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East End Arts Team
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Shana Hillman

Executive Director

She/Her Shana Hillman is an arts manager with over 20 years’ experience in community outreach, evaluation, government relations and program development. She joined East End Arts in early 2017 with…

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Adam Barrett

Program Coordinator

He/Him Adam is a playwright, performer, producer, and projection designer with 15 years of professional experience in Toronto theatre. Recent highlights include producing “The Campfire Project” by Shadowland Theatre (summer…

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Chelsea Cameron-Fikis

Communications Manager

She/Her Chelsea was born and raised on the shores of Lake Superior (Thunder Bay, ON), and has always had a passion for capturing the world around her, and sharing unique…

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Cecilia Chan

Communications & Marketing Intern

She/Her Cecilia was born in Hong Kong and moved to Toronto when she was nearly 3 years old. Since then, her passion for the arts and desire to be immersed…

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East End Arts Board of Directors

Carissa Ainslie

Arts Administration

Carissa Ainslie, Board Secretary of East End Arts She/Her Carissa is a Queer maker, writer, community arts organizer and graduate of OCAD University’s Material Art and Design: Fibre program. She…

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Dave Carey

The Bentway

Dave Carey, Board President of East End Arts He/Him Dave is a park person, a film-lover, and a Toronto-phile. As Director of Development at The Bentway Conservancy, Dave is helping…

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Tura Cousins Wilson

Studio of Contemporary Architecture

Tura Cousins Wilson He/Him Tura is an architect who lives and works in the east end. He is the co-founder of the Studio of Contemporary Architecture (SOCA), an architecture and urban design…

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Melanie Fernandez

Centennial College

Melanie Fernandez She/Her Melanie Fernandez has over 25 years of leadership experience in the arts and cultural sectors with a focus on exploring innovative frameworks for producing and learning through…

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Kasturi Ghoshal

Alterna Savings

Kasturi Ghoshal, Board Treasurer of East End Arts She/Her Kasturi has been in the financial services industry for over 33 years. Kasturi was a Senior Branch Manager with one of…

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Heather Kelly

HKC Marketing/The Royal Conservatory

Heather Kelly She/Her Heather L. Kelly is an award-winning marketing professional with a twenty-five-year history of creating success for some of Toronto’s most significant cultural organizations. Heather is the founder and…

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Peter Venetas

Independant Consultant

Peter Venetas, Board Vice President of East End Arts He/Him Peter Venetas is an independent real estate consultant advising developers, arts organizations, and community groups. Trained as an urban planner,…

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