Karn has been on a mission to make a difference in her community by following Social Architect, Bill Strickland’s lead. In addition to her ‘heart work’ with the MacPhee Centre, Karn can be found at the Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University where she is Manager of Graduate Career Services supporting our Nova Scotia youth in finding their own sweet intersection of passion and purpose. Karn is also the owner and Principal at Karn Nichols - People Solutions where she has supported a variety of business needs, including performance management and strategic planning. She is deeply committed to both her family and community and has held a number of volunteer positions throughout the years. Karn feels privileged to be working with the dedicated team at the MacPhee Centre and enjoys being able to connect her passion with her purpose every day of her life.
Stu is a proud alumnus of both Acadia (BSc) and Saint Mary's (MBA), and works in business analysis for Bell Canada. He is passionate about social justice and building a sustainable Nova Scotia for future generations.
Josh was born in Poughkeepsie, New York and earned his Bachelor of Arts Cum Laude from SUNY University at Buffalo in 1997. He obtained his Juris Doctorate from Pace University School of Law in 2000. Josh was admitted to the New York State Bar and the United States District Court - Southern District of New York in 2001.
Jeff holds a Masters in Social Work from the University of British Columbia. He has been working with the IWK Community Mental Health & Addictions programs since 2013. Currently, he is in the role of Concurrent Disorders Clinician and facilitates the community partnership with HomeBridge Youth Society. He is also a sessional instructor in the School of Social Work at Dalhousie University where he has taught Community Development and Social Work with Adolescents.
Kendra has an extensive background in sales and client management having worked in the radio advertising industry for almost two decades. When she is not developing business and furthering client relationships, you will likely find her on the golf course or planning her next travel adventure.
Sheila built Atlantic Canada’s largest magazine publishing house – Metro Guide Publishing, serving seven sectors and over 3 million readers. In 2010, Sheila sold Metro Guide Publishing and started a new company - Spring Business Solutions.
Meet CJ, they started coming to the MacPhee Centre two years ago and they liked it so much we can’t get rid of them! They joined our Program Committee shortly after starting in our programs and recently became the first youth to join our Board of Directors.
With a diverse background in education, banking and entrepreneurial ventures, Tammy’s career has been marked by her ability to put herself in other people’s shoes in order to break down barriers, uncover new ways of dealing with challenges and work with people to find innovative solutions.