Board of Directors

YWCA Halifax Board Executive Committee

Heather Hanson, President

Chief, Public Engagement and Communications, Nova Scotia Health Authority


Alana Patterson, Vice President

Director, Physician Compensation & Negotiations, Doctors Nova Scotia


Jennifer Forde, CA, Treasurer

Accounting Manager, LED Roadway Lighting


JoAnn Alberstat, Secretary

Media Relations Advisor, Communications Nova Scotia


YWCA Halifax Board Directors


Cyndy Allen-Rawding

Manager, Total Compensation and Employee Services, Emera


Jennifer Ashton

Corporate Social Responsibility Consultant


Alison Bird

Partner, Cox and Palmer


Hilary Beaton

Social Media Expert, InTouch Communications Inc.


Meghan Cadue

Manager, Strategic Communications & Promotions, CPA Atlantic School of Business


Caroline Flinn

Special Events Professional


Pernille Jakobsen, PhD

Research and Analysis Consultant


Lee Ann Kovacs

Partner, PwC


Michele Merrick

Consultant, First Nation Housing, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation


Mercy Mutale

In-House Legal Counsel, I.M.P. Group