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Josi Irene Callan, museum director. Recipient Leadership award Knight Foundation, 1995; Women of Vision honoree Career Action Center, 1998; fellow California State University, 1982-1983.


Callan, Josi Irene was born on January 30, 1946 in Yorkshire, England. Came to the United States, 1953. Daughter of Roger Bradshaw and Irene (Newbury) Winstanley.


Bachelor in Art History summa cum laude, California State University, Domingues Hills, 1978. Master of Arts in Behavioral Sciences, California State University, Domingues Hills, 1981.


Director community relations/alumni affairs California State University, Dominguez Hills, administrative fellow office chancellor Long Beach, associate director university services office chancellor, 1979-1985. Director capital campaign, associate director development Station KVIE-television, Sacramento, 1985-1986. Director project development Pacific Mountain Network, Denver, 1986-1987.

Director marketing and development Denver Symphony Orchestra, 1988-1989. Associate director San Jose (California) Museum Art, 1989-1991, director, 1991-1999, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, 1999—2006. Interim Chief Executive Officer Experience Music Project & Science Fiction Museum, Seattle, since 2006.

Assistant professor school social and behavioral science California State University, Dominguez Hills, since 1981. Member advisory committee Issues Facing Museum in 1990s JKF University, 1990-1991.


Member committee arts policy Santa Clara Arts Council, 1990-1992. Chair San Jose Arts Roundtable, 1992-1993. Active ArtTable, since 1992, Community Leadership San Jose, 1992-1993, American Leadership Forum, 1994, board directors, since 2000.

Member advisory board Bay Area Research Project, since 1992. Member California Arts Council, Visual Arts Panel, 1993-1995, Santa Clara Arts Council Visual Arts Panel, 1993. Board directors Young Women’s Christian Association, since 1993.

Member American Association of University Women, American Association Museum, National Society Fund Raising Executives (board directors 1991), Colorado Association Fund Raisers, Art Museum Development Association, Association Art Museum Directors, We. Museum Association, California State University Alumni Council (president 1981-1983), Rotary International.


Children: James, Heather, Brett Jack. Married Patrick Marc Callan, June 26, 1984.

Roger Bradshaw Winstanley

Irene (Newbury) Winstanley

Patrick Marc Callan

James Callan

Heather Callan

Brett Jack Callan