Ninette Gyorody has been OMAH’s Executive Director since 2013. Ninette has a BFA and a MA from York University and has been a curator, educator and administrator in museums and galleries since 2002. She is a professor at Fanshawe College in the Faculty of Creative Industries teaching art history online.
Monica received her Bachelor of Arts from McMaster University and went on to receive a certificate in Corporate Communications and Public Relations from Centennial College. After working in administration in Toronto for a few years, she now calls Orillia home.
Lynn Fisher graduated from Brock University, with a degree in adult education and has several years of experience successfully raising funds for community organizations that have included Georgian College, Couchiching Jubilee House, Orillia and District Arts Council, Barrie Area Native Advisory Circle, Orillia Native Women’s Group and Edgar Community Hall. Lynn is an avid quiltmaker and has recently delved into the art of creating artisan soaps. It is important to Lynn to contribute to, and be involved in, community.
Art Programming Coordinator
Tanya Cunnington is an artist and curator. She received her associate’s degree from Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD), majoring in drawing and painting, and studying in Florence, Italy, through its off-
campus program. She exhibits regionally and in Toronto. She was the owner/director of Lee Contemporary Art, an independent art gallery, before joining the OMAH team.
History Programming Coordinator
Lindsay graduated from Brock University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Classical History. She later completed a certificate in Cultural Heritage Conservation Management at Fleming College,
including an internship at The Rooms in St. Johns, Newfoundland.
Mikenna is currently pursuing a history degree at York University and is expected to graduate in 2025. She joined as a summer student, working as Social Media Manager and was pleased to stay on as a permanent staff member. Mikenna enjoys reading, sewing and all sorts of crafting.
TUESDAY: 11 AM - 4 PM
WEDNESDAY: 11 AM - 4 PM
THURSDAY: 11 AM - 7 PM
FRIDAY: 11 AM - 4 PM
SATURDAY: 11 AM - 4 PM
The Orillia Museum of Art & History is located on the traditional territory of the Anishnaabeg. The Anishinaabeg include the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Pottawatomi nations, collectively known as the Three Fires Confederacy. We respect and observe the long and enduring presence of Indigenous Peoples – First Nations, Metis and Inuit – on this land. Their teachings and stewardship, culture and way of life have shaped our City’s unique identity.
In acknowledging that we occupy colonized Indigenous territories, and out of respect for the rights of Indigenous people, we accept our collective responsibility to recognize our colonial histories as well as their present-day manifestations in order to honour, protect, and sustain this land.