The Unison Benevolent Fund, a charitable foundation that provides provides counselling and emergency relief to members of the Canadian music community in moments of crisis, announced the election of Bernie Breen Management President Bernie Breen as Chair of the Board.
The Unison Fund also elected four new board members and announced several changes to its senior leadership.
Newly elected board members include Candian singer-songwriter and actor Jully Black, music journalist Erin Ashley Lowers, Pandyamonium Management’s Sandy Pandya, and industry veteran Mark Watts, who recently served as a program consultant for the Ontario Music Office/Ontario Creates.
The new board members will assume seats vacated by departing board members Jesse Kumagai, Dan Fraser, Ralph James, and Melissa Bubb-Clarke.
“I look forward to working with the new members of our Board,” says Executive Director, Amanda Power, “Each individual brings diverse knowledge of the Canadian music industry to the table. Their commitment to the organization will assist Unison in its continued growth, so that we can continue to be there for the Canadian music community in times of crisis.”
The new appointments take effect immediately.
Bernie Breen, Chair
Andy Maize, Vice Chair
Brian Huston, Treasurer
Charlotte Thompson, Secretary Treasurer
Erin Ashley Lowers