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ACA Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the legal authority for the Association of Canadian Archivists. The members of the Board act in a position of trust for the community and is responsible for the effective governance of the organization. The ACA Board includes a minimum of 6 members, including:

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Director-at-Large (1)
  • Director-at-Large (2)
  • Director-at-Large (3)

Each elected Board members serves a two-year term. In 2020 the elections were staggered. The President, Treasurer, and Director-at-Large (1 & 3) are elected in even years (2024, 2026, 2028); and the Vice-President, Secretary, and Director-at-Large (2) are elected in odd years (2025, 2027, 2029).

For a full list of Board positions and descriptions, see here.

2024 - 2025 Board of Directors

President: Anna Gibson Hollow

Anna Gibson Hollow is the University Archivist for the University of Alberta Archives. Prior to joining the University Archives in 2019, Anna spent six years as the Director of Advancement Records and Advancement FOIP Liaison Officer at the University of Alberta. Anna has 20 years of experience working in the field of information management and has worked in a variety of private and public sector organizations including the Provincial Archives of Alberta.

Anna has served on the ACA in various capacities. Most recently she served as Vice President of the ACA Board from 2021-2023, during which time she oversaw the development of the ACA Strategic Framework 2023-2026. Anna also served as the Chair of the Government Records Special Interest Session, Chair of the Code of Conduct sub-committee, and is the Chair of the ACA 2024 Conference Host Team. She has also volunteered for a variety of organizations in her community, with a particular focus on organizations that help women starting new careers.

Anna has a Bachelor of Arts degree with distinction and an Information Access and Protection of Privacy certificate from the University of Alberta and a Masters of Archival Studies degree from the University of British Columbia.

Vice President: Angela Fornelli

Angela Fornelli has been an archivist since 2007, beginning first as the Archives Assistant and working her way to City Archivist with the City of Wetaskiwin in Alberta. Throughout her career she has worked in Alberta, Yukon Territory, Saskatchewan, and Ontario as a working archivist in both private and government archives. She was briefly on the board of the Archives Society of Alberta as Treasurer and has been an active member on various committees with the ACA.

Currently she is the Co-Chair of the Municipal Archives Special Interest Section and is a member of the Conference Planning Committee. Through her work and from being a Co-Chair and working for various levels of government she has garnered an understanding of and experience in managing and leading teams, parliamentary proceedings, as well as Board governance, finance, and leading programs. She obtained her MSc in Archives and Records Management (International) through the University of Dundee in 2015.

She is a firm believer in supporting members through learning opportunities, career development, and in continuing to build an active and engaged membership. Angela is currently the Manager of Corporate Records and Archival Services as well as the Municipal Archivist for the City of Kawartha Lakes in Ontario.  

Secretary: Alexandra Mills

Alexandra Mills (she/her) is the Special Collections Archivist at Concordia University Library, located on the unceded Indigenous lands of the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation in Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal. She holds a Master of Library and Information Studies, with a specialization in archives, from the School of Information Studies at McGill University (2013) and a Master of Arts in art history from Concordia University (2010). Alexandra served on the Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA) Professional Development from 2017 to 2021 and has been a member of the Governance Committee since 2022. Currently, Alexandra is the Board liaison for the Membership committee. She began her term on the ACA Board of Directors as Secretary in July 2023.

Treasurer: Kyle Pugh

Kyle Pugh is the Ontario Regional Councils Archivist at the United Church of Canada. Prior to joining the United Church Archives, he worked as the Archives Processing Librarian at McMaster University Library, an Assistant Archivist at the Wellington County Museum and Archives, and an Intern at the University of Toronto's Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library. He holds a Master of Information from the University of Toronto (2021), and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History from Trent University (2019).

Kyle is the Chair for the Financial Review Committee and the ACA Foundation. He is a Board Liaison to the Conference Planning Committee, and also sits on the ACA Membership Committee, where he is a coordinator for the Mentorship Program.

Director-at-Large: John Richan

John Richan is the Digital Archivist at the Concordia University Records Management and Archives department in Montreal, Quebec. As part of his role at Concordia, John oversees the digital preservation program and activities linked to the Digital Preservation Lab.

 John has over 15 years’ experience working at three different Canadian university archives in various roles. He obtained his MLIS degree (Archives Specialization) from the McGill School of Information Studies in 2014. John currently acts as the Board liaison to the ACA Student Chapters as well as being involved with the on-going ACA website renewal project. Since 2022, he has also sat on the Board of Directors for the ACA Foundation.

Director-at-Large: Amanda Oliver

Amanda Oliver (she/her) is the Head, Archives and Special Collections at Wilfrid Laurier University, located on the Haldimand tract, the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishnaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples. She holds a Master of Library and Information Studies, with a concentration in archives, from McGill University and a Master of Arts in Preventive Conservation from Northumbria University. Amanda served on the ACA’s Professional Development Committee from 2017-2021 and the Program Team from 2018-2021.

Director-at-Large: Adam Williamson

Adam Williamson first visited an archive as a curious undergraduate student picking through dusty records in the damp, cellar room of a local Niagara church. Holding the century old records stuck with him and led him to pursue a Master of Information in archives and record management at the University of Toronto’s iSchool. During his time as a student working in the information management team at the National Research Council Adam participated in several network events and the Federal Youth Network Program. In 2023 he was warmly welcomed into the wider ACA community during the most recent annual conference held in PEI where he met many wonderful Canadian archivists. As he nears the completion of his master’s degree, Adam is looking to contribute and connect with ACA members past and present as he continues his career as an emerging professional in the archivist field.

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