Meet the team behind MOV!


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Mauro Vescera


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.

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.


 
 
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Marla Gagnier

Executive Associate

 
 

Visitor Experience Department

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Greg Fruno

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 experience operations. Prior to his arrival at 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


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Brendan Brooks

Operations Manager


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Erika Saul

Visitor Experience Lead


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Dustin Clark

Visitor Experience Supervisor


 
 

Marketing & Communications Department

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Lorenzo Schober

Marketing & Communications Manager

T: 604-730-5309 / Email Lorenzo

Lorenzo has an extensive background in marketing within the non-profit and cultural sectors, working on building promotional partnerships, driving awareness, and creating engaging and thought provoking content. The world of marketing and communications is constantly evolving as new technologies, practices and trends take off and become available. Rather than viewing this as a challenge he sees the opportunity to constantly learn and adapt. Lorenzo joined the MOV team in August 2018 and is focused on taking the brand, content, stories, and messaging behind MOV beyond its walls and into the city.

 Education: Bachelor of Arts in communications from Simon Fraser University.


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Jasmine Crisp

Marketing Coordinator


 
 

Learning & Engagement Department

 
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Jane Lougheed

Curator, Learning

T: 604-730-5307 / Email Jane

Jane directs the Museum of Vancouver’s education and public programming through her leadership of a dynamic team of committed and talented museum educators and programmers.  Prior to joining MOV in 2006, Jane spent four years with school and family programming at the Vancouver Art Gallery. 

Jane holds a Bachelor of Science with a major in Biology and minor in Canadian history from the University of Victoria.  Building on her experience with the Canadian Wildlife Service, Jane completed the Wildlife Management Graduate Certificate at Oregon State University.

While Caribou are fascinating creatures, they are not great conversationalists.  Her gregarious, curious, adventurous and collaborative spirit is much happier working with people. No matter what hat she is wearing, her goal is simple – to empower team and in so doing, create unforgettable museum experiences.  

Education: Bachelor of Science with a major in Biology and minor in Canadian history, University of Victoria. Wildlife Management Graduate Certificate at Oregon State University.


 
 
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Ashley Jones

Education Program Officer


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Alan Kollins

Community Engagement Manager


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Kendall Kloosterman

Bilingual Learning Program Assistant


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Rebecca Cron

Learning Program Assistant


 
 

Collections & Exhibitions Department

 
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Viviane Gosselin

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.

Education: PhD from the University of British Columbia.


 
 
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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


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Josh Doherty

Fabrication Manager


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Winter Stacey
Museum Technician


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Jillian Povarchook

Curatorial Associate


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Christine Pennington

Curatorial Associate


 
 

Finance & Administration Department

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Alex Orlovskyy

Director of Finance

T: 604-730-5306 / Email Alex

Alex Orlovskyy is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant and a Director of Finance at the Museum of Vancouver. Alex oversees financial reporting, operations and decision making for the organization.

Prior to the starting as a Director of Finance, Alex worked 7 years at a national accounting, tax and business consulting firm. Over the years, Alex specialized in assurance, financial reporting, business advisory and compliance services for a variety of not-for-profit organizations including charities, labour organizations and pension plans. 

Education: CASB - qualifying as Chartered Accountant (CA) in 2013, Bachelors of Business Administration from Douglas Collage


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Tricia Lam

Accounting & Payroll Clerk