Meet the Team

Staff, Volunteers, Mentors and Collaborators all Working Together

ArtHeart continues to shift its organizational model from being predominantly salary/employee-based to being predominantly volunteer-based. Funds raised support programs and projects with specific leadership, mentorship and overhead. This community asset-based model addresses long-term sustainability.


Cynthia Dolor-Butcher

Programs Administrator and Adult Participant Liaison

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Timothy Svirklys

Youth Employment Coordinator


Sandi Wong

Lead Art Coordinator

Our Board of Directors

One Vision


Sandi Wong


Jennifer Tse

Board Director

Faizel Bhabha


Bianca Taberna


Kerry O'Meara

Board Director


Key Contributors

Working to Realize ArtHeart's Mission

Seanna Connell

Legacy-Program Coordinator

Paula Needham

Stewardship Coordinator

Sia Maras

Communications with Families

Patty Porretta

Chestnut Communications: Director of Development

Matthew Trauzzi




In 2020, over 72 volunteers contributed a combined total of 4783 hours in service to arts programs and administration to ArtHeart!

2021 Volunteers and Student Placements:

Thank you!

Alexandra Calder

Programs Volunteers

Queens University Student Placement

Iris Benedikt

SkyBlue Studio

Sasha Pinney

ArtConnectsTO & Social Media

Donna Tranquada

UofT Medical Department Students

Matt Skelly & Justin Lu

Art Kit Prep Team Translators

Berry Gnanamanogaran and Kate Lee