anahita azrahimi
Executive Director
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anahita azrahimi is a visual artist and seasoned arts manager. Anahita is passionate about helping arts organizations and independent artists realize their goals and potential with high-impact and simple solutions. She has had the pleasure of working with great arts organizations such as Creative Trust, Theatre Direct and Dancemakers to name a few. She sits on the advisory board of the Arts Management program at Centennial College and Theatre Direct’s International WeeFestival. She has served on the board of Modern Times Stage Company, the steering committee of Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement, and as a juror for Dora Mavor Moore Awards - Dance section, and the Ontario Arts Council.

"As an independent artist who has worked to build her own business, I am as passionate as one can be about opportunities that celebrate artistic excellence, help nurture an artist’s entrepreneurial spirit, and encourage public accessibility to fabulous art. It’s even better if these opportunities don’t cost an arm and a leg to participate in! Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition is all those things and more. I am excited to work with a stellar team to help this incredible organization continue to flourish and grow."


Ania Harmata
Artist Relations Coordinator
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Ania Harmata is a visual artist, emerging arts manager, and an avid camping enthusiast. Raised in the ‘burbs of Mississauga, she has explored roles in art writing, office management, administration, as well as arts education. She is a graduate of the collaborative Art and Art History program at the University of Toronto and Sheridan College in Oakville and has recently completed a Post-Graduate Certificate in Arts Management at Centennial College. Ania is thrilled to join the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition team as Artist Relations Coordinator.


Jane Van Rooyen
Logistics & Operations Manager

Jane Van Rooyen is a Toronto based “Jane-of-all-trades” working in events, theatre and hospitality.  Raised in the heart of London, Ontario, she has dabbled in dance, theatre, tv, and film.  A Graduate of the University of Ottawa, Jane moved to Toronto where she completed her Diploma in Events Management at Humber College. She wrote, produced,directed, and performed in the 2013 Toronto Fringe Festival, and has worked with various events in Toronto, including Canada Day, North by Northwest and Nuit Blanche.  Jane is thrilled to join the TOAE team for its 2018 season.


Ashley Watson
Art Encounters Coordinator

Ashley Watson is an arts administrator and arts educator with a proven commitment to improving the availability of the arts to diverse audiences. Ashley is a graduate of University of Toronto’s Arts Management BA program and has a MFA from the University of Leicester in Art Museum and Gallery Studies. Her academic knowledge is supported by over five years of professional experience working in the arts and cultural sector most recently as the Curator at Humber Galleries and as a sessional faculty in the Arts Management program at the University of Toronto.  She also relishes her time spent in the garden, riding horses and rock picking.

Matt Ryan
Marketing Strategist

Matt has contributed to Toronto's arts & culture community with many not-for-profit organizations including Art Spin, Small World Music, Wavelength Music and more. He piloted the marketing campaign and built the team for in/future, Toronto's new art and music festival held at Ontario Place in 2016. Matt led marketing and partnerships at TEDxToronto 2015 as Co-Chair. He also led communications and was the national spokesperson at Nintendo of Canada, marketing gaming experiences to families and kids. Matt is currently the owner of Trip To The Moon, a Toronto-based marketing and communications company for arts & culture, entertainment and lifestyle. He is always learning from the teams and people he works with.

Karen Lorenowicz

Karen Lorenowicz is a communications specialist with more than 20 years professional experience in the not-for-profit sector. She is skilled in the development and implementation of integrated communication strategies that leverage marketing plans and ultimately achieve corporate branding objectives. She has managed more than 100 media campaigns covering a wide spectrum of events including performing arts productions, product launches, galas and fundraising events, national and international tours, and award presentations. In 2000, she launched KL Strategic Communications, serving clients in the performing arts, government and social services sectors. She is a former faculty member of Humber College where she taught Media Management for the Arts Administration - Cultural Management Program.

Onsite Logistics Supervisor
Cassy Zaccolo

Eleanor Kschischang

Heather Campbell


Board of Directors 

Alex Ciappara

Sandy Stephens

Susan Card
Carrie Chisholm
Charles Collins
Harry Enchin
Brett Ledger
Robert Mitchell
Samantha Rodin
Jini Stolk
Marjolyn van der Hart

For information about the Board of Directors, to get involved with the Board of Directors, or to contact the Board of Directors, please email [email protected].