5 02, 2019

Employment & Education Navigation

The primary focus of the Employment and Education service area is to support the settlement needs of both youth and adults with a specific focus on helping to navigate post-secondary opportunities and to provide targeted, practical employment interventions that support securing predominantly entry-level and transitional employment positions. (Ages 16+) What do you get?  Employment assistance: [...]

11 01, 2019

Jim Pomeroy

Jim is an accomplished YMCA professional, coming to us from his most recent role as CEO of the YMCA of Pictou County. Prior to this role, Jim has held positions with increasing responsibility at both YMCA Canada as Manage of Global and Young Leader Initiatives and the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka as GM of YMCA Geneva [...]

11 01, 2019

Amy Rector

Amy joined the Y in late 2016, the first of a Shared Services capacity providing HR Management support to the YMCAs across Nova Scotia. In making the decision to join the Y Amy wanted to contribute her skills and expertise to a cause that affects positive change in the lives of individuals and families. Amy [...]

11 01, 2019

Kailee Hominick

  Kailee has a wide range of communications experience since completing her Bachelor of Public Relations at Mount Saint Vincent University in 2009. She moved out west upon graduation and worked in the private sector in both advertising and hospitality industries, spending the majority of her journey west in beautiful Vancouver, BC. In 2015, she [...]

11 01, 2019

Sarah B. MacDonald

  Sarah is a keen professional fundraiser and community builder with a background in both non-profit and postsecondary advancement.  She enjoys working in the community development field, getting to use her educational background rooted in International Development Studies and Liberal Arts.  Having received her Certified Fundraising Executive designation in 2017, she brings expertise and passion to [...]

11 01, 2019

Michelle Ryder

Michelle Ryder grew up in Edmonton Alberta, (where she felt landlocked), and graduated from the University of Alberta in Edmonton with a BA and BEd. Michelle danced professionally for 10 years with Shumka Ukrainian Dancers, upon retiring; she took up teaching fitness, which eventually led to the YMCA. Looking for bigger adventures, Michelle left Alberta behind and [...]

30 11, 2018

Amanda Rose

Growing up in the Canadian Armed Forces sparked a strong sense of community in Amanda at an early age; finding ‘home’ in many Military Family Resources Centres across Canada. As a youth, she was an active member of the Youth Advisory Committee at CFB Greenwood where she developed an  interest in the values of leadership and social [...]

30 11, 2018

Kellea Redden

A CPA, CMA with over 25 years of experience, Kellea Redden, is a recognized leader in her field. Kellea brings with her an extensive background in financial leadership from a diverse range of organizations, in not-for-profit, public, and private sector settings. Kellea’s career has spanned from working as CFO/Divisional Controller with IMP Aerospace, onto a similar post with Nova Scotia Department of [...]

30 11, 2018

Lorrie Turnbull

Lorrie Turnbull is the Chief Operating Officer for the YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth. Lorrie has held a number of leadership positions throughout her outstanding 23 years supporting a multitude of YMCA projects, programs, and services including Vice President of Operations and Capital Development. She has a Bachelor of Physical Education from Acadia, a Masters in Exercise Sciences [...]

30 11, 2018

Brian Posavad

  Brian Posavad is the President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth and has worked and volunteered for the YMCA since his early years as a camper and staff. He currently supports a dedicated team of community builders that are focused on making Halifax a more inclusive and vibrant community.  Prior to this, Brian served as [...]