Staff & Board of Directors

 

Staff

Jenneen Beattie, Program Manager 
jenneen@muralroutes.ca
Jenneen holds a Graduate Certificate in Arts Administration and Cultural Management from Humber College. She received her BFA from OCADU with a major in Criticism and Curatorial Practices. She participated in an independent studio placement at the Winchester School of Art, UK. Her writing has been featured in One Hour Empire, vol. 2 and The Curated Histories of the Automotive Tower. In 2019, she was awarded a fellowship at the Artscape Daniels Launchpad, and was selected into the Toronto Biennial of Art’s Exhibitions Internship Program. Currently, she is looking forward to supporting the programming of public and community-engaged art projects with Mural Routes.

Marta Keller-Hernandez, Managing Director 
Currently on maternity leave until November 2020
marta@muralroutes.ca
Originally from Spain, Marta Keller-Hernandez holds Degrees in Tourism and Humanities, a Masters in Social Media Marketing from the University of Alicante (Spain), and a Graduate Certificate in Culture and Heritage Site Management from Centennial College. In Toronto, Marta has worked with a wide range of arts and culture organizations such as Black Artists’ Networks Dialogue, Latin American Canadian Art Projects and Sur Gallery, Heritage Toronto, and Art Starts. Also, Marta is the co-founder of Paralia Newcomer Arts Network, the recipient of the Newcomer and Refugee Artist Mentorship grant in the capacity of mentor and a Toronto Arts Council 2018 Leaders Lab fellow.

Rob Matejka, Lead Instructor – Contract Basis
Through his artistic journey Rob Matejka has embraced art as a medium for positive social intervention and is enjoying animating the communities and people he works with – making art accessible to all through workshops, mentoring, and adding to the growing outdoor public gallery. Rob has been an arts educator and mentor for Mural Routes for over 10 years, and has worked freelance with The City of Toronto, Toronto school boards, Toronto Public Libraries, and arts organizations across the city such as VIBE Arts, Lakeshore Arts, and Arts Etobicoke. Rob enjoys using murals to create spaces we enter and experience physically – while coordinating large scale projects engaging large numbers of community members to beautify communities and build community pride.

Jackie Santos, Acting Managing Director
jackie@muralroutes.ca
For membership inquiries please contact:
membership@muralroutes.ca
Jackie has a long and rich history volunteering and working with Mural Routes.  From database management to website design to assisting at the first mural symposia, she has been involved with the organization for many years. After working as a Project and Account manager at a busy marketing firm, Jackie was the first to hold the position of Executive Director of Mural Routes (from 2003-2005).  She took a break to have her two children and pursue a career as a Nutritionist but always remained involved with Mural Routes.  As someone who is passionate about the arts and community – Jackie is thrilled to be working in the Mural Routes office twice a week as the Membership and Technical Coordinator and to be filling in for Marta as Acting Manager Director. Jackie studied Business Administration and Computer Science at Ryerson University and is an Honours Graduate of the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. 

Board of Directors

President
Rob Watson

Vice President & Treasurer
Michael Li

Secretary
Rebecca Stubbs

Evond Blake (Mediah)

Lauren Gould

Nazli Nahidi

Vandana Taxali

Kseniya Tsoy

Angel Xia

Member Emeritus (Advisory)

Hedi Greenwood
Carol-Knowlton Dority