Board of Directors

YWCA Halifax Board Executive Committee


Meghan Cadue, President

Communications Professional

Jennifer Ashton, Vice President 
Independent Consultant, PR, Corporate Social Responsibility, Community Engagement


Nikki Mills, Treasurer 
Manager, Assurance at PwC Canada 


JoAnn Alberstat, Secretary
Media Relations Advisor, Communications Nova Scotia


Alana Patterson, Past President
Director, Physician Compensation & Negotiations, Doctors Nova Scotia



YWCA Halifax Board Directors


Leslie Bishop
Leadership Coach & Facilitator 


Sumaya El-falah

Co-chair of the Accessibility Advisory Committee at Mount Saint Vincent University


Melanie Bremner
Alumni Officer, Dalhousie University


Chika Chiekwe
Lawyer, Cox and Palmer


Sascha Hamilton-Miller
Implementation Consultant, Prophix Software


Sharon Ishimwe
Innovation Engagement Manager, ONSIDE


Sylvia Parris Drummond
CEO, Delmore “Buddy” Daye Learning Institute

Alma Khalouf

Commercial Account Manager, TD Bank

Hanaa Al Sharief

Immigration Lawyer, Barteaux Labour and Employment Lawyers Incorporated

Kate Shewan

Director, Finance and Administration, Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society

Samantha Thomas

Clinical Social Worker, Department of National Defence