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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. 2020 will be a transition year as three Board members will begin their terms following the in July 2020 and the President elect will begin in the January following the annual elections. The President, Treasurer, and Director-at-Large (1 & 3) are elected in even years; the Vice-President, Secretary, and Director-at-Large (2) are elected in odd years.


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

For a list of past Board of Directors, please view the Past Board of Directors PDF document.

2020 - 2021 Board of Directors

President: Loryl MacDonald

Loryl MacDonald is the Associate Chief Librarian for Special Collections and the Director of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at the University of Toronto. Loryl started her career in archives in 1997 and was appointed University of Toronto Archivist in 2012. She has been an active and influential member of the archival community, holding numerous positions, including the president of the Toronto Area Archivists Group and vice-president and president of the Archives Association of Ontario. Loryl has served on several committees at the provincial and national level, was an organizer of the 2014 Canadian Archives Summit, and continues to lecture on legal issues at the University of Toronto iSchool. Loryl has served as the ACA President (2011-2014) and will complete her current term at the end of 2020. 

President Elect: Erica Hernandez-Read

Erica Hernandez-Read has been an archivist with the Northern BC Archives and Special Collections at the University of Northern British Columbia since 2006. She earned both her BA in Anthropology and her Master's degree in Archival Studies from UBC and has spent the last 20 years working in the fields of archives and artifactual collections management. Erica advocates for a participatory and community-archiving approach to knowledge building. She is the co-Chair of the Response to the Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Taskforce of the Steering      Committee on Canada's Archives, and a member of the Indiginization Program Steering        Committee.

Vice President: Rebecka Sheffield

Rebecka Sheffield is an information professional working in the Ontario Public Service at the Archives of Ontario. She researches and advises in the areas of recordkeeping, archives, cultural heritage, and LGBTQ2+ histories. Rebecka earned a BA at the University of Saskatchewan and an MIST and PhD at the University of Toronto. She had published articles in Archivaria, American Archivist, Radical History Review,  Library Trends, and Papers/Cahiers. Her recent book, Documenting Rebellions: A Study of Four Lesbian and Gay Archives in Queer Times, is focused on the ways in which community archives are extensions of the complex socio-political and economic contexts of the communities they serve. She has chaired the ACA’s strategic planning task force, the Equity Task Force and the Governance Committee. 

Jane MorrisonSecretary: Jane Morrison

Jane Morrison been a member of the ACA since 2005 and served as a member of the conference host team and program team twice. She is currently Associate University Archivist at the University of Victoria, where she has worked since 2005. Jane brings considerable leadership experience as a strategic planner and committee lead with both the national and provincial associations. She has held positions with AABC, including President, Vice-President, Secretary and Member-at-Large. Jane has been a principle leader in the ACA’s own strategic planning process and worked closely with the Membership and Outreach Committees.

Treasurer: Andrea McCutcheon

Andrea McCutcheon works as an Archivist at the University of Toronto Archives and Records Management Services where she oversees the institution's records management program, acquires the school’s archival administrative records, and facilitates research access to the University of Toronto Archives. She has over ten years of experience working with corporate records in public and private institutions, and hold a Master of Information from the University of Toronto Faculty of Information (2011).

Director-at-Large: Andrew Chernevych 

Andrew Chernevych is an Archivist at the Galt Museum & Archives in Lethbridge, Alberta. Prior to the Galt, he had worked as a contract archivist at the Provincial Archives of Alberta and was employed by the City of Wetaskiwin Archives. His holds an MA in History from the Central European University (CEU) and an MA in Folklore from the University of Alberta. Andrew has served on the Governance Committee since 2019. Over the last fifteen years, Andrew Chernevych has been involved with the Archives Society of Alberta (ASA), serving on various committees and currently finishing his term as ASA President.

Director-at-Large: Gillian Dunks

Gillian Dunks is Archives Arrangement and Description Librarian at McMaster University Library’s William Ready Division of Archives and Research Collections, where she has worked since 2018. She holds a Master of Arts in English Literature and a Master of Archival Studies, both from the University of British Columbia. She previously served on the ACA’s Education Committee and was on the executive team of the ACA student chapter at UBC. 

Director-at-Large: Jeremy Heil

Jeremy Heil has been the Digital and Private Records Archivist at Queen’s University Archives since 2001. He holds a Master of Archival Studies degree from the University of British Columbia and a B.A. (Honours) in History and Visual Arts from Brock University. Prior to working at Queen’s, he was employed as an archivist with the Chung Collection in Vancouver, and in the Private Records Section of the Provincial Archives of Alberta. He is former president of the Archives Association of Ontario, and has served on numerous committees         locally, provincially and nationally over the years.


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