Meet the team behind MOV
Chief Executive Officer
T: 604-730-5323 / Email Mauro
Mauro brings a wealth of leadership, non-profit and cultural experience to the Museum, having worked in and with the non-profit sector, both nationally and internationally, for more than 20 years.
He joins the Museum from the Italian Cultural Centre where he was Executive Director. Prior to that, Mauro worked at Simon Fraser University as a major gifts fundraiser, and with the Vancouver Foundation, Canada’s largest community foundation, for 12 years where he managed several granting portfolios including, Arts and Culture, Environment, Education, Health, Social Enterprise and Animal Welfare. He has extensive experience in the non-profit sector including six years as the Chair of the Gordon and Marion Smith Foundation, a founding board member of the Small Change Fund, and he currently sits on the board of the Jim Green Foundation.
Mauro holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs from Johns Hopkins University, a post-graduate diploma in Renaissance History from the Universita Degli Studi di Firenze, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia.
Marla Gagnier - Executive Associate
Visitor Experience Department
Director of HR & Visitor Experience
T: 604-730-5302 / Email Greg
Greg has been with the MOV since 2007, managing the facility rentals, event coordination and visitor services operations. Prior to his arrival at the MOV, Greg worked for over 15 years as a general manager, producer and operations manager for a number of Vancouver arts organizations.
His particular area of expertise is building teams of people to develop and deliver extraordinary experiences for audiences, artists, and volunteers alike. Greg joined the MOV leadership team in January, 2014.
BCIT Business Management
Douglas College Arts Management
Erika Saul - Visitor Experience Lead
Dustin Clark - Visitor Experience Supervisor
Marketing & Communications Department
Marketing & Communications Manager
Education Program Officer
Alan Kollins - Community Engagement Manager
Kendall Kloosterman - Bilingual Learning Program Assistant
Rebecca Cron - Learning Program Assistant
Collections & Exhibitions Department
Director of Collections & Exhibitions, Curator of Contemporary Culture
T: 604-730-5318 / Email Viviane
Viviane joined MOV's team in 2010. Her work on historical and environmental literacy seeks to make the museum a more responsive, empathetic, and democratic public space that prompts people to recognize their own capacity to effect positive social change.
Viviane has led and co-curated several exhibitions that have been recognized nationally and internationally.
She has authored several articles on participatory museology and intercultural curation and is co-editor of Museums and the Past: Constructing Historical Consciousness (UBC Press). Viviane is currently involved in developing sustainable exhibition design practices with a team of city staff, architects and designers committed to creating a no-waste city. Rather than talking about innovation, she prefers to focus on the power of small wins as a mean of furthering the social work of museums.
She is a Board Director of ICOM-Canada.
PhD from the University of British Columbia.
Curator of Collections
Curator of Indigenous Collections and Engagement
Josh Doherty - Fabrication Manager
Christine Pennington - Curatorial Associate
Jillian Povarchook - Curatorial Associate