One World Arts is managed by a team composed of a few dedicated staff members and a passionate group of volunteers who form the Board of Directors.
Staff / Office
One World Film Festival Director
Directrice du festival du film One World
Board of Directors
Rob Reid, the new Chair of One World Arts Board of Directors, is a Concert and Festival Producer with over 10 years experience working in Ottawa's cultural sector. He has previously worked at Ottawa Bluesfest, Ottawa Jazz Festival, the Canada Dance Festival at the National Arts Centre, and programmed the 2003 Governor General's Summer Concert Series. Rob graduated with a BA in Political Science and International Relations from Carleton University.
Emily Monks-Leeson is the executive secretary for One World Arts. She holds degrees in English Literature and Archival Studies and has a background in theatre and the performing arts. A former college-level literature teacher and current archivist, Emily was the recipient of the 2010 Theodore Calvin Pease Award from the Society of American Archivists and has published on Canadian military history, online archival collections, and the process of meaning-making in library and archival collections. She has worked with special collections in the Literary Arts, Film and Broadcast, and Art and Photo divisions at Library and Archives Canada and in the Canadian War Museum’s Research Centre. Emily is currently an archivist in the online content division of Library and Archives Canada, where she works with social media to make the collections at LAC more visible and accessible to Canadians.
Susanne Greisbach is a board member at One World Arts. She is currently working as a lawyer in private practice, focusing primarily in the areas of wills, estates, and corporate law. After spending a year living and working in both Germany and Brazil, Susanne studied at McGill University and graduated, with distinction, with degrees in common and civil law. Since moving to Ottawa in 2009, she has worked with several charitable organizations and has participated in numerous events to raise funds for breast cancer research. Her team has consistently exceeded fundraising goals through various activities involving the use of social media and more traditional means. She is also involved in supporting initiatives such as the Snowsuit Fund and Dress for Success by organizing fundraising events and promoting awareness of these charitable organizations within both the legal and business community.