Meet Our Dedicated Team

With over fifty years of combined experience, our team members are educators, facilitators, designers, communications specialists, arts management graduates, museum studies graduates, art historians, and conservators.

Our Board is comprised of professionals from many different backgrounds. Academics, writers, lawyers, art dealers, historians and educators come together to support and enrich the Museum with their governance and guidance.

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Kirsten Kamper
Director & CEO
(416) 599-5321 x2235
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Allie Davis
They/Them
Education Coordinator
(416) 599-5321 x2240
adavis@textilemuseum.ca
Allie is a natural dye educator, forager, and eco-enthusiast living in North York. They hope that their passion for sustainability and recycled materials can inspire others to finish their shelved textile projects.
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Sara Naimpour
She/Her
Digital Content Creator
snaimpour@textilemuseum.ca
I love working with artists and finding the best ways to showcase their work. I have a great interest in material culture and am always curious about the ways in which creative people make sense of the world we live in today through textiles.
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Margaret Brock
She/Her
Retail Coordinator
mbrock@textilemuseum.ca
Margaret has a background in history, performance, and retail management. She is passionate about connecting with people, inspired by storytelling in all its forms, and motivated by community and lifelong learning.
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Julia Brucculieri
She/Her
Curatorial and Collection Assistant
jbrucculieri@textilemuseum.ca
I have a background in fashion and lifestyle journalism and a deep interest in exploring fashion, clothing, and textiles as material culture. I am a deeply curious person who loves telling stories through my work.
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Berna Gulmisal
Philanthropy Manager
(416) 599-5321 x2246
bgulmisal@textilemuseum.ca
I am passionate about art, culture, diverse community, sustainability, nature protection, education, improving human potential and teamwork. The Textile Museum of Canada has all of them.
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Sheryl Johnson
Trustee
My grandmother, from Barbados, made dolls and used them to tell stories about her childhood, her friends and our family. Storytelling is in my soul, similarly, the Textile Museum of Canada shares narratives of culture and history. So proud to be part of the team expanding this welcoming space to tell culturally important stories across Canada.
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Elaine Lam
Trustee
Dr. Elaine Lam, ICD.D. brings twenty years of experience in education, public policy and governance to the board. Having worked in the non-profit, public and private sectors, Elaine brings her collaborative and entrepreneurial style to building key partnerships that enable a broader reach.
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Callie Legault
She/Her
Visitor Engagement Assistant
clegault@textilemuseum.ca
I have a background in costume design and construction, and have a passion for exploring history through textiles. At the Museum, I enjoy connecting with other artists, textile enthusiasts, and our dedicated volunteer community.
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Julia Galvez
Venue & Events Manager
jgalvez@textilemuseum.ca
I am passionate about textiles! Seeing events, exhibitions and workshops come to life is the most rewarding part of my work. Engaging with visitors from all walks of life is what makes working at the Textile Museum of Canada exciting. Every day there is a new opportunity to share & learn. I am an avid vintage collector and I express my love of textiles through my vintage lifestyle.
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Olivia Woodhouse
She/They
Visitor Engagement Assistant
owoodhouse@textilemuseum.ca
I’m an avid knitter, mender, and crocheter who also enjoys lots of time outdoors growing edible plants and foraging. I have a background in social service/community work and am a recent graduate from Centennial College within this field. Before my foray into social service, I worked as a jeweler and handled gemstones and repairs.
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Maria Moreno
Marketing & Development Intern
mmoreno@textilemuseum.ca
I grew up in Colombia and I moved to Canada 8 years ago. I have a Master’s in Museum Studies from the Universidad de Navarra in Pamplona, Spain and I consider myself a Museum enthusiast. I love art and travelling, and I enjoy learning new things through them. I have a passion for art curating, making crafts, and hot yoga. I also spend my free time working as a volunteer for the City of Toronto.
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Elly Grant
Social Enterprise Intern
egrant@textilemuseum.ca
My love for dance and outdoor activity inspires my passion for textiles. I love making vibrant clothing and connecting with others over the possibilities of garment making. I bring forward my background in community art and project management to this role, and I look forward to meeting new faces at the Museum each day!
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Roxane Shaughnessy
Senior Curator, Manager of Collection
(416) 599-5321 x2226
rshaughnessy@textilemuseum.ca
I enjoy researching the rich and diverse textile expressions from around the world represented in the Museum’s collection and embrace the opportunity to share their stories in exhibitions and virtual platforms.
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Mab Coates-Davies
She/Her
Senior Manager, Visitor Engagement and Operations
(416) 599-5321 x2252
mdavies@textilemuseum.ca
I have a background in public history and I love talking to visitors and hearing their stories. I’m passionate about accessibility and welcoming new audiences into the Museum.
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Leah Sanchez
She/Her
Head of Programs and Outreach
(416) 599-5321 x2248
lsanchez@textilemuseum.ca
I love delivering meaningful programs to our visitors. As a lifelong learner and maker, I get so much satisfaction from sharing “aha” moments with our workshop participants.
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Caitlin Donnelly
She/Her
Digital Marketing Coordinator
(416) 599-5321 x2245
cdonnelly@textilemuseum.ca
I love connecting with our supporters around the world – from long-time members to new audiences discovering the Museum virtually. I enjoy costuming and have been learning to sew my own costumes for the past five years!
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Adrienne Hood
Officer-at-Large
I have spent my career in a variety of textile-related areas. I was taught spinning and weaving for many years. After obtaining my doctorate, I became a Curator of Textiles at the ROM, until I became a Professor of History at the University of Toronto, where I taught early American History and Material Culture.
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Judith E. Harris
Past Chair
I have always had a keen interest in textiles—fabric, clothing, fashion, arts or crafts. I am a lawyer in Toronto, practicing in the areas of income tax, business arrangements, and investment products.
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Janet Belknap
Vice-Chair
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Jayashri Deshmukh
Trustee
An award-winning architect with over twenty years experience, I am recognized for design excellence, thought leadership, and environmental design research. My current research focuses on the future of campus design for higher education.
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Catherine Harris
Trustee
I have broad experience in arts, culture, and education across Canada. I am currently Manager of Hosts at the Ontario Science Centre. I am dedicated to visitor engagement, with experience in Strategic Planning, Development, and Communications.
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Alex Lin
Trustee
I believe many small streams make a big river. As a professional accountant, I , like other volunteers, make a small and positive contribution to the community, and the impact will be substantial.
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Ingrid Mida
Trustee
Ingrid Mida is an art and dress historian, lecturer, and curator with a PhD in art history and visual culture. She is the author of ‘Reading Fashion in Art’ and ‘The Dress Detective’.
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Shyam Sridhar
Trustee
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Robert Windrum
Chair
I enjoy the Museum as an artist, volunteer, and donor. A depth and breadth of knowledge, creativity, history, and beauty—no other museum connects something familiar to each of us to a sense of wonder and inspiration.