Our Staff

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


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

Erin MacNeil
Manager of Human Resources
(902) 425-5450 ext. 510/ emacneil@sportnovascotia.ca
Responsibilities Include:
  • Oversee policies and practices for Human Resources management 
  • Provide advice and resource support for PSO members 
  • Development and implementation of HR policies and systems
  • Employee relations and management


Blaise Landry
 Organizational Effectiveness Lead
(902) 425-5450 ext. 352/ blandry@sportnovascotia.ca
Responsibilities Include:
  • Provide consultation services to provincial sport organizations specific to organizational
  • Develop tools, resources, programs and implement initiatives to enhance organizational
  • Identify/develop standards for practice for sport organizations.
  • Establish and monitor priorities and outcomes for organizational effectiveness within the Nova
    Scotia sport system


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

Corinna Snooks

 Administrative Assistant - Membership Services
(902) 425-5450 ext. 326/ csnooks@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 and document finishing
  • Reception and administrative services when necessary
  • Layout of Sport Quarterly and Support4Sport Awards booklet

Linda Tompkins
(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

Joni Mattatall
Manager, Information Technology
(902) 425-5450 ext. 328/ jmattatall@sportnovascotia.ca

Responsibilities Include:

  • Acting as lead technical resource
  • Managing IT support staff
  • Aligning technology support to the strategies and goals of SNS
  • Defining architecture, technology and database requirements to accommodate future organizational information requirements
  • Providing expert consultation to internal or external staff and service providers regarding technology concerns and opportunities
  • Identifying and defining policies and procedures related to information technology

Blake Smith

Information Technology Support
(902) 425-5450 ext. 509/ bsmith@sportnovascotia.ca

Responsibilities Include:

  • Website updates and maintenance
  • Network administration and desktop support
  • Database updates and maintenance
  • Video/conference Support
  •  IT asset management

Carolyn Townsend
Director, Communications and Strategic 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

Kate Trask
Communications Coordinator
(902) 902-292-0037/ ktrask@sportnovascotia.ca   

Responsibilities Include:

  • Support4Sport Awards
  • Atlantic Coaching Conference
  • Parasport Communications
  • Social Media
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Internal Communications


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

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

Designer for:
  • Special events: Manulife Dragonboat Festival, Support4Sport Awards, Ceilidh&Casino, Milk Sport Fair, Corporate Games
  • KidSport Nova Scotia 
  • Atlantic Coaches Conference
  • Advocacy and communication strategies
  • SNS media relations
  • Layout and design of SNS promotional material (ie. Brochures, print ads, banners, etc.)


Kaitlin McCoombs
Support4Sport Coordinator / Project Manager

   (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/parasport@sportnovascotia.ca

   Responsibilities Include:

  • Working with Provincial Sport Organizations to provide Parasport opportunities

  • Janice Cougle

    Participation Lead 

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

       Responsibilities Include:

    • Provide consultation services to develop and implement applications for members.
    • Support the implementation of Canadian Sport for Life/Long Term Athlete Development
    • Establish and monitor priorities and outcomes for participation within the Nova Scotia sport system. 

    Regional Sport Consultant: Cape Breton

    (902) 563-3617 /

       Responsibilities Include:

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

  • Vanessa Robertson 
    (Mat Leave Coverage)
    Regional Sport Consultant: Fundy

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

       Responsibilities Include:

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


    Janessa MacPherson

    Regional Sport Consultant:  Halifax

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

       Responsibilities Include:

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

  • Craig Murray
    (Mat leave coverage)

    Regional Sport Consultant: Highlands

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

       Responsibilities Include:

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

  • Nicole Kenney

    Regional Sport Consultant: South Shore

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

       Responsibilities Include:

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

  • Melissa Sullivan

    Regional Sport Consultant: Valley

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

       Responsibilities Include:

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

  • Stephanie Spencer

    Community Sport Lead 

       (902) 968-1445 / sspencer@sportnovascotia.ca

       Responsibilities Include:

    • Provide strategic direction of quality community sport development throughout Nova Scotia. 
    • Lead the development, implementation and evaluation of enhanced supports and services for community sport delivery. 
    • Establish organizational frameworks to support community sport development in alignment to provincial priorities. 

    Mallory Taylor

    PSO Administrative Coordinator

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

       Sport Responsibilities:

    • Squash
    • Cross Country Ski
    • Taekwondo

    Patrick Thompson

    PSO Administrative Coordinator

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

       Sport Responsibilities:

    • Rowing
    • Karate

    Emily Nickerson

    PSO Administrative Coordinator

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

       Sport Responsibilities:

    • Judo
    • Archery
    • Wrestling

    Graham Young

    PSO Administrative Coordinator

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

       Sport Responsibilities:

    • Rugby
    • Boxing