Board Members

The Manitoba Board of Directors 2016:

To be confirmed

Vice Chair
Thom Sparling is the Executive Director of the Arts and Cultural Industries Association of Manitoba and has worked in the arts and cultural industries for 25 years.

Nicole Matiation is the Executive Director of On Screen Manitoba (the film and television production industry association). In 1996 she founded Freeze Frame Media Arts Centre for Young People with her partner and ran the organization for 12 years.


Kathleen Christensen has been active with Heritage and Museums for over 30 years. She has a Masters of Arts in Museum Studies from the University of Leicester. She is currently Acting Director of The Royal Canadian Artillery Museum and is serving as President of Association of Manitoba Museums.

Alan Freeman, a former cultural economist with the Mayor of London, has retired to Winnipeg and loves it.

Camilla Holland is the General Manager of the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, and Board Member and Chair of Advocacy for the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres.

Evan Klassen is a freelance stage manager and arts administrator based in Winnipeg, MB. Working professionally for the past eleven years, Evan has worked as stage manager for most of Winnipeg’s major theatrical organizations as well as for numerous theatres and festival across Canada.

Katarina Kupca is a fundraising consultant with 20 years experience in a variety of non-profit sectors.

Dr. Moti Shojania is Dean of Studies at St. Paul’s College at the University of Manitoba where she also teaches in the Department of English, Film and Theatre. She served as Chair of the Winnipeg Arts Council and on the Boards of Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers and the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, the Education and Access Committee of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, and the Arts Advisory Committee of the Manitoba Arts Council.

Lynne Skromeda is the Executive Director of the Winnipeg Folk Festival where she oversees the $4-million summer festival and its year-round operations. Prior to joining the Folk Fest, Lynne produced over 150 hours of original award-winning film & television programming at Frantic Films.

Robert Vineberg retired from 35 years with the Federal Government in 2008.  Since then he has been doing historical research and volunteering with immigration and arts organizations.

Jamie Wright is an accomplished visual artist, instructor and curator.