Our Team

 

Margaret Matthews, Executive Director

The scope or dimensions of the role of the Executive Director are significant: this responsibility ranges from the management of staff, contractors, and volunteers, meeting community needs, strategic financial management, to risk mitigation.  Margaret started our society in 1994.

Bonnie MacDonald, IT Technician – Team Lead

Our IT Technician – Team Lead provides expertise in Information Technology within Employment Solutions ensuring our IT systems and devices are up to date, inclusive and accessible to all.  Bonnie has been with us since 2002.

Jennifer Hayward, Bookkeeper

Our Bookkeeper/Financial Officer is responsible for developing, implementing, and ensuring compliance with Federal and Provincial financial accounting policies and procedures. Jennifer completes the financial statements, budgets for all agreements, and ensures all supporting information is complete and accurate.

Charmaine Grandy, Information Resource Specialist

Our Information Resource Specialists are the face of our society, Charmaine welcomes and provides the information and resources needed by individuals and employers to access our employment assistance services and programs in our Bridgewater Centre.

Emily Bagnald, BA, Information Resource Specialist/Workshop Facilitator

Our Information Resource Specialists are the face of our society, Emily welcomes and provides the information and resources needed by individuals and employers to access our employment assistance services and programs in our Liverpool Centre.  As well, Emily is also one of our Workshop Facilitators and provides instruction and guidance to session participants through a process of co-creation, active dialogue, and working together efficiently to help reach a particular goal.  During each Workshop and Webinar, participants gain a better understanding of the skills needed to lead to meaningful employment.

Maria Viniegra, Workshop Facilitator

Our Workshop Facilitator provides instruction and guidance to session participants through a process of co-creation, active dialogue, and working together efficiently to help reach a particular goal.  During each Workshop and Webinar, participants gain a better understanding of the skills needed to lead to meaningful employment.

Garrett Sears, School Liaison

A School Liaison works with students Grades 7-12, and their families, to explore entering the workforce. They offer access to the latest provincial and national labor market trends, help students find co-op and job shadowing opportunities, provide one-on-one and group employment info sessions in the Lockeport Regional High School, Liverpool Regional High School, Shelburne Regional High School and Barrington Municipal High School.

Michael Girard, School Liaison

A School Liaison works with students Grades 7-12, and their families, to explore entering the workforce. They offer access to the latest provincial and national labor market trends, help students find co-op and job shadowing opportunities, provide one-on-one and group employment info sessions in North Queens Community School, Parkview Education Center, New Germany Rural High School, and Forest Heights Community School.

Jim Key, CCDP, Employer Engagement Specialist

As an Employer Engagement Specialist, I am responsible for facilitating, promoting, and ensuring community and economic development in order to secure opportunities for business development.  Jim identifies and fosters economic development opportunities and helps small business owners secure funding for growth and innovation.

Lisa Bennett, Job Developer

As the Job Developer I act as a bridge between job seekers and employers to streamline the application and hiring process. I provide individual assistance to job seekers with focusing resumes and cover letters for job specific applications, assist with interview preparations and help build a network. I provide ongoing support to both job seekers and employers throughout the hiring process while transitioning through the first few days of work.

Carolyn Warrington, Employment Support Practitioner

Our Employment Support Practitioner covers 3 distinct areas with individual job seekers; employment maintenance, skills enhancement and job search.  This can include helping individuals craft resumes and cover letters, better their job search skills, and prepare for interviews.  Support is provided to our clients during the transition to employment and, when necessary, provide follow up strategies to better understand employer expectations related to their on-the-job responsibilities.

Heather Clarkson, CCDP, Operations/Case Manager

As a Case Manager/Career Development Practitioner (CCDP) our job is to collaborate with job seekers in creating a strong return to work action plan that teaches the job seeker the skills and abilities needed to move successfully towards their employment plan. Case managers help with job search, career decision making and accessing funding programs for work experience, retraining and self employment.

Brenda MacKay, CCDP, Case Manager

As a Case Manager/Career Development Practitioner (CCDP) our job is to collaborate with job seekers in creating a strong return to work action plan that teaches the job seeker the skills and abilities needed to move successfully towards their employment plan. Case managers help with job search, career decision making and accessing funding programs for work experience, retraining and self employment.

Jessica Lecky, BA, CCDP, Case Manager

As a Case Manager/Career Development Practitioner (CCDP) our job is to collaborate with job seekers in creating a strong return to work action plan that teaches the job seeker the skills and abilities needed to move successfully towards their employment plan. Case managers help with job search, career decision making and accessing funding programs for work experience, retraining and self employment.

Chantal Milne, Case Manager

As a Case Manager our job is to collaborate with job seekers in creating a strong return to work action plan that teaches the job seeker the skills and abilities needed to move successfully towards their employment plan. Case managers help with job search, career decision making and accessing funding programs for work experience, retraining and self employment.

Sandy Mair-Dodman, Case Manager

As a Case Manager/Career Development Practitioner (CCDP) our job is to collaborate with job seekers in creating a strong return to work action plan that teaches the job seeker the skills and abilities needed to move successfully towards their employment plan. Case managers help with job search, career decision making and accessing funding programs for work experience, retraining and self employment.

Sandy Beckwith, Adult Learning Opportunities Instructor

As an instructor with the Lunenburg County Adult Learning Opportunities Program, I help people (aged 18+) develop learning plans and progress towards their goals. I assist learners to improve skills in communications, math, and other subjects.  I help some learners prepare for GED tests.  Others may continue their education at NSCC.

Jennifer Meister, Adult Learning Opportunities Instructor

As an instructor with the Lunenburg County Adult Learning Opportunities Program, I work with adult learners to develop learning plans and set goals in reading, writing, and math.  Also to help learners reach their employment, educational, or personal goals, I deliver training in basic computer skills, essential skills, workplace communications and math.