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Jeremy Diamond

CEO

A public historian for more than 20 years, Jeremy has held senior leadership roles at various Canadian history organizations, most recently as Executive Director at the Vimy Foundation since 2014, where he led multi-million-dollar initiatives including the building of the Vimy Visitor Education Centre and Vimy Foundation Centennial Park in support of the Battle of Vimy Ridge Centennial Commemorations across Canada and France. Diamond has also acted as Managing Director of Historica Canada and held roles at the Hudson’s Bay Company and various museums, historic sites and archives.

Nadine Villasin

Director of Public Programs

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

Administrator

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 Administration and HR Officer at Myseum of Toronto.

Riaz Charania

Marketing Officer

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.

Phil James

Content Officer

Phil is focused on expanding the digital media footprint of Myseum through an innovative approach to content and web development. Having studied digital media and news application development at the University of California, he has worked and volunteered for several nonprofits seeking to expand their digital presence, be it through product development, content creation, web development or e-learning.

Natasha Bourliaskou

Programs and Special Events Coordinator

A seasoned event planner with a diversely focused career background, Natasha’s goal has always been to bring people together through conceptually innovative, all-welcoming and well executed events and experiences. With over seven years of experience managing her own event company in Greece, Natasha provides strong guidance in event and project management, tour operations, and a variety of productions. As a newcomer to Toronto in 2017, Natasha wanted to be involved in preserving cultural heritage and connect with new communities in the city. She began volunteering with Myseum prior to joining the team, and continues to volunteer with the Hellenic Heritage Foundation on the history committee.

Hibah Mian

Program Coordinator

Hibah works closely with young and emerging artists and commits her time to creatively engage with people from Mississauga and the GTA. She is the founder and curator of The Open Gallery which is her initiative to welcome artists of all steps to showcase their talent and give them an opportunity to network. Hibah works alongside the Mississauga Arts Council and Visual Arts Mississauga to program youth art exhibitions.

Yan Wen Chang

Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator

Yan Wen Chang is a visual artist and activist working and living in Toronto since moving from Malaysia in 2011. Prior to Myseum of Toronto, she worked at Mercer Union, a centre for contemporary art, Toronto, as their Events Coordinator for Stellar Living, an annual art auction, in 2017. Chang regularly shows her work across Canada including Vancouver, Montreal, Saskatoon and Toronto. Over the past four years, Chang has volunteered at various art institutions, collectives and organizations across the city. Chang is dedicated to developing a volunteer program at Myseum of Toronto that provides individuals the opportunity to contribute and support their communities in Toronto in a meaningful way.

Richael Laking

Curatorial Researcher

Richael is a Sisseton-Wahpeton of Sioux Valley Dakota Nation and Irish-mix who’s visual art explores socio-political issues masked by the media and pop culture. She has worked as the outreach coordinator at Native Earth Performing Arts, bringing Indigenous narrative and perspectives to stages across Canada. She has worked as a mentor for young artists living on the margins through CUE, a multi-disciplinary arts organization that funds youth and their projects in Toronto.

 

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