Art gallery of mississauga

Board of Directors


Lisa Browne – President,
Public Advisory Committee Member


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.

Sandy Pitts

Sandy Pitts – Vice President


With 15 years of experience as the coordinator at the Streetsville Founder’s Bread and Honey Festival, Sandy dedicates herself to fostering community engagement and celebration. She actively contributes to various community organizations, including The Streetsville Legion, 100 Women Who Care, Historical Society, MBOT, and the Mississauga Arts Council. As a committed Board Member and volunteer for T’was the Bite Before Christmas (Feed Mississauga), she helps in the fight against hunger and empowers those in need. Alongside raising four children, she spearheaded notable initiatives such as the Santa Claus Parade, Streetsville’s 150th anniversary, Streetsville Canada Day, and the Redevelopment of the Vic Johnson Community Centre. Passionate about the arts and community engagement, she always strives to give back and make a positive impact.

Leslie Silvestri

Anthony Pizzonia – Treasurer


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 Miskic – Secretary


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


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.

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.   

Ron Starr

Director, Culture Division – Ex Officio