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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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East End Arts Board of Directors

Carissa Ainslie

Connections Gallery/Alternative Photo Services

Carissa Ainslie, Carissa (she/her) completed her Bachelor of Design from OCAD University in 2014. Living and working in the east end, she is a member of the Feminist Art Collective.…

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Dave Carey

The Bentway

Dave Carey is a park person, a film-lover, and a Toronto-phile. As Director of Development at The Bentway Conservancy, Dave is helping to re-imagine the forgotten lands under the Gardiner…

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Melanie Fernandez

Centennial College

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 community-engaged intersectional practices.…

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Kasturi Ghoshal

Alterna Savings

Kasturi has been in the financial services industry for over 33 years. Kasturi was a Senior Branch Manager with one of the big five banks for over 12 years and…

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Heather Kelly

HKC Marketing/The Royal Conservatory

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 director of the…

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Robin Sokoloski

Playwrights Guild of Canada

Robin Sokoloski has been the Executive Director of Playwrights Guild of Canada (PGC) since April 2010 and is a founding member of the Mass Culture/ Mobilisation Culturelle Initiative ( As…

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Peter Venetas

Independant Consultant

Peter Venetas is an independent real estate consultant advising developers, arts organizations, and community groups. Trained as an urban planner, Peter has had the fortune of managing some of Toronto’s…

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