Vahan Kololian

Interim Executive Director


Our Chairman, and Co-founder Vahan Kololian is the current interim Executive Director of the Institute. For more information about Vahan, click here.


Wendy Sung-Aad

Director of Parnterships

Wendy joined the Institute in 2014, bringing with her a wealth of experience in helping both international and local charitable organizations establish successful partnership practices. Wendy holds a BA in Communications from the University of Toronto, and a Master’s Degree in Economics and Public Policy from the University of International Business and Economics, Beijing. Wendy cares about the world, and the people in it.

Akshay Sharma

Director of Operations

Akshay is a recent graduate of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto.  Prior to his master’s degree, Akshay completed an Honours Bachelor of Arts at the University of Toronto with a major in Political Science, and minor in Philosophy and History. Previously, Akshay has worked as a research analyst at NeoSeis Technologies and as a compliance analyst in the G20 Research Group headed by the Munk School of Global Affairs. Akshay is interested in conflict resolution processes and regional cooperation as it pertains to promoting peace and diplomacy in conflict areas; he is specifically interested in the South Asian region. Akshay supports the operations of The Mosaic Institute, and incubates our research, dialogue and action initiatives.

Pallak Arora

UofMosaic & Mosaic Stories, Program Director

Pallak first joined the Mosaic Institute as the Program Coordinator of the Mosaic Stories Project. She now oversees Mosaic Stories and the UofMosaic Fellowship Program. She has recently attained her Masters in Capacity Development and Extension from the University of Guelph, where she also completed her Bachelors in International Development. Her masters research explored the experiences of immigrants in rural Ontario, with a focus on economic, social and cultural transitions. Her general interests lie in the areas of migration issues, international aid, food security and conflict resolution. She is also passionate about peer-based programming, programs aimed at building cross-cultural capital and supporting people in transitions. Outside of work, she loves travelling and immersing herself in new cultures. She loves summer outdoor walks, all types of food and is trying to revisit creative writing and painting.

Cailtin MacDonald

Next Generation, Program Director

Caitlin joined the Mosaic Institute in 2018 as the Next Generation Program Director. Caitlin has worked for a range of global non-profit organizations where she developed unique experience in peacebuilding, education and communications. Most recently, she worked for a leading counter-extremism organization based in the UK. Caitlin holds a Masters in Conflict Studies from the London School of Economics where she focused her research on education as a tool for conflict resolution. She brings with her a deep passion for working with young people and promoting peace through education.