CORPUS' Board of Directors
Director of Original Programming, Corus Television
Corus Entertainment Inc.
As Director of Original Programming at Corus Television, Jamie Piekarz has played an integral role in the creation, development and production of a variety of programs including: Mike the Knight, Babar and the Adventures of Badou, My Friend Rabbit, 4 Square, and Ask Me. Some of her production executive credits include: Mr. Young, How to Be Indie, My Big Big Friend, Toopy and Binoo, The Cat in the Hat Knows About That!, and Franklin, among others.
Since joining the Corus family, Piekarz has been involved with all aspects that touch original production for YTV and Treehouse, including marketing, live productions and digital media.
As a graduate of the Masters program in Educational Technology at Concordia University, Piekarz has strong knowledge of how to reach young people effectively. Her experience as an educational consultant and evaluator of educational programs for schools nationwide has also given her an in-depth understanding of children’s education.
Piekarz sits as the President of the board for CORPUS Dance Projects, is co-chair of the Juno Award's "Best Children's Album" steering committee, and regularly volunteers for international development projects overseas.
Kate is a lawyer with Entertainment One, Canada's largest independent film and television production studio and distributor. She practices in the television department and deals with all aspects of production, including talent agreements, broadcast licence agreements and financing. Prior to practicing entertainment law, Kate worked at Fasken Martineau LLP after graduating from the University of Toronto. Kate grew up in Peterborough, Ontario, where she attended an arts high school and danced competitively in all forms of dance. She was also actively involved in community theatre and has since been a strong supporter of dance and the performing arts. Kate joined the CORPUS Board at the beginning of 2011.
ARLENE STINCHCOMBE has been an arts education professional for nearly three decades – at Young People’s Theatre, Treehouse TV, YTV, and Nelvana Studios where “The Backyardigans” won an Emmy award. But her heart beats most passionately to theatre and live performance. Her several hats include education outreach, publicity, and fundraising at Young People’s Theatre, regional theatres in Ontario, and currently at the Elgin Military Museum in St. Thomas as education programmer. Arlene is a proud board member of the uniquely talented, endlessly entertaining and whimsical CORPUS.
Jeremy "Boomer" Stacey is the founding Executive Director of IPAY - International Performing Arts for Youth based in Philadelphia, PA. Boomer is currently also working as the Professional Development Manager at Professional Association of Canadian Theatres in Toronto (PACT) and Presenting Artistic Director for Pennsylvania Performing Arts for Young Audiences (PAPAYA) in Philadelphia. Prior to this, Boomer served as Artistic Director of HarbourKIDS—Arts & Culture for Young People at Harbourfront Centre, Canada's leading contemporary arts centre, in Toronto, a position that evolved from his role as Artistic Director of the renowned Milk International Children's Festival of the Arts. He is often asked to consult on festivals, special events and programming for young people as well as speaking on many international panels. Boomer currently resides just outside of Toronto with his wife, two kids (boy and a girl), dog and cat.