Board of Directors

Jenny Woods | Chair

A self-motivated professional, Jenny Woods has operated independently since 1994. A member of Belleville Chamber of Commerce, Quinte BNI and Habitat for Humanity, Jenny specializes in corporate and estate clients. Having navigated successfully through many audits, Quinte Business Accounting Services proudly produces financial statements ready for presentation to any financial institution or government department.

Dan Atkinson

Dan Atkinson, MBA, FCA | Past Chair

Queen’s B.Comm.1969,
York MBA 1973

Dan obtained Chartered Accountants designation in 1973, became a Fellow in 2000.  He was a partner in a C.A. firm in Toronto until 1989 when the lure of the Quinte area and the purchase of a 150 acre farm in Prince Edward County convinced him to move his wife, Cathy, with two daughters to Belleville. He is a retired partner at Welch & Company and was in charge of the Napanee office. Dan has served on Heritage Belleville for seven years, one year as Chair, President of the Belleville & District Chamber of Commerce in 2001, and President of the Napanee & District Chamber of Commerce in 2004

Maury Flunder | Treasurer

Biography coming soon.


Andrea Kerr | Board Member

Andrea is a Learning Support Coordinator for the Arts, Libraries, Literacy, and Technology at Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board. She supports Arts Education in Kindergarten through to Grade 12, connects classrooms to local artists, and facilitates opportunities for students to participate in gallery visits, cultural events, and performances in our community.

Andrea believes students should view and understand artistic expression from multiple perspectives and create for an audience beyond the school walls. The Arts surround us and creativity can be fostered and learned across all disciplines, so that our students will be able to value, question, generate, challenge, and extend ideas.

Andrea has worked with several organizations to co-plan student events such as the HPEDSB Bandfest, Annual Secondary Art Show at the Parrott Gallery, and the Downtown Belleville Student Art Show.  She is currently working on projects to support Indigenous arts and expression, and the use of technology to transform, document, and assess the creative process.

Lise Lindenberg | Honorary Board Member

Lise Lindenberg, a high school teacher, has been teaching Drama, Art and ESL in Belleville for 14 years. Prior to that, she operated a small family business called Porcupine Needles with her mother, sister-in-law, and her husband. Over the 17 years they were in business, they made a wide variety of hand-painted casual clothing. She has been an active member of the Belleville Theatre Guild since her own high school days, and sat on that board for 11 years in a variety of capacities. Since 1993, she has directed numerous full-length plays and musicals in the Quinte region at the Pinnacle Playhouse, at Centennial Secondary School, and for the Gleaner’s Food Bank. Lise has a strong interest in other cultures and is very excited by the lively theatre scene in Belleville and area.

Debbie McKinney | Board Member

Debbie McKinney is currently a realtor with Re/Max Quinte Brokerage Ltd since 2009. Debbie has a diverse background having lived in Europe for 3 years after studying English at Queen’s University. Debbie worked in Public Relations in Toronto and then as a freelance writer when she moved to Belleville with her family in 2005. Her knowledge and background in marketing has been a valuable asset to selling homes in Belleville and Prince Edward County.

Debbie resides in Belleville in Old East Hill with her husband Kelly and together they have four active adventure enthusiast children, Alex, Harry, Hanna and Piper. Debbie is a team player and committed to her family and to community involvement, she played adult recreational soccer for 6 years, she also coached her children in house league soccer over the years, participated in Dancing With The Stars in 2011 & 2012, has been either a volunteer or participant in The County Marathon since 2010, she was a board member for Belleville Ladies Sales and Ad Club for 3 years and serves as a proud and active board member for Pathways to Independence Foundation  since 2012.

Chris Bennett | Board Member

Chris Bennett is the owner of Art Works, an arts center, creative services and dance studio in Belleville. Chris believes in being the change, participating in it and expressing your ideas with like-minded people to work towards making change happen.  For him, this is much more than an overstatement, as he uses his passion for creating enticing mammoth murals. An art form that emerges with the atypical medium of spray-paint, but for him this brings his work to life, and gets all types of individuals talking.

Heather Cockerline | Board Member

Bio coming soon.

Rheya Dutkiewicz | Student Representative

Rheya is actively involved in the arts community both at Eastside Secondary School and the local community. Her involvement with the performing arts began in 2010, and since then she has continued performing in plays, musicals and at improv competitions. In addition to her love of performing arts, she has found a passion for playing a variety of musical instruments including piano and trumpet, and also has performed with vocals over a span of six years. She now has the opportunity not only to be actively organizing events at Eastside Secondary School but also to sit on the Board of Directors with the Quinte Arts Council. She is eager to plan events within the community that involve other students in the local arts. Rheya looks forward to the exciting expansion and ever-changing future of the arts in Belleville.