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Sally Lee, Executive Director

As an active member of Toronto’s arts community, Sally brings to CARFAC Ontario over 25 years of experience as an arts administrator. She has held management and leadership positions at a broad range of not-for-profit organizations, including the Toronto International Film Festival, Soulpepper Theatre Company, Artists for Peace and Justice Canada, Samara Canada, and the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, where she was Executive Director. She has also worked at artist-run centres such as the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto, and served on the Board of Directors at the Images Festival. She currently sits on the Advocacy Committee of the Toronto Arts Council, the Board of Wavelength Music, and the Advisory Board of Reel Asian. Sally has a BA from the University of Toronto, where she majored in Philosophy and Literary Studies. 

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Victoria Glizer, Operations Manager

Victoria Glizer graduated from the University of Toronto where she completed her BA in Arts Management. She was born in Russia and came to Canada in 2007. She is currently working as the Membership Manager at CARFAC Ontario and has been with the organization in different capacities for the last 5 years. Victoria is a practicing visual artist, exploring line, texture and storytelling with painting, drawing and mixed media. Victoria is also a part-time Program Assistant with Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario (CPAMO). CPAMO seeks to open opportunities for Aboriginal and ethno-racial professionals and organizations to build capacity through access and working relationships with cultural institutions across Ontario. Victoria is considering pursuing further academic credentials or becoming a Paralegal.

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Venessa Harris, Membership & Communications Coordinator

Venessa Harris graduated from the University of Toronto Scarborough in 2015 with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Arts Management, Theatre & Performance Studies, and Media Studies. She has held many arts administration roles, such as marketing/social media, volunteer management, front of house, sponsorship coordination, bookkeeping, development/fundraising, and sales. Venessa has worked with multiple arts organizations in Toronto, including Young Associates, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Studio 180 Theatre, Angelwalk Theatre, The Canadian Stage Company, Toronto International Film Festival, Hot Docs, MusiCounts, ARTSIDEOUT, Doris McCarthy Gallery, and Arts & Events Programming at UTSC. In addition to her role at CARFAC, Venessa is also pursuing certificates in Accounting at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies, writing a research book about rape culture in North America, and producing a podcast which debuts in early 2017.

Elissa Pendergast, Administrative Assistant

Elissa Pendergast is a self-taught textile artist, occasional performer and lover of the arts.  With over 6 years’ working and over 15 years’ volunteering in various non-profits, she brings great enthusiasm and varying skill sets to CARFAC Ontario.  Her past includes helping out with Nuit Blanche Toronto, The MakeHouse in Victoria, BC, and The Forest City Gallery and the London Fringe Festival in London, ON.

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