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.
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 Coordinator
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.
Naia Wang, Administrative Intern
Naia Wang is completing a post graduate program in Arts Administration and Cultural Management at Humber College. She has a degree in graphic design and has experience designing historical exhibitions. On weekends you can find her volunteering at the Textile Museum of Canada. Naia is also an emerging artist trained in classical academic techniques and works primarily in oil painting. She has also participated in organizing gallery shows over the last few years.