2017-2018 Board of Directors

 

Kylene Mellor, CVA - IWK Health Centre
President & 2016 Conference Chair
president@vmpns.com

Kylene has been working with volunteers for almost 15 years.  As a certified Volunteer Administrator, she has had the privilege of working with volunteers with a variety of organizations across the country.  Currently, she is the Manager of Volunteer Resources with the IWK Health Centre.

She truly enjoys working with and motivating volunteers and brings knowledge and expertise in all areas of the volunteer cycle.

When not at work, Kylene can be found volunteering for a number of organizations, enjoying live music or planning her next road trip!
 

Erin Crosby, CVA - VON
Vice President
info@vmpns.com

Erin is the Coordinator of Volunteer Development for VON Greater Halifax.  After moving to Nova Scotia in 2008, she first connected with the VON as a volunteer visitor, and later joined the Community Support Services staff in 2009.

While her background is in performing arts, she's thrilled to have discovered a new passion for volunteer management, and is always humbled and inspired by the Nova Scotians who give their time and talents to strengthen our community.

Erin hopes to instill a similar love for volunteering in her two young sons at an early age. In her spare time she enjoys getting outdoors with her family, good wine and trying new recipes!
 

Annette Carter - Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
Secretary

Annette is passionate about building relationships and connecting people.  She worked in the broadcast industry for 20 years and then decided it was time for a change. Annette completed the Volunteer Management Leadership Certificate Program from Humber College and currently enjoys working as the Volunteer Services Manager at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. She been volunteering for the Institute for Canadian Citizenship for more than seven years and is currently Chair of the Halifax Volunteer Committee. When she isn't volunteering with various community organizations, she enjoys reading, Pilates, and exploring new places near and far with her husband.

 

Treasurer - Vacant
treasurer@vmpns.com

Kelly Adamson - Community Justice Society
Director at Large
kelly.adamson@communityjusticesociety.org
Kelly has a passion for working in the community.  She started working with volunteers as the shelter administrator and volunteer coordinator of Out of the Cold Shelter where she coordinated a team of over 140 front-line shelter volunteers.  In 2014, Kelly transitioned into the role of Manager of Volunteer Engagement with Community Justice Society, Halifax Region, where she works with over 50 volunteer who facilitate and participate in restorative justice conferences and programs for youth ages 12 to 17. 

Kelly has a Masters of Arts in Health Promotion from Dalhousie University and a Bachelors in Health Science from the University of Western Ontario.  She also holds a certificate in the Fundamentals of Volunteer Management from Humber College.

 Kelly is a volunteer organizing member of the Out of the Cold Shelter and is a volunteer facilitator with Book Clubs for Inmates.

 

Jeremy Vaters - 
Director at Large
jervaters@gmail.com 

Jeremy has a Business degree and HR Management certificate from Saint Mary’s University. In his previous position at Heart & Stroke Foundation, Jeremy was the Volunteer Engagement and Office Manager. He continues to be passionate about volunteer management and eager to learn and contribute.

Jamie-Leigh Haughn - Feed Nova Scotia
Director at Large
jhaughn@feednovascotia.ca

Jamie has been coordinating volunteers for 5 years. She is currently with the Volunteer Service Department of Feed Nova Scotia where she supports 800 volunteers. She has also worked with the Volunteer Greater Fredericton Board and is looking for an opportunity to be more involved here in NS.

Mary MacDonald - Museum of Natural History
Director at Large
mary.macdonald@novascotia.ca

Mary has been involved in environmental education both professionally and academically for over 10 years. Throughout her experience she has worked with volunteers in a variety of roles.  Mary has coordinated the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History’s volunteer program and continues to support the museum’s dedicated volunteers in her current role as Curator of Interpretation.

 

Mark McIntosh - Phoenix Youth
Director at Large

Mark works with Phoenix Youth Programs as Community Engagement Coordinator.  In his role, he manages the organizations volunteer program, and provides direction and support to staff working with nearly 300 volunteers. His experience in the field of volunteer engagement spans more than 20 years, where he has built volunteer capacity for organizations which include Hepatitis Outreach Society, CNIB, Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia, and the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.  Mark is a graduate of Humber College with a Certificate in Volunteer Management Leadership, and holds a Certificate in Human Resources Standards for Non-Profit Organizations.

Heather St. Pierre - Habitat for Humanity
Director at Large

Heather is a graduate of St. Francis Xavier University  Heather has a passion for volunteering and has donated time to several organizations including Big Brothers Big Sisters, Canadian Blood Services, Relay for Life, Special Olympics, American Red Cross and many local schools. As a volunteer, she is currently the Volunteer Coordinator and Co-Chair of the Mobile Food Marker Fairview Site.