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Board of Directors

Karen Gordon (chair)

Maya Annik Bedward
Samara Chadwick
Chanda Chevannes
Boris Cho
Aisha Jamal
Angus Leech
Marc Serpa Francoeur
Ann Shin

Karen Gordon (Chair)

Karen Gordon is the VP Media, Business Development at the National Hockey League [NHL] with a 20+ years accomplished career in digital media as a senior sales executive and team leader. Karen has been on the forefront of digital media and established a track record of building and growing digital media sales divisions within a variety of companies including Sympatico, Alliance Atlantis, and Transcontinental prior to joining the NHL in 2008.

Karen has taken on extracurricular roles to feed her passion for fashion and film through volunteering for Fashion Cares as well as sitting on the Advisory Board of the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema and Chairing the Board of POV Magazine.

Karen discovered her love for documentary film through many years of attending the Toronto International Film Festival since the late 1990s. She became an original Hot Docs Founders Circle Member, indulges in 40+ screenings during the festival each year and has travelled with Hot Docs to various film festivals around the world including CPH:DOX, IDFA, Sundance, the Berlinale and the Festival dei Popoli.

In 2017, Karen joined the POV magazine board and took over the Chair position in 2019. She brings business savvy, advertising sales expertise and digital media experience to POV.

Aisha Jamal

Aisha Jamal is a director/writer, film programmer and college professor. She is Canadian film programmer at Hot Docs Documentary Festival and previously worked for TIFF and Syria Film Festival Toronto, amongst others.

Her feature documentary “A Kandahar Away” is on CBC Gem and her 7-part documentary web series “How We Die: the Future of End-of-Life” is now streaming online. Her  previous short films have played at various international festivals worldwide.

Currently, Aisha teaches film theory and criticism at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario. She joined POV magazine in 2020, bringing her knowledge and love of festival culture and all things documentary to the board.

Chanda Chevannes

Chanda Chevannes is a Canadian documentary filmmaker, writer, and educator. She makes artful documentaries that seek to amplify women’s voices. Her award-winning feature-length films, Living Downstream and UNFRACTURED have been broadcast on six continents, have been seen by more than four million people, and have inspired tangible legislative and social change. As a queer woman of colour, Chanda’s experiences have taught her that there are two things of which we need more: joy and justice. She hopes her work serves to bring both into the world.


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