2016-2017 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.

 

Danielle Andres - Immigration francophone de la Nouvelle-Écosse
Director at Large
adanielle@immigrationfrancophonene.ca
Danielle has worked with various not-for profit organisations and understands the essential and invaluable role that volunteers play in our communities. Danielle is currently employed as the Integration and Outreach Officer at Immigration francophone de la Nouvelle-Écosse, and is responsible for the organisation's volunteer program. She is very keen to learn from her fellow Board members and share her perspective. 

Danielle has a Masters of Public Administration from Carleton University and a Bachelor of Arts in International Development Studies and Russian Studies from Dalhousie University. 

 

Sara Langford, CVA - Nova Scotia Health Authority
Director at Large
sara.langford@nshealth.ca
Sara has worked in volunteer management for over 15 years.  She has a true passion for volunteerism and the volunteer management profession.  Sara finds her role very rewarding;  within the Annapolis Valley alone, NSHA is supported by over 1300 dedicated volunteers. In addition to her role as a Director at Large for VMPNS, Sara sits on the Board of Directors of the Kings Volunteer Resource Centre in Kentville.
 
Sara came to Nova Scotia in 2007 from the UK, having worked as a manager of volunteer resources and community engagement within the not-for-profit sector, predominantly within heritage and wildlife conservation, for a number of years. 
 
In 2015 Sara achieved Certification in Volunteer Administration - a process that she would recommend highly to others in the profession. 
 
Outside of work, Sara volunteers for an equine rescue organization and enjoys life running a small hobby farm with her husband.

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.  As part of her current position as Assistant Curator of Interpretation with the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, Mary is delighted to coordinate the museum’s volunteer program.  Like in so many organizations, volunteers play a crucial role in helping the museum offer outstanding education programs year after year.

hen she’s not working, Mary can be found enjoying the great outdoors, planning her next travel adventure and spending time with family.

 

Mark McIntosh - Phoenix Youth
Director at Large
mmcintosh@phoenixyouth.ca
Mark McIntosh is the Community Engagement Coordinator at Phoenix Youth Programs.  His experience in the field of volunteer engagement spans more than 20 years, and he has worked in volunteer development for organizations such as CNIB, Nova Scotia Nature Trust, Hepatitis Outreach Society of Nova Scotia, Help Line Society and most recently Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia, The Kidney Foundation of Canada 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@habitatns.ca
Heather St. Pierre is a graduate of St. Francis Xaiver University and currently works as the Volunteer Coordinator at Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia.  Heather is fairly new to the field and excited to add a fresh perspective. She 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.

Heather lives in Halifax, and when she isn’t working, loves to play basketball and tennis as well as travel the world!