Julia Johnston was born and raised in our vibrant city and first joined the Board in 2007, following a student internship with the Ottawa Arts Council, while completing a B.A. Hon. in Theatre and Arts Administration. Julia's commitment to philanthropy started during early high school; volunteering for various charitable and arts organizations has always played an important role in her life. Professionally, Julia has acquired experience in administration, sales, retail and people management. Julia is now a busy Real Estate Agent who celebrates her passion for local arts through her role as Board Chair, participation on various sub committees and getting out to experience and support our local talent.