Board of Directors

With great vision and singular commitment to the cause, the Discovery Centre’s Board of Directors brings together members of the academic, public and corporate communities to share their time and talent. The Board provides strategic direction and support to the Discovery Centre staff and works tirelessly to position the Centre at the forefront of the community.



Steve Rankin, Chair
Director of External Relations, Maritimes and Northeast Pipeline

Dov Bercovici, President & CEO
Discovery Centre

Owen Barnhill, Treasurer
Chief Financial Officer, Chronicle Herald

Pamela Scott Crace, Member
Editor at Large

Colin Dodds, Member
President Emeritus & Vice Chancellor, Saint Mary’s University


Richard Butts
President, Clayton Developments Limited

Sheree Conlon
Partner, Stewart McKelvey Lawyers

Ava Czapalay
Senior Executive Director, Higher Education, NSLAE

Natasha Fletcher
CFO – Part Time, Cushman & Wakefield Atlantic

Myra Freeman
C.M., O.N.S.
Former Lieutenant Governor

Dennis Langille
Project Manager MAT/SF, Michelin North America (Canada) Inc.

Gerald (Jerry) Lawson
Director, Information & Communication Technology Investment Attraction, Nova Scotia Business Inc.

Stephanie MacQuarrie
Associate Professor, Cape Breton University

Laurissa Manning
Special Projects Manager, BBI

Chris Moore
Dean, Faculty of Science, Dalhousie University

James Robar
Chief of Medical Physics, NSHA

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