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Our Team

Team Highlights

Every day, the children we care for look to our team for guidance and support. Our dedicated and resilient team share their skills and compassion every day to ensure children feel supported and grow to build safe, healthy relationships. The saying that it takes a village to raise a child has never rung truer. From our child & youth care practitioners, LINKS literary instructors, student interns, our management team, and our volunteer boards of directors – Chisholm is a network of talented and caring professionals who believe in the bright futures of the children we support every day.

Management Team

Executive Director: Wade Johnston


Manager of Clinical Services: Sean Clarke


Director, Business Development: Geoff Hurst


LINKS Program Manager: Tirsa Finlay


Office Administrator: Shawna Burgess


Chisholm Services Board of Directors

Chisholm Services for Children is governed by an active and passionate community-based Board of Directors. Since 2004, the Board of Directors has provided leadership, direction and oversight to the day-to-day services offered by Chisholm.

Services Board of Directors

Trevor J. MacDonald (Chair), Solicitor, Halifax Regional Municipality
Kelly Currie (Vice Chair), Manager Fund Development, Feed Nova Scotia, & former Youth Care Worker at Chisholm
Elizabeth Macdonald (Treasurer), Financing Specialist, Commercial Financial Services, RBC
Alison Casey (Secretary), Manager of Marketing and Communications, Mainland NS Building Trades
Becky Campbell, Vice Principal, Inglis Street Elementary School
Darlene Boliver, Faculty, Canadian Patient Safety Institute
Debbie Bauld, Retired Program Manager, Recreation Nova Scotia
Lisa Peck, Associate Consultant, Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette
Ann Jennex-Roberts, Foster Parent
Wade Johnston (ex officio), Executive Director, Chisholm Services for Children

Chisholm Foundation Board of Directors

The Foundation is governed by a passionate community-based Board of Directors that strives to assist Chisholm in enhancing the services and support provided by Chisholm. Since 2010, the Board of Directors has provided leadership, direction and oversight for fundraising initiatives and management of assets and investments.

Foundation Board of Directors

Amanda Hatt (Chair), Director Community Programs, QEII Health Sciences Centre Foundation
John Falkenham (Vice Chair), Security Engineer, Checkpoint Software Technologies Ltd.
Peter Browne (Treasurer), Retired Financial Administrator, Archdiocese of Halifax Yarmouth
Anjali Jensen, Senior Financial Consultant, IG Wealth Management
JoAnne MacGillivray, Retired Professor, Child & Youth Studies, Mount Saint Vincent University
David Ring, Retired General Manager, Sparkling Spring Water Group Limited
Scott, McGaw, Founder & Consultant, Hawthorne Recruitment
Trevor J. MacDonald, Solicitor, Halifax Regional Municipality
Wade Johnston (Secretary), Executive Director, Chisholm Services for Children

*Headshots courtesy of Alex MacAulay Photography https://www.amphoto.com/