MOA Staff

To contact individuals on this list, please call 604.822.5087, M-F, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, or email them by name as follows:

Director’s Office

Anthony Shelton has been director and professor of Anthropology at UBC since 2004. He believes MOA is one of the most open, innovative and beautiful museums in the world.

Anthony Shelton


Moya Waters

Associate Director

Laura Vaughan

Associate Director, Development

Tara Pike

Assistant to the Director


Carol Mayer

Curator, Africa/Pacific - Dept Head

Jill Baird

Curator, Education/Public Programs

Skooker Broome

Exhibition Designer

Pam Brown

Curator, Pacific Northwest

Karen Duffek

Curator, Contemporary Visual Arts & Pacific Northwest

Jennifer Kramer

Curator, Pacific Northwest

Fuyubi Nakamura

Curator, Asia

Nuno Porto

Curator, Africa & South America

Susan Rowley

Curator Public Archaeology/Circumpolar/Pacific Northwest

April Liu

Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow (Asia)

Laura Osorio

Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow (Latin America)

Collections Care, Management & Access


Heidi Swierenga

Senior Conservator - Dept Head

Candace Beisel

Collections Research Technician, Mount Maker

Nancy Bruegeman

Collections Manager

Teija Dedi

Loans Manager

Gerry Lawson

Oral History Lab Coordinator

Ann Stevenson

Information Manager, Audrey and Harry Hawthorn Library and Archives

Mauray Toutloff


Alissa Cherry

Research Manager, Audrey and Harry Hawthorn Library and Archives

Kyla Bailey


Cait Pilon

Collections Assistant

Operations & Special Projects

Moya Waters

Associate Director - Dept Head

Brannen Bell

Facility Manager

Amanda Morris

Booking Coordinator

Administration & Outreach

Anna Pappalardo

Assistant Director - Dept Head

Susan Fordham

Museum Shop Clerk

Melanie Lawrence

Financial Clerk

Jill Lindsay

Shop Floor Supervisor

Salma Mawani

Manager, Administration/Shop Wholesale

Rob Maguire

Senior Marketing & Communications Manager

Deborah Tibbel

Shop Manager, Retail

Gwilyn Timmers

Public Services Manager

Pilar Wong Navabi

Manager, Programs and Outreach