Board of Directors Elektra Women’s Choir 2022- 2023
Holly Kennedy – President
Holly is going into her 19th season of singing with Elektra and this will be her 2nd time serving on the Board of Directors. Holly has been singing since before she could talk and can’t remember a time she wasn’t singing in a choir. Born and raised on the West Coast Holly works in the beauty industry for a Vancouver based organic skincare company as a Diversion Specialist. Away from choir Holly is proud auntie to her two nephews and loves to spend time with family and friends.
Heather Wood – Vice President
Heather Wood is a professional arts manager with more than 20 years’ experience working in Halifax, Toronto and now Vancouver. She took a break in 2010 to become a member of the 2010 Winter Olympics Concierge Team assisting athletes, dignitaries and the public throughout the Games.
Her past experience has provided her with skills in board development, strategic planning, fundraising, marketing and international touring. She has previously served as a board member and supported a number of performing arts organizations. She also gained her Property Management License in 2011 from the UBC Sauder School of Business.
Simone Lemieux – Treasurer
Simone grew up in Halifax, Nova Scotia where she studied mechanical engineering. She moved to Vancouver in 2015 for a position in BC Hydro, and has been happily living in BC ever since. Finding a musical community in Vancouver was a top priority, and Elektra has been the perfect fit.
Maureen Ciarniello – Secretary
Maureen has been a member of Elektra since the choir started and this is her 2nd time serving on the board. She is a former Associate Superintendent of the Vancouver School District and is currently Director of Education Services for a provincial consortium, Focused Education Resources Society. Maureen and her husband, Les, have shared musical interests. She frequents his band gigs and they often plan trips to coincide with concerts by their favorite performers.
Directors at Large
Singing in her 9th season with Elektra, Caitlin has also been an active board member since 2011, previously as Secretary and member at large and as Vice President. Caitlin is a Senior Business Analyst at TELUS helping lead their customer digital adoption strategy. Outside of work and Elektra she is also actively involved with the Foundation Fighting Blindness and serves on their fundraising committee for their annual fundraiser Comic Vision which has raised $8.4 million for sight-saving research since inception.
Emilie is originally from Calgary, but has lived in Victoria, Halifax, and now Vancouver, singing in women’s choirs at each stop along the way. She is a lawyer by day, and after singing with Elektra for a season, she is excited to now be a member of the Board. Emilie is also the Vice President of the Elizabeth Fry Society of Calgary. She joined that Board as a Director in 2017 and, along with music, is passionate about advocating for the rights of women and families living on the margins.