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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.



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

Dov Bercovici, President & CEO
Discovery Centre

Myra Freeman, Vice Chair
CM ONS Former Lieutenant Governor

Gerry LaCroix, Treasurer
Partner, Grant Thornton LLP

Richard Butts (Nominations & Governance Chair)
President, Clayton Developments Limited

Doug Jones (Stakeholder & Community Engagement Chair)
CEO & Founder, Ignite Atlantic

Steve Rankin, Member and Discovery Centre International Chair
Partner, Risk Advisory, Wesben Global Ltd.



Danielle Comeau
Partner & CEO, WesBen Global Ltd.

Isaac Cook
Ecosystem Manager, MindFrame Connect & Dal Innovates, Dalhousie University

Chris Crowell

Dawn Delaney
Vice-President Public Relations, Iris Communications

Sidney Idemudia
Executive Director, Influence Mentoring

Matthew Johnson (ex-officio)
Manager Strategic Initiatives, ACOA

Simone Le Gendre-King
Director of Immigration Programs, Province of Nova Scotia

Matthew Newell
Partner, Stewart McKelvey

Templeton Tyler Sawyer
Youth Advocate & Employment Support Practitioner, Teamwork Cooperative

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