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Portrait of Diane Blake

Chair of the Board

Diane Blake, founder and lead sponsor of Myseum of Toronto, has been a proud Torontonian since 1986. Prior to becoming an archivist, she worked in information technology, and studied at University College in London and the University of Toronto. Diane’s interests include volunteering at a local school, supporting the apprentices at the National Ballet and serving on the Board at the Walrus foundation.

Portrait of Ian Bandeen

Founding Director

Ian Bandeen, a Founding Director of Myseum of Toronto, is one of Canada’s leading capital markets experts. He co-founded the Canadian Securitization markets as well as the Canadian Securities Exchange, where he served as CEO until 2011. Ian currently serves as Chairman Emeritus of the National Angel Capital Organization (NACO), as a Director and Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Art of Time Ensemble, and as a member of the Finance Committee of the board of HotDocs. Read More



Originally from Niger, West Africa, Jesse was a participant in Cosmopolis Toronto: The World in One City, a project co-sponsored by Myseum. Jesse currently works in Investment Management and has previously worked in the financial engineering industry, and the non-profit sector.
Passionate about education, he is a long-term volunteer with the Loran Scholars Foundation and volunteers with other national organizations in their selection process for merit scholarships. Read More


Ken Greenberg is an urban designer, teacher, writer, former Director of Urban Design and Architecture for the City of Toronto and Principal of Greenberg Consultants. For over four decades he has played a pivotal role on public and private assignments in urban settings throughout North America and Europe, focusing on the rejuvenation of downtowns, waterfronts, neighborhoods and on campus master planning, regional growth management, and new community planning. Cities as diverse as Toronto, Hartford, Amsterdam, New York, Boston, Montréal, Ottawa, Edmonton, Calgary, St. Louis, Washington DC, Paris, Detroit, Saint Paul and San Juan Puerto Rico have benefited from his advocacy and passion for restoring the vitality, relevance and sustainability of the public realm in urban life. Read More

Adam Kahan portrait


Adam Kahan is a consultant in the non-profit sector focused on strategic planning, branding, marketing and communications, resource development and board and staff training and development. He retired in 2015 after 13 years as Vice President, Advancement of Ryerson University where he led the university rebranding, marketing and communications, alumni relations and fundraising realizing over $300 million. He is also the Chief Strategist of the Divon Academy and is a Fellow at the Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. As Vice President of the Canadian Club, Toronto, he Chaired both the Marketing and Programming Committees. Read More

Founding Director

Maureen Marshall, Founding Director of the Myseum of Toronto, currently works as an independent consultant to the cultural sector, including museums, galleries and historic attractions. Maureen has had an extensive career as an entrepreneur and marketer, including roles at American Express and Citibank, as well as founding an online environmental products and services company. She also held a number of leadership positions in not-for-profit and community organizations, including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Family Services Association of Toronto. Maureen holds a Master of Museum Studies from the University of Toronto and an MBA from York University.

Portrait of Richard Mozer


Richard Mozer is an Emmy-Award winning filmmaker focused on dramatic content with a unique voice who has produced acclaimed film and television projects that have won over 110 International awards including 5 Emmy awards and 6 Gemini Awards. Richard was also recently a principal in The Madcap Learning Adventure, an ambitious digital educational platform funded by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Pearson Education. Richard’s experience encompasses decades financing international treaty co-productions and building relationships with international production, financing and distribution partners. Read More


Graham is Chief Client Officer of BLG LLP responsible for the development and implementation of the firm’s business growth, marketing and client programs. He has been in professional services business development for over 20 years, including in the legal, accounting and technology sectors. Graham has an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University and completed a number of executive leadership programs.


Taslim is principal of GivingStar, an independent consultancy that helps clients in the for-profit and non-profit sectors innovate and grow, while providing compelling customer experiences online. With over 20 years in digital marketing and marketing strategy, and half that time dedicated to the non-profit sector, Taslim is energized by the power of digital media to connect, educate and inspire. She is passionate about the City of Toronto, and as an also an almost-lifelong-Torontonian (she arrived as a toddler), she loves and appreciates experiencing the city’s rich and diverse cultural, artistic and natural spaces.

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