Board of Directors

A charitable Foundation, the National Media Awards Foundation’s mandate is to recognize, support and promote excellence in content creation of Canadian print and digital publications through three annual programs of awards, professional development initiatives and national publicity efforts.

Executive Committee / Comité de direction 

President / Président
Terry Sellwood
Retired, formerly President / Ancien président
Cottage Life Media 

Vice President NMA / Vice-présidente (PMC)
Melony Ward
Publisher / Éditrice
Canada’s History and Kayak

Vice President DPA / Vice-président (DPA)
Kenny Yum
Chief of staff, Senior Director
CBC News

Treasurer / Trésorière
Liana Bell, CA, CPA
Partner / Associée
Hilborn LLP

Directors / Administrateurs

Elamin Abdelmahmoud
Editor, Social Media and News Curation Responsable des médias sociaux et de l’édition des nouvelles
Buzzfeed Canada

Jean-Philippe Cipriani
Editor in chief / Rédacteur en chef

Matt Frehner
Head of Presentation / Responsable de la présentation
The Globe and Mail

Curtis Gillespie
Editor / Rédacteur en chef
Eighteen Bridges

Colin Leslie
Editor in chief / Rédacteur en chef
Medical Post | EnsembleIQ

Jacqueline Loch
EVP Customer Innovation
SJC Content

Peter McNeill
Senior Director, Marketing / Directeur principal du marketing

Anna Minzhulina
Freelance Art Director & Designer / Directrice artistique et designer graphique indépendante 

Lisa Whittington-Hill
Publisher / Éditrice
This Magazine  

Our Team / Notre équipe 

Barbara Gould Executive Director / Directrice générale

Leah Edwards Communications Manager / Gestionnaire des communications

Richard Johnson Judging Facilitator

Toby VanWeston Indigenous Community Outreach Intern / Stagiaire, relations avec les communautés autochtones

The NMAF gratefully acknowledges its government funders:

This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.