Jane’s professional career choice has been driven by a personal passion for helping people. She is very driven in all aspects of her life and likes to surround herself with positive like minded people.
Jane has more than 30 years combined professional experience working with diverse cultures in the Employment & Career development Field. She has a strong background in Community Collaboration and has been the Executive Director of Island Employment since 2001, currently managing 6 locations.
Jane holds a Bachelor Arts degree from Mount Saint Vincent University, a Diploma in Social Work from the University of Waterloo; she is a certified Rehabilitative Worker, is a graduate of Dalhousie University’s Non-Profit Leadership Management Program, she holds a Diploma in Disability Management through Dalhousie University and is a Certified Career Development Practitioner.
Jane is the current Chair of the Nova Scotia Career Development Association, Co Chair of the Collaborate Partnership Network of Nova Scotia, is a member of the Centre for Employment Innovation Advisory Board, is a founding member of the Canadian Association for Supported Employment, has served on numerous committees and boards, and has worked collaboratively with government departments and government representatives to lead positive change in the area of employment services and programs for diverse groups.
Jane is known as a progressive leader in the Employment Services System. She has been Nominated for the Women in business Awards and is a recipient of the National Wiltshire Award of Excellence. Jane is a dedicated mom of 2 and enjoys spending time with her husband Eddie, family & close friends.