Staff & Board of Directors / Personnel et Conseil d’administration

One World Arts is managed by a team composed of a dedicated Volunteer Administrator and a passionate group of volunteers who form the Board of Directors.


Rainer Lichtenfels
Volunteer Administrator

Board of Directors

Passionate about film, the arts, and social justice issues? Looking for an opportunity to make a difference in your community? Join the One World Arts Board! While we are particularly interested in those with a legal or bookkeeping background, all expressions of interest from those who appreciate documentary films are welcome. Contact our Volunteer Administrator at to find out more about how you can become a part of our team.

Our current board members are:

Sharon Goldhawk (bio coming soon)

Zicky Hammud (bio coming soon)

Linda Goldberg (bio coming soon)

Jamie MacPherson (bio coming soon)

Amanda Mendes (bio coming soon)

Susan Mintz (Treasurer & Website) was born in Quebec and grew up in Ottawa. She has a background in computer science and mathematics and an interest in international issues. She has worked in various aspects of international development in Africa and India.

Mukarram Ramadan (bio coming soon)

Audrey Rosa has been a long time supporter of OWA and has an even longer history and interest in using film to inform and inspire change. She has been a social activist, educator, and is currently a registered psychotherapist at Algonquin College. She was a 10 year+ Board Member of Kimbercote, a rural retreat centre for non-profits, the poor, and those needing to hike the Bruce Trail at a low cost. She is an excellent communicator and facilitator and happily brings those skills to OWA. She also has great taste in films. And even after being at TIFF and Cannes, she claims that OWA’s film festival is still her favourite.

Gerald Schmitz (President) is an international policy analyst who worked for the Parliamentary Information and Research Service from 1981-2011, including as principal analyst for international affairs and as research director for the House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade/Development from 1994 to 2008. Gerald is the longtime film critic for the Saskatchewan-based weekly journal The Prairie Messenger where his “Screening & Meanings” columns appear in print and online. He is also an ambassador member of the Canadian Film Institute. He has volunteered with the One World Film Festival since 2011.

One World Arts est géré par une équipe comprenant un dévoué Coordonnateur du bénévolat et un groupe de bénévoles passionnés qui constituent le Conseil d’administration.


Rainer Lichtenfels
Coordonnateur du bénévolat 

Conseil d’administration

Passionné(e) du cinéma, des arts et des enjeux liés à la justice sociale ? Vous souhaitez contribuer à la collectivité ? Devenez membre du Conseil d’administration de One World Arts ! Bien que nous accordons un intérêt tout particulier aux candidat(e)s possédant de l’expérience en matière de droit ou de tenue de livres, toutes manifestations d’intérêt provenant de gens passionnés par le genre documentaire sont les bienvenues. Veuillez contacter notre Coordonnateur du bénévolat à l’adresse rainer.lichtenfels pour en savoir davantage sur la démarche pour devenir membre de notre équipe.