We are pleased to announce two new people have joined our team!
Please welcome, Daren Okafo - Manager, Learning Progams, and Anne Fownes - Regional Convenor, South Shore
DAREN OKAFO - MANAGER, LEARNING PROGRAMS
Daren has 23 years of experience with non-profits and believes in the importance of adult education, community voice and participation in social policy formation and provision. He is passionate about adult literacy and promoting creativity in adult and community learning.
Daren has worked at Irish National Adult Literacy Agency as the Manager of Research & Innovations, and at Coady International Institute as the Technology & Innovations Coordinator. He currently volunteers with Social Justice Radio at CFXU in Antigonish.
Daren holds a Masters in Adult Education from St. Francis Xavier University.
Daren’s personal motto is “Always look for ways to extend a helping hand, and always try to get better at it”.
DAREN USES HE/HIM PRONOUNS.
ANNE FOWNES - REGIONAL CONVENOR: SOUTH SHORE
Having worked in the Non-Profit sector for over 25 years, Anne believes strongly in making a meaningful contribution to her community. She is passionate about promoting diversity & social inclusion, preserving the natural environment, and helping animals in need.
Anne has worked at the Lunenburg Queens Regional Development Agency as an Economic Development Officer, and at the Lunenburg Queens Volunteer Partnership as a Volunteer Coordinator. She currently volunteers with the South Shore Multicultural Association in Lunenburg Queens.
Anne holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Dalhousie and a Master's Degree in Nationalism & Ethnicity from The London School of Economics.
Anne is an avid reader who enjoys kayaking, biking, swimming, golf, and acrylic pour painting.
ANNE USES SHE/HER PRONOUNS.