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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.

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Cindy Smith

Membership and Administrative Support Assistant

Cindy is a second year Human Resources student at Grant MacEwan University.  She is in her second year with Science Atlantic, and is excited to continue growing her communication, critical thinking, and time management skills.  Cindy has a background in leadership, customer service, and training and development.  With a go-getter attitude, Cindy hopes to broaden her knowledge of non-profit organizations 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.

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Sabrina Sgambati

Communications and Member Engagement Assistant

Sabrina is currently in her third-year at Acadia University pursuing a Bachelor of Arts, with co-op option, in Psychology. She is excited to strengthen her communication skills during her work term at Science Atlantic. As the Communications and Member Engagement Assistant she helps to assemble Science Atlantic’s newsletters and blog posts, communicates with members, and maintains the organization’s social media presence.    

In her free time Sabrina enjoys reading, sewing, and walking.

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Jessica Trigo

Jr. Web Developer

Jessica is finishing up her computer programming degree at Fanshawe College with a co-op work term at Science Atlantic. Her background volunteering with various mental health advocacy groups sparked her interest in nonprofit organizations. She is excited to learn more about the structure and function of not-for-profit organizations while working at Science Atlantic. In her role as Jr. Web Developer, Jessica is responsible for updating the design and accessibility of Science Atlantic’s website. 

In her spare time, Jessica enjoys playing tabletop and video games, reading, and spending time with her animals.   

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