Annette Hegel, Director

Annette Hegel is a working multi-media artist who has exhibited her work in Canada and in Europe.

Jenna Spencer, Chief of Staff

Jenna Spencer holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Indigenous and Women's Studies from the University of Ottawa.

Neven Lochhead, Programming Director

Neven Lochhead is an artist working with video, sound and performance.

Howard Adler, Education & Outreach Manager

Howard Adler holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Indigenous Studies from Trent University, and a Master Of Arts Degree in Canadian Studies from Carleton University.

Christopher Payne, Technical Director

Christopher Payne works predominantly with sound, light, and video, as experiential tools.

Jason Sonier, Equipment Manager

Jason Sonier studied music performance and film at Carleton University while also starting a technical career with work at CKCU.

Tanise Marchesan Cabral , Operations Assistant

Tanise Marchesan Cabral holds a Bachelor of Design degree in Visual Communication from Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing, in Brazil. From there she tran

Zoë Mallett, Communications and Marketing Manager

Zoë Mallett is a multi-talented professional with over a decade of experience working with non-profits and a strong presence in Ottawa's arts and culture scenes.

Theresa Wilson, Bookkeeper

Theresa Wilson has over 20 years of experience working in Ottawa’s not for profit community. You may know her from her work with the Chamberfest, Music & Beyond, Thirteen Strings, A Company of

Michael Lechasseur, Webmaster

Michael Lechasseur is pleased to assist SAW Video in maintaining its website.

Board of Directors

The SAW Video board of directors consists of 3-12 members, each elected for three-year terms. Elections are held annually at the members’ annual general meeting. Board members may serve consecutive terms but must stand for re-election by the membership.

Board Member Profiles

Sonia Vani

Sonia Vani, Chair

Sonia Giannina Vani, B.A., B.Ed, M.A., is an artist and communications consultant.

Sifiso Nobela

Sifiso Nkosinathi Nobela, Vice Chair

Sifiso holds an international diploma in film direction from Center for Research in Art of Film and Television in India.

Manuel Sousa

Manuel Sousa, Treasurer

Manuel Sousa is an administrative professional living in Ottawa.

Renuka Bauri

Renuka Bauri, Secretary

Renuka Bauri is the Director of Communications and Advocacy for Canadian Artists Representation / Front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC National).

Amanda Feder

Amanda Feder

Amanda has extensive experience in the Canadian film and television industry.

Byron Pascoe

Byron Pascoe

Byron practices law at Ottawa’s entertainment law boutique, Edwards PC, Creative Law ( helping creators of animated and live-action televisi

Carole O'Brien

Carole O’Brien

Carole got her start as a media arts practitioner at the Winnipeg Film Group where, and for 20+ years, she was also a member of its board of directors.

Katherine Khedni Wyatt 

Katherine Khedni Wyatt 

Katherine Khedni Wyatt is a multi-media artist working in Ottawa, Ontario.

Tina Le Moine

Tina Le Moine

Tina received a BA in Media Arts at the AKI Academy of Art & Design in Holland. Her graduation film, Texas-Diners, won second prize at the second International Video Festival Friesland.

Chris Mullington

Chris Mullington

Chris Mullington first joined SAW Video in 1982. During the rest of that decade he was one of the co-op’s most active members and was on the board of directors for several years.

Krzysztof Szychowski

Krzysztof Szychowski

Musician, composer and filmmaker Krzysztof Szychowski is an independent creative spirit and a stalwart supporter of the art of others.

Pavel Pavlov

Pavel Pavlov

Pavel Pavlov holds an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in art history and visual art from Université Laval and is carrying out post-doctoral studies at McGill University.

Board Committees

Board committees are comprised of board members, staff, general members, and sometimes also non-members with a particular interest or expertise. Committees report to the SAW Video board of directors. Members of SAW Video are encouraged to contribute to the livelihood of the organization through active participation in committees.


The communications committee guides the centre on marketing, promotions and member communications.


The human resources committee makes policy recommendations about human resources and personnel matters.


The outreach committee strives to research, create, initiate and coordinate outreach in SAW Video’ community and the video/media arts community at large.


The equipment committee identifies equipment priorities and makes recommendations about technology directions, acquisitions, and policy related to members’ access.


The programming committee makes recommendations about the organization’s artistic programming calendar and actively supports programming initiatives. It also sometimes participates in the artist selection process for initiatives such as commissioning programs, members’ screenings, and SAW Video’s annual recommendations to the Ontario Arts Council for its Exhibition Assistance grant program.


The workshop committee makes recommendations about the organization’s workshop programming.


The fundraising committee makes recommendations about annual fundraising strategies and actively participates in fundraising initiatives.


The video archiving/preservation committee makes recommendations to ensure the maintenance of SAW Video’s media archives and the preservation of artists’ work.