Art gallery of mississauga

Board of Directors

Lisa Browne

Lisa Browne – President,
Public Advisory Committee Member

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Lisa is a 30+ year sales and marketing executive in the consumer packaged goods industry. She uses her business background to creatively tell stories that are fact-based and drive positive change. In her career, she is known as an effective coach, leader, and team player with a strategic focus. Lisa is a relationship builder who values integrity and inclusivity. She is involved in Special Olympics, volunteering as a Scorekeeper and Coach for the Mississauga Royals softball team, as well as a Coach and Council Committee Representative for the Mississauga Rocks curling team. Her pastimes include drawing and painting, theatre, sailing, nature walks, and travel. Born in Mississauga, Lisa grew up in Montreal, where she learned to appreciate different cultures and art in all forms. She moved back to Mississauga 20 years ago where she currently lives with her two adult children.

Leslie Silvestri

Carlos Herrera – Vice President

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Carlos is an Entrepreneur and the Founder of By Carlos Herrera brand, a luxury fashion and inter-disciplinary Canadian design studio that is internationally renowned. He is the founder of the annual live entertainment and virtual events under the umbrella of Davinci: his influence on the modern creative mind series. He achieved a degree in architecture from Mexico City in 1998, as well as Management of Fashion and Luxury Companies, Bocconi University, Milan Italy, 2015, and Studies of Psychology authorized by the University of Toronto, 2017. Carlos is a gifted international award-winning contemporary multidisciplinary artist, sculptor, muralist, designer, and filmmaker.  A Polymath, Carlos is a public speaker bringing awareness to the struggles of anxieties and depression of those with a gifted intellectual portfolio. He is a dedicated Philanthropist who has donated various pieces to charity. He is recognized on behalf by her majesty the Queen of England as one of the most promising businesses in Ontario (2015). Carlos Herrera is honored to be part of a collaboration Canadian team for winning a worldwide bronze medal during the Cannes Lions awards, Cannes, France, 2019. Carlos is a proud resident of Mississauga and together with his wife Ruth (award winning resilience researcher)  raise their daughter who is also an award winning visual artist at 12 years old.

Leslie Silvestri

Anthony Pizzonia – Treasurer

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Mr. Pizzonia is a highly accomplished executive who brings over 25 years of experience in various operating, financing, and business development roles within the private and public sectors. He has a demonstrated ability to manage financial and operational challenges. Anthony is currently VP of Finance at GS1 Canada, a neutral not-for-profit organization that develops and maintains global standards. As CFO for 18 years and eventually CEO, he led a small entrepreneurial company to IPO and later to become one of the largest security companies in North America with over 280 employees serving over 146,000 organically grown subscribers in Canada and the US. Mr. Pizzonia is a CPA, CMA and holds an Honours Bachelor of Administrative Studies degree from York University.

Mary

Mary Miskic – Secretary

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Mary is a dedicated community volunteer who lends her experience to a multitude of festivals and organizations. In addition to serving as Secretary of the Board for the AGM, she has severed on the Boards of The Small Arms Society, Fashion Circuit Series and the Southside Shuffle Blues & Jazz Festival in Port Credit. Mary works in the film industry, as an HR professional since 2005 and previously as a Financial Analyst with Imperial Oil for 21 years. Her administrative, business skills and attention to detail are an asset to the AGM.

For her abundance of volunteerism for many Mississauga-based organizations, and the numerous boards, committees, and fundraising activities that have benefited from Mary’s experience, knowledge, and dedicated contributions, Mary Miskic was awarded a Marty by the Mississauga Arts Council. She was the recipient of the Hazel McCallion Volunteer of the Year Award in 2021.

Silvia Gualtieri

Deta Constantine – Director

Human Resources Specialist

Deta is a unique people leader who brings years of experience in human resource management, as well as great instincts on what it takes to nurture a culture that empowers the passions and talents of people. She is the vice president of Human Resources and organizational effectiveness at Real Matters since 2008. Prior to this, she has served as director of human resources and administration at ASECO integrated systems for eight years. Her strengths include strategic organizational effectiveness planning, workplace planning, legislative preparedness and talent management. Deta is dedicated to the arts and has served as a member of Mississauga Arts Council for over 10 years. She is also a member of Sammy’s Clown troop, where she does work for children with special needs and in hospitals. She takes pride in her work as a strategic thought leader, contributing to the overall direction of growing an organization.

Leslie Silvestri

Patti Jannetta Baker – Director

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Singer, Actor, Composer, Creator, Patti’s life has been immersed in the arts since performing as a teen actress in the LA/Vegas production of Jesus Christ Superstar.  Highlights include touring North America, Europe, and Asia to promote three albums, and music videos and starring in her own CTV special. Juno nominated Patti wrote and recorded with legends enjoying Top 10 and Top 20 hits, a Diamond Record for the co-write Tell Me You Love Me and produced Memories of Louis Jannetta & The Imperial Room, an original work, that opened to sold-out enthusiastic crowds. A founding Director of award-winning non-profit festivals including the MWF, SING! TO Vocal Arts Festival and Mississauga Italfest, she passionately supports emerging artists and through efforts as President of C.A.A.M.A., works to provide members with free educational programming and non-commercial showcase opportunities, locally and internationally. Awards include the Queens Golden Jubilee Medal, Laurie Pallett Patron of the Arts, Canadian Recording Legacy, Ontario’s Leading Women Building Communities, Brilliant Minded Women and in 2020 Patti received a star on the Mississauga Music Walk of Fame. Always an avid community and arts supporter she is a member of the Mississauga Arts Council and Heritage Mississauga. As President of JANTA Entertainment Group and Co-owner of Music Makes Miracles Inc. Patti brings to the AGM, experience, and a background of successful, distinctive events for non-profits and charities including, Sick Kids Herbie Fund, Canadian Wildlife Federation and Regent Park School of Music, by fundraising through the gift of music. She looks forward to sharing ideas and working with the AGM team to create new initiatives.

Shelley Jarrett

Shelley Jarrett – Director, Public Advisory Committee Member

Shelley has a degree in Social Work, She has worked with women and supported them in various ways over the past three decades. Shelley is the founder and Publisher of SMJ Magazine, an Image, lifestyle and business online publication, missioned to become the voice of young professionals and entrepreneurs in Canada and the world at large. She has won many awards. Shelley has been a Keynote speaker in Ottawa at the “Women in the Media” event for the Network of Black Business and Professional women. Shelley has completed her debut feature documentary “W’at Abowt Us” featuring stories of eight women from diverse cultural backgrounds telling their stories of truth and their own experiences of abuse and sexual assault. She is the co-author of the bestselling book, “Transforming Lives: One Story At A Time”. A strong advocate for empowering women, Shelley believes in community and giving back, and is proud to contribute to the AGM’s public advisory committee. Shelley brings her contemporary artistic flare to the Art Gallery of Mississauga.

Henna Mazzocco

Henna Mazzocco – Director

Henna brings over 18 years of marketing, sales, communications and operations experience with well-known industry leaders in finance, technology, residential development, construction and manufacturing. Henna is currently in the land development industry involved in multiple marketing projects across Peel and Halton region. From executing high-profile events to managing multiple teams, her wide breadth of experience and creative eye compliments her personal artist interests.

Growing up in Niagara Falls as a first generation Canadian, Henna’s father made his livelihood as a local artist, photographer and small business owner. Supporting the family business and often an eager assistant to her father’s artist pursuits, Henna understands the lived experience of a career artist. Calling Mississauga her home for over a decade, Henna is excited to share her passion for nurturing arts and culture in our community with Art Gallery of Mississauga and to positively contribute to Mississauga’s thriving art scene. In her spare time Henna enjoys photography, writing and painting.   

Henna Mazzocco

Racquel Lindsay – Director

Racquel Lindsay is an economist and a game theorist. She has taught at several universities in a variety of economic disciplines. As an educator, she believes in the importance of ongoing learning and strongly asserts that everyone, regardless of age, ethnicity, and background, has something valuable to contribute to conversations and community forums. She particularly values the contributions of our wise elders, and the contagious enthusiasm of our spirited youth.

Her volunteer involvement includes: The United Way, UNICEF, Save the Children, the United Nations, the Children’s Aid Society, and the Covenant House. Hence, she is acquainted with a host of non-profit organizations, and aware of ongoing domestic and global social injustices, including anti-oppression policies and equity concerns. In addition, helping others has familiarized her with some of the less accredited requirements of volunteering, such as discretion, tact, and resourcefulness.

Racquel is also a writer, editor, and artist. She is of the opinion that creativity is a gift housed in all of us. Racquel has been a supporter of the arts and the AGM for a considerable amount of time, and looks forward to continuing to contribute to the city of Mississauga in the coming years.

Ron Starr

Director, Culture Division – Ex Officio

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Thursdays: 10am - 8pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12pm – 4pm
Monday & Holidays: Closed

 

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The Art Gallery of Mississauga is a guest upon the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This ancient land is part of the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and the traditional homelands of the Anishinaabe, Wendat, and Haudenosaunee nations.