Via OCAD University website:
"Melanie Fernandez, BSc, MEd, is currently Manager of Community and Education Programmes at Harbourfront Centre. For six years she worked as Community Arts Officer at the Ontario Arts Council. During this time, Melanie led a comprehensive policy review of community arts in the province that resulted in new definitions, directions and programs. Following this position Melanie was Head of Education at the Art Gallery of Ontario. In addition, she currently teaches a course in community arts at the Ontario College of Art & Design and has written extensively in the areas of cultural diversity and cultural production, aboriginal cultural production and community arts. Melanie has served on numerous Boards and advisory committees including: Cultural Pluralism in the Arts, Community Arts Ontario, A Space Gallery, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Art Starts Neighbourhood Cultural Centre and the Canadian Commission of UNESCO."