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. 

Lydia Phillip

Lydia Phillip

Communications Manager

Lydia’s pronouns are she/ her 

Wyatt White

Wyatt White

Reconciliation Action Advisor

Wyatt’s pronouns are he/ him

Alexandra Theroux

Alexandra Theroux

Operations Manager (and in-house artist!)

Alexandras pronouns are she/ her

Annika Voltan

Annika Voltan

Executive Director

Annika’s pronouns are she/ her 

Nicole Cammaert

Nicole Cammaert

Director, Learning & Sector Development

Nicole’s pronouns are she/ her

Reg Manzer

Reg Manzer

Research & Evaluations Manager

Reg’s pronouns are he/ him

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Meet the Impact Organizations of Nova Scotia’s 2021-2022 board of directors. 

Chris Googoo

Chris Googoo

Chair

Chief Operating Officer
Ulnooweg, Truro

Tim Crooks

Tim Crooks

Vice Chair

Executive Director
Phoenix Youth, Halifax

Ruby Hayford

Ruby Hayford

Treasurer

AML Compliance 
Royal Bank of Canada 

Sally Ng

Sally Ng

Secretary

Chief Operating Officer 
Tribe Network 

Sylvia Gawad

Sylvia Gawad

Member-at-Large

Research, Innovation and Immigration Manager
Placemaking 4G, Halifax

Jayne Hunter

Jayne Hunter

Past Chair

Executive Director
Literacy Nova Scotia, Truro

Sylvia Parris-Drummond

Sylvia Parris-Drummond

Member-at-Large

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

Corey Mattie

Corey Mattie

Member-at-Large

Program Manager, Housewarming
Efficiency Nova Scotia, Dartmouth

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