JA Nova Scotia Announces 10 New Members to the Board of Directors

Halifax, NS— JA Nova Scotia announces the appointment of ten new members of its Board of Directors, as well as the full slate of Executive Committee members and Directors for 2017-2018.

Joining the Board of Directors: Tim Blais, Michelle Bussey, Jakki Brierley-Shorrok, Charl Du Plooy, Michelle Fitzgerald, Chris Guinan, Lynn Hogan Gillespie, Roger King, Chrystiane Mallaley and Andrew MacKinnon. “All of our new members are enthusiastic and looking forward to bringing talent, expertise and energy to the mission of JA in Nova Scotia. We are very fortunate to have their volunteer engagement to help us continue to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in the global economy”, said President & CEO, Kristin Williams.

Along with adding ten new members, JA has also made additions to the Executive Committee. Bruce Young takes on 2nd Vice Chair, Karn Nichols to Vice Secretary, Mark Sidebottom to Treasurer and Wayne Crawley to an Executive at Large position.

The full slate of board members for 2017-2018 is listed below:

Executive Committee

Mark Parkhill, KPMG, Chair
Jennifer Chiasson, NSCC, 1st Vice Chair
Bruce Young, RBC, 2nd Vice Chair
Paul Bugden, EastLink, Secretary (ex officio/non-voting)
Karn Nichols, Devonian Coast Wineries Ltd., Vice Secretary
Mark Sidebottom, Treasurer
Wayne Crawley, Venor Talent, Executive at Large
Kristin Williams, President & CEO (ex officio/non-voting)


Michael Brown, Clean Simple (ex officio/non-voting)
Tim Blais, Gateway Business Brokers
Michelle Bussey, NSCC Foundation
Jakki Brierley-Shorrok, Fastrak Global Inc.
Charl Du Plooy, PWC Canada
Stephanie Fitzner, Student/JA Alumni
Michelle Fitzgerald, Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette
Eric Fry, Sandler Training
Chris Guinan, CIBC Wood Gundy
Cassandra Hanrahan, Dalhousie University School of Social Work
Troy Harnish, Rogers
Lynn Hogan Gillespie, Province of Nova Scotia
Paul Janes, Deloitte
Lori-Anne Jones, Shift Strategies - Change Consulting
Roger King, Supplement King – Canada
Chrystiane Mallaley, National Public Relations
Andrew MacKinnon, SBW
Jodi Posaved, Grassroots Human Resources Consulting
Miriam Zitner, Stewart McKelvey


Media Contact

Emma Eagles

About JA Nova Scotia

Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia provides hands-on experiential learning in the classroom and through extra-curricular activities. Programs focus on three educational pillars: financial literacy, workplace readiness and entrepreneurship. JA recruits volunteers from the business community to collaborate on the delivery of programs, which exposes students to real world business perspectives and ideas.

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