Our 2016-17 AWENS Board of Directors
Zoran Jokic – Chair
Zoran joined AWENS in 2012 and has been providing support for many local businesses ever since. Zoran is the owner of Training First Consulting, a training and development company located in Fall River.
Cora Cole – Vice-Chair
Cora is a dynamic teacher and trainer with nearly two decades of experience in health care. Cora is the President of Move the Median, a Halifax-based consultancy that provides health-care research on demand.
Tanya Burke – Treasurer
Tanya became a member of AWENS in 2006 and has delivered many communications and numeracy programs. Tanya is the Director of East Hants Community Learning Association (EHCLA), which focuses on helping fund and deliver adult learning programs in East Hants.
Paula Lunn – Secretary
Paula has over 25 years of experience in international business in both the private and public sectors. She is the Vice-President of Market Pursuits, a marketing and business consultancy in Halifax
Irene is an instructor at Island Career Academy in Cape Breton. The Academy is dedicated to delivering quality training to students as it relates to today’s work environment.
Nora’s passion is education and self improvement. Her 30 years of experience in research, business, financial management, project development, small business operations, human resources, and economic development, will bring a variety of expertise to AWENS. Nora is Business Development Officer with the Centre for Women in Business, based at Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax.
Photograph of Nora Perry by Healing Tree Communications
As an AWENS Director, Wanda is motivated to share her expertise, learn from innovative thinkers, and bring her energy and passion to to the organization. Her management skills and experience in a Federal environment and implementation of leading edge programs will be an asset as a board member with AWENS.
As a facilitator and manager in the training and professional development field for over 25 years, and an accredited Practitioner for Insights Discovery Learning and Development Atlantic her contribution to AWENS will be valued.
Leigh Faulkner – Ex officio
An educator with wide experience. Having taught (all grades from four to twelve) and acted as a vice principal and principal at various public schools and private schools, Leigh brings forward a vast amount of experience and knowledge to the board members of AWENS. He has also been a volunteer as an international development worker with the World University Service of Canada and taught at universities in three other countries, including Japan. He is a published author on study skills and produced many videos on the topic.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English & Philosophy, a Bachelor of Education, a Master of Arts (Ed.) in Curriculum Development, and a Doctor of Education in Reading Education, and is excited at the prospect of sharing my knowledge and contributing as a Board member of AWENS.