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Mauro Vescera, Chief Executive Officer

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.

Education:

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.

T: 604-730-5323 / Email Mauro

 

 

Operations & Finance Department

  • finance@museumofvancouver.ca
 
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Mike Mallen, Chief Operating Officer

Mike joined the Museum of Vancouver in May 2016 and oversees the Operations and Finance Departments. With over 15 years’ experience in sales, he specializes in enhancing operational efficiency through customer service. 

He has worked for some of Canada’s top brands and has a passion for customer service and operations from diverse working environments.

Education:

UBC Sauder School of Business.

T: 604-730-5321 / Email Mike

Operations & Finance Team

  • Cecilia von Berg - Accounting & Payroll Coordinator
  • Tricia Lam - Accounting Clerk
 

 

Visitor Experience Department

  • guestservices@museumofvancouver.ca / 604-736-4431
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Greg Fruno, Director of HR & Visitor Experience

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.

Education:
BCIT Business Management
Douglas College Arts Management

T: 604-730-5302 / Email Greg

Visitor Experience Team

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Brendan Brooks
Operations Manager

  • Erika Saul - Visitor Experience Supervisor
  • Cali DiLecce - Rentals & Sales Specialist
 

 

Marketing Department

  • marketing@museumofvancouver.ca
 
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Sue Griffin, Director of Philanthropy & Marketing

Sue Griffin brings passion and commitment to developing long term community partnerships to MOV. 

With over 25 years experience in non-profit leadership, Griffin’s philosophy is based on transformation - sharing a common vision, understanding respective goals, demonstrating ROI and ultimately creating strong, bold community pillars.

She was the CEO of the BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum and has worked in senior positions with numerous national and provincial non profit organizations including Heart & Stroke Foundation BC & Yukon, Children’s Miracle Network, Make A Wish Foundation and Simon Fraser University.

Education: 
Specialized Honours in Psychology from Glendon College, York University.

T: 604-730-5304 / Email Sue

Marketing Team

  • Alan Kollins - Community Engagement Manager
  • Vicki Salter - Tourism Marketing Specialist
  • Jasmine Crisp - Marketing Assistant
 

 

Learning & Engagement Department

  • ajones@museumofvancouver.ca
 
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Jane Lougheed, Education Program Manager

Learning & Engagement Team

 
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Ashley Jones
Education Program Officer

 
 
  • Kendall Kloosterman - Bilingual Program Assistant
  • Rebecca Cron - Program Assistant

 

Collections & Exhibitions Department

 
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Viviane Gosselin,
Director of Collections & Exhibitions,
Curator of Contemporary Culture

Viviane Gosselin, Curator of Contemporary Culture and Director of Collections and Exhibitions at the Museum of Vancouver 

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.

Education:
PhD from the University of British Columbia.
 

T: 604-730-5318 / Email Viviane

Collections & Exhibitions Team

 
 
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Wendy Nichols
Curator of Collections

 
 
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Sharon Fortney
Curator of Indigenous Collections and Engagement

 
 
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Fiona Hernandez
Conservator

 
 
  • Josh Doherty - Fabrication Manager
  • Blake Kriedemann - Museum Display Technician
  • Christine Pennington - Curatorial Associate
  • Jillian Povarchook - Collections Associate