ad hoc, Coordination and Other

Coordination Committees

Professional Associations Coordination Committee
reviews resolutions put forward by professional associations, advises the Provincial Executive on matters pertaining to professional associations, assists associations in carrying out their mandates, monitors the activities of associations and provides a communication channel between the Provincial Executive and professional associations.

  • Jane Berrigan, AST, 2017
  • Holly MacDonald, ATYA, 2017
  • Beth MacInnis, PISA, 2017
  • Lynne Theriault, AEA, 2018
  • Wendy Driscoll, SSTA, 2018
  • Jeff Raine, NSTEA, 2018
  • Allister Wadden, Executive Member
  • Gerald Reber, NSTU Staff Liaison


Distance Education
Addresses distance education issues and is comprised of representatives from the NSTU, the Department of Education and the Nova Scotia School Boards Association.

  • Donnie Holland, Northside Victoria
  • Leonard Hornung, Digby
  • Patsy Height-Lewis, Yarmouth
  • Preman Edwards, NSTU Staff Liaison
Insurance Trustees
Oversees the operation of the NSTU Group Insurance Plan which offers Life, Optional Life, Accidental Death and Dismemberment, Total Care/Medical, Total Care/Dental, LTD, MEDOC®, Travel and Trip Cancellation, Critical Illness, EFAP, and Automobile and Home Insurance.
  • Ronnie Carew, Chair, Cape Breton District, 2020
  • Sheila Hawley, Inverness, 2021
  • Jennifer Moriarty, Dartmouth, 2022
  • Nancy Doyle, Pictou 2022
  • Roland Hannem, Yarmouth, 2022
  • Stefanie Conway, Kings, 2023
  • Joe MacEachern, Department of Education
  • Angela Kidney, Department of Education
  • Janine Kerr, NSTU Executive Director
  • Stacy Samson, NSTU Staff Liaison

Program Development Assistance Fund (PDAF)
Committee Reviews applications for financial assistance to support innovative curriculum projects and awards grants to successful applicants.

  • Jodie MacIlreith, Halifax County, 2020
  • Krista Moore, Digby, 2021
  • Peter Oldreive, Department of Education
  • Roy Bourgeois, Department of Education
  • TBA, Chair, NSTU Staff Liaison 

Content Editorial Team

  • Tami Cox Jardine
  • Lindsay MacInnis
  • Natalie MacIsaac
  • Christine Gallant-Hepburn
  • Louis Robitaille, Editor
  • Paul Hamer, Graphic Designer
  • Mark Laventure, Communications Support Specialist