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PAULA HUGHES
Interim Executive Director

A native New Yorker, Paula spent many of her formative years in Asia, she has been a proud Torontonian since 2010, and served on Myseum of Toronto’s Board of Directors from 2018 – 2020. Paula is a dynamic executive with more than a decade of experience in strategic planning, coalition building and management. Passionate about preserving the environment and raising awareness around equitable access to greenspace, she spent three years as a volunteer Park Advocate for Evergreen Canada. In New York City she was a Site Manager for TechSpace Inc., a 23,000 square-feet incubator office space catering to high-tech start-ups. Prior to that she was a Director at the NYC Department for the Aging under Mayor Michael Bloomberg creating, implementing & overseeing energy efficiency & social support program solutions for income-eligible individuals across NYC’s five boroughs. Paula received her B.Sc in Economics & Business Administration from the College of New Rochelle and has completed advanced studies in Urban Policy Analysis at The New School in New York City.

NADINE VILLASIN
Director of Programming

Nadine Villasin Feldman has been engaging diverse communities through cultural programming and meaningful participation in the arts for over 15 years. The former Artistic Director of Carlos Bulosan Theatre, and co-founder of the youth-led Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts & Culture, she developed multi-arts events and cultural festivals that have nurtured a vibrant community of Filipino-Canadian artists and built a platform for Filipino culture and art in Toronto. Nadine has worked with a variety of community-centred arts organizations (VIBE Arts, Kaeja d’Dance, Drum Artz, Reel Asian Film Festival) curating programs, animating public spaces and producing mid to large scale community performance projects.

JOSH DYER
Director of Marketing

Josh is a seasoned marketing professional who started his marketing/communications career as student working on electoral campaigns for Antonio Villarigosa in 2005 followed by Barack Obama in 2008. After completing his studies, Josh served in a variety of communications roles with the Canadian federal government, where he developed national campaigns as well as digital and social media strategies for the likes of Elections Canada, Citizenship & Immigration Canada, and the Canadian Armed Forces. After leaving the public service, his efforts at Myseum of Toronto have been focused on brand development and providing a platform for communities to create and share their own social and historical narratives.

KATY MOUNTAIN
Director of Operations & Development

Katy is an administrative professional with a passion for records management. With six years of experience working within both municipal and private administrative environments, it has provided her with a wealth of clerical knowledge, and allowed her to work with a variety of people from across Canada. Additionally, she has a strong interest in cultural heritage, which she explored through studying archaeology and museum studies. She has previously volunteered as the Secretary, and Outreach Coordinator for the Archaeological Institute of America, and as an Educator at the Royal Ontario Museum. Katy is excited to apply her skills as the Director of Operations at Myseum of Toronto.

RIAZ CHARANIA
Marketing Lead

With over 10 years of experience in communications, marketing, advertising, and event planning, ranging from media relations in the Canadian music and film industry, event planning for Bell Media properties HBO Canada and The Movie Network, account management at Sid Lee Toronto, and sales coordination at the Ontario Science Centre, Riaz brings a diverse range of experience from corporate, government, and non-profit settings. Raised in Calgary, Riaz moved to Toronto in 2007, and continues to develop a strong passion for this city, as well as community engagement and storytelling. When not working, you can find Riaz taking in the many different cultural offerings Toronto has to offer.

NATHAN HEUVINGH
Curatorial & Programming Lead

Nathan Heuvingh is a curator, critic and musician based in Toronto. As the former Director of Propeller Gallery, he has experience in curating, exhibition development and arts administration. Nathan holds MA in Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories from OCAD University and a BA in Studies in Arts and Culture with a focus on Curatorial Practices. His interdisciplinary background spans contemporary art, sound art, music popular culture and radio broadcasting. He has also held positions with several prominent cultural organizations (Craft Ontario, OCAD University, Nuit Blanche, Rodman Hall Art Centre and Brock University Radio) and has written criticism for various publications (Senses & Society, PUBLIC, Earshot Magazine).

SARAH TUMALIUAN
Festival and Programming Coordinator

Before joining Myseum, Sarah spent over six years coordinating programming and research activities for many arts outreach organizations and initiatives such as Arts in the Parks, Artists in the Libraries, Blueprint for Life (Social Work and Hip Hop), and founded Parks N’ Wreck, a collective deeply rooted in the Canadian streetdance community, whose annual outdoor events attract hundreds of dancers and local residents.
Sarah is also an accomplished dance professional – performing, programming, and touring with notable dance theatre companies such as the Dora-Award winning Holla Jazz, Gadfly Dance Company, and Mix Mix Dance Company. To expand her capacity to work in arts and culture, Sarah completed her Masters in Public Health in Health Promotion, exploring the landscape of public arts, culture, and well-being.

KATHLEEN LEW
Programming and Research Coordinator

Kathleen Lew is an arts and museum professional based in Toronto. She has a Master of Museum Studies degree from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours (History; Art History) from Queen’s University. Kathleen has worked on a variety of curatorial and visitor research projects including collaborations with Our Stories Our Truths and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto (MOCA). She also has extensive experience engaging youth through the arts at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre and Centauri Arts. In addition to working at Myseum, Kathleen leads public tours at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and is a member of Toronto’s Feminist Art Collective (FAC).


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