Our Team

Michelle Thompson, CCANS Chair and CEO of RK MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish, NS

We are a small team of talented professionals with a wide range of skills and experience in health care and business. As volunteers these professionals serve on our Board of Directors and as regional representatives to ensure we hear and represent the interests of continuing care across Nova Scotia.


Michelle Thompson, Chair

Sue Wyse, Vice Chair

Della Boyle, Treasurer

Lee Kelly, Secretary

Sheila Peck, Past Chair

Regional reps

Eastern (Cape Breton)
Jody Gentile, R.C MacGillivray Guest Home Society

Cheryl Deveaux, Cove Guest Home

Eastern (Antigonish Strait/Guysborough Counties)
Mary Beaver, Highland-Crest Home

Marcus Stephenson, High-Crest New Glasgow

Northern (Pictou, Colchester, Cumberland Counties)
Bill Boyle, Townsview Estates Alternate – Della Boyle, Townsview Estates

Western (Kings, Lunenburg, Annapolis, Digby, Queens, Shelburne, and Yarmouth Counties)
Paula Hatfield, Bay Side Home

Rick Atkinson, Villa Saint Joseph-du-Lac

Central (Halifax Regional Municipality, Hants Counties)
Menna MacIsaac, Grand View Manor

Cindy Donohue, Masonview Homes (Sandra Nelson, Sunshine Personal Home Care – Interim)
Margie Naish, Masonview Homes

Communications, Media and Government Relations

Heather Spidell offers professional communications, media relations and government relations advice and training to the CCANS Board of Directors and its members.

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