Coady People

Our People

Eileen Alma
Director, International Centre for Women’s Leadership
Eileen Alma has more than 25 years of interdisciplinary experience in program development and management, and international development research and practice.
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Adam Baden-Clay
Manager, Youth Leadership Programs
Adam brings significant experience in new project development, Australian indigenous development and international youth programming in East Africa, Canada, Switzerland and Australia.
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Brenda Berger
Education Program Assistant, Recruitment and Admissions
Brenda worked for 20 years for the City of Nepean/Ottawa in the Nepean/Ottawa Public Library before moving to Nova Scotia in 2001.
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Corrine Cash
Senior Staff
Dr. Corrine Cash holds a PhD in Planning as well as a Masters Degree in Environmental Studies, with a focus on land use planning.
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Jody Cook
Jody Cook, Financial and Administrative Coordinator
Jody joined the Centre for Employment Innovation (CEI) team in August 2018
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Lola Corkum
Finance Officer
Lola manages and maintains the fundraising donor records and the daily financial functions of the Institute which includes receiving tuition fees from incoming Coady participants.
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Gord Cunningham
Executive Director
Gord Cunningham has more than 35 years of experience in community economic development, community-based microfinance and asset-based community development in Canada and internationally.
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Jessica Franko
Program Assistant, Pathy Foundation Fellowship
Jessica joined the Coady in June 2020 as the Pathy Foundation Fellowship program assistant.
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Yogesh Kumar Ghore
Senior Program Staff
Yogesh is a senior program staff in the thematic area of Inclusive Economies at Coady where he facilitates the institute’s educational and training programs, research and knowledge building initiatives, and capacity strengthening efforts globally.
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Susan Hawkes
Communications Coordinator
Sue is responsible for the Coady website, as well as the design and creation of print materials such as the annual report, education brochure, etc.
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Cathering Irving
Library Specialist
Catherine is responsible for the overall operations of the library, as well as maintaining the library’s catalogue on the Novanet system.
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Julien Landry
Program Teaching Staff
Julien designs and facilitates educational programs focused on citizen engagement, advocacy, social accountability, good governance and accountable democracy.
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Brian Lazzuri
Marketing Manager
Prior to joining the Coady team, Brian was General Manager and Editor of the Casket newspaper in Antigonish, Nova Scotia.
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Johnann LeBlanc
Manager of Operations Executive Assistant
Johnann joined Coady in November, 2018 as Executive Assistant and Manager of Operations.
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Jenny MacDonald
Marketing Coordinator
Jenny is responsible for creating and implementing strategic marketing plans to support Coady’s mission, programs and recruitment, fund development, and events.
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Erin MacKenzie
Program Assistant
Erin is a key person in the admissions process – moving applications through the system, responding to queries and ensuring all documents are correct.
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Robin Neustaeter
Program Teaching Staff
Robin has taught Conflict Resolution, Adult Learning and Education, and women’s leadership at the university and community levels.
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Lynn O’Donnell
Development Officer
Lynn is the Coday Development Officer who fundraises to support participants, programs and the Institute.
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Karri-Lynn Paul
Teaching Staff, Indigenous Programs
Karri-Lynn's journey with Coady International Institute started in 2011 as an Indigenous Women in Community Leadership program participant, continued as a facilitator, then a mentor, and, in 2018, she joined as teaching staff with the program.
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Brianne Peters
Senior Program Staff Program Coordinator Citizen-Led Development Program
Brianne Peters facilitates the Coady Institute’s overseas and Canada-based educational offerings in Asset-Based and Citizen-Led Development.
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Anthony Scoggins
Director, Education Programs
Anthony brings 40 years of professional experience in the management of international development organisations and programs, a career that was launched as a participant of Coady’s Diploma in Social Development in 1979.
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Cathy Sears
Library Assistant
Cathy is responsible for assisting in the daily operations of the library, and providing technical assistance to the Institute’s participants and staff.
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Eric Smith
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Analyst
Eric’s responsibilities include leading the design and implementation of Coady’s MEL strategy, processes, and tools across its programs.
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Jaime Smith
Director, Social Innovation Coady Institute and StFX Extension Department
Jaime’s work has spanned multiple contexts including co-founder of grassroots initiatives, board director for local, provincial and national organizations, and passionate activist for gender and racial equality. Jaime is empowered by her love of community and people.
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Kate Thomson
Education Coordinator
Kate joined the Coady International Institute in 2018 in the position of Education Coordinator, where she shares her time supporting the educational programs and the Women and Indigenous Centre.
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Veronica Torres
Program Teaching Staff
Veronica Torres joins the Coady Institute with global experience in adult education working with practitioners focused on gender equality, social inclusion, and alignment of power and asset-based development.
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Charlene Worth
Interim Manager-Admissions, Recruitment, and Educational Partnerships
Charlene provides effective leadership, direction and guidance to the Admissions team.
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