About Us: Our Team

Hardy Steinke
Executive Director

I am passionate about living with our minds and hearts always expanding!  I love to learn by reading, webinars, podcasts, and conversations. It all has something to do with our evolving spirituality, relationships, the beauty of being alive and making the world a more loving place for everyone.

In addition to beaches and beautiful gardens, my other favourite places would be cafés where we can go heart-to-heart about what we’ve been thinking, feeling, and doing lately. 

Married to Cindy, we have 3 adult children with partners, all amazing, and 6 darling grandchildren! 

hardy@heartcomonos.ca

 

Anny Mantilla
Community Engagement and Volunteer Manager

Hello, I'm Anny. I was born and raised in a small city in Colombia called Arauca. I am a professional in international relations and political science, and for several years, I have enjoyed combining work with community participation. My passion lies in understanding people, delving into their situations and designing strategies that promote the well-being of everyone. I delight in the vitality of community interactions, where each encounter offers the opportunity to connect, empathize, and develop projects that resonate with diverse needs. Beyond the office, I like to dance and joke with my friends, and I am an unconditional fan of Korean dramas. Family time is where my heart truly sings, cherishing those moments that fuel my energy and enthusiasm for life.

annypaola@heartcomonos.ca

Christine Bennett
Executive Advisor

I am a life-long resident of Mississauga. Growing up, the only shopping areas were in Cooksville, Applewood and Port Credit, and only 25 years ago, there were cows in a field just a few miles from where I live now and horses were pastured near the Square One location. My how things have changed! My favourite thing about living here is the diversity found not only in my neighbours but in the food, culture, arts and shopping available here.

I like to stay current with local, national and international news, and love being involved in my local community. I have a special interest in issues surrounding mental health. I caught the travel bug early and like to explore new cities and countries – it doesn’t matter where in the world I go – any place new is exciting. In my spare time I like to do yoga, garden, read, paint and attend live theatre.

                                                                                         christine@heartcomonos.ca

D'Nota
Programs Manager

D’nota is a Traveling Visual Artist at Heart. Encompassing a wide range of skills such as a Professional Photographer, An Energy Healer and A Mindfulness based Yoga Teacher. With an audio, video, broadcast and event management background working in Canada’s Top Radio Stations & Television Studios.

She encapsulates heart felt visual stories through self expression, somatic movement, ecstatic dance and sound healing! To ultimately inspire all people, communities & generations through the unification of the Healing ARTS. By breaking the confines of our minds, opening up our creative hearts and experiencing all that a Soul is truly here for; Life & Ever-lasting Love ! ~ ♡ ~

d'nota@heartcomonos.ca

Holly Bennett
Marketing Coordinator

I grew up in Mississauga and now live in Toronto. I hold a BA in Sociology from Toronto Metropolitan University and have a 10+ year career in marketing and communications. I am passionate about community engagement, affordable housing, harm reduction and mental health.

I love working with Heart Comonos because I know we make a difference in the lives of Cooksville residents - providing spaces to connect with others, learn new skills, share passions and foster wellness. I love using my communications and marketing skills to make the world a better place, starting locally.

In my spare time I enjoy staying active with weight-lifting, hot-yoga and walks. I also travel whenever I can. I love exploring new places! I also like abstract painting and am a foodie who loves trying new  cuisines. holly@heartcomonos.ca

Nicole Bonder
-In Memoriam

Our very loved Nicole Bonder - our friend, co-worker and Project Coordinator for two years, passed away on January 14, 2023.  

Quite simply we cannot find words to express the depth of our sadness and loss.  

We only know that somehow, her love for people and the Cooksville community will live on. 

Rest in Peace, dear one.

 
Heart Comonos is people coming together in the Cooksville-Mississauga and surrounding area to share their ideas, gifts, skills, knowledge and life experiences.  We partner with individuals and organizations to create projects and activities that support the multiple dimensions of personal and community wellness.

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