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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.



Pamela Scott Crace, Member, Chair
Editor at Large

Dov Bercovici, President & CEO
Discovery Centre

Natasha Fletcher, Treasurer (Finance and Audit Committee Chair)
CFO – Part Time, Cushman & Wakefield Atlantic

Colin Dodds, Member (Nominations & Governance Chair)
President Emeritus & Vice Chancellor, Saint Mary’s University

Steve Rankin, Past Chair (Stakeholder & Community Engagement Chair)
Director of External Relations, Maritimes and Northeast Pipeline


Alice Aiken
Vice President Research, Dalhousie University

Richard Butts
President, Clayton Developments Limited

Sheree Conlon
Partner, Stewart McKelvey Lawyers

Christine Christensen
Science Consultant, Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

Chris Crowell
Vice President of Corporate Innovation, Volta Labs

Ava Czapalay
Senior Executive Director, Higher Education, NSLAE

Myra Freeman
Former Lieutenant Governor

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

James Robar
Chief of Medical Physics, NSHA

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