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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Emma Quin
Director & CEO
(416) 599-5321 x2235
equin@textilemuseum.ca
I’ve worked in a leading role in the cultural, charitable non-profit sector for over 25 years and it thrills me to bring my experience here to guide our growth and development.
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Defne Inceoglu
Communications and Public Engagement
dinceoglu@textilemuseum.ca
Defne comes from an academic background in art history, museum studies, and interdisciplinary humanities. With many years of public engagement, facilitation, communications and design experience, they love having the opportunity to work for museum audiences and with volunteers!
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Jordan Fee
Development Assistant
jfee@textilemuseum.ca
Jordan is a recent graduate of the Museum Studies program at the University of Toronto and currently resides in Parkdale with his partner Rhiann and their two kittens, Poppy and Bisou. Jordan has worked in the Curatorial Department at the Art Gallery of Ontario and at Sanagan’s Meat Locker in Kensington Market. He loves food and wine.
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Yahn Nemirovsky
Public Engagement
ynemirovsky@textilemuseum.ca
Textile art, activist art, and slow fashion are close to my heart. I value accessible community-centred arts and wellness education. I’m delighted to work with our team to find new ways to engage our communities!
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Sarah Quinton
Curatorial Director
(416) 599-5321 x2224
squinton@textilemuseum.ca
One of my favourite things is to work with artists, community members, and other collaborators. I like to think through textiles as they relate to the individual and the human condition.
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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
Head of Operations and Public Engagement
(416) 599-5321 x2231
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
Education and Interpretation Coordinator
(416) 599-5321 x2234
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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Zile Liepins
Head of Communications & Design
(416) 599-5321 x2239
zliepins@textilemuseum.ca
Equipped with fifteen years in graphic design and advertising, along with a passion for documentary photography and journalism, I delight in sharing the rich stories behind our collection, exhibitions, and programming.
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Caitlin Donnelly
Membership & 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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Susan Fohr
Curator of Education
(416) 599-5321 x2228
schoolvisits@textilemuseum.ca
As a committed educator for over 20 years, I enjoy finding ways to challenge visitors’ perspectives of the world by leading tours, workshops, and outreach programs. My love of knitting and reading provide me with new skills and insights to share everyday.
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Hillary Anderson
Conservator
(416) 599-5321 x2223
handerson@textilemuseum.ca
As a conservator, I love caring for complex textile objects in an ethical way that honours their history. When I’m not working, I can usually be found with knitting in my hands and can even knit while walking!
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Adrienne Hood
Past Chair
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
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
Secretary
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Patricia Roy
Director-at-Large
A member of the museum since 2007, I have held a number of positions at the board level. I am an award winning designer who has worked on a range of architectural projects, including the Richmond Olympic Speed Skating Oval.
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Bas van Bergeijk
Trustee
I am Director of Finance and Strategy for Karama, a network for women’s rights organizations throughout the Arab region and South Sudan. I have extensive experience in not for profit management, governance, and fundraising.
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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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Anthony Lee
Trustee
I am a consultant in Arts of Asia, from antiquities to modern art, including textiles. My firm Asian Art Research has worked with collectors, museums, auction houses, and art dealers for two decades. I am an appraiser, lecturer, published writer, and licensed tea master in Japanese tea ceremony.
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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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Peter Murphy
Trustee
Peter has over 25 years of experience practicing law. He is a frequent public speaker and has published numerous articles on data privacy and other legal issues.
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Jay Richardson
Trustee
Retired Partner KPMG and E&Y, internationally. Managing Partner of James A. Richardson & Partner, company doctors. Board member, Chair or CEO of many listed public companies.
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Shyam Sridhar
Trustee
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Robert Windrum
Trustee
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.