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Sally Lee, Executive Director

Sally Lee has worked at not-for-profit arts organizations representing a wide range of disciplines for over 25 years. Prior to joining CARFAC Ontario as Executive Director in 2015, Sally held management and leadership positions at the Toronto International Film Festival, Soulpepper Theatre Company, and the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, where she served as Executive Director. Other groups where she has worked or volunteered include the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto, the Images Festival, the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre, Artists for Peace and Justice Canada, Samara Canada, Pan Am Path, BorderLines Magazine and the Women’s Press. She is a Fellow of the 2016 TAC Cultural Leaders Lab and currently serves on the boards of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival and Wavelength Music. She is also a member of the Visual Arts and Media Arts Committee of the Toronto Arts Council, the Advocacy Network of the Toronto Arts Foundation, the Advisory Board of Reel Asian, and the Nominating Committee of Access Copyright. She has also participated in the production of several independent films and music videos. An active member of Toronto’s independent music community since the early 90s, Sally currently plays bass and sings in the band Long Branch. 

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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 Operations Manager at CARFAC Ontario and has been with the organization in different capacities for the last 8 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 Indigenous and racialized professionals and organizations to build capacity through access and working relationships with cultural institutions across Ontario. Victoria is currently enrolled in the Public Policy and Administration Masters Program at Ryerson University. 

Elissa Pendergast, Membership & Communications Manager

Elissa Pendergast is a self-taught textile artist, occasional performer and lover of the arts.  With over 8 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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