Meet the Project Team

Linda Thomas

Linda is a 40+ year career executive with a solid history of not-for-profit management at many levels. She has served as Executive Director of numerous organizations & has been an instructor at Sheridan College (in the Social Service Worker program) and at Humber College (Community Arts Development Program). Linda has her own consulting company, Soular Connection which has two focus streams: 1. value based success through strategic visioning, strategic planning, management & consulting; 2. health & wellness.

Linda’s educational credits include: Honours B.A. in Sociology (University of Guelph); Masters of Social Work (in organizational development and planning) from Wilfrid Laurier University; National Certificates in Voluntary Sector & Arts Management (Canadian Centre for Philanthropy and York University); Certificates in Executive Leadership and Managing Change from The Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity; Certificate in Leadership from Leadership Peel; and ongoing seminar/training courses.

Linda is an active member in broader community/ provincial initiatives. She is a member of the Mississauga Pops and Milton Concert Bands and the Ontario Pops Orchestra playing the French horn and has had the opportunity to perform at Stage West in a number of productions. She is a certified Master Reiki practitioner, Health and Wellness Coach, a Consulting Hypnotist, registered chair massage therapist and a Consultant with OYG Consultants specializing in strategic planning, life/work balance and coaching.

Linda has lived in Mississauga for just over 35 years and has two grown children and two grandsons.

Amanda Lowe

Amanda is a new media artist, curator, and project coordinator. With a degree in experimental animation (OCAD University), she often incorporates moving image elements in her work. As a programs coordinator, she is passionate about creating exciting new programming for the gallery.

Ana Angela Lopez

Ana Angela is a result focused and highly dedicated evaluation expert for international, national and community initiatives, with experience implementing and optimizing community development projects. She has over 8 years of experience in program management, evaluation and optimization with the aims of maximizing community impact. As the evaluator for the ‘border crossings’ project, Ana Angela is proud to be working in her local community.

Devon Ross

Devon Ross is a Mississauga based visual artist who specializes in painting, photography and drawing, and is a 2015 graduate of the Visual & Digital Arts program at Humber College. He has participated in many art exhibitions throughout college as well as outside of college, and also has further experience with painting competitions. Devon has been a long-time volunteer at the Art Gallery Mississauga, the Mississauga Arts Council as a volunteer fundraiser and as a photographer at Mississauga Fashion Week. Devon brings solid analytical skills, a strong eye for detail and good relationship building skills to the team. His is a team player with a creative mind for the development of strong promotional images. He is passionate about enabling and empowering the development of innovative service initiatives/programs.

He is currently working on his passion of creating a freelance business as a photographer and visual artist.

Vasundra S.

Vasundra is a Marketing and Technology pacesetter with 10+ years of success in building programs and initiatives for organizations at the brink of change and growth. She combines deep expertise in content development, digital transformation and business innovation with intellectual curiosity grounded in real-world technical experience and provides a foundation for next-generation ideas, development, and implementation. As part of the border crossings project, she’s responsible for digital innovation projects and content. She’s the producer and host of the border crossings podcast. In that role, she’s responsible for all aspects of the podcast’s production, including development of episode concepts, curating guests, interview content and design. As a newcomer to Canada, she’s served the Art Gallery of Mississauga in various capacities as an Ambassador, Docent and as a team member of the border crossings project responsible for digital innovation and collaboration.

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