Team & Board of Directors

New Works Team:

Julie Mamias

 Executive Director

For the past 17 years, Julie has been dedicated to the Performing Arts’ milieu with passion and enthusiasm. She has built her career in non-profit organizations of varying sizes, disciplines and mandates both in France and Canada. Driven to seek new challenges, she moved to Vancouver, where she joined with Made in BC-Dance on Tour to lead the Francophone mentoring program. During her tenure, she built new partnerships to expand the network of presenters, fostered relationships with artists, and supported them in their touring process. Additionally, she took over the daily administration of the organization, partnering with the Executive Director to manage most initiatives and planning future projects for MiBC. Julie is proud to be the new Executive Director of New Works. 

 Joanna Garfinkel 

Development Manager and Artist Support

Joanna works primarily in new play development, multidisciplinary and site-specific work. For the past 4 years, she has helped artists and companies articulate visions for grants, marketing, and development. She has taught writing workshops for Urban Ink, PTC, and the Downtown Eastside Small Arts Grants. Awards include Pure Research grant for Nightswimming Theatre, a Jessie award for Innovation, and the Sidney Risk award for directing. She has been working with New Works since April 2017.

Martin Alldred

General Manager, Out Innerspace Dance Theatre

Martin graduated from Sheffield Hallam University’s Arts and Media Management program in 1997. His first arts role was at the Showroom Cinema/DocFest, working in Box Office/Front of House Management and Marketing. He has worked in a variety of arts and media management roles since moving to Canada in 2006, mostly in performance arts with Lions Gate Sinfonia, Presentation House Theatre, Vancouver Fringe Festival and now as General Manager for Out Innerspace at New Works.

Katheryn Petersen 

General Manager, Stephanie Morin-Robert and Artist Support

Katheryn is an arts presenter, administrator, and event manager with over thirty years of programming, fundraising, marketing and community outreach expertise. She is passionate about the advancement and exploration of the arts and she is committed to healthy community building through the cultivation of equitable representation practices. Prior work includes Managing Artistic Director of the Accordion Noir Festival, Managing Administrator for Kinesis Dance,  and Admin/Promotional Agent for private clients at Doublegroove Arts.

Sindy Angel

Programs Manager (Share Dance Program)

Sindy Angel is a Latinx Theatre of the Oppressed Practitioner and an Arts Administrator. For the last ten years, she has done extensive advocacy and outreach work with refugees from all over the world. She has coordinated and implemented arts-based programs for organizations such as ISS of BC and S.U.C.C.E.S.S. She has facilitated Theatre of the Oppressed workshops for youth, immigrants/refugees, people with diverse abilities, and inmates. She is a co-founder of the Canadian Latinx Theatre Artist Coalition. Sindy recently completed a Residency Program at the Centre of Theatre of the Oppressed in Río de Janeiro, Brazil.

Maura Doherty

Bookkeeper (Contractor)

Maura Doherty is an arts bookkeeper, passionate about financial systems and helping artists dot i’s and cross t’s so they can focus on the art itself. She has had the privilege of working with artists and arts organizations of varying sizes, disciplines, and mandates over the past ten years in many different capacities, including operations management, facility management and volunteer coordination. She currently provides bookkeeping services for non-profits and charities such as The Western Front, VIVO Media Arts, C-Space, New Works, Foolish Operations, Théâtre La Seizième, The Chop Theatre, and Wild Bird Trust of BC.

Beverly Walker

Interim Program Coordinator (Contractor)

It is amazing to be back at New Works! 
What a pleasure to coordinate performances and special events with amazing local artists and generous community partners. Previously for New Works I have been honoured to stage manage the first Pop Up Dances on CMHC Granville Island from an RV (International Dance Day, 2007), patrol temporary fencing at the Italian Gardens (Bollywood Wedding, South Asian Arts, 2009), and direct thousands of audience members at the Vancouver Public Library Promenade on a box with a bull horn (In Situ, Aeriosa 2010).

Board of Directors:

  • Ben Shockey, Chair
  • Megan Ejack, Secretary
  • Lisa McAllister, Treasurer
  • Vidya Kotamraju, Member at Large
  • Fiorella Pinillo, Member at Large
  • Bradley Trenaman, Member at Large