4-H Nova Scotia Board of Directors
The 4-H Nova Scotia Board of Directors consists of volunteers and staff (ex-officio) representing all regions in Nova Scotia. The Board appoints committees of 4-H volunteers, members, and staff to assist, coordinate, and implement programs as required throughout the year.
4-H Nova Scotia (previously known as the Nova Scotia 4-H Council) was created to act on behalf of the 4-H movement in Nova Scotia. Operationally, 4-H Nova Scotia staff handles programming planning, implementation, and management.
2023 Board of Directors
|Name | Email||Title||Term|
|Mila MacLean||President||2022 – 2024|
|Vanessa Lentz||Vice-President||2022 – 2024|
|Kevin MacEachern||Treasurer||2021 – 2023|
|Teresa McNutt||Secretary||2023 – 2025|
|Cynthia Duey||Director||2022 – 2024|
|Lynn McGill||Director||2021 – 2023|
|Meg Carroll||Director||2021 – 2023|
|Lacey Fisher||Director||2021 – 2023|
|Katie Hirtle||Director||2022 – 2024|
|Sally van de Wiel||Director||2023 – 2025|
|Katie MacNeil||Youth Advisory Committee||2023 – 2025|
COVID-19 has resulted in economic and operational uncertainty in 4-H Nova Scotia and its communities, the worst disruptive crisis in its 100-year history. Simultaneously, 4- H NS assumed complete control and responsibility for the permanent delivery of the 4-H program in Nova Scotia.
For 4-H NS to meet the challenges arising from these changes, we need an agile and strategic response to identify and proactively manage the risks that can be anticipated and the investment in capabilities to cope with events that cannot be expected.
In order to:
- Minimize the harm done by the adverse consequences arising out of COVID-19 and the actions taken to date to comply with provincial and local laws, regulations, and requirements,
- Shepherd 4-H NS through the transfer of control of the 4-H program from the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and
- Bring 4-H NS back to full functioning in the safest and most practical way,
4-H NS has implemented a resilience plan to guide and support the next two years.
The Board of Directors introduced 4-H Nova Scotia’s proposed new structure and bylaws in 2021. A series of open town halls were held to field questions and bring our 4-H community together as we work towards the next 100 years of successful program delivery to youth in Nova Scotia.