Portrait of Danny Graham

Danny Graham

Chief Engagement Officer

Danny believes Nova Scotians are calling for a new future – one where they can be part of the solutions.

  • Founding Chair, Nova Scotia Restorative Justice Program
  • Former Chief Negotiator for the Nova Scotia Government on Aboriginal Rights
  • Advisor to United Nations Development Programme (and countries on 4 continents) re justice reform

Portrait of Nancy Watson

Nancy M Watson

Managing Director

Nancy is inspired by the potential to transform our society into something better without breaking what’s already there.

  • Director of Communications, Province of Nova Scotia
  • Owner/CEO, Take Thirty Fitness, Nutrition and Lifestyle Centres
  • Principal, Corporate Communications Limited

Portrait of Susan Szpakowski

Susan Szpakowski

Senior Advisor

Susan feels fortunate to work with talented and inspired people across this province, as we spread the ideas, tools, strategies and courage we need to shape our own future.

  • Executive Director, Authentic Leadership in Action (ALIA) Institute
  • Curriculum Writer, Nova Scotia Departments of Health and Education
  • Book author and editor, freelance writer
  • Educator

Portrait of Elizabeth Randell

Elizabeth Randell

Director of Administration & Operations

Elizabeth believes Nova Scotia is full of potential and opportunities, that each of us has a responsibility to help unlock a better future for all of us.

  • Owner, Elizabeth Anne Randell Consulting
  • 20 years of retail sales and management experience with Fortune 500 and large Canadian companies

Portrait of Hailey Vidler

Hailey Vidler

Engagement Strategist

Hailey’s motivation to be involved with Engage was to explore ways to navigate complex system change through strengthening citizen capacity, encouraging diverse voices and putting a spotlight on the importance of youth in the province.

  • Graduated from St. Francis Xavier University in 2015 with a double major in Development Studies and Anthropology
  • Vice President - Internal, St. Francis Xavier University
  • Collective Social Responsibility Intern, McInnes Cooper

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Jennifer DeCoste

Engagement Strategist

Jennifer works to build relationships and bridges between individuals and communities in Nova Scotia, her “home of choice.”

  • Corporate Engagement Strategist, Government of Nova Scotia
  • Manager, Organizational Effectiveness, Stewart McKelvey
  • Owner, Elemental HR

Portrait of Jeff Overmars

Jeff Overmars

Engagement Strategist & Storyteller

Jeff believes that creating networks of support and connections between the community leaders across this province can help to inspire others to work together towards an inclusive and sustainable future for all Nova Scotians.

  • Communications Advisor, Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission
  • Communications Consultant, NS Disabled Persons Commission
  • Communications & Marketing Advisor, Province of Nova Scotia