Meet Our Staff Team
Annika Voltan is the Executive Director of the Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia. She previously was the Executive Director of Inspiring Communities where she worked to help grow the field of systems change through fostering activities related to nesting social change initiatives, evaluation and learning. Annika has experience working across federal and provincial government departments, academia and the business sector. She recently completed a PhD in social entrepreneurship and has research interests in networks and social innovation. Annika has three young children and can be found exploring nature and the local craft beer scene.
Emma brings a multidisciplinary approach to her work having worked in entrepreneurship, community, and citizen-engagement for organizations such as the MacPhee Centre for Creative Learning, Black Business Initiative and Can-World Consulting Services. Emma’s passion for leadership, advocacy, and her desire to help others comes from her belief in helping others pursue their dreams and her volunteer work within the community.
Emma has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Saint Mary’s University in Political Science and International Development. She is also a board member with Queenpins and CEED. She is a wife and mother of two and brings with her a passion for life-long learning and a determination to help youth and communities succeed.
Having worked in Healthcare for almost 10 years, Alexandra feels strongly about giving back to her community and supporting the work of community organizations in improving the overall health of Nova Scotians. She is passionate about human rights advocacy, gender & race equity, and environmental issues. Alexandra has worked at Nova Scotia Community College and the Department of Health & Wellness in Administrative and Project Management positions. She is currently a Volunteer Board Member of the Halifax Community Health Board. Alexandra holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing & Management from Mount Saint Vincent University. Alexandra is an avid reader who enjoys drawing and writing stories of her own.
Paula has a Master of Education with an academic focus on experiential learning and student engagement. She has extensive experience in career services at NSCC, UPEI, the PEI Department of Education, and Dalhousie and is looking forward to bridging her experience in post secondary institutions with the needs of the nonprofit sector for new graduates. Paula is excited about working with leaders in the nonprofit and voluntary Sector, including with nonprofit social enterprises, to help ensure a vibrant workforce for our current and future needs. Paula shares our commitment to ensuring that international students as well as graduates from all backgrounds and all the diverse communities that make up our province are able to bring their passion, values and skills to their work in the Sector and to building healthy and inclusive communities.