Charlie Wall-Andrews

Executive Director

Charlie Wall-Andrews (MBA, MA, BA, CCIP) is a leader committed to continuous professional development. She completed the Association of Fundraising Professional’s inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship in Philanthropy program, and is a graduate of the Banff Centre’s Cultural Leadership program. She completed her Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Ivey Business School, Master of Arts (MA) at York University, and Bachelor of Arts (BA) at Laurentian University. Commended for exceptional work, Charlie has been the recipient of many awards, including: the Top 30 Under 30 award from Corporate Knights, the Vital People award from the Toronto Foundation, the Alumni Leadership Award from her alma mater, and the Social Science Award from the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations. In 2019, she was appointed as a Legacy Fellow by the Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship Program. Charlie sits on the Board of Directors of WorkInCulture and the TELUS Community Investment Board, and is the inaugural Vice-Chair of Music Canada’s Advisory Council. Previously, she has been a board member of Choral Canada, Laurentian University, Independent Living, and other not-for-profit organizations.

Julien Boumard Coallier

Administrator of Programs

As a graduate in communications studies whose Master’s thesis was on the practices of vinyl, Julien’s passion for music led him to explore every corner of the industry. Whether it’s through his academic research, his work for various cultural and musical media outlets or his stint working for a record label, Julien has honed his professional skills and developed a wide network of contacts. Now active as SOCAN Foundation’s grant program’s manager, this role allows Julien to fully exploit his communication, interpersonal and marketing skills to simplify the granting process, promote music and its creators and implement the organization’s strategic vision.

Meryl Gosch

Program & Development Coordinator

A recent graduate from University of Toronto’s Arts Management program, Meryl recently joined the SOCAN Foundation team as a Program & Development Coordinator to introduce and enhance programming available to music artists in Canada. With a background in dance and experience from coast to coast, she has been exposed to a broad range of music styles, making it a strong influence in her life. Years in forward-facing roles in hospitality and event planning industries have given her an appreciation for the value of good customer service and relationship building. When she’s not out seeking the unique stories of music artists, she can be found traveling, gallery-hopping or cooking for friends and family.

Dixie Ota

Operational Assistant

Dixie Ota has extensive experience with administrative responsibilities. She joined Socan Foundation in 2019 working as an Operational Assistant. In this position, she works closely with the Foundation staff supporting diverse projects, scheduling, correspondence, and note taking at meetings. Dixie believes, to be outstanding in administrative work, one needs to be organized, proficient with computer knowledge, and possess positive communication skills. Her motto is “Never do to others what you would not like them to do to you.” – Confucius