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STAFF & BOARD
East End Arts Team

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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Nikki Cajucom

Program Manager

She/Her/Siya Nikki Cajucom is a community-builder and multi-disciplinary storyteller who loves to dream, dance, and dabble. Her engagement with the arts spans overlapping sectors and has taken on a variety…

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Chelsea Virginia

Communications Manager

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

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Tyler Andrews

Office & Outreach Coordinator

He/They Tyler Andrews is a young, emerging arts administrator who has been engaged across multiple creative organizations and groups in both Toronto and the GTA at large. The New Torontonian…

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Kimberley Dewing

Communications & Marketing Assistant

She/Her; They/Them Kimberley is a multidisciplinary artist and writer who finds inspiration in Toronto’s local plant life and vibrant neighbourhoods. She moved to the city in 2012 to attend OCADu,…

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Alex Milne

Program Assistant

She/Her Alex, originally from Kitchener ON, and has always had an intense love for the arts. She grew up drawing on napkins with her grandad, admiring the murals done by…

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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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