LondonFuse is a not for profit arts organization located in London, Ontario. Our volunteer board of directors are the backbone of our organization, giving strength to our mission and supporting our staff and contributors’ pursuit to promote arts and culture in London, Ontario and beyond.
Katie Wilhelm, Board President/Chair
Katie is an original (OG) founder of LondonFuse New Media Collective.
She served as the original Board Secretary in 2012 and was elected as Board President in 2015.
Katie is passionate about enriching the lives of others through the education and practice of the arts in London, Canada.
Katie is a proud band member of the Chippewas of Nawash unceded first nation (Neyaashiinigmiing).
Hope for London:
“Cool stuff happens and I can go to it.”
Michael Del Vecchio, Vice President
Michael Del Vecchio has been a member of the LondonFuse Board of Directors since September 2015.
He is an active member of the local music community and plays bass in several musical projects, most notably, London based rock and rollers Hiroshima Hearts.
The decision to join Board of Directors of LondonFuse came from Michael’s desire to become more involved in high level planning of London’s Arts and Culture scene.
Michael is the Production and Marketing Coordinator at the historic Aeolian Hall where he works promoting concerts for local, regional, national, and international artists.
If you want to get on Michael’s good side, buy him a shawarma.
Pilar Santiago, Human Resources
Pilar Santiago has been a member of the LondonFuse Board of Directors since April 2017.
She is a proud graduate of King’s University College, Western University with a Bachelor of Management and Organizational Studies, with a specialization in Human Resource Management.
The decision to join Board of Directors of LondonFuse came from Pilar’s desire to become more involved in the human resources side of a not for profit that is supporting London’s Arts and Culture scene.
Pilar is the Talent Development Coordinator at London Economic Development Corporation. She helps develop and deliver talent acquisition services by working closely and collaboratively with client companies in key sectors, and non-profit agencies in London’s employment eco-system.
In her spare time, Pilar enjoys going to the gym, and eating too much pizza.
Courtney Snippe, Secretary
Courtney is so excited to join the Board of Directors for LondonFuse (or “the Fuse” as she likes to call it)!
She’s one of those girls that are sassy and classy with her particular brand of snip snap flair. With her she brings several years of marketing, sales, and social media experience of which will be integral to progress moving forward.
She has been lucky to experience a lot of what London has to offer. However, “the Fuse” gave her a new appreciation for the young, talented people here, those who dare to be different and dare to step outside of the conventional by sharing their message and craft.
It all started when Courtney joined us as part of the Job Creation Partnership which opened up so many doors for both parties. Now, she hopes to provide this organization with guidance that becomes growth and is looking forward to working with this amazing group!
Nick Leye, Treasurer
Nick joined the LondonFuse board in June 2017 after a couple of months working with the organization (and realizing how awesome it is).
His decision to join the board came from his desire to be a part of an organization that is so passionate about expanding and supporting London’s incredible arts & culture scene.
He is a graduate of Western University in both Science and Education, with a minor in Film Studies.
By day, Nick provides administrative support, bookkeeping services, and website services as the General Manager of Mind Your Own Business. By night, he is husband, dad, video gamer, theatre-attender, food-taster, sports-lover and avid movie buff.
You can usually find Nick hanging out at Innovation Works with an Edgar & Joe’s tea in hand.