Our People

Meet the IONS Team

Our team is dedicated to co-creating a culture where we can show up as our full, authentic selves. We value distributed leadership, lifelong learning, different ways of working and knowing, and lived experience. We are passionate about our work and the organizations we serve, and we aim to practice our values of abundance, courage and trust, and to hold radical generosity for ourselves and each other in our work. 

Annika Voltan

Executive Director Annika’s pronouns are she/ her Meet Annika

Diane Connors

Communications Director Diane’s pronouns are she/ her Meet Diane

Kristen Faulkner

Director of Sector Transformation Kristen’s pronouns are she/ her Meet Kristen

Alexandra Theroux

Operations Manager (and in-house artist!) Alexandra’s pronouns are she/ her Meet Alexandra

Haley Moriarity

Communications Coordinator Haley’s pronouns are she/ they Meet Haley

Lydia Phillip

Content Strategist Lydia’s pronouns are she/ her Meet Lydia

Clary Chambers

Engagement Lead Clary's pronouns are she/her Meet Clary

Priya Andrade

Learning Content Developer Priya’s pronouns are she/ her Meet Priya

Lisa Fiamelli

Executive Assistant Lisa’s pronouns are she/they Meet Lisa

Tyler Colbourne

Project Lead, Good Governance Project Tyler's pronouns are he/him/they Meet Tyler
Annika Voltan

Annika Voltan

Executive Director

Annika’s pronouns are she/ her 

Diane Connors

Diane Connors

Communications Director

Diane’s pronouns are she/ her

Haley Moriarity

Haley Moriarity

Communications Coordinator

Haley’s pronouns are she/ they

Clary Chambers

Clary Chambers

Engagement Lead

Clary’s pronouns are she/ her

Priya Andrade

Priya Andrade

Learning Content Developer

Priya’s pronouns are she/ her

Lisa Fiamelli

Lisa Fiamelli

Executive Assistant

Lisa’s pronouns are she/they

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Janet Barlow (she/ her)

Janet Barlow (she/ her)

Chair

Executive Director 
Hike Nova Scotia 

Sylvia Parris-Drummond (she/ her)

Sylvia Parris-Drummond (she/ her)

Vice Chair

Chief Executive Officer
Delmore “Buddy” Daye Learning Institute, Halifax

Kelly Bennett (she/ her)

Kelly Bennett (she/ her)

Secretary

Research & Special Projects Lead
Government of Nova Scotia 

Bryce Cross (he/ him)

Bryce Cross (he/ him)

Treasurer

Lecturer 
Dalhousie University & Saint Mary’s University 

Sally Ng (she/ her)

Sally Ng (she/ her)

Member-at-Large

Chief Executive Officer 
Wallace McCain Institute 

Rebeccah Slaunwhite (she/ her)

Rebeccah Slaunwhite (she/ her)

Member-at-Large

Branch Manager
RBC

Gurmit Kaur (she/ her)

Gurmit Kaur (she/ her)

Member-at-Large

Lecturer, Organizational Management
Shannon School of Business, Cape Breton University

Schuyler "Sky" Smith (they/them)

Schuyler "Sky" Smith (they/them)

Member-at-Large

Independent DEIB Consultant

Alisha Christie (she/her)

Alisha Christie (she/her)

Member-at-Large

Partnership Coordinator
Town of Kentville Housing and Community & Homeless No More Initiative Team Member

Bernadette Melita (she/her/她)

Bernadette Melita (she/her/她)

Member-at-Large

Senior Advisor
Government of Nova Scotia

Navdeep Parmanand (she/her)

Navdeep Parmanand (she/her)

Member-at-Large

Employee Services Supervisor
Halifax Transit, HRM