Meet Our Staff Team
The Board of Directors of the Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia (CSCNS) is delighted to announce that Dr. Annika Voltan is starting as Executive Director effective October 21, 2020. In this role she will provide strategic leadership on behalf of the vibrant network of 6,000 nonprofit organizations in Nova Scotia that collectively contribute $1.7 billion in direct, indirect and spinoff benefits to the gross domestic product (GDP) of Nova Scotia and a volunteer base that contributes an additional $1.5 billion annually.
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.