boomers [at] pact.ca
As Executive Director, Boomer is responsible for the direction of PACT and works closely with the Board of Directors and membership to plan and implement the organization’s strategic direction, mission and vision.
Get in touch with Boomer to talk about:
- PACT’s strategic direction, mission and vision
- Organizational partnership and collaborations
Boomer transitioned to the role of PACT’s Executive Director in 2019 after having served the organization since 2010 in a variety of positions. Aside from work in international partnerships and collaboration, organizational leadership, event production, learning and networking, and festival curation, Boomer also has a wide range of experience in international performing arts for young audiences. Prior work includes the Artistic Directorship of the renowned Milk International Children’s Festival of the Arts at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto. Boomer holds a BFA, visual arts, specializing in photography. He splits living locations between the ‘burbs just outside Toronto, cabin in the woods by the lake in Northern Ontario, and on the road attending many national and international theatre events and festivities.
Labour Relations Manager
eleanor [at] pact.ca
As Labour Relations Manager, Eleanor is responsible for the negotiation and interpretation of PACT’s collective agreements. Primary focus is given to the management of effective collective bargaining and implementation of the four collective agreements with CAEA, ADC, PGC and APASQ in close collaboration with the PACT Board and Committees.
Get in touch with Eleanor to talk about:
- The agreements with CAEA, ADC, PGC or APASQ
- Questions about working under the CTA or with the agreements with ADC, PGC or APASQ
- Health and Safety policies in Ontario
- The Bond Program
Eleanor graduated from the Production Program at the National Theatre School of Canada in 2008. After graduation, Eleanor started as the Assistant Production Manager at the Great Canadian Theatre Company in Ottawa, where she stayed until 2011. Upon relocating to Toronto, Eleanor had a brief tenure at Tarragon Theatre as Interim Production Manager and, after a year on maternity leave, Eleanor returned to the Tarragon Theatre as the full-time Production Manager in December 2012. Eleanor was in that role until joining the PACT team in 2018.
grahamm [at] pact.ca
As a Finance professional working as the Business Manager Graham is responsible for ensuring the effective, timely, efficient and cost-effective administration of PACT’s financial and administrative functions in support of PACT’s strategic and operational goals. Graham is responsible for the development and management of statistics and budgets, grant applications and maintenance of all funding files.
Get in touch to talk with Graham about:
- Financial records, statistics and reports
- Payment processing and financial record keeping
- Employee benefits
- Day to day cash management
Graham is a Finance enthusiast who has his Masters in Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology from The University Waterloo and his Honours Bachelor of Science. He joined PACT as the Business Manager in 2021. Prior to that, he was the Finance Manager for the Ontario Native Woman’s Association and Director of Finance for Community Services for Independence Northwest.
Mirette A. Shoeir
Membership & Communications Manager
mirettes [at] pact.ca
As Membership & Communications Manager, Mirette is responsible for producing and disseminating internal and external communications, responding to membership inquiries, and identifying and developing new member services.
Get in touch with Mirette to talk about:
- Joining PACT or renewing your membership
- Our Colleague Network
- New services for Members
- The Theatre Listing
- World Theatre Day & World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People
- The Mallory Gilbert Leadership Award
- The Travel Subsidy Fund
- All In Program
- Our government relations and advocacy work
Mirette is a performing arts enthusiast who put together her Masters of Theatre and Performance Studies from York University, and her Bachelor of Business Administration to become an arts administrator. During her masters she interned at Obsidian Theatre and upon graduation took on the role of TD Emerging Producer at the Toronto Fringe Festival. Following that she joined Volcano and Peggy Baker Dance Projects as the Manager of Communications and Development.
zacharym [at] pact.ca
As Program Manager, Zachary is responsible for PACT’s learning and networking programs, including online events and in-person gatherings.
Get in touch with Zachary to talk about:
- Town Halls
- Learning sessions
- Networking opportunities
- Conferences and other events
- PACT’s Region & Caucus groups
- Partnerships on programs and events
Zachary is a dramaturg, director, and arts administrator who joined the PACT team in 2017. Prior to that, he was Artistic Associate at Theatre Calgary, working in audience engagement, season programming, and new play development. His other past positions include Resident Dramaturg at Dancers’ Studio West in Calgary and Dramaturgy Fellow at American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. He holds an M.A. from the University of Chicago and a B.A. from the University of King’s College in Halifax.
communicationsassistant [at] pact.ca
As Communications Assistant, Alessandra is responsible for managing and responding to member questions on a day-to-day basis.
Get in touch with Alessandra to talk about:
- Artsboard postings
- Special Employment Bulletins
- Our email newsletter
- Updating staff contact information
- Creating member accounts on the website
- Updating your communications preferences
Alessandra is currently a third-year Professional Communications student at Ryerson University, pursuing a double minor in Public Relations and Sociology. Alessandra loves the versatility of her degree and enjoys using the different skills, technologies, and strategies she learns to produce quality and impactful communications. Prior to joining PACT, she has worked as a Communications/Marketing and Network Development intern within the non-profit sector.
pantheav [at] pact.ca
Panthea Vatandoost is an Iranian actor, producer, and creator currently based in Vancouver. Panthea is the founder and Managing Artistic Director of Medusa Theatre Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and producing works that engage with the immigrant and refugee community, with a focus on the Middle East. Panthea has the honor of serving as Treasurer on the board of The Only Animal Theatre Company as well as co-chair on the UBCP/ACTRA BIPOC Committee.
pauls [at] pact.ca
Paul Smith (he/il) is a Thursday-born performer, creator, and facilitator from Stittsville, ON., Treaty 27. Today, he explores how narratives that center marginalized bodies can be adapted into stories of reclamation, innovation, and protest. In addition to his work with PACT, when not thinking about the symbiotic relationship between theatre and film, Paul is developing his art practice through the principles of Sankofa, and listening to Frank Ocean (on repeat).