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Lois Whitehead

Executive Director

Lois Whitehead has over 30 years’ experience in not-for-profit and association-based organizations. Her educational background in psychology, non-profit management, and community economic development, combined with experience and training in strategic planning, facilitation, and human resources, has helped to make her a leader in the nonprofit world. Lois has served as the Executive Director of Science Atlantic for over 20 years. In this time, she has successfully led and grown the organization’s footprint in the region, including increasing the membership, realigning services to a redefined mission, and rebranding (twice!).

In her spare time, Lois is a news, charity, professional development, and tech junkie.

Emma Cole

Project and Information Management Assistant

Emma is a creative writer from St. John’s, Newfoundland, currently pursuing an honours co-op degree in English at Acadia University. She has completed two work terms of her co-op program at Science Atlantic, and is excited to expand and hone her skills in technical writing, communications, and administration. Emma is supporting the Strategic Planning Committee as they work to realize Science Atlantic’s vision, as well as assisting in various other projects to increase membership engagement and facilitate communications within our organization.

Emma is also pursuing a minor in theatre production and spends her time painting watercolours, playing tabletop games, and learning the most obscure instruments she can get her hands on.

Cindy Smith

Administrative Assistant

Cindy is a first year Human Resources student at Grant MacEwan University. She is in her first term with Science Atlantic, and is excited to grow her communication, critical thinking, and time management skills. Cindy comes to Science Atlantic with a background in leadership, customer service, and a go-getter attitude. Excited to help Science Atlantic in various projects, Cindy hopes to broaden her knowledge as she pursues a career in human resources.

When not behind her computer working or studying, Cindy can be found either with a game controller in her hands, or playing her clarinet. Cindy has a passion for making a difference in mental health issues in the workplace and hopes to one day help organizations realize how impactful they are to their team’s well-being.

Lynn Matheson

Volunteer, Events, and Social Media Coordinator

Lynn Matheson has an extensive background in public relations, administration, and event coordination. She holds a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Public Relations. Her ability to stay calm under duress has served her well when planning events.
Lynn is a self-taught filmmaker and has contributed to numerous productions in a variety of roles including producing an award-winning short Bound and a micro-budget feature Head Space. She also produced/directed/wrote a short documentary When We Were Poor. Over the past two years, she wrote her first feature and over a dozen
In her spare time, Lynn volunteers on the board of Musgo Rider.

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