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Our Staff

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425-5450
sportns@sportnovascotia.ca

Departments

Executive | Finance/Administration | Public Relations | Marketing | Sport Development | Coaching


EXECUTIVE



Jamie Ferguson
 Chief Executive Officer
(902) 425-5450 ext. 315/ jferguson@sportnovascotia.ca
Responsibilities Include:
  • Management of Sport Nova Scotia operations
  • Policy development
  • Sport Nova Scotia spokesperson
  • Program development
  • Government liaison
  • Executive and Board Ex-officio
 

Helen Goodwin
Executive Assistant
(902) 425-5450 ext. 327/ hgoodwin@sportnovascotia.ca
Responsibilities Include:
  • Assist CEO with day-to-day administration of executive office
  • Staff liaison with Board of Directors
  • Membership inquiries
  • KidSport inquiries, applications and payment

FINANCE / ADMINISTRATION CENTRE




Debbie Buckoski
 Director of Finance and Administration
(902) 425-5450 ext. 334/ dbuckoski@sportnovascotia.ca

Responsibilities Include:

  • Management of SNS finances
  • Management of Administration Centre
  • Oversee management of building operations
  • PSO financial services consultations
  • Executive & Board Ex-officio
  • Financial services for members/registered users
  • Human Resources

 

Nick McBride, CPA, CMA
 Accounting Manager
(902) 425-5450 ext. 369/ nmcbride@sportnovascotia.ca

Responsibilities Include:

  • Manage the delivery of administrative centre services
  • Provincial Fund Manager for Nova Scotia Amateur Sport Fund and KidSport
  • Financial Reporting
  • Program Reporting/Administration
  • Payroll/Benefit Administration
  • Building Reporting/Administration
 

Hilda LaPierre

 Administrative Assistant - Finance and Administration
(902) 425-5450 ext. 319/ hlapierre@sportnovascotia.ca

Responsibilities Include:

  • Members/registered users payroll and benefits
  • Financial services for members/registered users
  • Accounts receivable/payable
  • Administer computer policy agreements
 

Sanjee Ekanayake
 Administrative Assistant - Membership Services
(902) 425-5450 ext. 326 / sekanayake@sportnovascotia.ca

Responsibilities Include:

  • SNS/registered users/members administrative services
  • Printing/reception
  • Coordination of meeting supplies
  • Invoicing
  • Tax receipting for Nova Scotia Amateur Sport Fund and KidSport
  • Telephone programming
  • Coordination of billing for SNS time and services
  • Lockup duties
 

Paula Yochoff
 Desktop Publisher
(902) 425-5450 ext. 364/ pyochoff@sportnovascotia.ca

Responsibilities Include:

  • Desktop publishing for members/registered users/SNS
  • Printing/reception/administrative services when necessary
  • Layout of Sport Quarterly, Hall of Fame Annual Report, RICOH Sport Awards Booklet, Special Olympics Festival Book
  • Printing of Sport Nova Scotia stationary, business cards, etc.
 

Linda Tompkins
 Receptionist
(902) 425-5450/ reception@sportnovascotia.ca

   Responsibilities Include:

  • Distribution of faxes/mail/courier
  • Reception
  • Meeting room bookings
  • Assistance with administrative services
  • Phone and fax machine maintenance
  • Public inquiries


Carolyn Townsend
Director of Public Relations
(902) 425-5450 ext. 321/ ctownsend@sportnovascotia.ca

Responsibilities Include:

  • Management of SNS internal and external communications
  • SNS media relations
  • PSO public/media relations consultations
  • Development of advocacy and communication strategies
  • Management of SNS recognition programs


Adam Harbin
Graphic Designer
(902) 425-5450 ext. 359/ aharbin@sportnovascotia.ca   

Responsibilities Include:
  • Layout and design of SNS promotional material (ie. Brochures, print ads, banners, etc.)
  • SNS media relations
  • Scoreboard (internal newsletter)
  • Coordination of recognition programs


MARKETING/EVENT MANAGEMENT


Jeff LeDrew
Director of Marketing and Events
(902) 425-5450 ext. 354/ jledrew@sportnovascotia.ca

Responsibilities Include:

  • Management of Marketing & Events Unit
  • Corporate Partnerships
  • Event & Program management
  • Revenue generation
  • PSO marketing/ sponsorship consultations
  • Branding / Advertising
  • KidSport


Tyler Smith
Marketing and Events Coordinator
(902) 425-5450 ext. 344/ tsmith@sportnovascotia.ca

Responsibilities Include:

  • Coordination of Manulife Dragon Boat Festival
  • Coordinating special events
  • Servicing SNS sponsors
  • Coordination of SNS branding initiatives (ie. Merchandise distribution)


Colin Gillis
KidSport Coordinator
(902) 425-5450 ext 350/ cgillis@sportnovascotia.ca

Responsibilities Include:

  • Provincial KidSport Administration
  • KidSport Community Chapter Development
  • General KidSport Inquiries


Janine MacIntyre

Sport Projects Coordinator
(902) 425-5450 ext. 362/ jmacintyre@sportnovascotia.ca

Responsibilities Include:

  • Coordination & implementation of the Milk Sport Fairs
  • Developing and coordinating SNS fundraising initiatives
  • Coordination of Nova Scotia Amateur Sport Fund

Joni Mattatall
Information Systems Coordinator
(902) 425-5450 ext. 328/ jmattatall@sportnovascotia.ca

Responsibilities Include:

  • Website strategy, design and maintenance
  • Network administration and desktop support
  • Database maintenance
  • Direct and e-marketing promotions


SPORT DEVELOPMENT



Amy Walsh
Director of Sport Development
(902) 425-5450 ext. 366/ awalsh@sportnovascotia.ca

   Responsibilities Include:

  • Management of Sport Development unit
  • Management of Support4Sport Programs
  • Management of ASP
  • PSO sport development consultations
  • Coordination of Program Funding Process & Administration


Kaitlin McCoombs
Support4Sport Administrative Coordinator

   (902) 425-5450 ext. 372/ kmccoombs@sportnovascotia.ca

   Responsibilities Include:

  • Manage Support4Sport Participation Development, PSO Projects, Canada Games, Coaching Employment, Coaching – Professional Development and Coaching Education funding programs
  • Administrative duties related to the Nova Scotia Athlete Assistance funding program
  • PSO consultations


Paul Tingley

Parasport Coordinator

   (902) 425-5450 ext. 375/ptingley@sportnovascotia.ca

   Responsibilities Include:

  • Working with Provincial Sport Organizations to provide Parasport opportunities



  • Jason Hansford-Smith

    Manager of Participation Development

       (902) 425-5450 ext. 358/ jhansfordsmith@sportnovascotia.ca

       Responsibilities Include:

    • Consulting services to develop and implement funding applications for members
    • Support the implementation of Canadian Sport for Life/Long Term Athlete Development
    • Management of Community Sport Development Coordinator program



    Dean Morley

    Community Sport Development Coordinator: Cape Breton

    (902) 595-0952 / dmorley@sportnovascotia.ca

       Responsibilities Include:

  • Working with Community Sport Organizations to support programs and funding opportunities



  • Courtney Nicholson
    Community Sport Development Coordinator: Fundy

    (902) 896-4813/ cnicholson@sportnovascotia.ca

       Responsibilities Include:

  • Working with Community Sport Organizations to support programs and funding opportunities

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    Janessa MacPherson

    Community Sport Development Coordinator: Halifax

      (902) 722-1459 / jmacpherson@sportnovascotia.ca

       Responsibilities Include:

  • Working with Community Sport Organizations to support programs and funding opportunities


  • Stephanie Spencer

    Community Sport Development Coordinator: Highland

      (902) 863-7395 / sspencer@sportnovascotia.ca

       Responsibilities Include:

  • Working with Community Sport Organizations to support programs and funding opportunities


  • Nicole Kenney

    Community Sport Development Coordinator: South Shore

      (902) 298-9531 / nkenney@sportnovascotia.ca

       Responsibilities Include:

  • Working with Community Sport Organizations to support programs and funding opportunities


  • Melissa Sullivan


    Community Sport Development Coordinator : Valley

       (902) 679-4336/ msullivan@sportnovascotia.ca

       Responsibilities Include:

  • Working with Community Sport Organizations to support programs and funding opportunities

  • Stephanie MacKinnon

    PSO Administrative Coordinator

       (902) 425-5450 ext. 370/ smackinnon@sportnovascotia.ca

       Sport Responsibilities:

    • Rugby
    • Water Polo
    • Diving


    Patrick Thompson


    PSO Administrative Coordinator

       (902) 425-5450 ext. 357/ pthompson@sportnovascotia.ca

       Sport Responsibilities:

    • Rowing
    • Karate
    • Field Hockey


    Ryan Francis


    PSO Administrative Coordinator

       (902) 425-5450 ext. 371/ rfrancis@sportnovascotia.ca

       Sport Responsibilities:

    • Orienteering
    • Archery
    • Wrestling
    • Speed Skating


    Graham Young

    PSO Administrative Coordinator

       (902) 425-5450 ext. 368/ gyoung@sportnovascotia.ca

       Sport Responsibilities:

    • Judo
    • Boxing
    • Squash