Advisory Board

The Centre for Employment Innovation’s (CEI) Advisory Board is co-chaired by St. Francis Xavier University and the Government of Nova Scotia’s Department of Labour and Advanced Education.

Our Advisory Board members bring unique knowledge and skills to the CEI, while simultaneously helping the centre further engage with a number of diverse organizations from across the province.

The CEI team is grateful for the support of both chairing organizations, our board members, and its growing network of partners and stakeholders.

Danny Cavanagh
President, Nova Scotia Federation of Labour
Tim Crooks
Executive Director, Phoenix Youth Programs
Beth Girard
Director, Nova Scotia Business Inc.
Pat Gorham
Director of Programs & Stakeholder Relations, Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women
Wayn Hamilton
Executive Director, Office of African Nova Scotian Affairs
Nancy Hoddinott, CO-CHAIR
Senior Executive Director, Skills & Learning Branch, Government of Nova Scotia's Department of Labour and Advanced Education
Stephanie MacInnis-Langley
Executive Director, Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women
Jeff MacLean
President, Michelin North America Canada Inc.
Anne MacRae
Executive Director, Disabled Persons Commission
Kathy McKee
Executive Director, Nova Scotia Career Development Association (NSCDA)
Julie Oliver
Executive Director, Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse (CDÉNÉ)
Jane Orrell
Executive Director, Nova Scotia Works: Island Employment
Alex Paul
Executive Director, Mi'kmaw Economic Benefits Office of Nova Scotia (MEBO)
Brian Posavad
President and CEO, YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth
Jaime Smith, CO-CHAIR
Executive Lead, St. Francis Xavier University's Centre for Employment Innovation
Jennifer Watts
CEO, Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS)
Kristin Williams
President and CEO, Junior Achievement
Amanda White
Executive Director, Nova Scotia Works: Career Connections