Board of Directors

As a charitable organization, the National Media Awards Foundation is dedicated to acknowledging, fostering, and championing excellence in Canadian print and digital content creation. Our mandate encompasses three primary avenues: annual awards programs, professional development initiatives, and nationwide publicity efforts, all aimed at celebrating and nurturing outstanding achievements within the Canadian media landscape.

Executive Committee / Comité de direction 

President / Présidente
Melony Ward
Publisher / Éditrice
Canada’s History and Kayak

Vice President DPA / Vice-président (DPA)
Kenny Yum
Senior Director, Innovation and Partnerships at CBC News, Current Affairs and Local / Directeur senior, Innovation et partenariats à CBC News, Current Affairs et Local

Vice President NMA / Vice-président (NMA)
Colin Leslie
Editor in chief / Rédacteur en chef
Medical Post | EnsembleIQ

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

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

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 Visual Journalism / Responsable du journalisme visuel
The Globe and Mail

Jacqueline Loch
EVP Customer Innovation / Vice-présidente exécutif, innovation client

SJC Content

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

Our Team / Notre équipe 

Barbara Gould
Executive Director / Directrice générale

Liz Harmer
Director of Judging / Directrice du jugement

Emily McDonald
Manager, Programming and Special Projects / Gestionnaire, programmation et projets spéciaux

Shannon Webb-Campbell
Indigenous Guest Editor / Rédactrice invitée autochtone

Bronwyn James
Graphic Design Intern / Stagiaire, conception graphique

Darina Litvina
Programming and Publicity Intern / Stagiaire, programmation et publicité

The NMAF gratefully acknowledges its government funders:

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