Board of Directors

YWCA Halifax Board Executive Committee

Heather Hanson, President

Chief of Public Engagement and Communications, Nova Scotia Health Authority


Alana Patterson, Vice President

Physician Compensation & Practice Support, Doctors Nova Scotia


Jennifer Forde, CA, Treasurer

Senior Accountant, MNP


JoAnn Alberstat, Secretary

Communications Coordinator, Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia


YWCA Halifax Board Directors


Cyndy Allen-Rawding

Manager, Total Compensation and Employee Services, Emera


Jennifer Ashton

DirectorCorporate Social Responsibility Consultant


Alison Bird

Lawyer, 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


Henrietta MacNeil

Small Business Advisor, Scotiabank


Michele Merrick

Consultant, First Nation Housing, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation


Mercy Mutale

Lawyer,  Nova Scotia Public Service Commission/Executive Council Office


Jodi  Wainman

Human Resources Consultant, Source Security & Investigations, Inc