection, is the creator of the Meaford Pet Expo, and is co-chair of the Grey Bruce Pet Professionals Association. She also volunteers to run the Meaford Homeschoolers Club in her spare time.

Dan White (Treasurer) is a newly retired financial advisor of 7 years and prior to that worked in manufacturing for 38 years in various positions including Production Manager, Quality Manager and Process Improvement Manager.  He is currently the President of the Meaford Kinsmen, member of the Meaford chapter of Community Foundation Grey Bruce (previously a board member) and Past President of the Meaford Chamber of Commerce.

Robert Uhrig (Director) has over 30 years of professional marketing and senior management experience in the material handling industry in Toronto. Also  a published songwriter and former Administrative Director of the Grey Bruce Arts Council, he is a lover, participant and strong supporter of the arts. Raised in Meaford, he is happy to have recently had the opportunity to return to the area as the Sales & Marketing Manager for Bruce Street Technologies Limited.

Here are some fun photos of our board members and volunteers at work preparing for Miff:

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